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sasha_feather ([personal profile] sasha_feather) wrote in [community profile] access_fandom2009-10-16 22:26
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Feministing Linkspam #7

Many thanks to [personal profile] kaz and [personal profile] were_duck as usual. Feel free to drop us links in comments.

Sparked by the "Ressentiment" post from Linkspam #5:

belledame22: [Title redacted on account of ableism] [note: post is attacking, not defending, the attitudes expressed in the title]

Kristen: The Resentment of Ressentiment or Entitlement in the Extreme

About FWD/Forward

Note: As you might guess from the title, most of these are just linkages/"this is really awesome!"s

Adventures of a Young Feminist: Tuesday Link Love

Cara: New blog by feminists with disabilities

Chally: I roam the internet claiming my places

Foxtrot: Quick Hit: FWD/Forward

Heather: New Feminist Disability Blog launched

Illegal Jesus: I bring you links and not much else

[livejournal.com profile] kaninchenzero [Disability] Out of Sight

[personal profile] lauredhel: FWD: Feminists With Disabilities is GO!

Melissa McEwan: Monday Blogaround

Ouyang Dan: Psst... pass it on!

[livejournal.com profile] pharaoh_katt Today in "I hate the world sometimes"

[livejournal.com profile] sanguinity: (no subject)

SarahMC at Pursuit of Harpyness: Rad New Blog Alert

[livejournal.com profile] sophy New Website addressing the intersection of Feminism and Disability

Tera: New blog of awesomeness

[livejournal.com profile] were_duck: FWD FTW!

The, er, original discussion:

FWD: Ableist Word Profile: What's Your Damage?
FWD: Ablesit Word Profile: Retarded

[livejournal.com profile] hokuton_punch (no subject)

Meloukhia: Putting some money where my words are

Shut Up, Sit Down:
Cosigning


[personal profile] stoneself (no subject)


Other links of interest: (because we're really into this)

Eli Claire: Thinking about the word crip

Womanist Musings: Negotiating Disableism

FWD: Telegram to TABs, On Spoon Theory
Crossposted at Hoyden About Town: Telegram to TABs, On Spoon Theory

FWD: What We Talk About When We Talk About Language

ETA: One link removed at request of OP
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[personal profile] kaz 2009-10-17 19:49 (UTC)(link)
We discussed that and came to the conclusion that we couldn't know whether a signalboost post might start generating interesting discussion in the comments; I am still somewhat worried because we have so many signalboosts that they drown out the actual discussion. (OTOH, if we left out signalboosts we would be left with very little. :()

Also, as someone with experience with linkspam, do you have any particular tips and tricks to recommend? :( Mainly it seems like I'm just searching Icerocket for any combination of keywords that seems reasonable (which has resulted in some interesting experiences such as reading through all the recent blogposts including the word "disability"), but I know Icerocket doesn't pick up everything and I'm worried I'm missing huge swathes of conversation off somewhere.
elf: Another link in the chain (Linkspam)

[personal profile] elf 2009-10-18 02:10 (UTC)(link)
Google blogsearch is also useful. Not nearly as good as Icerocket--but it gets some stuff that IR misses. So does a standard Google search, once in a while.

Any phrase that pops up in several posts is worth searching for. Also, names of big-name bloggers + keyword helped sometimes. Deciding on a #fail tag early in a round of discussions helps tremendously, but isn't always feasible. (Tag should be unique to the event; "disabilityfail" is a bad idea. "Femdisfail" would've been possible, but sounds ridiculous, and I doubt it would've caught on.)

Nothing will consistently turn up posts on LJ that aren't searchable by Google. However, if you know the usernames of LJers who are outspoken on the topic, or just some of the controversial and heavily-linked or much-commented posts--visit their friendspages, and scroll through, looking for other people's reaction.

This is much, much more time-consuming than search engines. (And distracting. Reading strangers' f'pages is a fascinating game of its own.) But it'll turn up posts that you'd otherwise never find.

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With signalboosts, if they had a good discussion going, I included them as standard posts. If I had time/awareness, I'd tag them as "signalboost w/discussion," but working alone, I often didn't bother.

If I were including other signalboosts, I'd probably separate them out, and leave them single-spaced so's not to overwhelm the other posts. (I considered posting them as bare links, rather than username + title-with-link, just to make it very obvious that they were different.)
elf: Another link in the chain (Linkspam)

[personal profile] elf 2009-10-18 02:14 (UTC)(link)
One more note--when posts were crossposted, I didn't include the LJ/IJ version if it didn't allow comments. I would include posts with comments locked, but not if they were duplicated elsewhere that allowed comments. (Haven't read enough of this set to know if you're doing that, and you may or may not want to follow that pattern. But noting that comments are blocked is generally useful.)