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January 21st, 2007


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02:59 am - Lessons in Comm Management
Lesson the First: If you are going to start a new character based comm, don't start it for a character that already has a comm with 350 members.

Lesson the Second: If you do start a comm challenging another one, don't make a post advertising it in the other comm.

Lesson the Third: If you are going to advertise in the other comm, don't
bitch about that comm in the comments of your own post.

Lesson the Fourth: If you are going to advertise your comm in even more other comms, make sure they are in the same fandom.

Lesson the Fifth: If you are trying to get pimp your comm everywhere, don't be surprised when people from other comms comment.

Lesson the Sixth: If you are trying to get "like 1600 members", don't bash ships - like, say, Doctor/Rose/Jack - when you have advertised in a comm for that ship - like, say, better_with_3 (post since deleted).

Lesson the Seventh: If you have gotten your friend to make you a mod of a comm, don't bash the ship the comm is design to appeal to in the comm's very first post.

Lesson the Eighth: And, if you're going to ignore all of these lessons... well, just make sure you have enough popcorn for everyone who likes a good comedy of errors.

Here endeth the lesson.

ETA: And guess which comm mods have been wanked for an entirely different matter? I think we have a new comedy sensation.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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From:neadods
Date:January 20th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Those twinks want 1600 members? Last time I bothered looking, they weren't anywhere near the size of the current Martha comm, much less able to challenge T&C.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 20th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Though I assume that's an exaggeration, their current membership? 14 people. Whilst the other Martha comm is 350, and T&C is over 2000.
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From:neadods
Date:January 21st, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. I'm assuming that there will be a groundswell of interest in the Martha comm(s) when the character is actually *seen,* but all the same, anyone with a minimum of LJ-fu (and a preference for actual discussion instead of self-congratulatory wanking and generic "Let's talk! Clicky!" posts) isn't going to find it hard to figure out where to go for what they want.

That they're advertising in a wide variety of off-topic comms AND then dissing the membership/interests of all the comms they're pimping in makes me pretty sure that the mods are putting the clueless into "clueless teenagers."
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 22nd, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
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Like the way our Ianto comm now has almost 600 members? *gives a slightly terrified flail*

But yes, very much a case of clueless going on there.
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From:neadods
Date:January 22nd, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
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Well, who knew Jacanto would be the hot pairing when we're supposed to be rooting for Owen, according to the scriptwriters?
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 25th, 2007 09:00 am (UTC)
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I was utterly shocked, to say the least.
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From:joanne_c
Date:January 21st, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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I had to comment on the ship bashing. (got here via a link on fandom_wank btw) I mean, asking why people ship couples with canonical kisses and flirting is a... very special sort of idiocy.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 21st, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
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I believe it's the "I don't like it, therefore it can't exist" approach. See also the reaction to Ten/Reinette in Doctor/Rose circles.
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From:thedorkygirl
Date:January 21st, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
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I like how comedy is punny. Maybe it made the whole post for me, maybe it was the popcorn. *g*
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 21st, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
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At the moment, I think it's the online equivalent of a slapstick duo.
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From:bonobochick
Date:January 21st, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
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I enjoyed this a lot. Thanks. =)
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 22nd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
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As someone mentioned above, they have put the "clueless" in clueless n00bs.
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From:neadods
Date:January 23rd, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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They're at it again!
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 25th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
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It's so clueless, it's almost adorable.
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From:neadods
Date:January 25th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
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Either clueless or desperate to be on fandom wank, I'm not sure which.

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