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17 December 2010 @ 02:19 pm
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So, I'm not on Twitter or Facebook; I don't watch live TV or most news shows; I don't visit most news sites. I watched DVR shows last night instead of rechecking my LJ flist. So I only found out about Yahoo! planning to shut down Delicious about an hour ago. After a goodly long panic, though, I found that Delicious is going to try to keep the site up.

Maybe it won't work, but I'm crossing my fingers. Because I'm not a hardcore user, but I have a few thousand bookmarks there, and their tagging system is exactly what I want, and I've been putting together a huge project since about May and that project is only about halfway done.

Don't leave me, Delicious!

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skaredykatskaredykat on December 18th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Hope it does stay alive! I never quite managed to get going with my own account, but use it fairly regularly to re-find lost stories (and use your account and a few others whose tagging systems I like to look up stories with particular themes -- mmm, sleepdeprived!Rodney). And now of course I'm very curious about this huge project of which you speak, is it fannish or RL? :)
michelel72: SG-Jack-Wackomichelel72 on December 18th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
I never originally saw the point of it, but the first time I had to change computers after getting into fanfic, I needed something more sophisticated than IE's bookmarking system. I tried Google's system and kind of hated it; I later tried Delicious, and it turned out to be perfect for my needs. I even changed from IE to Firefox strictly because the Delicious tagging tools started crashing IE hard.

And my project is fannish. It may have something to do with how long it took me to really get how the memories at stargateficrec were organized, and the near impossibility of determining whether a story has been recced in a different category recently. It's also possible that if I'd realized how huge an undertaking it would be, I wouldn't have bothered, but I'm too far in to stop now!

(It's not at all ready for any kind of public mention yet, but if you're curious, you can feel free to take a peek. All tags prefixed with Y are part of this (to keep them separate from the rest of my tags): YSGFicRec on all entries, then "YA-"-prefixed tags for authors, "YC-" for categories, "YS-" for show, "YDY-" for year of rec, and "YDM-" for month of rec. "YX-DeadLink" means that I couldn't easily find a working (non-archive.org) link. I have everything from 2004, 2009, and 2010 indexed, plus the first two months of 2005; 38 categories are not yet indexed from the intervening period. It's most useful for exploring, or for looking up key words from titles since the link I picked for each might not match anyone else's — I prefer sites that allow single-page viewing, but personal websites go dark, and I'm sometimes inconsistent. The problematic part is that these cross with my own personal bookmark collection, so those have my commentary as well. I've also made more than a couple of mistakes, some of which I've caught myself but plenty of which I'm sure remain. But it's helped me with my own rec-making for the comm, so if I ever finish it, I'll probably be offering it as an unofficial, non-comm-sanctioned resource ....)
skaredykatskaredykat on December 19th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Aaaah, I'd wondered what the "y" designator in some of your tags meant. :) Also, whoa/wow, very impressive!
korilian: asgardkorilian on December 19th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
I was superbummed when I found out about it as well. I need my delicious! It's possible to back up your bookmarks in settings. Supposedly with tags and tall, although I'm not sure if that's actually true.

I'd been wondering what the deal was with your tags (I've been peeking since you can still be counted on to bookmark fresh SGA meat :)
michelel72: SGA-RodneySam-Readingmichelel72 on December 19th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't really anticipate just how many tags this project would add! (You've probably noticed, but while the Y-tagged entries are all over the map for all three series, stuff I've read or mean to read for SGA gets the Verse:SGA tag ....)