dnalounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein we alert the media.

[ LJ Poll 1310800 ]

Update: Geez! If you don't read dnalounge because you're not interested, then obviously you are not the target audience of this poll!

You people sure like to hear yourselves talk, don't you?

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77 Responses:

  1. g_na says:

    I like the way that comments/discussion are posted to jwz and not to dnalounge.

      • g_na says:

        Because that's the way things are now and I don't like change. (A lame reason, but I guess it's just what I'm used to.) Also, ditto what Eric said below.

      • pdkl95 says:

        I know I read jwz for a similar reason, based on some comments I saw in dnalounge quite a while ago about how the syndicated feeds roll off the old posts after (I think?) two weeks.

        The recommendation seemed to be based around how discussions here were more permanent. At least, I believe that was the reason - there's a social inertia now re-enforcing the "comments in jwz" theory.

        • drkscrtlv says:

          +1, plus the lag.

        • relaxing says:

          agree about syndication posts falling off the edge of the earth.

          i like when an ancient jwz post comes up in my google results and i can see what 6-years-ago-me was talking about.

          also i have sort of a built-in bias against discussions in syndication feeds. because there's no moderation, more fuckwittery results.

  2. altamira16 says:

    I don't see an "I read jwz but not dnalounge and think you should stop crossposting option."

    I don't live in San Francisco and do not generally care about your club unless you are complaining about technology.

    • jwz says:

      Yeah, and I'm sure there are people here for the tentacles who wish I'd stop posting about robots. This is not a poll about what topics I should be interested in, it's a poll about crossposting this particular topic.

      • skreidle says:

        Well, commenting features aside, I'd note that from a practical standpoint, linking to a feed's post seems redundant.

      • altamira16 says:

        The options available messed with my sense of parallelism and completeness.

        I read A&B so you should C.
        I read A&B so you should D.
        I read A&NOT B so you should D.
        (The next option should be "I read A&NOT B so you should C.")
        I read NOT A&B so you should E just doesn't make any sense at all.

  3. RSS feeds in to LJ frequently come in on a significant delay. frequently- but not always. if you post a DNA updatelet here, and my friends page doesn't show dnalounge, i click the updatelet to read it before LJ gets it.

    • jwz says:

      Yeah, it used to be that if you did a feedping to LJ, the RSS updates would show up immediately, but that seems to be pretty intermittent since brad stopped being in charge of things. Still, I think it's rarely more than a few hours delayed, and DNA updates aren't usually that time-critical.

  4. killbox says:

    I don't live in the area, so localized events only interest me when I'm coming into that town. But your blog is your blog, so post away.

  5. httf says:

    I don't read the LJ mirror of the DNA lounge blog because I hadn't noticed it existed. But if you decided to stop cross-posting, I would add it to my friends page and that would be fine.

  6. jered says:

    There wasn't a "I read jwz but not dnalounge, because I didn't know the latter existed, but will now subscribe in my RSS reader and not complain," so I picked option 3.

  7. jwz says:

    I also sometimes wonder if I ought to make it possible to post comments on dnalounge.com, like all other "real" blogs do, but

    1. that sounds like a pain in the ass to implement,
    2. I'd have to deal with spam and other abuse,
    3. I do kinda like using LJ.

    Maybe I should just have a "post comments" link on dnalounge.com that points to LJ and makes you get an account here to post. I dunno.

  8. saltdawg says:

    I'm just here for the tentacles.

  9. cetan says:

    I don't live in the area, so I always have regarded DNA Lounge posts as sort of an "extra" in the jwz LJ experience. If your one-line summary grabs my interest, I'll click over to read the update on dnalounge.com.

  10. m4dh4tt3r says:

    You reach a wider audience by posting to both, I think. As one poster said, I like the discussion on jwz

  11. lnghnds says:

    Keep crossposting so I still get to read clever wherein phrases.

  12. pyrop says:

    I read neither jwz nor dnalounge.

  13. greyface says:

    I read jwz & not dnalounge because you crosspost. If you didn't crosspost I would (have to) read dnalounge separately.

    I like tentacles and robots, but I'm really here for your written responses to the personal miseries of your life (which happens on JWZ & dnalounge pretty evenly, I think. But I don't especially need to see it twice. I guess that kind of makes me an asshole.

  14. wikkit42 says:

    Wherein, comments and permanency.

  15. hasimir says:

    I don't read dnalounge because I'm not in San Francisco, but sometimes there are issues affecting the club I find interesting. Should I ever return to that city, though, I'd make a point of checking out the DNA Lounge.

  16. Until this poll, I had no idea that there was a dnalounge feed.

  17. stiobhan says:

    I read jwz but not dnalounge, for some reason I will explain below, so keep crossposting.

    I read jwz mainly for the mixtapes, tentacularity, slick 'net-wrangling tips, and ironic examinations of human goofiness, and enjoy having the DNA Updates presented within that context.

  18. But I like voting.

    I don't live in SF so I don't care about what shows are playing at your club. The technology issues are sometimes interesting though. I find it entertaining that you keep bashing your head against linux despite all the pain, in a rubberneck-at-the-car-wreck kinda way.

    I can't remember why I first subscribed to your LJ years ago, but you keep posting interesting stuff so I'm still subscribed.

    So I guess I'm saying don't change anything. Steady as she goes.

  19. romulusnr says:

    I read jwz but not dnalounge, because I live nowhere near SF, and have no occasion to visit it, therefore reading about DNA's awesomeness makes me cry.

  20. perligata says:

    I follow both, but I have a filter with my actual friends which I read daily vs. the "full" friendslist (with communities) which I read once a month or so. I could add dnalounge to my main filter, but I prefer the crossposting.

  21. ammutbite says:

    While I do enjoy the club on my infrequent visits to SF, I am much more interested in jwz's LJ posts overall, with DNA lounge updates as part of the robot/tentacle/mixtape/link filled cocktail of awesomeness.

    On its own, however, the comm for DNA is not something I'd join any more readily than a comm for the Noc Noc or MOMA, though I enjoy both of those as well when I visit.

    Frankly, while I appreciate the opportunity to sound off on this, I think you should do what feels best for you.

    After all, it is the originality of your interests and post topics that is the most valuable part of this LJ for me, not any one individual aspect.

    • jesus_x says:

      I'd agree. I like reading about the club as much as the other stuff, so he should keep it up. If a person never talks about their job, they're leaving out a good chunk of their life.

  22. wire_on_fire says:

    I love cool (as opposed to pays-the-bills) events scheduled on Fridays. Reminds me that I'm being an antisocial looser about missing them instead of letting me say "But I've got WORK on MONDAY (or FRIDAY)."

  23. matt_od says:

    continue crossposting because some people don't read both.
    you're running a fucking business. you need to advertise.

  24. I check livejournal daily, and only check dnalounge when you put the pointer. Weird. I know, since i am here every day......

  25. intoner says:

    I think you should post exclusively to "dnalounage", and only about 'Electo' related genres.

  26. e_richard says:

    I live on the other side of the continent.

  27. heresiarch says:

    i am here for the lulz.

    and the snarky takes on the dna lounage updates.

  28. xrayspx says:

    Being on the wrong side of the country, I've never been and probably never will be to DNA. That said, the posts are good for a few reasons: It's your job, people post about their jobs sometimes, and yours is pretty interesting; As someone who's not a DNA regular, I don't subscribe to the feed. I am however interested in your shows and you take great pictures of them; Similarly, it alerts me to upcoming audio streams that I should listen to of shows I wish I could go to and acts that never seem to go east of about the Sierras. Keep it up.

  29. divergio says:

    I don't read dnalounge. I guess I'm not that interested.

  30. djverablue says:

    i read both...but the cross-posting doesn't bother me.

  31. j_v_lynch says:

    I read [info]jwz but not [info]dnalounge, for some reason I will explain below, so keep crossposting.

    Didn't know about dnalounge or bother looking because you were crossposting. If you stop crossposting and I notice, I will add dnalounge.

  32. fantasygoat says:

    I'm all about the snarky posts and keeping commenting in one place, so keep crossposting.

  33. ciphergoth says:

    I vaguely had the impression that only select dnalounge posts made it to the crosspost in your journal - is that not so?

  34. j_b says:

    Always just read jwz because the DNA posts were crossposted ... if crossposting is going to stop, adding dnalounge is easy enough.

  35. pvck says:

    I read jwz but not dnalounge because:

    I read jwz for your sparkling wit and for the persistent game of hoping that you will give away whether or not you've figured out who I am in real life. *

    Adding dnalounge to my rss reader would ensure that I would never see it, like the other ungodly number of feeds there. Adding any syndicated rss feed to my lj other than xkcd just feels dirty and wrong to me.

    *Yes, I know, but it's the fact that you don't care that makes this funny.

  36. defenestr8r says:

    i have your journal filtered in on the list of things i actually read, and the dnalounge rss is in some filter i never look at anymore.

    but if you are going to cease crossposting, i guess i could modify my filters.

    • operatic says:


      Most often, I use the "show=p" option for browsing my friends list, so none of the RSS feeds show up; thus, I'm in favor of the crossposting.

  37. cattycritic says:

    I don't read dnalounge, just your LJ, but I'm on the DNA mailing list anyway.