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Poster:eyenot
Date:2015-08-21 20:14
Subject:Criteria for new members?
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It seems like we still get a trickle of new members every so often. But BTripp pointed out to me that the probability of applicants actually being re-sold EA accounts is constantly on the rise.

So I was thinking, should there be an additional criteria to join up? Something invasive like "you're going to have to show me your oldest entry", or is that too creepy?

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Poster:vortex
Date:2013-09-04 02:22
Subject:Remembering a friend...
Security:Public
Mood: thoughtful

I don't think it has been done before, but talking about the early days of LJ has brought back memories of a friend of mine who passed away in July of 2002, just days after her -) final post. (-

Her name is dawnmarie.
She was such a wonderful, energetic, outgoing and fun person to hang out with. I met her through LJ and later at Cons, and since the first day I met her, she changed my way of life and way of thinking in so many wonderful ways. In her quest to marry a Straight Crossdresser and to become a B-Movie star, she taught me that the amount of energy you put into something reflects on who you are as a person.

I met her parents (her mother, the infamous LJ gossip columnist gabbymoe) at her funeral and could clearly see where she got her outlook on life from.

So, in memory of a wonderful and beautiful person...dawnmarie I remember you and love you. Your friend vortex.

"dawnmarie's Journal
Early Adopter, Created on 4 July 2000 (#6704), Last updated on 16 July 2002"
...

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2013-08-29 12:25
Subject:Some kind of weird problem
Security:Public

Dear Members,
(Of the Public, too, so the people affected by this can still read it,)

In the interests of keeping things readable and being engaging, I rewrote this.

Okay. Sorry I'm sort of an absentee maintainer. I don't login to LiveJournal much, any more, and today serves as the longest time I've spent on LJ in years. I've been on here for like a half hour almost.

We have two new members pending, and you know how I want to have the most complete membership representing the Early Adopters as possible. But there's a bug in the system right now, and it's preventing me from adding any new members.

I'd love to sit here and watch tenaciously until the exact moment when I can add the new members, but I have to go outside today. You know how that is! *smh* <-- last time I used LJ this much, "smh" didn't mean anything!

Well, I would like to try to engage the community a bit, today. I mentioned btripp in an earlier post. He was the first one to suggest to me that we only admit members whose accounts appear to be "well used". His concern was that since the LiveJournal company has started selling old Early Adopter accounts to be re-strung by new owners, if we allow those accounts into the community then we're not reeeaaaly admitting Early Adopters at that point, we're kind of muddying the water or thinning things a bit.

And some of you may recall I heatedly disagreed with him. But these days I'm leaning more towards his rationale.

To be all-inclusive, we could admit all of them and also try to engage re-stringers in discussion about "why did you want an Early Adopter account", and so on. We could simply keep a running list of who's a re-stringer and who isn't, if it's about legitimacy or self-identity, group identity, and that sort of thing. They would still, technically, have an Early Adopter account and a valid reason to want to join.

Or we could say "nah, it's just us real folks in here". Or we could say "no, let's just indiscriminately include all Early Adopter accounts."

What do you think? Since this affects accounts that aren't joined, too, I made this an open post. So members of the LJ public can join in the discussion if they feel like it.

Your Maintainer,
eyenot

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2012-06-18 15:34
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please offer an earlyadopters welcome to lortonix (8301), our newest member!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2012-05-30 17:18
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Everyone, please welcome lizzy (2627) to our humble community!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2012-05-13 12:58
Subject:welcome 1 new member
Security:Public

Everybody welcome godly (#615). That's earliest, yet, I'm pretty sure.

I have a question for our new member. How is it that you've had an account this entire time but you have posted no entries, stored no memories, and have no journal activity? Do you do much with LiveJournal? Did you get an account and just forget it?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-11-15 15:18
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

earlyadopters, please welcome newest member audrey (#10546). Hi, Audrey!

* * *

I wonder if we're getting near the end of all Early Adopters who'll ever join?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-07-10 14:50
Subject:2 New Members!
Security:Public

Please welcome leizeljoy (538) and honeybee (13151) to the community!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-06-12 11:25
Subject:something happened to our length allowance?
Security:Public

I can't seem to make a long post. It saves when I trim it under a certain length, but otherwise I get an internal server error 500. Anyone else?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-05-26 10:16
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Sorry, I'm 2 weeks late getting this person admitted into the group, but here they are!

Everybody please welcome hunter (1076) to earlyadopters!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-04-25 19:53
Subject:Please welcome new member!
Security:Public

All of you please to welcome chinkie (10912) to our humble Early Adopter community! Do not put too much pressure on chinkie to be perfect because they are new here and might not understand all of our ways!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-03-28 16:54
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please welcome insane (2762) to our community!

I'm also trying to add Beowulf but it's not working! I have to access the console if they still have it up.

Really upsetting! I can't use the console to add this person and any time they send me a request to join, they don't show up in the list of pending members!

Any suggestions? Invite isn't working in the console, either!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2011-03-24 07:16
Subject:2 New Members!
Security:Public

Everybody, please welcome our two newest members, arturia (8488) and easterndownpour (1517)!

Welcome to earlyadopters!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2010-10-21 14:03
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Everybody please welcome our newest member, gossip (15121)!

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2010-06-20 16:33
Subject:Yesterday was my birthday. And, welcome.... * 1 * **N**E**W** MEMBER !
Security:Public

Hello.

Now, I am thirty-two years old.

And, we have one new member! Please everybody welcome.... brit (11157) !

*flashback! flashback... fla--*

Please choose a username:    password    

... Syntax error. Please choose a username:     password    

NO. WE ASKED YOU... Alright. PLEASE Choose a user NAAAAAME:                 

...                 


...     password    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2010-05-10 10:59
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please welcome somefan (#621) to our community!

Another 3-digit member.

I think I did the math a couple years ago and figured we were 1/1110 of the way to having all Early Adopters as members.

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2010-01-19 15:55
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please welcome latina (14868) to our community! It might not be the south of California, but it's . . . it's uh, it's homely?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2009-12-01 13:01
Subject:Please Belatedly Welcome 1 New Member!
Security:Public

I was just looking through my journal history when I found this straggler from November 3rd:

Everybody welcome fate (10853) to our humble community.

Hope everyone had a safe and chocolatey halloween.


Sorry if you felt left out, fate. Better late than never?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2009-11-20 16:01
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please welcome tear (6682) to the community!

"Tear" -- how do you pronounce that?

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Poster:eyenot
Date:2009-11-07 12:18
Subject:1 New Member!
Security:Public

Please welcome gary_oak (10454) to earlyadopters!

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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