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22 November 2010 @ 02:19 pm
[DISC] YunJae Everlasting  
Y u n J a e E v e r l a s t i n g : where true love exists

YunJae Everlasting was created 3 years ago after much discussion from ~YunJae Heaven~ topic in Asianfanatics forum (which was created by Callie or now known as ebulli3nt at flight seventeen.

After a year, YunJae Everlasting was handed down from Genna (amazing creator of Yunho-shii and Xiah-shii forums) to jaeholic and myself, lilxinyue. You could say our attempts were somewhat futile--many fans who found out about yunjae everlasting then either didn't know how to use a forum or just weren't appealed to a forum over all. We tried to change tactics, get things going, but even then things didn't seem to work.

Today, the forum is kind of left in my hands. From yunjaeeverlasting.com to yjeverlasting.com--I honestly don't think I want to go down the road of another fail!forum again. I know many are participating the return of yjeverlasting after it disappeared way back in July. We were working hard, building it up again, and even going as far as trying to think of ways to get it going, but then we fell into a slump. And after long discussions, decisions, and thoughts--and advice from moon1084 , why not let the fans decide what they would like to see instead of us using our dying brain cells to figure out what they want?

We're not exclusive like YJPetch, able to give awesome packages and gifts like YoonJaeloveBar, or even be able to give to charity like YunJaeLove forums- we're just YJeverlasting, a forum for international fans. We try to be like them, but we're not. We can't give you exclusive news, be able to give a collection of photos with our own logo, we can't do much at all actually. The best we can do is majorly try to clarify rumors, take past photos/news/rumors and give you a deeper insight of who and what YunJae is and how this fandom came to be.

We've tried the forum route many times, but after doing forums for awhile, it just doesn't seem to work out much. We have ljers who aren't used to forums- we have fans who don't even know what yje is. I want YJeverlasting to be one of those places where fans can turn to, especially international fans who support YunJae--we all need a place right?

You can say this is a way of me trying to keep YJE alive, and I'm not going to lie, I am. YJeverlasting has this chain on me--I love the place that it has created for me...I want to be able to share it with you, but I need your opinion and ideas to make it work. I'd like for you to participate in creating a place that is meant for you as international fans. Feel free to comment with ideas/opinions and also answer our poll!

Poll #1647907 YJeverlasting?
This poll is closed.

What form would you like to see YJeverlasting as?

Livejournal Community
Blog (ex. SYC, DBSKknights)
Forum (ex. ONETVXQ, Yunho-shii)
Fanlisting (ex. jaehoyunjae.net)

If you've chosen 'other' in the previous question, please do tell us what else you have in mind

Thank You!
lilxinyue, YJEverlasting Admin

EDIT: If we do make a community here on Livejournal, I do have to say wouldn't it quite rival jaeho_yongwonhi which already acts as YJEverlasting that is located within Livejournal?

EDIT 2: Despite support for yje becoming a community on livejournal, we felt that jaeho_yongwonhi is already a representative of that and will continue to be a representative of that. therefore we've agreed on opening YJeverlasting as a website/blog. Please do look out for it :) to soon be near you (2010-2011?)
tickled41tickled41 on November 23rd, 2010 08:13 am (UTC)
As a fan, I've I want to see YJeverlasting prosper as well.
I've been the the community many times, and like many have pointed it out, it's a little... quiet. Nevertheless, YJeverlasting is still one of the best known groups to me when I first joined, and I want to see it keep going.

However, in all honesty, I hate forums. I manage one myself, but I hate the general format of it. In terms of organization, a forum is ideal since it enables members to find things with ease, but for the noobs of the internet, it may a little hard to understand or navigate.
A blog (ie. Blogspot, wordpress, etc.) may come in handy since it's easy to navigate and follow as well as allowing followers to comment on subjects. Plus, it may be easier to manage (too much html coding and whatnot required for forums). Livejournal is also an option, although jaeho_yongwonhi exists, it's more of a community where fans share random Yunjae facts to one another; whereas YJeverlasting is more of a general base of all that is Yunjae. Plus, there's already a good gathering of the Yunjae fan community here.
I may even suggest wordpress. Blogspot tends to lack a bit in the organization department, but from the wordpress blogs I follow, they're pretty organized. The up side to blogs is that, with an account, it's easy to follow since updates are sent to users (ie. friends page, follower, etc.)
But if it really comes down to the goal that is YJeverlasting, a forum is probably best : l

I think it's hard for any international Cassie group to run as well as the Korean or Chinese ones since we don't really ever see the boys, so there's little as a fan group that we can do or follow up on. Don't feel down about it though, I think as a group, you guys are doing good : )
Um, school and life sometimes get the best of me, but I'm willing to offer my help if it's needed : )

(P.S. It's funny how most comments here vote for LJ though, maybe it's because we're all Lj-ers lol)