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[personal profile] erda posting in [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw
Hey everybody! Our Anniversary Fest will be starting Monday April 25th, and it's time to start thinking about what we want to do this year.

I'm not sure about putting up posts about communities like I did last year, since those posts are still available, and I feel like I would be treading a lot of the same ground. But I'm not sure what to replace that with if I don't do it.

It seems like I cannot keep up with my reading circle anymore, things have grown so much, but because of our overall smaller user base, community participation could use a boost, as well as just general commenting, so I was rolling around the idea of some small challenges in those areas. I would love to have some graphics that people could post to their journals for completing these small challenges, but I am not skilled in that area. Would anyone out there be able to help make us some graphics?

How do you all feel about friending memes this year? Would you prefer general ones, or themed ones, or something else? What about comment fic memes?

Feel free to add your own ideas, hopes and dreams (lol) in comments, but I make no promises.

As before I will be asking people to keep fest posts Dreamwidth only until the fest is over. This year I will be closing the comm after the fest, as it became very inactive over the past year, and I think sometimes less is more. I hope to open it every year around our open beta anniversary date, which charmingly is also my birthday, so that we can celebrate amongst ourselves every year.

And, of course, please signal boost the hell out of this post if you can.

ETA: I have a ton of ideas at this point that I think will be loads of fun!

Date: 2011-03-07 02:39 pm (UTC)
northern: JC Chasez's hand with some drawn-in-Photoshop colorful fire beneath it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] northern
themed friending memes sounds fun!

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Date: 2011-03-07 06:54 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Aimee Mullins crouches to sprint on carbon-fiber prosthetic legs. Text: "3 weeks 4 Dreamwidth." (3W4DW -- mullins)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Maybe people could volunteer ahead of time to start and help promote friending memes on particular topics?

Date: 2011-03-07 02:42 pm (UTC)
inkstone: Alex Benedetto from the @Bunch issue containing Chapter 42 (3w4dw)
From: [personal profile] inkstone
I'm always up for friending memes, general or themed. I was planning on hosting the small fandoms friending/subscription meme again this year.

Date: 2011-03-07 03:53 pm (UTC)
nanila: me (me: ooh!)
From: [personal profile] nanila
I like the idea of non-fandom general (or themed, perhaps around interests like crafting, knitting, science, painting, photography) friending memes.

Date: 2011-03-07 06:33 pm (UTC)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
From: [personal profile] holyschist
I also feel like I can barely keep up with my circle, but I would love anything that boosts community participation.

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Date: 2011-03-07 06:44 pm (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (kimi ni todoke pin party time)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
Yaaaaaaay!

Friending memes, yes. I'm psyched that [personal profile] inkstone is going to be doing the small fandoms one again, too, but will be excited to see what non-fannish ones might be around too. & comment fic memes would be awesome, too. I bet [community profile] fic_promptly would be allllll over doing something for the fest.

I really like the idea of challenges for posting in comms--hopefully it won't just lead to crappy spammy posts, hahaha. I saw on my network a few weeks ago someone talking about a... fandom appreciation challenge week, or something? Like Monday the challenge would be to leave comments on 3 fics by people you don't know, Tuesday would be to do a rec post, etc. Of course now I can't find the post (I must've misremembered the phrasing they used), but I wonder if something like that might be adapted to posting in comms generally or something?

Date: 2011-03-07 07:49 pm (UTC)
nan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nan
I definitely love the idea of a fandom appreciation challenge week! :D

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Date: 2011-03-07 09:10 pm (UTC)
tyger: Sora's fist-in-the-air sprite from Re:coded.  Text: Hell yeah! (Sora - hell yeah!)
From: [personal profile] tyger
I'm planning on running, well... something, over at [community profile] kingdomhearts again - probably a commentfic fest of awesome like last year, but I will make a poll and see what people want. Will signal boost this when I do.

I'm not so sure about friending memes - I've never really done any, and they seem kind of terrifying, in that designed-for-very-social-people kind of way - but community challenges seem awesome! I kind of fail at community anything, other than last years 3 weeks commentfic fest, so a reminder of oh hey, I can actually do that and not die in a fire of not-qualified would probably be a good thing. ^^

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Date: 2011-03-08 12:56 pm (UTC)
haruka: spongebob having a joygasm (zz - spongebob-joygasm)
From: [personal profile] haruka
I'd love friending memes; fandom, general, comment fic -- anything! I'd like to come up with something to encourage people to post more comm suggestions over on [community profile] create_my_comm, too (also to coax people into reading the tags and seeing if there's a suggestion they might want to create a comm _for_ during this time.)

Also, anything that would boost commenting, either on communities, fics, or personal journals would be great.

Date: 2011-03-09 05:53 pm (UTC)
fizzyblogic: [Game of Thrones] detail on a map of Westeros (glee; \o/)
From: [personal profile] fizzyblogic
I'd love a vidding friending/subscribing meme! I'd also be willing to host one, if need be.

Date: 2011-03-10 01:50 am (UTC)
elleth: a ship sailing away from the Return of the King, with the text "To Sail Beyond the Sunset" (Writing: Quill)
From: [personal profile] elleth
I've helped with banners for fic awards in the past and provided I have the time (not sure yet how my schedule will look come April), I'd be up for helping out. :)

Date: 2011-03-11 09:45 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: Aimee Mullins crouches to sprint on carbon-fiber prosthetic legs. Text: "3 weeks 4 Dreamwidth." (3W4DW -- mullins)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
Hey, random thought: how about a "Dreamwidth Fairy" meme? There are lots of people who'd like paid time but can't afford to splash out on it right now. Maybe there could be a meme where people post a bit about who they are, and other people could give them paid time anonymously if they're inspired to.

Good idea? Bad idea?

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Date: 2011-03-12 07:31 am (UTC)
angelikitten: El Dragón on a computer (Tech - I have a hard on for technology)
From: [personal profile] angelikitten
If anyone needs graphics for the fest, I'm game.

(My style is pretty understated. I've made both header banners and prize banners in the past, and I make most of my own icons.)

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Date: 2011-03-16 05:07 pm (UTC)
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate
I don't know that comm promotion goes bad; you can link to your posts from last year for sure, but there have been a ton of new comms created in the last year too. Maybe pull the posts from last year and add to them? I found those lists to be an amazing resource. I'd love to have a list of writing communities, or geographical ones or whatever.

Date: 2011-03-18 01:52 pm (UTC)
jae: (dreamwidthgecko)
From: [personal profile] jae
I like the idea of themed subscription memes! I do have one request, though: that we make a real concerted effort not to call them "friending memes" this time.

My reasoning: One of the very best things about dreamwidth is the fact that you don't have to give access to someone just because you want to subscribe to them, and when we use livejournal's terminology for the memes, we lose (or at least fail to promote) that distinction. I also think that calling it a "friending meme" makes it sound like you are obligated to both subscribe and give access, making people feel like it wouldn't be okay to just subscribe to people's journals. You know?

-J

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NaPoWriMo & 3 weeks for dreamwidth

Date: 2011-03-18 07:19 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this yet, as I haven't had a chance to read the entire list of comments. (I apologize!)

April is also National Poetry Writing Month, in which participants try to write a poem a day. I wonder if there would to combine NaPoWriMo with three weeks for dreamwidth...

Featuring users who write poems about dreamwidth? Unique icon/background images that could be used on dreamwidth and/or other social media sites? An extra invite code? Or perhaps a group poem - each subsequent person writes a line.

Just some thoughts.

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Date: 2011-03-24 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] vejgeta9
Four weeks for free is a winner!

Date: 2011-03-26 01:27 am (UTC)
dragonfly: detail of a map showing the island of Live Journal and the smaller island of Dreamwidth.  Caption says,This is my home. (dw island)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
[personal profile] erda, thank you so much for doing this. I think it is a great idea and I'm always wishing for more things to generate content and enthusiasm for dreamwidth. This celebration is so joyful!

Date: 2011-04-01 02:25 am (UTC)
sarken: leaves of mint against a worn wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarken
As before I will be asking people to keep fest posts Dreamwidth only until the fest is over.

Should the posts be kept Dreamwidth-only until May 15, or until three weeks from the date they were posted (e.g. a story posted on May 15 stays DW-only until June 5)?

Date: 2011-04-02 03:30 pm (UTC)
goodbyebird: Nikita: Nikita, Alex and Michael. (Nikita trois)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
Yay I'm so glad to see this rolling around again. I'll definitely be prompting the folks over at [community profile] smallbatchicons to remember 3wfd this time too. Last year we had more than one post per day :D

Date: 2011-04-02 04:42 pm (UTC)
majoline: 3 weeks for Dreamwidth (3w4dw)
From: [personal profile] majoline
I was thinking about running the 'Why I love DW meme again?' Lots of people seemed to find each other off of that and it generated lots of warm fuzzy feelings for each other.

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Date: 2011-04-04 03:14 pm (UTC)
cinema_babe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cinema_babe
I like the friending meme; you could do a new meme every day (ie, day 1 - people who are geographically close; Day 2 look for people who share your birthday; Day 3 based on people in your industry, etc.)

Date: 2011-04-06 05:52 pm (UTC)
dorkpie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorkpie
Idk if someone already suggested this (or if it already exists), but do you think we could make a post specifically for invite codes?

Well...

Date: 2011-04-22 02:19 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>> I'm not sure about putting up posts about communities like I did last year, since those posts are still available, and I feel like I would be treading a lot of the same ground. <<

I would like to see community posts. Maybe you could do a link back to last year's communities, instead of repeating those, and also post about different communities this year? I'm hoping to get the Crowdfunding community interested in the "three weeks for dreamdwidth" project:
http://crowdfunding.dreamwidth.org/

>>How do you all feel about friending memes this year? Would you prefer general ones, or themed ones, or something else?<<

I would like to see both. Some people want a wide variety of contacts, while others want a particular focus. We've got plenty of room for everyone. I'm interested in connecting with folks who are: gardeners, Pagans, fans, writers, readers, editors, and activists among other things.

Date: 2011-04-24 04:05 pm (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (kimi ni todoke kazehaya huh)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
Could the info on the comm's profile page please be updated? It's still got last year's dates & info on it.

Also I wonder if a sticky post might be in order, just so that people have a quick way to see exactly what the structure is (no cross-posting of things you earmark as specifically for the fest until 3 weeks later, when the dates are, etc.)? Especially when people start posting in here as part of the fest it will be a bit less obvious how to find stuff. Someone in my circle was confused about the rules & I suspect there are probably others!

Sorry, I know it's a bit of a pain--thank you so much for your work running this last year & getting it off the ground this year!

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