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astronewt wrote in writersblock
I'm sorry to bring you this news, but Writer's Block will be discontinued for at least a while when our upcoming Release 94 is rolled out live sometime next week. New daily questions will no longer be posted to this community after that point. As most of you know, the current format had several posting-related issues, and lately had stopped displaying everyone's public answers from the View Answers link entirely.

This and other reasons have caused the decision to be made to just completely disable it for now. If anyone knows of other LiveJournal communities that offer a daily question for people to answer, please feel free to comment with such links.

We're discussing ways to revive and expand upon the Writer's Block concept, and I certainly hope we can bring you something in the future that works more reliably and will return the daily question format back to LiveJournal. Thanks.

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Oh that's a shame. I really do enjoy Writer's Block.

Me too! I hardly ever answered them myself, but I really liked scrolling through other people's answers to the questions. Always found something interesting or funny or whatever, pretty much every day.

So I am doing what I can to push for getting it completely fixed up (or more likely, redesigned entirely so that it doesn't have the problems it currently has) and back in place when we can, because I think it's a cool little thing to have. :)

Ah, shame! I really did like having the questions for an idea for something to blog about. I do hope a solution is found and it doesn't get totally abandoned! I'd like to see a return to lj's frontpage even. Thanks for the warning/info tho!!

I agree, I hope it returns to the front page also. It prompted many a discussions in my own LJ.

Hope you can get it fixed!

This is a shame. :/ I answered them almost every day, even though my entries are friends locked.

My heart is bleeding chunky peanut butter...er, yah.

it's a shame... it really helped me talk about other topics...

That's too bad, but on the other hand I also understand because the troubles with formatting were really getting annoying. I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone who's working on finding a solution to bring Writer's Block back :)

You killed Writer's block ...... You ......


It been going down hill incs you move it off the main page.

Okay, so how can we help? Is there a way to find a source for daily questions or to find a way to post daily questions that are user-generated somewhere else?

Pity; I found it opened up discussion between friends and others.

What a bummer. what else will I do when I am bored?

Awww, I'll miss it. Work very very hard and bring it back, 'kay? FanSee

This is a good thing, I think. I really liked this, too, though I didn't use it often. Some of the most interesting discussions with my friends have come through writer's block. If nothing else I can elicit a laugh from my buds.

Hope to see it return in all its glory.

JB

In other words, you're killing it. Or Russia is.

This and other reasons have caused the decision to be made to just completely disable it for now.

Am I the only one who wonders why you're being so vague about just what the "other reasons" actually are?

(Suspicious comment)
I really hope you fix these issues soon. Quite honestly the only reason why I kept my lj this long was because I always found these questions very interesting and fun to answer. I would hope it would have generated discussion amongtt my other friends but that didn't happen.

Since this community and the community i follow have stopped posting things on a consistant basis I may get rid of my account. I may still answer these questions on my tumblr if that's alright.

That really sucks. I really enjoyed these.

I agree.. this really sucks. :(

also.. I find it pretty crappy that LJ is taking this stance..

I wish i could say I was surprised, but I'm not. LJ's developers have pushed a whole bunch of code out.. often when it's not ready.. or tested with all the browsers. It's not surprising to me that they continue to have issues.

I'm guessing a lot of people are going to be less active without an icebreaker. Also guessing that the overlords don't really care...

Sucks, but at least I've been getting less random-invites from Russian people I couldn't even decipher. XD

I hope it'll be back. Preferably front-page and all. :3

I certainly hope it's just for now. Regardless of whether my public answers were being displayed, it was pretty relaxing. I'll miss it.

What's next on the list to be gotten rid of? I'm sure there's a ton-load of more features that will be erased eventually. I'm waiting with bated breath :/

I BELIEVE IN LJ STAFF..

13masquerade

2012-07-09 02:02 pm (UTC)

~To make it better or make it worse..~

Better if : Front page/More people/More participants/More personal engagements/More fun for LJ Comm/Satisfaction guaranteed

Worse if : DELETING THE WHOLE THING WITHOUT PUTTING MUCH EFFORT INTO RESTRUCTURING AND FINDING SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS..

(Didn't mean to scream the Worse if..)

Usually I'm not participating in "open" discussions, but THIS is something different now.

I really hope Writer's Block can continue one way or the other. I'm not much of a sucker for fancy features and whatnot (especially when they're 'bout communication)... but I grew to like WB, since it's kinda interesting and most of all fun.

So.. yeah.. it'd be awesome if you folks'd revive it sooner or later (hopefully the former hehe) I just wonder whether there's anything that'd be done by us to make it happen~

But... but... *lip tremble* That's what I DO here. My whole damn LJ is nothing but WB prompts. I LIKE answering those daft questions. They start so simple and I end up making a long, full, deep-brain-tissue-massage entry and it's GLORIOUS. I loved reading the other entries as well... Please please please, don't give up on Writer's Block! Fix the bugs, put it back on the main page, don't take our WB away! *big pleading puppy eyes*

I hope it'll be back, preferably soon. It's one of my favorite features, and honestly one of the few things keeping me from migrating to another blog site.

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