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skud ([personal profile] skud) wrote2012-12-08 10:17 am

My Name Is Me is back

Mirrored from Infotropism. You can comment there or here.

A few people have contacted me lately asking where “My Name Is Me” (previously at http://my.nameis.me/) had got to. Well, the domain registration expired, the WordPress site that I didn’t login to very often got malwared to hell and back, and when I asked around, nobody wanted to take it over.

However, I recently set up WordPress Multisite (and wow, that was easier than I thought it would be — recommended!) and I’m in the process of moving all my various blogs to it. Among them, since I had an archive sitting around, is MNIM.

And so, in “celebration” (a ha ha) of Google+ releasing a “community” feature that excludes LGBTQ people; abuse survivors; refugees; whistleblowers; people in the military, medical, legal, political, education, or social work fields; people from countries which commonly use monomyms or mixed character sets for names; people who want to chat with their gaming, open source, fandom, or SCAdian buddies; nuns and monks; performers known by their stage names; authors known by their pen names; activists and political dissidents… oh look, just go see the site. In recognition of all these people and their exclusion from G+ and similar social networks, MNIM is now back at mynameisme.org.

Note that it’s in “archival” mode — I’m not actively soliciting new people to list on the site, and the forms for submitting stories have been removed. It took a team of hard workers slogging away at all the editorial work for MNIM, and we’re no longer up for that. Hopefully the work we did last year will still be useful as it stands.

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[personal profile] etfb 2012-12-08 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Agreed re: Wordpress Multisite. It's gorgeous, isn't it? So much less of a pain than the barely supported WPMU or the eye-gougingly ugly Drupal.

And good work keeping up the fight against this particularly stupid Borgle policy. I'd +1 your post, but like most people on the internet I don't have a G+ account.

[personal profile] swaldman 2012-12-08 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you. Just took a glance at what strikes me as a very worthwhile site, which I wasn't aware of until now.