As usual, we have a number of announcements.1. Open Account Creation Week on DreamWidth
From this DW News Post
[W]e're going to try a little experiment. For the week of February 21 - February 28, creating an account on Dreamwidth will not require an invite code. You'll be able to register an account without needing a code -- just by visiting the account creation page.
We'll keep an eye on the results of the experiment for two factors: whether the growth is sustainable at the level we experience, and whether spam and abuse incidents rise after the open creation period. If we don't see any ill effects, we'll designate one week per quarter (and perhaps even one week per month) as an open account creation period, where no code will be required. (And if it doesn't go well, we'll let you know that it didn't, and we won't repeat the experiment.)
This will, we hope, combine the best of both worlds: allow us to keep control of the growth to prevent it from getting beyond our ability to support it and keep the spam and abuse curbed, while still allowing people who can't find an invite elsewhere a chance to experience DW.
As always, invite codes can be acquired at dw_codesharing
, or by contacting the mods at dailyscans[AT]gmail[dot]com.2. Community Ownership on LJ
From this LJ News Post
In order to improve community management, LiveJournal is introducing the role of 'owner' for communities. The owner of a community is the only maintainer who will have the authority to remove other maintainers, rename the community, or delete the community. Over the next few days, community owners will be determined. In most cases, the user who created the community will be the community owner. For communities created after today, the user who creates the community will automatically be the owner of the community.
As the longest serving active mod schmevil
has been designated as the community owner. The owner FAQ is here
.3. Community Calendar Nominations Closing
Nominations for the Community Calendar will be closing on February 28th so that angelophile
can work on the graphical element. You can nominate a celebration real or imaginary here (DW
).4. Delicious tag archive and on-comm tagging
Since the news that Yahoo would be abandoning Delicious, the mod team has been mulling our options. There is a possibility that Delicious will be bought or taken up by some other company or collective, but as of writing this, there is nothing solid on this front. As it stands we see our options as this:
1. Abandon Delicious in favour of on comm tagging.
2. Seek a Delicious alternative. This will require an infusion of fresh volunteers.
3. Something brilliant which you will suggest. We need your input on this issue!5. Black History Week
Black History Month, observed throughout the month of February in America and Canada*, is a time to remember and celebrate black culture all over the world, and the history of the African Diaspora. February 22-28 will be Black History Week on Scans_Daily to spotlight black creators, editors, journalists and bloggers, characters and stories. Institutionalized racism must be challenged, and diversity promoted everyday
, but we thought a theme week spotlighting beloved creators and characters would be a fun way to end the month. Black history is every day, every week, every month.
* Black History Month is observed in October in the UK.6. Dwayne McDuffie Tribute
It is particularly heartbreaking that today news of Dwayne McDuffie's death broke - a writer, editor and Milestone co-founder who did so much to promote multiculturalism and diversity of all kinds within the comics industry and beyond. We would like to take this opportunity to pass on condolences to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.Posts have already started appearing on the comm
, but we'd like to further encourage members to share their memories of Dwayne and to celebrate his work as our tribute to him.
The mod team can be reached at dailyscans AT gmail DOT com. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns or suggestions!schmevil
, angelophile, sandoz_iscariot, kingrockwell, benicio127, greenmask
The Scans_Daily & NoScans_Daily mod team