So given the recent climate changes in Livejournal and due to concerns that have been brought to us, the mods have been engaged in discussion about moving the community! I would like to stress first and foremost that this is not yet a made decision. We want people to know and be aware that we are taking this seriously, which does mean making preliminary contact with the site admins of other journalling services to see if/when they can handle our potential traffic load and so forth.
Dreamwidth in particular has been both very friendly and very responsive to our concerns. Our preliminary email to test the potential waters was answered within half an hour, and the admin, Denise, was very straightforward and informative about what it would take, especially given CFUD's current and archival sizes. Per our discussions with her, we are looking at February 1st at the earliest for a move, and if this goes forward, we will be keeping in touch with them about the process as much as possible.
As we've been discussing many things, we are very well aware that concerns may arise for those who have made extended financial commitments to their LJ accounts. Depending entirely on how our playerbase feels regarding the possibility of moving the community, we have ideas and interested parties for donating to a theoretical, optional pool. Perhaps a donation drive? However, this is only an idea for the moment and there is nothing concrete and if we end up moving, we would like to help in a way that most if not all will be comfortable with. That, much like our moving plan, is up in the air and hinges on how you the playerbase feels. Input and ideas are more than welcome (and encouraged!) on this topic.
HOWEVER! The move is not set in stone, and that is why we are going to have the playerbase do something that all of us are familiar with at this point: vote. This vote is set up to be anonymous--since I am posting it, only I will be able to see who votes for what. I will be sharing the list with the other mods! But everything is done so that people can vote freely and without being afraid of people seeing how they voted and feeling pressured. While you are free to share/discuss with your friends, please be respectful of what other people vote. We want people to go with what they feel most comfortable with for their rp environment! If we hear about people bullying or pressuring others, it will be cause for a warning.
Please only vote if you are a player in the game.
So please VOTE!!
Should CFUD move?
When, if we move, should we move?
If we move, what alternate journaling website should we move to? Please type in the website of your preference.
Right now CFUD has approximately 180 players. We are not going to close this poll and make any final decisions until we have at least 70% of the population vote. If we can get all 180 of you to vote, that would be fantastic! But this poll will remain open, and I will be bumping reminders weekly. We want to make moving decisions based on what the community as a majority. While we are preparing for any and all of these options, absolutely everything will be based on majority rule.