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  •  Another nice thing (7+ / 0-)

    about the slower pace was that diaries didn't drop out of sight within minutes. A diary would still draw new comments and attract new readers for a week.

    Perhaps we can carve a bit more space for SP over here. There are several groups here that seem to belong on Prophecy Street.

    “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

    by Marko the Werelynx on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 12:13:26 PM PDT

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    •  If you want some pointers on how to do this, (7+ / 0-)

      let me know and I will share my experiences with you (I have been poking around and looking under the meta hood on DKos for a while).

      There was an effort made in some moderation diaries last year to carve out safe places for communities who gather mainly for socializing to sort of wall themselves off. Many of those communities even have a point of view: for example, J Town is mainly populated with pro-Obama people who honor real-world activism.

      No place is "safe" of course (anyone can open up a diary and drop in) but a case could be made for some sort of "protection" so that you can discuss religion without having people basically spam your diaries. I am not sure how Ojibwa's Coffee Hour has been working out (I have stopped in a few times and people had most of their limbs still attached to their bodies) but that would certainly be a template for the type of place you could set up.

      If people follow a group on a stream, they quite literally never have to open the front page ... and the diaries roll off at exactly the pace that you are used to.

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 01:53:51 PM PDT

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      •  Solid advice (7+ / 0-)

        Thanks, we'd need a lot more participation to even get up to the speed of the old SP. I tend to pay more attention to my stream than the front page or the rec list. Gets pretty easy to overfollowthough. With my day on, day off presence around here I can't even keep up with my stream.

        There are fair number of folks following the SP group. Perhaps, once the axe finally falls I'll get back to posting more of my regular kitty litter there. Most of my contributions have been just to republish other diaries that I thought would be of general SP interest.

        “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

        by Marko the Werelynx on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 02:43:21 PM PDT

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        •  All community diaries seem to attract a particular (5+ / 0-)

          kind of troll. IGTNT is one prime example.  The IGTNT diaries have a caveat at the beginning, but some of the most horrific sociopaths to ever cast a shadow on this site seem to have gotten their jollies by trolling IGTNT.  

          The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

          by Otteray Scribe on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 08:18:05 PM PDT

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          •  The two I mentioned, (5+ / 0-)

            Cheers and Jeers and J Town seem to manage to not get much of any troll traffic it seems to me. Occasionally there will be an oddly flavored comment dropped in but they don't get any traction. I know some Prophets have had a rough time and been discouraged from posting here. I know I lost my taste for it for a long, long time after my poor, etymological purity was stepped on.

            Occasionally you get the feeling around here that you're dealing with people who haven't been able to get past the porn site blockers that their parents installed on their computer.

            “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

            by Marko the Werelynx on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 09:00:22 PM PDT

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      •  Ojibwa is a natural teacher (6+ / 0-)

        diaries  are very interesting, well-researched with lots of cool pix, travel diaries.

        "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

        by DJ Rix on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:08:49 PM PDT

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