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The Place for Reading, Writing, and Practicing Different Languages
Sorry, guys...  
7th-Apr-2011 06:40 pm

Hey, everyone... I've been thinking about this for a few months now and have decided to close this comm, mainly because I don't have the time or interest I had in it before (oddly enough, I'm as much a linguaphile as ever) and no one seems to have caught on to it. :( I was thinking of just deleting it spontaneously, but thought that's not very fair to the members, so here's a note first... unless someone would really like tor take over as mod or something. ;D Seriously, though, another reason has to do with spammers: as of the post in the form of a... inappropriate video, I started screening posts and instead of getting some decent posts, I've just been bombarded with videos and ads and spam posts that have been deleted before posting, as well a bunch of spam comments. Frankly, it's just gotten really frustrating. I'd be more willing if the comm was a bit more active (and that's really my fault, since I haven't posted in ages.. school, other obligations keep getting in the way), but yeah, when all I get is garbage, it's annoying. So, sad as it is for me (*sighs* I really did have high hopes for this... like I do with everything else XD) that I've decided to shut it down and, sometime in the future when my heart is up to it, delete it. :(

Thanks for joining and the great posts!! I'd say 'keep on learning', but that's just SO corny, I won't put you up to that kind of torture. ;D *hugs*, instead??

8th-Apr-2011 02:14 am (UTC)
I'd hate to see this community deleted... I know it hasn't been active recently, but it's a great idea.
Since you mentioned someone taking over, I'll volunteer! :D Although I definitely understand if you would prefer to delete the community, since we don't know each-other very well.
11th-Apr-2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks for saying so! I was really happy when I came up with the idea, and then I didn't have the time for it and I also pretty much sucked as a mod since I had no idea to keep it... alive. ;D This was my first attempt at a community or any sort of offshoot from my LJ, so it somewhat hurts to have to get rid of it, just because I'm getting tired of spam posts.

But I'd be more than happy *not* to delete it, so if the offer to come on as mod is still open, I'd be more than happy to include you. You mentioned we don't know each other very well, but, seriously, do you mind if I friend you? I was checking your profile (sorry, your name intrigued me) and I almost goosebumps: Phantom of the Opera (which just happens to be my favourite book and musical... ever!), a lover of languages, AND Scandinavia. O__O Who are you and why have we not met before? ;DDDDD

//sorry if I'm scaring you with this...
12th-Apr-2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Seriously, why are we not already friends?? I added you, I hope you don't mind! :D

And of course the offer is still open! Especially now that I know we have so much in common! ;D
15th-Apr-2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Not at all. *adds back* ^-^

I'm happy to hear it. I've been so swamped lately with consecutive essay-writing that I haven't even been able to reply in a decent amount of time, but I'll see if I can figure out how to add you as a mod as soon as I can. Maybe the two of us together could figure out how to keep this little comm alive. ;)
24th-Apr-2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that we'll figure out a way! I'm sorry that I didn't respond sooner but I was in France.
2nd-May-2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Pff, no need to make me jealous. ;P Just kidding; I'm actually trying (in vain) to get teaching work in Europe, so any European references still manages to get my embittered blood boiling. :D

But I have officially added you as both moderator and maintainer of this comm. ^-^ I was afraid I'd screw something up if I removed myself, so I'm still there, but you're really the master. You're free to do whatever you want with it and I won't stop you at all or challenge your decisions or anything. So, welcome aboard! :)
3rd-May-2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, best of luck to you! I hope it works out. :D

And thank you very much! I'm going to take a day or so to think of what to do, and then I'll try to make the community active again. ^.^
4th-May-2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ahh, thanks, but I don't think there was any hope to begin with. :( No one bothers to hire someone without EU status, so I think I need to put all my dreams to a (very long) hold.

Alright, that's fine. I wanted to let you know first, make sure you knew it, and now I can officially "re-open" it. Still, take as much time as you need. It's not going anywhere... anymore. ^-^
8th-Apr-2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was a good idea but I know I never have the time. I get the same thing when I start blogs. Knowing Amy is going to move out in a few months lessens the urge to post on BA, I can't help wanting to start a new blog for natural beauty products though. I worry the same burnout will happen so I haven't made it yet. I do want to though...

Sorry, I rambled. Love ya!
11th-Apr-2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. "Burnout" would be the perfect word for it. I started this thing up while on summer vacation, probably because I had nothing better to do and now that you have multiple projects and essays (and a masters thesis -__-) to write, you realize you don't have any time for anything not school... which is why I still have to read and reply to your story you sent me. (I haven't forgotten!!! :) )

8th-Apr-2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
This is a very nice comm, but I understand you; I haven't seen much activity here lately and frankly I haven't been logged in to LJ a lot at all. But I really liked the idea you had for this place. <3
11th-Apr-2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks for that. ^^;

Yeah, I got very excited when I thought up the idea, since it just sounded like something that people might really enjoy. It sort of went downhill from there when the second I went to advertise it, someone let me know it already existed. :(
15th-Apr-2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Great site, very impressive.

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