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Mod post, taking applications 
12th-Sep-2009 01:28 am
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I think this should have been done a long time ago, but if there's anyone out there that would like to better manage this community, please let me know. There'll be a vetting process. It would be nice if applicants were moderate and enthusiastic, but that might be a little too optimistic given the levels and type of participation in the community. But listen, this idea of a community is not a bad one. I would love to see more of the things people create because of pot (drawings, stories, furniture, ideas, etc.). I have sometimes thought that this community could be a sort of argument for social acceptance of pot. It still has that potential with the right leadership.

So if you care, if you have the time, and if you have good ideas for how to enliven a community, I would love to hear from you. The vetting will take place in the comments to this entry.

Not to be a downer, but if there is no satisfactory replacement I'll probably delete the community. There's enough junk floating around the internet.
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12th-Sep-2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
No, no, don't delete. This community IS an awesome idea. If nobody else wants to do it, I'd definitely take a shot at it.
14th-Sep-2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Do you have any ideas of what you would want to do or change with the community?
20th-Sep-2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
No response?
20th-Sep-2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, I suppose a response would be helpful. It would be good to keep this community around. I do enjoy the posts when they actually happen.

It would be great to have more posts on smarter ways to smoke, whether that's discussing cellulose rolling papers, or the best vaporizer for your money. Articles on topics like famous/intellectual (and proud to be) potheads, or even just pot news. I also think that throwing out some ideas to incorporate pot smoking with your career could be a lot of fun. I just found out there are pot positive yoga classes where I live, as an example.

I have never been a mod before and I don't know if I'd be any good. I would try though if nobody else is stepping up. It's better than seeing the community deleted.
20th-Sep-2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
I think your ideas are good but the community really needs greater participation. There is probably some threshold of membership where the community is self-sustaining but we are clearly not at that point. We need new members, and for that we need to proselytize. The best way to do that is to cross post to other pot smoking communities as this generally does not break their community rules.

What I'd like to see is some active recruiting. Livejournal tends to bring in a lot of users who only are interested for a few weeks or months, even in their own journals. For communities with obvious names like "Liberals" or "Conservatives", people are automatically drawn. But for us we need to go out and pull people in.

So do you think you can manage some small degree of advertising? Basically all I imagine is an interesting, well-written post which is cross-posted across a few pot communities with something like "X-posted to brainy_potheads" at the bottom of the post.

I don't mean to make unfair demands and don't feel as if you are letting anyone down if you don't feel able or willing to support the community. But I really don't want to see a community called brainy_potheads basically on life support. I'd rather it simply not exist.
20th-Sep-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
No, this is a reasonable request, and a smart plan to get this community going. I'd be up for it:)
20th-Sep-2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Alright, I've removed myself as a maintainer and added you. Good luck!
21st-Sep-2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll start tomorrow with some cross posting action:D
12th-Sep-2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I agree the community is a neat idea and would love to see more of the type of things you mentioned posted. (I'd post more myself, but I tend to be too busy with other things while high and EXTREMELY self-conscious about the quality of my ideas and/or art after the fact.)

I won't offer to take on the job though - I'm known to drop off the internet for long periods of time and would be, at best, sporadic and possibly neglectful.
12th-Sep-2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
please down delete this community. i hope a replacement is found. i loved all the posts in the this community, even when it went quiet and it was only a post so often.
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