June 30th, 2012

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Community Email Feature - What Do You Think?

Hello Superstars!

As you may have heard elsewhere, LiveJournal has introduced a new feature as part of Release 93: Community Email!

This feature allows owners and maintainers of paid and permanent communities to send emails to all community members. There is a limit of one email per day, and all emails will automatically contain opt-out links.

We want to use this new tool in a way that will be helpful and awesome, rather than annoying, so we want to talk it over as a community before we begin sending any emails.

We're putting some basic questions in poll form here, but we'd also love to hear more detailed feedback in the comments.

Poll #1850599 And now, the poll.

How do you feel about the idea of VP using this feature?

I think it would be great, and I'd like to get emails.
I'm neutral, but I might look at some of the emails.
I'm neutral, and would probably opt out.
I would find it annoying.

If you do think we should use this feature, how would you like to see it used?

To share existing content from VP (links round-ups, MMMMonday posts, noteworthy posts from members, etc.).
To announce changes to the VP website or to VP rules or policy, or to ask for feedback on same.
Other (please elaborate in the comments).

How often would you ideally want to receive emails from VP?

Every two weeks.
Only when changes to VP rules/policy are being made, or when feedback on such changes is being solicited.

Please feel free to share any questions, concerns, or other feedback in the comments.

As always, thanks for being awesome, and happy VPing!

For the VP Team
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Links Round-Up: Week ending 30 June 2012

Welcome to our weekly links round-up. The LRU is a compilation of items from the past week that may be of interest to VPers and is intended to broaden the kinds of conversations we have here. To submit articles to the round-up, e-mail also_warriors@vaginapagina.com

As a reminder, in lieu of trigger warnings, I use keywords describing the themes of the piece. Please skim these before deciding to read the excerpt or click through for the full article. Outside sources are not safe spaces, and mainstream source's comments should almost always be avoided. The links I highlight don't necessarily reflect VP's views, or even my own, for that matter. 

This week's round-up includes: The strongest women in the US struggles with poverty; Brazilian prisoners can reduce their sentences through reading; media literacy, "feminine hygiene products," and female scientists; overgeneralizing stats about trans women of color to trans people; beyond femme invisibility. 

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What have you been reading (or writing!) this week?