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31 January 2008 @ 04:32 pm
So what's this I'm hearing about the Pond?  
Okay I've been looking around on my f-list and seems that people don't like the fact that some of us are leaving? They are trying to revitalize the thread?  I'm so confused on this whole thing.

I haven't been at GW for about 2 days now, between the server problems and preparing for this interview tomorrow (still a nervous nellie about that...*sigh*) so I don't have much of an idea of what's going on. 

I've said that I may pop in here and there, but my participation is going to be *very* limited, especially with all I have on my plate right now.  I hope that no one over there is mad that I and others have left the thread.  We have our own opinions and if we want to leave then we just should.  Since joining GW 2 years ago, I've seen hussies come and go... many that I enjoyed seeing had up and left....  Kerri, Seshat, Erin, Blingy, Jilly, and a few others whose names escape me at the moment.  I felt bad to see them go, but if they weren't enjoying themselves then why should they subject themselves to it.

I have met some very nice people over there - many of whom I still talk to here on LJ but some whom I wouldn't be able to talk to were it not for GW. 

And to be totally honest this is one of the things that irks me.  The picspams aren't necessarily my biggest beef - it's that the SAME TYPES of pics are repeated over and over.  Whether to conform to the themes of the days or just as a "it if feels good do it" type of thing.  For example there have been times that I wondered if I'd stumbled upon the D/V thread instead of the MS/DJ thread. And yes I know that since Vala is a team member and friend of Daniel's that she should be featured also, but let's also feature Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Cam, Janet, Sha're, etc. etc.  Let's not favor one character/pairing over another.  Things used to be more balanced in the Pond back when I first joined (maybe 1 exception here and there but nothing earth shattering).  I feel it's gotten away from that a bit. I'm not trying to blame anyone in particular but it's just one thing that makes it not as fun for me.

Added to that are things I've mentioned before about some of the newcomers. I know things change over time but there's no point to staying or spending much time there if it's no longer fun.

And I think this is the second post I've made on this so sorry I'm wasting bandwidth here.  I just felt compelled to post again after what I've been hearing about people at the Pond seeming annoyed that people are leaving and wishing to revitalize it, etc. 
Current Mood: morosemorose
discodiva76: Computer Dannydiscodiva76 on January 31st, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Call me cynical but I haven't seen those that are now posting like anything with suggestions to "revitalise" the thread, posting with the same enthusiasm when some of us were still there, trying to keep the thread going....

As far as I'm concerned my decision still stands....I'm not going back.....I'm happy on LJ with my old friends....friends I've made over the past 3 years and those who always had time to reply to me on the DJ Thread no matter how busy they were....((((Jess))))

And I quite agree about the D/V slant...it was beginning to get on my nerves too.....and I liked the woman!!...*snerk*

Deeds xx

Edited at 2008-01-31 10:14 pm (UTC)
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on January 31st, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
FWIW - I quickly ventured over there just to see what people were proposing. The suggestions didn't seem too different from the way things exist over there now.

I agree I'm happier on LJ as well. I do miss the Pond sometimes but I've just grown a bit tired of it. I'm glad I still have a way to talk to some of my old friends. ((((Deeds))))

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was noticing. I like the woman too!
maevebran: S+DUptoNoGoodmaevebran on January 31st, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I don't think we are annoyed as concerned that so many are leaving all at once. I will admit to throwing out ideas on what to do to stop hemoraging hussies but I respect everyone's right and descion to leave.

and I'm sorry you felt there was too much D/V I for one try to balance it.

I don't mean to be defensive but I feel caught in the middle.
discodiva76: Absolute Sexinessdiscodiva76 on January 31st, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I shouldn't worry Maeve...you can all follow Debra's themes - she's put a nice list out for you all.....*snortle*....

I'll stick to LJ thank you very much...

Deeds xx

Edited at 2008-01-31 11:10 pm (UTC)
cindy_zcindy_z on January 31st, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
I left because I want having any fun anymore. and it got boring. Now? i refuse to go back on the grounds that some people i just cant tolerate. (your not one of them ) I am meaning the new crowd in from scifi. I left scifi on account of those guys and here they are. i know...its a public forum but they spoiled one for me and are now infecting the other. Thank the Gods of Cobal for LJ. Its my safe haven.

(((LJ Hussy's))))
jessm78: Long Pondjessm78 on January 31st, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)

I don't blame you. I did have a quick look at what was going on there and I don't see much of a reason to stick around either. If they have fun on the scifi board the way things are done, then great but keep just keep it like that over there only. This is a different site and things are done differently.

But I guess there's nothing we can do if they want to keep at it. I'll miss the Pond for the most part but I'm glad we have our own little "forum" here. It is indeed a safe haven. :)
jessm78: hairsprayjessm78 on January 31st, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)

I don't think you sound defensive at all. I know what you mean and I'm sorry you feel caught in the middle.

I was talking mostly about Wendy (DJgirl) and GLD. I have nothing against them and I'm glad they are so dedicated to the Pond to want to keep it up and make it fun for everyone.

I have no problem with your posts whatsoever. I like them and I know you try to balance it. There are a few others who I think go a bit overboard with it sometimes. IMHO of course.
poundpuppy_29: pic#70943960poundpuppy_29 on February 1st, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
I feel like Maeve in the middle too. The GW pond is what you make it. If it isn't fun for you that's ok what ever makes you happy. Deeds how you feel about Vala is how I feel about Jack I like Jack but in small doses Daniel is my focus. I think what people need to remember you can have Daniel with whoever they want in their AU cuz I don't think TPTB will ever really give anyone resolution. Good Luck Jess with your interview I am sending you good thoughts.
discodiva76: Raised eyed Danieldiscodiva76 on February 1st, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
Well I've always tried to be fair in my pics and share out team stuff as well as my J/D and I've tried to keep my real J/D Slash stuff to the correct thread and if I have posted too much J/D I'm not the only one that thread.....I have not pic spammed J/D heavily, like one D/V shipper who once posted something like 3/4 consecutive pages of D/V pics, which I thought was wrong on a Daniel thread....

Or you could always run the thread like they run the RDA/Jack thread - I was once told that they frown on any other person being in the pics with RDA/Jack as the thread is for him and him alone....maybe someone should suggest that?

Anyway you won't have to worry....anything I post now to do with Daniel on GW will be with Jack and will be in the J/D Slash Thread....and I'll post warnings and a cut on the Hussy Pond here in LJ if it offends anyone

Deeds xx

Edited at 2008-02-01 03:13 pm (UTC)