As you may have noticed, we have several new people that have joined over the past day or so with “DE_” in their name. These are members of a seventeen year old (!) diary community called Digital Expressions. This morning, the admin of DE posted an update informing everyone that he was shutting things down. Word quickly spread amongst the community, and a Facebook group was started by a group of passionate users to try and figure out what to do next.
Sound familiar? Well, then you probably know what happened next..
I saw a few entries on the PB front page with the unique usernames and did some homework, eventually tracking down the announcement. I posted a reply offering my assistance, and the admin (siliconwafer, go say hi!) quickly replied. I was also invited to the Facebook group where I let everyone know what was going on. As I’m sure you can all imagine, they were VERY RELIEVED.
That said, this isn’t a post about how I’m now the proud owner of not one but two diary communities. That would be.. a lot. Instead, we’ve decided that the best course of action is to collaborate and build a utility that will allow DE users to import their old entries into PB. I’m hoping that this will allow the users to preserve their history and help PB feel more like home.
In the meantime, let’s extend a warm welcome to the new group. I’m happy you’re all here, and I’m pleased PB can be a safe place for you to keep writing and connecting. I hope you make some new friends here.
Oh, and most importantly! Allow me to introduce you to the official PB mascot, Mochi:
Last updated June 03, 2019