One of the things we plan to use the livejournal space for is as a space for archiving particularly useful or insightful posts. How we're going to manage this is by requesting that the authors post a link to the relevant post in the Yahoo archive--with a brief description and/or title--to the livejournal community. (People of course may opt-out; thus the request process.)
These will be fairly easy to sort in memories and track that way--better than a Yahoo database, I think, which was the other option.
Please do feel free to email any of the moderators with suggestions for posts that should be added to/requested for the archive. Also feel free to email the moderators with suggestions regarding improvements/additions to the group.
The moderators are myself, Chelsea Polk, Kellie Matthews, and Kathryn Allen.
As an aside, that's two semipros, a pro, and a fanfiction writer. Which hopefully will convince even the shy that we are serious when we say we intend to meet here as peers; publication or intent-towards-publication won't be a ranking indicator in this group, and we expect people to be able to discuss both original and fan writing (fiction and nonfiction) as genres rather than hierarchies. (This goes for other genres too--I'd prefer not to see romance, SF, F, mystery, litfic, chicklit, poetry, or what have you dismissed out of hand. Which is to say there's no place for value judgements, but I personally find that value judgements on the level of 'this works for me, and this is why' and 'this doesn't work for me, and this is why' are probably far more helpful than "Elizabeth Bear writes crap." (Now, "Elizabeth Bear writes crap, in my opinion, and here's why--" might just be a different story. Constructive rather than deconstructive, please.)
The somewhat grandiose goal here is to find community, both in small social circles and large. Community and discourse don't exist without conflict, so feel free to disagree with each other, but feel free to agree and expand and tangent too. And to introduce topics of interest as well, or start threads as necessary.
Okay, guys, the mailing list/bulletin board over on Yahoo is live, and I've posted some topic starters there. If you're not signed up for the mailing list, I'd suggest it; I think the in-depth discussion will be more comfortable over there, because of the limitations of livejournal's threading, etc.
And... Houston, we are a go.