Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mr Scribbler's Orphanage!

Since my former journal-home (hereinafter referred to as UrinalSpace) seems to have suffered some sort of terminal cyber-meltdown, all refugees from there are welcome to use the comments section of this post to send out distress messages, announce their replacement sites or simply wander around peeping piteously...


Or you can go here to do the same in a more organized forum!

I'll be passing out thin blankets and cups of tepid, watery gruel ASAP!

PARENTHETICAL UPDATE-Y STUFF: Dagnabit, people! If you do have journals elsewhere, or are starting them, will you please leave a message so I can find all y'all? I want to read you, too, you know....

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope I hear from someone soon. I feel lost without all of you. Thanks for the orphanage.
Roz (babe)

Birdie said...

thanks for the pimping Scribby.... as you noticed, a few have checked in there. Wizardress will report in later... I sent off an email to Dylan (JS one-man admin), but I think he is probably too busy getting things back up to answer.
I miss so many great features here... especially the homepage with up-dated journals and comments.. :-(

MrScribbler said...

You're welcome here any time, Roz!

Perhaps a suggestion to blogger's admins would get them started on a "real" homepage, birdie. Wouldn't take much to make this place very home-y.

indoloony said...

Hi MrScribbler. Thanks for pointing us to the forum. I'm really glad that I have my old blogger blog that I kept up with. I'm lucky that I don't need to back up anything..

By the way, why did you choose blogger over wordpress?

MrScribbler said...

Indoloony -- I came here because Whatsername suggested it!

I don't know anything about blog-sites, I admit. I fell into JS by accident, too.

If there are better sites, I guess someone will point them out to me....

I liked JS's features, but was disenchanted by the admin. Mainly, I just wanted a place to write and get feedback....

maurice said...

Hey I got lot's of journals or blogs as soraxtm but the journalspace one has the best community(or the only one where I get commnents).
I hope it comes back up soon.

MrScribbler said...

I got many more comments and visitors at JS, too, soraxtm....

I'd still like to find a "home" that offers more of a "community" without some of the less-desirable factors at JS.

sexaddict41 said...

Thank God for you Scrib! I know I feel pretty lost without JS, but know that I always have a friend here with you.
xoxo
K

MrScribbler said...

See how easy it is! A "community" is people, after all...not just one website with a temperamental admin and shaky equipment!

It's good to see my friends showing up here....

gillardia said...

Hey Scribbs! I'm trying to set up a blog here, but I'm finding it difficult to navigate this site. How do you find any journals on here?

O said...

Hey all - I am so glad to hear that the issue at JS is being worked on - I miss y'all.
Thank you Mr. S for opening up your new home to us!
O~

MrScribbler said...

Gill -- I'm not sure how to "find" people here...this isn't as you've noticed, quite as "community"-oriented as JS. They just have to find you, I guess...unless I'm missing some easy method that's right in front of me!

MrScribbler said...

The welcome mat's out for all y'all, "O!"

DAL said...

JSers (myself included) are throwing themselves at any site where they can leave a comment, it seems. Think of the total time online that we collectively spend (not gonna say waste) on a weekend.

MrScribbler said...

Jeez, "DAL," that doesn't say much for the value of my pathetic journal, does it? "...throwing themselves at any site where they can leave a comment..."

I'm hurt!!!

EarlGrey said...

*peep*

MrScribbler said...

Awwww, EG...pore li'l lost thing....

HarpO'Fly said...

I want to stay at that strictly modern hotel california.

Good thing is I imagine you check in but not out.

Hook me up with that. I think I finally found home.

HarpO'Fly said...

I'm pretty sure my theory about the js admin being a high school kid with all the hardware in the bedroom was correct,
as was the theory that his dad got mad and shot the server with a speargun.
His mom of course is helping get it fixed and is making dad do penance by sleeping on the couch only after doing yard work all day.
It was just a little family issue.

MrScribbler said...

It does feel like the last stop on a long, downhill road, HarpO....

I think the last time it was "strictly modern" was somewhere around 1940. Hard to believe there's anything out there older than me....

Justfly said...

I still wish you and whatser would come back to journalspace. We miss you there...Come on, it is not a bad place =)

MrScribbler said...

j-f -- at least for the moment, there is no JS!

If the admin there could make up with Whatser, I'd be back pronto. But the way he treated her incensed me.

Justfly said...

oh they were both having a bad day. I wish we could delete that day from the History Book.
yes, yes...I know JS is down =) I am thinking it is temporary.
If it is not...oh well,life continues.

Whatsername said...

I would reccomend LiveJournal to a lot of you if you find Blogger hard to navigate.

It is much less community oriented than a ot of you are used to here, and you make yourself known by using the Next Blog button and commenting on other sites.

Tags also help, techorati, bloglines and other sites let people know when you update and making it easier to find you.

But really, overall I would say check out LJ, there is a lot goin on over there!

And JF, thank you for thinkin of me =) I definitely wont be writing on JS anymore, and I am still waiting on an apology (I got an explanation but no 'I'm sorry' which I gladly passed on, but that's all in the past so whatever, i won't hold my breath. It's over.) but I'll come visit you when the bloody site goes back up!

Whatsername said...

I mean Blogger is less community...

whoops =)

I may start a LJ just for the creative aspect, there are a lot of talented graphics designers and stuff like that and it seems relatively easy to find them.

But yeah...here's to hopin ya'll can get back to JS...

DAL said...

Ha ha. I meant no disrespect, my left coast friend. I'm jus' sayin', y'know? I hope Westy doesn't go over her bandwidth limit. Lost JS souls are now responsible for 2/3 of the member count, and over 1/6 of the post count since this morning.

MrScribbler said...

A likely story, DAL....

Birdie said...

a likely story? I went over my bandwidth once with only the many pictures of my homepage .. I ended up changing provider for that homepage, keeping my other homepage, with the forum, on the first provider...

but it's been so much fun! if I get a notice, I'll ask for a temporary increase, if possible... sigh

MrScribbler said...

birdie -- the "likely story" was DAL's first line, not his comment about your forum eating up bandwidth...I'm sure, based on what I've seen there, that your new flood of "commenters" are running up the numbers big-time!

Tigeress said...

I bet you and Whatser are having the last laugh now. ;-) JS is FUBAR'd. I have a MySpace account and I hate it!! Can I move in with you guys?? *bats eyes and makes a sad kitty face*

MrScribbler said...

Tigeress, honey, I'm not laughing and -- though I wouldn't put words in her mouth -- I'm sure Whatser isn't either.

JS is/was a good place, and is/was filled with good people. That Whatser (and I) had a bad experience there is irrelevant, really.

I hope it gets repaired. And when it does, I'll be back there to read you!

Of course I'll read you wherever else you might set up shop, too!

MrScribbler said...

BTW, Tigeress...MySpace is really fubar, if you ask me. Can't leave comments there without joining! So start a journal here to tide you over 'til JS is back up....

Tigeress said...

Well, I started an account over here, too (in addition to MySpace), but haven't done much with it yet...
*taking my thin blanket and cup of gruel before breaking into a rousing rendition of "It's a Hard-Knock Life" from "Annie"...*

MrScribbler said...

Just for that, Tigeress, two cups of gruel!

Whatsername said...

nah, i think it really sucks that JS is down =(

a lot of heart and soul put into the blogs there...and knowing they might go kaput foreva...LAME!!

I am not a big fan of Myspace. Too many freaks.

MrScribbler said...

Be that as it may...if JS really is kaput, I hope the refugees will set up shop and stay in touch. It's what you say, not where you say it!

Tigeress said...

Two cups of gruel?!?! Hey, my singing isn't that bad! ;-)

Hey, Whatser, if I beg reeeeeeeeeeeeally hard, will you, umm, maybe, help me with a new template/layout/thingie? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease? *batbats eyelashess*

Tigeress said...

BTW, is there a way for BlogSpot to notify you of comments posted in your blog? Or was that only a JS feature?

MrScribbler said...

blogspot notifies me when I get comments, Tigeress! Don't remember how I got it to do that....check the fAQ stuff on your dashboard page, or "settings," or whatever.

Starshine said...

I finally found your page by typing MrScribbler into the search box on the top of my blog.

I put you in my favorites too. I don't know how to do a blogroll yet. ~~~

I hope JS gets back online soon, too. This is ok, though. A place to write our thoughts!

Sunny... ps: I joined in Blogspot today.

MrScribbler said...

So good to see you, Sunny!

Whatsername said...

tigress, yes indeed i will help you!

to be notified of comments just go to your dashboard, click settings, and click comments, you can customise it from there!

my email: blame_the_commies AT yahoo.

:)

HarpO'Fly said...

You can do favorites here?

I must have missed that option. I hope to have a link to everyone here and hopefully others as they appear.
Unless by some outside chance JS is not totally history.
Even then might be good to have it set.

BDraggs said...

peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...oh, fricken, freakin, f*ckin PEEP!..................

(*stricken*)

BDraggs said...

peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...peep...oh, fricken, freakin, f*ckin PEEP!..................

(*stricken*)

Whatsername said...

you can have a favourites type list either by giong in and linking manually in your blog OR using a Blogroll http://blogrolling.com/

which is super easy.

O said...

I think I am going to stay here for a bit even after JS is up and running. The more I putter the more I like it here. And we can build a community - can't we???

MrScribbler said...

I've been thinking about the "community" aspect, o, and I have the beginnings of an idea. Will say more when I see if it would fly....

Whatsername said...

you can make a blog and add contributors, so others can post to it, so yeah like a community. :)

MrScribbler said...

Dat be what I had in my li'l mind, Whatser!

You a psychic, too?

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