[sticky entry] Sticky: Welcome to Dreamwidth!

May. 24th, 2017 09:00 pm
wolfpurplemoon: A purple coloured Imzysaurus with a moon in the background (imzypurplemoon)
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon
Welcome Imzynauts, make a post to introduce yourself and find people from Imzy!

Also feel free to advertise any communities you make or find in order to replace those we loved on Imzy!
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon
This community was just gifted paid account status - thanks so much to whoever gave us that!

I'm still working out what we can do with it but one thing this allows is that all members can post polls here!

Just go to this link https://www.dreamwidth.org/poll/create?authas=imzy and work through the options to create a poll post!

[sticky entry] Sticky: Staying in touch

May. 24th, 2017 04:03 pm
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[personal profile] timmc

Hey, fellow Imzyites! (Imzyers? I forget!) The site may be gone, but we don't need to lose touch. Here are some ideas for keeping the community alive:

  • Join this community! Get a free Dreamwidth account if you don't already have one, then click the "join" button up in the page header, or use this link. (Bonus: Use the tracking feature to be emailed when someone posts.)
  • Greenie has set up a discord chat instance, too.

Maybe we can use these for the same kind of thoughtful and fun discussion that I think attracted so many of us to Imzy.

I also like the idea of people finding out about interesting new communities months from now and posting them here, which is why I mention the Track button -- even if we don't use this place for discussion, that's could be a way to send up the bat-signal so we can find a new social space. :-)

[personal profile] kalloway
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon, thank you for the imzy gloves! They're perfect and they'll be my 'computer gloves' for the winter, since my hands pretty much freeze up on the first day of autumn. (And they've been here a few days-- I had them sent to my folks since I don't have a secure mailbox and then had to pick them up.)

While cleaning my computer desk a few minutes ago, I found a bunch of notes for things to post in the future on my imzy comms on certain days, whatever. I'd done a decent bit of pre-planning (and just had to do some image scanning/hunting/etc. before actually making and scheduling the posts.

Oh well...

How is everyone doing? I check the Discord server sometimes and it's good to see familiar names still around.

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Jul. 17th, 2017 11:06 am
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[personal profile] gender_euphoric
HEY THANKS TO wolfpurplemoon

imzy.jpg

these had a long voyage to get to me!!!! I love everything!
[personal profile] ghillie_dhu
There doesn't really seem to be anything out there that compares with Imzy at all.

I've tried a few other sites but they're all a bit meh.
[personal profile] zorkist
Sigh.

Read more... )
[personal profile] zorkist
I feel like I've been refreshing the imzy page for 24 hours, waiting for the inevitable.

This looks like the end-game screen. (I wanted to save it here for posterity.)

Read more... )
[personal profile] zorkist
The grand IMZY experiment reverted to read-only mode a week ago and it goes dark today.

Before it went read-only, I scheduled a number of posts to publish, which I've captured and re-edited slightly to make it a little clearer at a glance.

Thank you all endlessly.

Here's a document of my final week of posts on IMZY, in chronology:

Read more... )
[personal profile] balganwall
I wanted to check out some scheduled posts another Imzy user had made, but found that they weren't available. The dreaded 404 pages are popping up now.

I do hope the site is somehow archived. :'( I also hope the staff is doing okay. I can't imagine how they're feeling about all this.
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon
I was sent a lovely package by Imzy just before the shutdown and it was stuffed full of goodies!

So now I have a few extra bits that I'd like to send to some people who loved Imzy but maybe never got any of the cute merch while it was around.

I have:

Two Imzysaurus plushies
One pair of socks
One pair of gloves
(and some stickers and badges!)



To enter the giveaway just comment below with something you loved about Imzy, and which item you'd prefer if you have a preference and then I'll pick 4 people to send something to!

There is no restriction on location, I am in the UK but I'm happy to send these items to anywhere in the world, you just have to be happy to give me your name and address if you win!

I'll PM the four randomly chosen people on 1st July and then announce the winners once they've all replied!
[personal profile] underused
Hey all -

Can anyone tell me why my cut tags aren't working?

I've tried both HTML and the Rich Text Editor. It shows the "read more" but then also shows the rest of the post? When I go in to edit, the second </cut> is missing (even though it's there when I'm ready to post).

Ugh. Sorry. 
[personal profile] zorkist


A thousand sighs.

(I've still got some scheduled posts up through the 23rd. Some... strange posts...)

100 Members!

Jun. 16th, 2017 07:25 pm
wolfpurplemoon: A purple coloured Imzysaurus with a moon in the background (imzypurplemoon)
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon


In Imzy's final hours, 100 of us exiles have found our way here - I hope everyone is doing OK and finding a home here, do make a post here if you need a hand with anything or to advertise where you've moved your Imzy communities to (even if that's not Dreamwidth!)

Just two hours till Imzy goes read only :(

Campfire

Jun. 16th, 2017 05:54 pm
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[personal profile] neomahler
More information about this here: https://www.imzy.com/imzy/post/campfire_where_epic_conversations_happen

If you feel lazy, the first two paragraphs are: "Campfire is a site that we're creating to fill the void left behind by the fantastic folks that fought for us at Imzy.
 
It's meant to take the good parts of Imzy, the ability to form tightly-knit, small groups of like-minded people and bring them together to share content and meaningful experiences, and add on a bunch of new, uber useful features as well as let the community decide what features come next."
 
To request an invite to the alpha, use this link: http://alpha.campfire.site/requestInvitation.cfm.

We are waiting for you! :)
[personal profile] zorkist


I made this (in a rush) this morning.

I encourage peeps to head over to imzy for last minute fireworks before posting ceases.

(Also a reminder: the site will remain up until the 23rd. Not sure if it'll look the same or if it will slowly fall apart but I, for one, will keep checking until the bitter end.)
[personal profile] underused

books on a bookshelf

How many English words are there? As the Oxford Dictionary drily observes "there is no... sensible answer to this question." But they have offered an estimate:

There are, at the very least, a quarter of a million distinct English words, excluding inflections, and words from technical and regional vocabulary not covered by the OED, or words not yet added to the published dictionary... If distinct senses were counted, the total would probably approach three quarters of a million.

Basically, we've got work to do, so there is now an offshoot of the Word of the Day community here. Posting is open to all members.

Perhaps we can start by discussing the fact talky is a word in the dictionary. Am I the only one surprised by this?

Mood Theme!

Jun. 13th, 2017 12:37 am
wolfpurplemoon: A purple coloured Imzysaurus with a moon in the background (imzypurplemoon)
[personal profile] wolfpurplemoon
I have just created a mood theme for this community!

Check it out here!
[personal profile] zorkist


I know it officially gets frozen on the 16th but I expect issues like this during the final stretch.

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Jun. 11th, 2017 07:12 pm
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[personal profile] rathany
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 26


Polls!

View Answers

We should have polls!
19 (73.1%)

We should have serious polls!
10 (38.5%)

We should have silly polls!
11 (42.3%)

Ticky
12 (46.2%)

[personal profile] darkmagess
 Tarot is still happening in Moonbeam Cafe, even thought it's moved to Discord!

https://discord.gg/Q2Ah54J

You are welcome to come ask a question (NOT in the form of a Y/N).

NOTE: Closed for today, but you can join the discord and come by next Thursday!
[personal profile] stile99
I miss Imzy. I miss random Giphy weirdness.

Also, I'm tired. And thirsty.
[personal profile] zorkist


An artist friend drew me one last imzysaurus, which I animated and posted to the imzysaurus community while it's still up.

I drew so many imzysauruses during my IMZY year.

I loved that he was so easy to draw in so many different styles. You just needed a few basic things to identify him. Those three horns. Green skin. Spiked tail.

I imagined him as a corporate mascot in the vein of Mickey Mouse. I wanted to see him appear in animated shorts. I was fascinated with the idea of helping to launch a mascot. And if nothing else, I believed they had an adorable mascot in him.

He'll live on as an increasing obscurity. Like the Pets.com mascot...




Adorable mascots of people's surrendered dreams.
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