ext_158580 ([identity profile] twigged.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] crack_van2013-11-29 08:51 pm
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Important Announcement

After 10 years and nearly 25,000 recs, it is with mixed feelings that I announce [livejournal.com profile] crack_van's permanent closure in January 2014.

I know that this community has different meaning and purpose for many of our members, but I have always tried to stay true to its original purpose, of providing an easy introduction to new fandoms. This has become increasingly challenging with the migration of fandom to other platforms: many of the largest and most active new fandoms have limited visibility on LJ, and a good number of even our longest running fandoms have empty or near empty sign up sheets month after month.

This has not been an easy decision; over the past couple of years I've considered revamping the community in various ways, moving to another platform, etc., but ultimately I think any such change would only result in more fragmentation.

I want to thank everyone who has participated in any way over the past decade, especially those who have recced again and again, and pimped this community to others in their fandoms. There are too many of you to try to name individually, but your dedication has not gone unnoticed by anyone who frequents this community.

I would also like to thank my co-mods, past and present, [livejournal.com profile] stopawhile and [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade. I could not have asked for better partners and friends.

[identity profile] chimerari.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
OH NOES ;;_;;
alas, all good things come to an end. THANK YOU for all the hard work you've put in so far.

[identity profile] dolimir-k.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This saddens me greatly as I have been lead to many fantastic stories over the years, a lot of them stories outside of my normal fandoms.

But thank you. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to this site. It has been a source of unexpected joy over the year. Best wishes in your future endeavors!

[identity profile] cosmosmariner.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
This. So much this. I've actually joined different fandoms because of the van, so ti'll be a sad day when it finally goes away. :(

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[identity profile] bluewolf458.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Crack van will definitely be missed.

(Anonymous) 2013-11-29 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for all the work you've done. Crack-van has been one of my fandom staples and I'll be sorry to see it go.

(Anonymous) 2013-11-29 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for those fantastic years! You'll be profoundly missed
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[identity profile] halcyon-shift.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
This is my favourite comm, thank you (and the reccers) so much for all you've done keeping it going for so long!

[identity profile] callistosh65.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The end of an era, truly. Thank you for keeping it active and such an amazing resource for so long.

[identity profile] helsinkibaby.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for all your hard work. This place will truly be missed.

[identity profile] janedavitt.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry to hear this. It's a comm I turn to often and it's brought me some wonderful fics and vids over the years.

Much appreciation for all your hard work and that of everyone involved!

It'll stay here though won't it? It's not getting deleted?

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[identity profile] that-which.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so sorry. I really enjoy finding stories here.

I hope the comm won't be deleted.

[identity profile] kernel1.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Very sorry to hear this. It will be missed. Thank you for all your effort over the years providing such a great resource.

[identity profile] hm-f.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh this saddens me. :(

I hope this community still be up for everyone wanting to consult old recs, I'm one going back and see what was recced in the past from time to time, so I think it'd be too a shame if crack_van is going to be deleted. :(

Thanks so much for your hardworking in all these years.

[identity profile] 13oct.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
This really makes me feel so sad. I have been a member for ages and have found and read some amazing fic thank you all you guys.

Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort that you have put in for so long. I will truly miss you guys. This really is the end of an era here at lj.

Despite not wanting to acknowledge it, I know that lj is dying. I guess this comm closing down is all the proof that I needed. I'll be around though, till I am kicked out when the platform closes. I've got way too many good friends and memories here.
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[identity profile] mangosorbet007.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved this com. Thanks for all the work that went into it!
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[personal profile] who_la_hoop 2013-11-29 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, how sad! Thank you for running such a great comm.

[identity profile] blithers.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I will miss it here. Thank you for running such a fantastic place for so many years!

[identity profile] blueraccoon.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I've found so many good stories and new fandoms through this community, I'll be sad to see it go. Thank you for all the hard work you've put in on it, and I'm relieved to hear it'll be sticking around for those of us looking to find old recs or just see what's out there.

[identity profile] executrix.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks and applause for all you've done--crack_van is a fandom landmark.

[identity profile] lillian-raven.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, thank you for your amazing work.

I will miss this community. It is the only one that I still regulary check on LJ! But I'm sure I often will re-visit it and work through old recs. :)

[identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
This is very sad news but I want to thank you and all the dedicated reccers for pointing me in the direction of years worth of excellent stories.
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[identity profile] fluterbev.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for all the wonderful years of recs! It's been wonderful and amazing that you have kept it going so long, What incredible dedication.

I will miss it terribly, very sad to see it go, but good to hear you are doing what is right for you :-) x

[identity profile] qbic1.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, I can't thank you enough for introducing me to so many different fantoms over the years. Crack_Van has been my go-to sight whenever I need to remember a story or find new ones. I've enjoyed my times behind the wheel and am so sorry to see it go. But thank you for making fandom such a joy. I would always send newcomers to Crack_Van as the best place to get started. You made me love my mailbox.

[identity profile] empty-mirrors.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
It's been brilliant. Thanks for all your hard work.
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[identity profile] snailbones.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm really sorry to see the end, but thank you so much for all your hard work keeping it going for so long.

I'll miss it like crazy, and always be proud of my turn at the wheel.

Thanks to everyone involved. ♥

[identity profile] mab-browne.livejournal.com 2013-11-29 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Very sad to see the comm go, but grateful for its presence and for all your hard work in maintaining it.

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