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02 December 2011 @ 01:20 pm
Community issues  
Anyone want to voice their opinion on what should happen to iworkatborders now?
I'm going to lock comments to registered users.  At this point, no one's losing their jobs over opinions expressed here.
blackblocpapers on December 2nd, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
My opinion is that the community should be shut down, but archived. Not a heavy LJ user, so no idea how to do that.
phiredrops on December 3rd, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Any suggestions you or anyone else makes is moot. Only the admin can kick everyone out and lock the community.

You can export a copy of your own journal for archive purposes but I'm not sure its possible with communities.
blackblocpapers on December 6th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
It's not moot until our admin rules on it, would be my take.

I think we could use some technical advice on archiving etc.
denardo on December 3rd, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
It definitely should be archived. It's an important part of the history of Borders, which is an important part of the history of American (and global) business.

I don't know LJ's policies, or how possible it is to export a board. If we can do it, I suggest that a copy be entrusted to the organization formerly known at the Borders Group Foundation as well as, if possible, to the Internet Archive.
(Anonymous) on December 3rd, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
I still think this is a great way for Borders-former-employees-to come here and "vent" or job hunting idea's, resume help or "remember the time at Borders when..." but it's up to you. I think keep the past post on here and just "re-vamp" it. I think the site has been silence since we don't know the direction of this now.

PS I miss Borders around this time of year. I can't believe Borders won't be around. bummer.
(Anonymous) on December 4th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
If it's possible it should be archived and referenced so others can find it. The history here would be a great tool for anyone researching the story of Borders for any academic work on Bordrers, bookstores, retailing in an age of change, etc.
waerloga69 on December 4th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)
I agree. This board was pivotal in getting information to both management and employee alike. I gained more insight here than through any other way, enabling me to keep my employee at my BSR up to date. Thank you to all who helped their fellow workers by keeping us informed.
booksatborders on December 6th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
What's the down-side to leaving it remain online as is?
What is the harm in just leaving it be as is. So there will be little traffic. However there is much "history" here for anyone now or in the future to see. Easy access is a plus
blackblocpapers on December 6th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: What's the down-side to leaving it remain online as is?
I hate seeing iworkatborders vandalized. Seems to be the only traffic we get these days.

Maybe the mod could lock future posts to registered users? Take an active part in the community, such as it is?

But, yeah, there doesn't seem to be any harm in leaving it up, when you put it that way. Hate to see it die from a thousand piss-on-you cuts, is all.
blackblocpapers on December 6th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm hoping that the moderator will show up here again, or hand off the reins to someone who'll check in on the place occasionally. Someone knows how to get in touch with him/her, I think. Please?
(Anonymous) on December 6th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
I agree-it should be archived as possible-and the Borders Foundation does a lot of good work with our history.-Leaving it up is great to, as long as the moderator is cool with staying on?
blackblocpapers on December 8th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
New maintainer (sigh)
Well, I emailed LiveJournal about our missing moderator, and they gave me the keys. Don't particularly want them - I already have a shitty car I can't get rid of.

If anyone with more LJ experience wants to take this gig over, message me (or comment here - I'll see it, if LJ lets you post it).

For the time being this community is restricted to current members posting, and all new members will be moderated. I hope to come up with a better long-term solution soon. Not that Borders is going anywhere.
blackblocpapers on December 8th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: New maintainer (sigh)
Um, denardo, this is your nudge-nudge.
ajborders on December 9th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I am also piping in to say that I think we should keep it up on the web, in a restricting-posting form.
KanojoNoCarrera on December 11th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I'd do it, but I long on via Twitter, so I doubt I could do it......
blackblocpapers on December 12th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
So nehcolretni volunteered first, and is the owner of the community. S/he will make decisions about posting restrictions, archiving, etc. I see that s/he has already changed the color scheme! :)
PS: KT, sorry about all the deleted comments. I was just testing the moderator functions. Feel free to repost as desired.
nehcolretni on December 13th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
It'll be deleted almost immediately, but sure - repost as desired.
blackblocpapers on December 20th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
That was implied :)
There don't seem to be easy options for archiving the community's history, but it exists, for now, frozen in amber, so all you historians can have at it.
I've perused iworkatborders over the past couple days, and it's nice to see how things went down. And I mean down. Much love and best wishes to all of you (even the trolly ones).
(Anonymous) on December 31st, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
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