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29 March 2010 @ 09:39 am
Liquidstar.org Reincarnated  
So just over a week ago now, I went live with the latest version of liquidstar.org. I've been updating regularly there, and I intend to continue doing so. With a heck of a lot more time to myself lately, I've needed an outlet for all the thinking I do, and getting back into blogging seemed the way to go.

I'm not sure how to approach this journal in that respect, though, as I'd like to keep it current for anyone that still reads, but I don't want to necessarily cross-post, and I don't think I'll feel the desire to write about anything here that I wouldn't just write about at liquidstar. There is always the liquidstar_feed account for those of you that would like to follow the RSS straight up, but still...

Along those lines, a poll:
Poll #1544359 What to do about journal vs. liquidstar?

How would you like me to handle the journal vs. liquidstar issue?

Flat-out cross-post entire entries in your journal from liquidstar, but still let me comment on the entries here if I want
Flat-out cross-post entire entries in your journal from liquidstar, and you can disable comments here since I'll leave one there if I have anything to say
Cross-post links in your journal to the entries at liquidstar, but still let me comment on the entries here if I want
Cross-post links in your journal to the entries at liquidstar, and you can disable comments here since I'll leave one there if I have anything to say
Leave your journal alone and let the liquidstar_feed do it's job, I'll see the RSS on my friends page

If you have any other ideas or anything else to add, comment away!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Scott Kskreidle on March 28th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
I was going to say, "Doesn't much matter to me, I read this and the RSS feed, and can comment either place (but LJ is easier)"--but having seen the LJ/RSS feed, it cuts off after three lines or so, meaning I -have- to view it over at Liquidstar. Thus, I'd prefer you cross-post the whole entries here, ambivalent on where commenting takes place. Easier for me to comment on LJ, easier for you if everyone comments at the same place. :)
Melody: thoughtfulcomeseptember on March 28th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm...I could change the RSS. I did have it set to just be excerpts specifically to encourage people to go to the actual page to read things. Mostly with the thought process of they'd see everything else on the page and be encouraged to read deeper. But thinking of it in this context now makes me realize that anyone who would actually use the RSS--whether the feed here on LJ or in a reader or whatever obviously takes enough interest in what I have to say that they'd read deeper anyway or already have.

I was likewise thinking of the comments thing with the idea of it being easier for me all in one place, but realized that anyone reading here would find it easier for themselves to just comment here. And I could make what's posted here friends-only in case people didn't want comments completely public.

With all that in mind...if I made the RSS full-length, would you prefer that to full cross-posting here? Or would you still prefer full cross-posting? If I left comments open here, would you like the cross-posts to be friends-only so LJ comments could be less public, while the LS entries would be completely public?
Scott Kskreidle on March 28th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
That's a tough call. I do have a couple of friends who fully cross-post, public comments allowed on both sites, and it's 50/50 whether I comment at one location or the other. (I prefer LJ, personally, because I'm comfortable with its commenting format and don't have to make an extra effort to get comment notifications--but it's only a few seconds more effort to drop my info in another form to comment there. The only sites I -don't- like are those that a) don't let me sign up for comment notifications, or b) don't let me shut off comment notifications later, in case of heavy traffic that I cease caring about. :)
Melody: bunneh eyecomeseptember on March 29th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I added a comment notification plug-in with a manager just today to LS. Thinking about the commenting on LJ made me realize how useful it would be to have there. :]

I figured you might not be terribly opinionated on the public vs. friends-only on LJ, seeing as you're generally fairly public with stuff. I'll see if I get any other feedback!
Scott Kskreidle on March 29th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Indeed, I'm generally pretty public by choice, though I did lock down my LJ to Friends Only during stepson-custody stuff, just in case, and that's how it still is.
Melody: magiccomeseptember on March 29th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, that I know, and it is indeed a good way to go about things in that regard. I've become far more public after so much time on the Web and realizing that anyone who really wanted to find information about me, no matter how vigilant I was at protecting it, would know how to go about getting it. What's the point in adding that stress every day? Of course, there are certain lines, particularly with respect to work stuff, that I still try to keep drawn, but seriously...life's too short to make mountains out of molehills every day. ;)
Scott Kskreidle on March 29th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Agreed again. On LJ, though, it was as simple as a) setting default post security, and b) running a utility once to change a period of older entries. :)
Melody: springcomeseptember on March 29th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah, it's nice when necessary evils are at least easy to do!