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A Tsunami of Polls -'tis a quickie!

Should I replace the links in my Welcome post that are f'locked with links that can be seen by everyone?

Yes! F'locked links aren't very "welcoming"
11(57.9%)
No! Who the heck cares, really?
2(10.5%)
Maybe? I can go either way on that
2(10.5%)
You have a Welcome post?
4(21.1%)
Yes, because a welcome post is aimed at people who haven't got to know you yet, who might send you a friend request.

So if the welcome post points them to links that are inaccessible to them, the message can't reach its intended audience.
That's exactly what I was thinking.

I didn't even realize some of my links were inaccessible until recently looking at it from a computer away from home. (oops)
My answer was yes because how will you welcome new friends if your initial post is flocked? That post is an introduction, so if it can't be seen, how will people know who you are?
I may have worded my question a little vaguely? The welcome post isn't f'locked, but some of the links within it to other folks' metas Oh, sorry! In that case, I'd say, if the metas aren't flocked then you don't have to flock them.
What I mean is the metas other people have done that I linked to within my post were flocked by those people. WHich I didn't notice because I'm friends with those folks and didn't think of that while I was making the post.

Oh who the hell am I kidding, I just want an excuse to update that post anyway. *LOL*
I seem to be in the minority in my "who cares" response, but I also feel you should do whatever feels right to you. Your journal - your rules.


Gabrielle
I voted for maybe. Because ... maybe yes? But it's your journal and you should put whatever link you like the most!
But it's your journal and you should put whatever link you like the most!

Right, but I forgot that blackfrancine's posts, for instance, are completely f'locked. She's given me permission to quote her (hence the quote in my recent Buffy & Faith post) though; but that quote isn't on her journal anyway.

I definitely will - after I get back from new york city this weekend and move back into the new apartment (maybe next weekend?)

Which is to say, I'll probably do a little at a time and THEN let everyone know, "all done".

Do you have any links (meta, stories art etc) in particular that you think would be appropriate? I've seen some really good things this year that would work, like a recent meta on Kennedy.
My google-fu has found this on Kennedy, and there's also this, which is a black hole you'll probably get lost in. Check out the tags for specific character meta - you might find something you like on Buffy, etc. that aren't f-locked. And don't let Tumblr's format scare you!
My google-fu has found this on Kennedy, and there's also this, which is a black hole you'll probably get lost in. Check out the tags for specific character meta - you might find something you like on Buffy, etc.

Hey thanks! I think I saw that essay by stormwreath when I first got into fandom. Have you seen this recent essay about Kennedy at the blog Fandom for Equality "Ladies Who Need More Love"?
http://fandomforequality.com/2014/01/31/ladies-who-need-more-love-kennedy-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/

And don't let Tumblr's format scare you!

I think I'm scared by the idea of having one more thing my brain can't handle. I'm the one who also set up the DW site because people said LJ was dying, and have let it fall into neglect.