• eyenot

Criteria for new members?

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?
Blue Vortex
  • vortex

Remembering a friend...

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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  • eyenot

Some kind of weird problem

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
  • eyenot

welcome 1 new member

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?