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FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 19

After serious consideration, I'm probably going to move to multiply, myself. My id was created a couple days ago (same ID as here), but I think I'll actually move journals over to it.After serious consideration, I'm probably going to move to multiply, myself. My id was created a couple days ago (same ID as here), but I think I'll actually move journals over to it.

Most people that aren't on ask "what's so sexy about it"? The answer is it does everything we do here, plus a lot more (pictures, music, etc... but not terrible like myspace). The things its missing? The front page.
Now most people feel like there will be no more growth in the /. circle, which I feel is incorrect. The growth will be probably the same, but the reason will be different.
Right now, growth comes from a new slashdot id that stumbles onto us. We have lots in common, cause, most likely, the new person is a geek like the rest of us.
In Multiply, the new friends will come from other friends friends (follow that?). Basically, I'll become a friend of one of blinder's friends. Since blinder and I have a lot in common, his friend will, most likely, be compatable with me, also, so then the circle grows. Its just as open ended as the growth we have here, even more so, especially in the beginning.

I'd suggest everyone getting an ID, and start friending everyone up. I'd also suggest setting up your messages to only get the 'daily' email, not new emails for every little thing (as that is annoying as hell). Maybe do a weekly thing, who knows. Anyway, I'll still be around here, but probably not many more journals (especially since my journals have fallen off)...
Oh, and its easy to keep in touch with those that DON'T move there, as you can setup an RFF feed for your friends' journals here...

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OK... (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#17949284)

You talked me into it -- I went over and "Otter" is taken as is the "FLastname" I use on sites where the readership isn't largely insane. I did register "FMLastname" (probably for the same reason the other two got snapped up) but didn't view that as a positive omen.

Actually, FLastname is a pretty good nick, and *was* available, so I snapped it up too, which also explains where "Otter" went...

I'm there. (1)

grub (11606) | more than 7 years ago | (#17949488)

Some bastard took "grub" already so I'm just plain ol' "grieder"

Mail to "multiply at grub dot net" will catch my eye.

Will dig into this more later on in the day.

can't (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 7 years ago | (#17949570)

ellem is for everything but poli sites
baphometsadvocate for poli sites

ellem is already taken

Re:can't (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 7 years ago | (#17954188)

how about "ellemisageek" or some variant thereof? or you could find the imposter and "explain the situation to him."

Re:can't (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 7 years ago | (#17954380)

ugh it's a girl named melle!

Re:can't (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 7 years ago | (#17959980)

no women no children.

Re:can't (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 7 years ago | (#17954854)

What about snugglemonkey?

Re:can't (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 7 years ago | (#17957874)

dooood that's just for US - bumpybum :)

Okay. (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17949746)

Have fun.

Re:Okay. (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 7 years ago | (#17989514)

Again, what she said. When you guys get done with this incarnation of "OMGWTF!!11! DUDEZ! THIS NEW SITE ROXERS! O RLY? YA RLY! LET'S JET AND GO THERE INSTEAD!" phase, I'll still be here waiting.


Well... (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 7 years ago | (#17950142)

Adding friends of friends to your contact list isn't exactly growth. And as far as pictures and whatnot are concerned, about all I'm interested in are tips on new music. What I'm really interested in is what people have to say, what they write. Everything that I've seen so far from the Multiply emails is the background noise - the banter that happens among friends. That's not a bad thing, but it's not the best of the community. Here, we created a community on a site that is fundamentally an issues-oriented one. I'm not sure that the reverse - any sort of real development of content - will happen. I'd be tempted to give it a shot, but I can't. Without it, I believe that the group will be essentially sterile.

That said, I will probably link up with the contacts as time and priorities permit (what goes on here is still more interesting).

As SW said, have fun.

i'm not worried about growth (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 7 years ago | (#17950312)

But i'm not going to switch over. Yes, i have an identity over there- but i won't be friending every slashdotter in the world. Why? Because i don't plan to use it like i do slashdot. I will be posting things to share with real friends from my real life, and those are only for people i'm actually comfortable giving my name and address to.

So i have no desire to make it the next slashdot. the thing i LIKE about slashdot is its public nature. Take that away, and you have a networked friends site- nice, but not the same thing. Nobody seems to grasp that i find them to be different entities. But they will when they realise they can't view most of my photos, comments, or join certain groups. It's NOT slashdot. I love you all here, but not all of you have taken the time or have much in common with me to be people I consider friends of the family, or family. Some of you are.

I like it here on the dot, and plan to continue. I may enrich that relationship with some stuff on my multply site, but i will NEVER make it my main sharing page.

I'll be here, and when the buzz dies down, y'all will be back, and those who know me well will still be checking out the stuff i put up in places where i talk about my real life. Those who don't will be exactly where you always were- part of our rich and interesting community, my online friends here at slashdot.


i'm not diving in to this one. I remember nationstates and orkut.

Re:i'm not worried about growth (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 7 years ago | (#17951630)

i'm not diving in to this one. I remember nationstates and orkut.

See, I never went to nationstates and don't remember it as anything other than a game.

Orkut, I don't recall that we were looking for a replacement at the time, it was a diversion and it was invitation-only. The walls made it alluring. I forget why we didn't just stay there. Maybe no journal system? *shrug*

I need to play around with access levels and such at Multiply. Also, I wonder how open the programmers are to suggestions we might have, which was/is a problem with the 'dot. You get what they give you, they have no interest in their community.

I dunno. I guess I feel like as much and as well as we all know each other, I'd like to move past the text-only nature of the dot. I guess I'm into more maintaining the current friends & relationships I have now, possibly extending them a bit, as opposed to being concerned about making more friends or growing the circle.

Or whatever.

Re:i'm not worried about growth (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 7 years ago | (#17953232)

Yes. Exactly.

So to do that, without having to cold shoulder my 'online buddies,' i will keep my regular blog here.

And i'll invite you as a friend of the family to go see our photos on the multiply site.

Re:i'm not worried about growth (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 7 years ago | (#17955120)


No front page? (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17950538)

But where will we get our flame wars from?

I might try it if it's not blocked from work, or on the weekends, if nothing else than to get away from this message:

It's been 16 seconds since you hit 'reply'.

Indicating, of course, that I can't think fast enough to have an interesting thought that takes less than 20 seconds to type.

fine, whatever. (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 7 years ago | (#17951174)

I made one. Can't say I'll screw with it too much, we'll see.

ememalb is the username.

Hmm (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 7 years ago | (#17975266)

I set up an account but why go to the trouble to add friends again over there when I have them here? It seems like a lot of work, work that I've done previously on friendster and orkut and tribe and then forgot about.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

p.s. (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 7 years ago | (#17975294)

I am suldrew over there, sulli was taken.
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