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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote2009-05-03 03:35 am

life from the front lines

* Thank you to everybody for your good wishes! I wish I could reply to everyone individually, but as you can imagine, uh, kinda drowning over here. I ♥ you all, though.

* I do not ♥ PayPal. I would like for it to go away now. I told [staff profile] mark that if he loves me, he will get me a merchant account somewhere and write me a better interface than PayPal's utter crap. He told me he doesn't love me that much.

* Everyone who has gotten us this far, everyone who's handing out invite codes, everyone who's bought an account, everyone who's talked us up to their friends -- thank you guys. Seriously. You are all incredibly awesome.

* We did it. All of us! We did it! WE MADE A SITE!

* I even managed to get a good 12 hours of sleep today for once!

* [staff profile] mark and [personal profile] janinedog are currently asleep on our couch. I'd like to tell the entire Dreamwidth userbase that [staff profile] mark snores like a freight train.

* Still got tons of launch-related stuff to do, like sending out invites to people on the mailing lists (Mailman sure doesn't make it easy to export a subscribers list, omg) -- they've been drowned out by PayPal problems. (See item #2 above.)

* We got the first check payments in the mail today. (The local post office regional hub is really fast.) I went to go complete the order for the first of them. I got a 404 error.

"Hey, Mark," says I. "I think you forgot to push that file."

He told me he actually hadn't finished that code yet. He swears he'll do it tomorrow morning, though.

* Time from site launch to first Terms of Service complaint that wasn't just an inquiry about a certain provision of the ToS, but someone who wanted to report content in someone else's account/community: 18 hours.

(The answer was "so don't look at it, then!")

* Number of times I have had to re-log-in to PayPal because it has timed out on me, in the past 48 hours or so: off the freakin' scale. At least I remember our PayPal password now.

* I cannot wait to get the enhanced version of the stats page finished, so you guys can watch the rate of people moving in. Because it is awesome.

* WE DID IT. WE DID IT, OMG. WE GOT HERE.

Now it is time to make it even better.
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[personal profile] griffen 2009-05-03 07:56 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! I <3 your site. :)

(You did it, OMG you did it!!!)
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[personal profile] mu 2009-05-03 07:57 am (UTC)(link)
yea, DW! yea, Denise and Mark! yea, everybody!

*rah rah rah* :)
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[personal profile] sara 2009-05-03 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to tell the entire Dreamwidth userbase that [info]mark snores like a freight train.

Ah, modern social networking, bringing us news we can use.
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[staff profile] mark 2009-05-03 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
She's ruining my plans to couchsurf across the world! :(

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[personal profile] leroux 2009-05-03 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
I am just itching to know what content it was that got reported!
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[personal profile] deviant 2009-05-03 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
You guys rock. I've already handed out 7 invite codes in the past two days and am really talking the site up. Keep up the great work!

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[personal profile] randy 2009-05-03 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats! you are doing a fine job so far.
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[personal profile] perrito 2009-05-03 08:10 am (UTC)(link)
OH MAN YOU GUYS ♥
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[personal profile] copracat 2009-05-03 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
I heart you, too. Well done.

(Also, speaking in my OTW Membership cte role: I hate PayPal 6% of the time.)
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[personal profile] zarhooie 2009-05-03 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
OMG!
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Google Checkout System?

[personal profile] voxbaryton 2009-05-03 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, I was just wondering? What about the checkout system that Google has for their accounts? It's a little known feature and I don't think it's as flexible to the end user as paypal, but maybe from your perspective it's easier and more reliable to use? And a rather large percentage of people have a Gmail account now, even it it isn't used as their primary email.

Thanks if you read this!

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[personal profile] akk 2009-05-03 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations!
I really hope that Dreamwidth soars.

Now I only wish that it will be possible to pay for my account by credit card without having a paypal account, soon. Sending mail orders from Germany is just ... *sigh*.

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[personal profile] evilmaniclaugh 2009-05-03 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
Dropping by to say that even in its ealiest inception, this is heaps better than any other blogging site out there and I will be using it as my main journal from now on.

Thank you. ♥
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[personal profile] moonie 2009-05-03 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
I *heart* you guys. Cannot wait to leave this crappy dial-up behind and go back to stalking #dw and bugzilla and maybe support. :D
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[personal profile] ardhra 2009-05-03 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
Glad you got some sleep.

I'm amazed at how you guys have managed to create the momentum around DW that you have, and I'm really impressed by your professionalism, hard work, and responsiveness to users. Keep it up (after a rest)!

And yeah, also hanging out for a non PayPal system...
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[personal profile] draigwen 2009-05-03 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
just want to add my congrats. I've been 'watching' launch from my mobile and I've been so excited to see it all happening!

Thanks to you all for working on such a wonderful site that I can be proud to be involved in!

*starts writing up a DW 'mobile' wishlist* ;)
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2009-05-03 08:50 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats & yay! I'd gnaw on PayPal for you, but somehow I doubt it'd help. ;)

(...man, this comment begs for either a ferret or puppy icon, whyyyy did I not get myself one?)
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[personal profile] chalcopyrite 2009-05-03 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
You did it!!! ::whistles&cheers::

It's vaguely reassuring to know that Paypal doesn't just hate me. (And I hate it right back.)
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[personal profile] zoniduck 2009-05-03 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa. Seriously? Almost 229,000 accounts already??? Does that include communities and feeds?

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[personal profile] starglyph 2009-05-03 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
I have a hundred good and fabulous things I could say about you guys and DW, but I hope this will do for now.

*STANDS UP AND APPLAUDS*
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[personal profile] lluvia 2009-05-03 09:31 am (UTC)(link)
You guys are the best. ♥
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[personal profile] bethbethbeth 2009-05-03 09:33 am (UTC)(link)
(The answer was "so don't look at it, then!")

Hahahahahahaha! Now that's the kind of response I like to see from the people I pay my money to! *g*
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[personal profile] wintercreek 2009-05-03 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded!

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[personal profile] pomegranate02 2009-05-03 09:39 am (UTC)(link)
This is brilliant - congratulations :-)
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[personal profile] red_trillium 2009-05-03 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
Great job & it's good you & Mark are able to get some sleep.

Good luck with the Paypal thing though, maybe when you get it sorted you'll get another huge spike in the stats again.

Yeah, curious about the content that got reported but more so about if y'all were taking bets on how soon it would come & if any of you suspected it would be so soon. ;)
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[personal profile] telesilla 2009-05-03 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
(The answer was "so don't look at it, then!")

This right here is one of the many reason you and Dreamwdith are made of win.
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[personal profile] velithya 2009-05-03 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
Have you tried turning him over so he's off his back? :D
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[staff profile] mark 2009-05-03 12:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah yes, the fabled Mark Turnover: cuts noise pollution by 80%!

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