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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote2009-05-13 09:05 am

things that make me happy

Three times today, I followed a link to a story that had been recced somewhere, only to realize that the story had been posted to Dreamwidth.

There are people using our baby.

[personal profile] closetedfangirl 2009-05-13 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That's because your baby is awesomeness :D
Edited 2009-05-13 19:10 (UTC)
ilyena_sylph: picture of Labyrinth!faerie with 'careful, i bite' as text (Default)

which is...

[personal profile] ilyena_sylph 2009-05-13 01:23 pm (UTC)(link) a word, awesome.

[personal profile] brightfame 2009-05-13 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
As they should. You guys done good.
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[personal profile] artisan447 2009-05-13 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Same. I have a half-dozen stories open in tabs right now, and three of them are on Dreamwidth :)
ratcreature: RatCreature is enthusiastic: Yay! (yay!)

[personal profile] ratcreature 2009-05-13 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
What was really cool was the first time I followed a link to a story on a Big Bang that had a master post on LJ linking to many parts, but with the Dreamwidth link the whole 40k+ words fit in one entry here. \o/
elizaria: cat laying on a pillow (cat- lazy)

[personal profile] elizaria 2009-05-13 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee :D I have to say I love this place, it's completely userfriendly and I've moved over here with a paid account and plan to stay. Of course, the awesomeness of crossposting does help that considering so many of my flist is still at LJ. I can have best of both :D
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[personal profile] helens78 2009-05-13 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/ Yay!
laitaine: (dreamwidth - yay)

[personal profile] laitaine 2009-05-13 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This is because Dreamwidth is AWESOME ♥
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[personal profile] cathexys 2009-05-13 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I do a little cheer every time I realize I can put a new user in my DW-donotread filter on LJ. Because so many of my flist are posting *here*. Your baby's amazing and great!!!! :)
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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2009-05-13 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] anatsuno 2009-05-13 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
:D I was so pleased the other day when I realized that out of my 30+ open tabs, none except my reading list on LJ were, in fact, LJ entries - but 15+ were showing a pretty red spiral. :D :D
iamshadow: Still from Iron Man 2 of Tony Stark surrounded by holographic light (Wonder)

[personal profile] iamshadow 2009-05-13 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure they are! When I get off my arse, I'll be cloning my fic journal over here, too. Already I'm doing all my everyday posts from DW, crossposting to LJ.
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[personal profile] sixbeforelunch 2009-05-13 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
*grins* So cool!
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2009-05-13 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Woo hoo!
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[personal profile] cloverdew 2009-05-13 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] lassarina 2009-05-13 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
\o/ yay!

I finally finished importing all my fic (had to do it by hand since I moved it from a personal journal on LJ to a comm on DW. But. All pretty and organized now!) and am starting to write new fic. That is posted here.

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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2009-05-13 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] silsbee 2009-05-13 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)

[personal profile] hivesofactivity 2009-05-13 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
The little spiral has been showing up in my 'most visited' dropdown a lot. You, as someone else said, done good. \o/
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[personal profile] montanaharper 2009-05-13 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm thrilled to be able to use your baby.

Seriously, the fact that I am comfortable posting my fiction here is one of the great gifts Dreamwidth has given me. I haven't said it to you before, but I probably should: thank you, Denise (and Mark and everyone else who's devoted time and energy to making Dreamwidth a reality), because y'all have returned fandom to me, and you have no idea how much that means to me.
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[personal profile] luludi 2009-05-13 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm thrilled to be able to use your baby."

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[personal profile] icarus 2009-05-13 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been noticing that. *nods*
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[personal profile] zarhooie 2009-05-13 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for making it happen, D.
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[personal profile] oconel 2009-05-13 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Same here :)
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[personal profile] fizzyblogic 2009-05-13 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep getting bunnies for massive novellas of ridiculous fic, and where else would I post it but Dreamwidth? You can fit up to 50k or thereabouts in a post! That is AWESOME! No more splitting into several posts *victory dance*

[personal profile] stagnation13 2009-05-13 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)

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[personal profile] syderia 2009-05-13 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Your baby deserves to be used.


That didn't sound the way I wanted.

Yay you guys, for making a site where we want to be !
akk: (Dreamwidth Sheep)

[personal profile] akk 2009-05-13 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, you, Mark, and all the volunteers make it a very cozy place, where your user feel comfortable & at home.
Dreamwidth is an environment where I enjoy posting my content, be it some unimportant silliness or one of my most dear fanfics, because I have the impression that even if the people of "DW central" don't share my particular fandoms and interests, they still value me as a person and respect my content.

In addition, your "baby" has some really strong & unique "selling points" compared to other blogging services out there. Two-level-friending, word limits, comfort open-ID, importer...
I really hope - not only for you all - that it takes wings & soars high. :)


[personal profile] ellenp 2009-05-13 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
You go girl!
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[personal profile] lacey 2009-05-14 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Makes me happy to be *able* to use it!
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[personal profile] lap_otter 2009-05-14 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
This is pretty great news :)

I have a question, too... if you're too busy, I'm sure someone else who watches you will help me. My question is this: to link to a Dreamwidth user in an entry, you use [user=USERNAME], right? And there is a way to link to users from other sites using LJ's base code, right? How exactly does one go about doing this?

Thanks for your help!
liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

[personal profile] liv 2009-05-14 11:39 am (UTC)(link)
It's a bit of a no-no to use comments in [staff profile] denise's journal for tech support questions. The only reason I say this is that there are tens of thousands of people using the site, and only one Denise! It's also hard for staff to keep track of questions if they are posted in comments scattered all over the site.

That's why we have an official Support system, where you can look up information in the FAQs or ask a question of the team of volunteers. Start from this page:, and from there you can follow links to information like this:, which will tell you how to link to another Dreamwidth user or someone on another site. If you're still not sure what to do, use the Ask a question link on the Support page.
Edited 2009-05-14 11:41 (UTC)
liv: Stylised sheep with blue, purple, pink horizontal stripes, and teacup brand, dreams of Dreamwidth (sheeeep)

[personal profile] liv 2009-05-14 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, and if you'd rather not use the official Support system, try [community profile] getting_started, an unofficial community where it's ok to post questions informally and get some help from volunteers.
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[personal profile] turlough 2009-05-17 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
That's because it's awesome!!