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Here are some more of the questions from the meme referenced in my previous post. The missing ones either don't apply to me, strike me as inappropriate, or I can't think of anything to say about them.

8. What community do you wish was more active?


The one I created, [community profile] anti_recs. It's always a squee moment when somebody posts to it, but it's not the sort of thing you can run challenges on. Yeah, I know, I should promo it sometimes.

I'm subscribed to lots of communities which don't show up on my reading page and I forget about them. It would be nice if some of them were more active but I couldn't pick out one in particular. I'm usually so far behind on reading (let alone commenting, let alone posting) that I don't notice something's missing until it shows up again or somebody points it out.

9. Are there two people on your reading list that you think should meet?


I don't know, I think most of them know each other already! I expand my circle mostly by spotting people in other people's comments.

10. Tell me about your default icon.


It's a cartoon of me that I made in a dollmaker, so I'd have something representing myself that isn't a photo, because several of the people on my reading list have them and they're neat.

11. What features do you think Dreamwidth should have that it doesn't currently?


This is the long one )

17. How many people on your reading list do you know IRL?


I don't know any of them off-line (hey! This is real life!) None of my off-line friends who I've invited are interested.

19. Any questions from the audience?


Ask me in comments! If I don't want to answer, I just won't, so there.

21. What's your favorite thing about Dreamwidth?


I don't know that I have one favourite thing. It would be either the "ad-free by design" philosophy, the responsiveness of the management, or the amazing people I've met here.
susanreads: my avatar, a white woman with brown hair and glasses (Default)
I've seen a lot of posts referencing this meme, but I was never going to get around to posting every day, and there are questions I can't, or don't want to, answer. So here's a selection:

1. Why did you sign up for Dreamwidth?


To quote a post I made when I started,
I need a better way of keeping track of the conversation.

Meanwhile, the people I've started reading were waxing enthusiastic about Dreamwidth. I followed links.
The diversity statement. (Shinyyyyyyy)
Essays about why advertising on social media is doomed, plus a business plan for making the site profitable without third-party advertising. (Oo! Oo! I want! ... AdBlock Plus is my friend, but it doesn't work on public terminals that only use Internet Exploder)
Staff who talk to people and answer questions. (It's like phoning a company and being answered by a human instead of a computer!)
Separating reading lists from access permissions. (I never got my head around "friends" in the LJ sense. I have friends. "What I want to read" is not the same.)

And, and the longer I lurked around here the more I liked it. So, through the magic of OpenID and launch night invite codes, here I am.

some more, cut for length )
the remaining questions )
susanreads: One Red Drop: Cuts hurt when its you thats bleeding (benefit cuts)
Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day. Follow the link for more posts than you can shake a stick at! It's going to take a long time to catch up ...

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2011

Here is a bit of personal history:

Changing my identity )

*The ConDem government, continuing on the same path as the previous bunch of hypocrites, are determined to redefine disability in ever-narrower ways, so as to claim people are capable of work when they're not, and penalise them for not being able to get work in a recession. You can read more about this at the Broken of Britain blog.
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