[mod post] yeah, you all know this is coming 8|;

After two months straight without a single submission I think we can safely say that this community is, if not dead, then at least on life support. I'll keep checking in for submissions and will make posts when needed, but if anyone was holding out for even monthly posts I'm afraid that fandom just doesn't want to put the effort into this community/format to support that. I'm sorry to see it come to this, but really, is anyone actually surprised it did? Thank you to all those who supported us this far.

pax_iaponica/je_secretsmod

Submissions Post #136

HERE is where you post your secrets! But before posting, don't forget the guidelines:

01 — READ THE RULES!!!

02 — Do not forget to post as Anonymous. It's pretty easy, actually. You don't even have to log-out: just click on the `switch` button. We won't tell anyone who you are if you do accidentally post as yourself, but we won't be responsible either if anyone finds out who posted which secret.

03 — Images are to be at most 800 by 600 pixels in size (meaning 800 pixels wide, 600 pixels tall). Anything bigger and we won't post it. JPGs and GIFs only. No PNGs or BMPs or TIFs or whatsoever other image format. You can edit the graphics with whatever graphics program of your choice though.

04 — Please do not upload your secrets onto hosts/servers that do not give a direct link. Ie. If you can not see the file extension of your secret (.jpeg/.jpg/.gif) at the end of the URL, it is not a direct link and will not show up as a picture when posted in the secrets posts. ImageShack and TinyPic are recommended.

Imageshack
DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4246/juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg

Tinypic
DIRECT: http://i38.tinypic.com/30xj2a1.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30xj2a1&s=4



05 — You can post as many secrets as you want, but make sure to put the # of secrets at the top of your comment (formerly in the subject line). Also, the posting format is:

http://imageurl_here/ (DIRECT IMG LINK ONLY PLS.)
`image description here`

05 — Don't forget to include all applicable warnings for your image (ie. not worksafe, etc.)

07 — FOR TEXT SUBMISSIONS: Please specify in some way or another who your secret applies to so that we can select an appropriate graphic for your secret (ex: single names can be confusing. "Maru" Maruyama/Nakamaru, "Shige" NEWS/Kanju, etc.)

08 — Secrets Post #135

Secrets Post #135


01.

'Am I the only one who finds the idea behind these performances so fascinating?'


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[0] not!secrets;
[0] love!declarations;
[0] img404;
[0] too BIG.
[0] NOT DIRECT LINK.


REMINDERS:
# Some secrets might be RATED PG-13 or higher.
# This post is UNSCREENED. Everyone will be able to see everyone's comments.
# You're allowed to comment ANONYMOUSLY.
# Discuss/Argue/Reply whichever way you want, but any direct bashing or wanking in the comments will NOT BE TOLERATED.
# Submit your secrets HERE

Submissions Post #135

HERE is where you post your secrets! But before posting, don't forget the guidelines:

01 — READ THE RULES!!!

02 — Do not forget to post as Anonymous. It's pretty easy, actually. You don't even have to log-out: just click on the `switch` button. We won't tell anyone who you are if you do accidentally post as yourself, but we won't be responsible either if anyone finds out who posted which secret.

03 — Images are to be at most 800 by 600 pixels in size (meaning 800 pixels wide, 600 pixels tall). Anything bigger and we won't post it. JPGs and GIFs only. No PNGs or BMPs or TIFs or whatsoever other image format. You can edit the graphics with whatever graphics program of your choice though.

04 — Please do not upload your secrets onto hosts/servers that do not give a direct link. Ie. If you can not see the file extension of your secret (.jpeg/.jpg/.gif) at the end of the URL, it is not a direct link and will not show up as a picture when posted in the secrets posts. ImageShack and TinyPic are recommended.

Imageshack
DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4246/juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg

Tinypic
DIRECT: http://i38.tinypic.com/30xj2a1.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30xj2a1&s=4



05 — You can post as many secrets as you want, but make sure to put the # of secrets at the top of your comment (formerly in the subject line). Also, the posting format is:

http://imageurl_here/ (DIRECT IMG LINK ONLY PLS.)
`image description here`

05 — Don't forget to include all applicable warnings for your image (ie. not worksafe, etc.)

07 — FOR TEXT SUBMISSIONS: Please specify in some way or another who your secret applies to so that we can select an appropriate graphic for your secret (ex: single names can be confusing. "Maru" Maruyama/Nakamaru, "Shige" NEWS/Kanju, etc.)

08 — Secrets Post #134

Secrets Post #134


01.

[Text Submission]

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[0] not!secrets;
[0] love!declarations;
[0] img404;
[0] too BIG.
[0] NOT DIRECT LINK.


REMINDERS:
# Some secrets might be RATED PG-13 or higher.
# This post is UNSCREENED. Everyone will be able to see everyone's comments.
# You're allowed to comment ANONYMOUSLY.
# Discuss/Argue/Reply whichever way you want, but any direct bashing or wanking in the comments will NOT BE TOLERATED.
# Submit your secrets HERE

Submissions Post #134

HERE is where you post your secrets! But before posting, don't forget the guidelines:

01 — READ THE RULES!!!

02 — Do not forget to post as Anonymous. It's pretty easy, actually. You don't even have to log-out: just click on the `switch` button. We won't tell anyone who you are if you do accidentally post as yourself, but we won't be responsible either if anyone finds out who posted which secret.

03 — Images are to be at most 800 by 600 pixels in size (meaning 800 pixels wide, 600 pixels tall). Anything bigger and we won't post it. JPGs and GIFs only. No PNGs or BMPs or TIFs or whatsoever other image format. You can edit the graphics with whatever graphics program of your choice though.

04 — Please do not upload your secrets onto hosts/servers that do not give a direct link. Ie. If you can not see the file extension of your secret (.jpeg/.jpg/.gif) at the end of the URL, it is not a direct link and will not show up as a picture when posted in the secrets posts. ImageShack and TinyPic are recommended.

Imageshack
DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4246/juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg

Tinypic
DIRECT: http://i38.tinypic.com/30xj2a1.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30xj2a1&s=4



05 — You can post as many secrets as you want, but make sure to put the # of secrets at the top of your comment (formerly in the subject line). Also, the posting format is:

http://imageurl_here/ (DIRECT IMG LINK ONLY PLS.)
`image description here`

05 — Don't forget to include all applicable warnings for your image (ie. not worksafe, etc.)

07 — FOR TEXT SUBMISSIONS: Please specify in some way or another who your secret applies to so that we can select an appropriate graphic for your secret (ex: single names can be confusing. "Maru" Maruyama/Nakamaru, "Shige" NEWS/Kanju, etc.)

08 — Secrets Post #133

Secrets Post #133


01.

There's so many girls out there, why it had to be her?

Only one submission this time, so now a trip back to when it all began~ Unfortunately about 80% of the images submitted back then have been eaten by tinypic but there were still enough left to mine through them for this. I'm not sure if we should just stick to one block of time like here in future posts, or just jump around randomly through the years. Thoughts?

I give to you, 2007, and the birth of je_secrets~

02.

I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.
[Originally posted 2007.10.29]

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[0] not!secrets;
[0] love!declarations;
[0] img404;
[0] too BIG.
[0] NOT DIRECT LINK.


REMINDERS:
# Some secrets might be RATED PG-13 or higher.
# This post is UNSCREENED. Everyone will be able to see everyone's comments.
# You're allowed to comment ANONYMOUSLY.
# Discuss/Argue/Reply whichever way you want, but any direct bashing or wanking in the comments will NOT BE TOLERATED.
# Submit your secrets HERE

[mod post] update

Okay, so based off the feedback we received on the last post I'm going to start mixing in retro-secrets posts as filler for the light submission batches. That said, I'm still playing around with format for this as it's mostly going to end up being one giant experiment (congratulations! we are all now guinea pigs~ XD), which means that the next post might be a little late going up (maybe later today, more likely tomorrow- the 1st). So if you have any submissions you'd like to sneak in between now and then feel free to take advantage of the delay.

[mod post] "The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things..."

...and so the time has come when we here at je_secrets must make a decision. There will be no cut here as it's something that actually bears noticing/reading. Long post warning, TL;DR (PLEASE READ, THOUGH), etc. etc.

While there's been an amount of comments made both on posts here and on meme about the fate of this comm, I've also received a number of private comments/messages regarding this community and what it has been/meant to people in the Johnny's fandom over the past several years. These comments have affirmed to me that this community isn't only something that I feel passionately/nostalgically about, and because of that it's only fair that I formally open up for discussion the problem of what to do with je_secrets.

Ultimately, for me as moderator, the question of "what to do with je_secrets?" can be boiled down to "why does this comm matter/why is it important?" And at this point I suppose I can really only chalk it up to nostalgia for those of us who remember its glory days. ...Or at least the uber-cynical part of me says that. The sentimental side of me says that it matters because it represents a place where fandom came together/can come together to laugh, to critique, to snark, to have both intelligent and UNintelligent debates, and to discuss Johnny's fandom as a whole, both under their usernames and anonymously, and where we would wait excitedly for 10/11 EST/CST to roll around on the 15th and 30th of the month for the posts to go up. The excitement (and sometimes anxiety) levels were most high when something big had landed in fandom in the period between postings (Think: Jin leaving KAT-TUN, Ohno's pot scandal, Ryo kicking girls out of cabs, Nino running over bicyclists with his car, Kusanagi embracing the Hedonism lifestyle- if only for one drunken night, etc).

Some have argued that Livejournal is just a dying medium and that tumblr's now the place to be with their confessions blogs, but when the most populated fandom's *coughArashicough* confessions tumblr can't even manage to stay alive, it's probably a statement on the overall apathy level of tumblr fandom as a whole (or possibly just fandom in general as a whole), and how that has been fueled by said present medium of choice.

People can say that it's nostalgia-goggles or whatever, but the fact remains we were once a fandom, regardless of medium, that cared enough to submit anywhere from 20-40 secrets a post on average, and who would then comment from 200-350 comments per post. Be it through genuine desire to engage, or just feeding the trolls, people participated in a fandom collective. And agree with it or not, the fact remains that when people stop caring to participate in fandom, that fandom will die.

I'm not saying that the solution to this decline is to submit secrets; if only it were that simple. What I'm saying is that people have to actually want to give a damn about an inter-group fandom in order to maintain it, and what I need here is to see if anyone actually WANTS that to continue existing here.

SO. OPTIONS. These are suggestions I've thought of, ones people have submitted, suggestions made on meme, etc. If you favor any/disfavor any/don't give a rat's ass either way/ or have a different thought or idea I beg you to comment here, anonymous or otherwise. Let me know what you think. Please spread this post to everyone you know for their input. A lot of people in fandom don't even know about je_secrets since the fandom exodus from LJ, but their lack of knowing certainly doesn't exclude them from those I'd like to welcome here. In fact, I'm going to share this on my personal tumblr and public twitter, and include links to the posts here (tumblr) and here (twitter) in case anyone wants to reblog/retweet either of them to spread the request for input.

1. Keep it as it is, fandom will come around to using LJ more on its own anyway.

2. Keep it the way it is but also include/make a "best-of" secrets post when submissions are low. (This actually ties in to something I had thought about while scrolling through old posts anyway, when lamenting the fact that tinypic and other photo-hosting sites have been recycling urls and therefore eating secrets. Unfortunately, a number of the really good ones are already gone, but it might be a way to salvage some of the good ones that are still left as the images would be saved and then reuploaded at imgur/some other site less likely to delete it.)

3. Advertise/post on tumblr instead of LJ/in conjunction with LJ. (I merged these two together since they work well together anyway.)

4. Publicize the posts when they are made in LJ’s ranking systems (I have deliberately kept the posts out of their rankings/public lists up until now)

5. Just give up/let it die already.

6. Let it die, but before doing so open a post for one great-big nostalgia blast. Let people comment on their favorite secrets memories, limitations be damned, ie if you want to talk about previously banned topics/people in fandom, this is your chance to have it. If you're going to go down, you might as well go down in fabulous, glittery flames. Links to previous posts and comment threads welcomed.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Submissions Post #133

HERE is where you post your secrets! But before posting, don't forget the guidelines:

01 — READ THE RULES!!!

02 — Do not forget to post as Anonymous. It's pretty easy, actually. You don't even have to log-out: just click on the `switch` button. We won't tell anyone who you are if you do accidentally post as yourself, but we won't be responsible either if anyone finds out who posted which secret.

03 — Images are to be at most 800 by 600 pixels in size (meaning 800 pixels wide, 600 pixels tall). Anything bigger and we won't post it. JPGs and GIFs only. No PNGs or BMPs or TIFs or whatsoever other image format. You can edit the graphics with whatever graphics program of your choice though.

04 — Please do not upload your secrets onto hosts/servers that do not give a direct link. Ie. If you can not see the file extension of your secret (.jpeg/.jpg/.gif) at the end of the URL, it is not a direct link and will not show up as a picture when posted in the secrets posts. ImageShack and TinyPic are recommended.

Imageshack
DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4246/juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=juns18thbirthdaytt2.jpg

Tinypic
DIRECT: http://i38.tinypic.com/30xj2a1.jpg
NOT DIRECT: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30xj2a1&s=4



05 — You can post as many secrets as you want, but make sure to put the # of secrets at the top of your comment (formerly in the subject line). Also, the posting format is:

http://imageurl_here/ (DIRECT IMG LINK ONLY PLS.)
`image description here`

05 — Don't forget to include all applicable warnings for your image (ie. not worksafe, etc.)

07 — FOR TEXT SUBMISSIONS: Please specify in some way or another who your secret applies to so that we can select an appropriate graphic for your secret (ex: single names can be confusing. "Maru" Maruyama/Nakamaru, "Shige" NEWS/Kanju, etc.)

08 — Secrets Post #132