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JE SUIS LOSER ([personal profile] taeyeons) wrote2012-11-16 10:58 pm
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f&f nonesense

 Normally I would make a post on fangbook detailing the updates I'd made to the site but that always feels far to formal and I'd rather just discuss what I have done and am planning to do over here (even though only Kelly and Savannah read this blog but w/e), especially because we are so far behind on updates and I have about sixty other projects going on (and DBM was pretty much abandoned what can I say Kelly and I are flakes).

Over @ fangbook I have changed the layout, removed the chatbox and deleted unnecessary pages - the fourm, the home page, etc. The site is starting to look a lot cleaner. I'm not fond of the default pink color for the links, and I'm thinking of changing it to a dark teal color? I tried red but it looked just as icky. If you have any suggestions please let me know! 
However editing the site has made my suppressed hatred of webs flare up and I am seriously contemplating either:
  1. moving fangbook to another server, most likely weebly.
  2. getting rid of fangbook all together and just updating/reblogging past f&f posts to a joint tumblr
My logic for this is that most readers don't even use fangbook (despite it have 350+ members) and tumblr is our main mode of posting updates (and tvtropes I guess). Also webs is just the worst (i.e. the cariba net incident). 

The only problem with weebly is that it doesn't allow for the two of us to edit the blog together on separate accounts: we have to share a login to post. I don't really see this as a limitation, though: we shared DBM and webs has given us hell in the past re: joint blog authorship. 

Please let me know your thoughts on either of these solutions! I know that getting rid of fangbook would be hard, but it's been infiltrated by TVD roleplayers and the layout is just so messy and it irritates to me to no end.

In other news I have the 22nd and 23rd off from work/class so I plan to be productive!!

Thursday, November 22nd:
  • Fangbook updates will be completed
  • Chapter 7 snippet(s) will be posted
  • F&F PDF will be edited, potentially posted for dl.

Friday, November 23rd:
  • Gemma Doyle megamix and/or Felicity/Pippa essay
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[personal profile] belacqua 2012-11-17 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I think Tumblr is the way to go. It has much nicer layout options imo, F&F fans are much more likely to keep up with it, and most importantly, TVD roleplayers will have no way of spamming it. Then again, I'm unfamiliar with Weebly, so for all I know, it could be even better. Either way, glad to hear F&F is returning!
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[personal profile] graceviolet 2012-11-19 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
ugh! FINALLY I figure out my username/pass & have time to be online (these past few days have been a rollercoaster of emotion!)

I've always messaged this to you Maddie..but now I'm formally writing it on here.

I think we should just have a sideblog about F&F. We already have a few people on tumblr that read F&F (besides us..haha), and I feel like people will actually visit our blog a lot more (they're already on tumblr anyway...why not look at our blog/page?).


And super stoked for the updates! :)

oh and I have the ENTIRE week (except for Thursday obviously) free (a family emergency came up which caused me to rush home a few days earlier)...so if you need any help on anything, Maddie, I'll be here. :)
(livechat on the season finale of Degrassi on Tuesday??)