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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Omona 2013! What do you want to see?

HAPPY NEW YEAR OMONAAAAAAAAAAAA!

We're still alive and 2012 is behind us. Can you believe we made it to 2013 in one piece? We had to put out a few small fires here and there but we didn't completely burn to the ground. It's my and the rest of the mods hope that as time goes by we keep improving in every way.


We would love to hear your voice on some things so we can have more success and fun around here in the new year:

What makes you comment and what would make you comment more?
What types of posts do you like the best or would like to see more of?
Where do you think Omona could improve content wise?
What makes you spend more or less time with us?
What post ideas do you have?

Let us know in the comments, as this will really help people who make posts deliver the posts you guys will enjoy and they'll enjoy making.


Please take the time to fill out the poll in the cut.

Poll #1888177 POLL FUNZIES
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 493

How long have you been a member of omona?

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Since 2009
151 (31.3%)
Since 2010
130 (26.9%)
Since 2011
91 (18.8%)
Since 2012
111 (23.0%)
Since 2013
0 (0.0%)

When did you learn about Omona?

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2009
229 (46.8%)
2010
147 (30.1%)
2011
63 (12.9%)
2012
50 (10.2%)

How often do you comment?

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VERY OFTEN (DAILY)
28 (5.7%)
OFTEN (EVERY FEW DAYS)
102 (20.7%)
PERIODICALLY
106 (21.5%)
RARELY
114 (23.2%)
NEVER (BECAUSE I'M NOT INTERESTED ENOUGH)
25 (5.1%)
NEVER (BECAUSE I'M SHY/INTIMIDATED)
89 (18.1%)
NEVER (BECAUSE I AM NOT A MEMBER)
28 (5.7%)

How often do you submit a post to the community for approval?

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VERY OFTEN (DAILY)
0 (0.0%)
OFTEN (FEW TIMES A WEEK)
15 (3.1%)
PERIODICALLY (FEW TIMES A MONTH)
30 (6.2%)
RARELY (FEW TIMES A YEAR)
87 (18.1%)
NEVER (I'M NOT INTERESTED)
174 (36.2%)
NEVER (I DON'T KNOW HOW)
70 (14.6%)
NEVER (I'M TOO SHY/INTIMIDATE)
105 (21.8%)

How often do you visit?

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VERY OFTEN (DAILY)
381 (77.9%)
OFTEN (EVERY FEW DAYS)
90 (18.4%)
PERIODICALLY
16 (3.3%)
RARELY
2 (0.4%)

Do you have friends within the community?

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YES
151 (31.1%)
NO
334 (68.9%)

Do you find making friends within the community difficult?

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YES
270 (56.8%)
NO
205 (43.2%)

Have you ever recommended Omona to a friend?

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YES
308 (63.5%)
NO
177 (36.5%)



On behalf of the mods & the rest of the community + readers, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of the people that take time out of their day to share content/comment/sponsor and help OmonaTheyDidn't! grow & stay growing <3
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turdferguson 2nd-Jan-2013 01:01 am (UTC)
YAY it worked hahah ok going to take da poll now
shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm gonna put NEVER (I'M TOO SHY/INTIMIDATE) for the post submission question :'(
baroness 2nd-Jan-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
i couldn't access lj properly for like 2 days and while that happened i realized how much i visit omona lately, lol
baroness 2nd-Jan-2013 01:06 am (UTC)
oh and i think i have been member for much longer, i joined to be supportive back when omona was founded, but then i wasn't into kpop etc so i might have left at some point and rejoined in early 2012 after watching goong lol
turdferguson 2nd-Jan-2013 01:07 am (UTC)
thank you for doing this poll, shanny!
shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 01:09 am (UTC)
np! i'm excited to see the results :D
lightframes 2nd-Jan-2013 01:11 am (UTC)
I learned about Omona through ontd_football . In summer 2009 suddenly all of the members started talking about K-pop and posting gifs in the posts and I was like "what???" but I didn't join Omona until 2010.
unicornios 2nd-Jan-2013 01:21 am (UTC)
omg such good memories of ontd_football. I haven't been there in ages.

Edited at 2013-01-02 01:23 am (UTC)
p_jae 2nd-Jan-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
If I could have a single wish for this com, it'd be the return of the days with 2k+ comment FFAs.
xalexandriam 2nd-Jan-2013 01:34 am (UTC)
tbh, I just want the individual FFAs because I loved not having to worry about people spamming and I could just talk to the other members.
xcherryblossomx 2nd-Jan-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
I have problems with lj on my iphone, thats why I can't comment when I am at work.

LJ needs to be more iphone friendly because it is ridiculous how hard is it to log in my account.
shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
YES! iphones are treated terribly by LJ. People who try to use them to surf omona can only hang on for about 5 minutes. which is shitty because we get a huge amount of views from people using apple products. probably a lot of new people that don't return.
purekpopology 2nd-Jan-2013 01:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for making the polls shanny! I'm super excited to see how they turn out.

I really hope people will comment with their ideas too. Even if they aren't interested in putting them into action themselves some of us others might be!

My personal favorite parts of Omona are the FFA, and that the posts aren't just kpop news, but a mix of Korean pop culture in general which extends to dramas, politics, food, etc. I think it brings an interesting variety and intelligence to the community.
shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
I made this post with all the purekpopologies of omona in mind. If I ever think of a post idea that I can't execute myself I'll try to call on you! if that's ok.
chloe1910 2nd-Jan-2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to everyone here! ^.^

Let's hope I remember the year correctly >.<;;
purekpopology 2nd-Jan-2013 01:36 am (UTC)
lol! I will be writing the year wrong for the next 3 weeks I'm sure!
lysblack 2nd-Jan-2013 01:33 am (UTC)
omg i cannot remember when i joined omona, if it was late 2009 or early 2010. all i remember was a bunch of 2pm posts, especially the jay drama.
lightframes 2nd-Jan-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
I joined the day the Without U video came out, lol
xalexandriam 2nd-Jan-2013 01:35 am (UTC)
lol I don't remember when I joined, but good lord have I made a lot of friends from here. Although I mostly talk to them through twitter.
amandaplan 2nd-Jan-2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Happy New Year everyone!

What makes you comment and what would make you comment more? when there are a lot of of posts on different artists.

What types of posts do you like the best or would like to see more of? i like the BI ones that were started this year. i also want more picture posts. i liked the snsd airport posts for the fashion lawl.

What makes you spend more or less time with us? if more posts are submitted then the more time i spend on omona.

shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Airport posts and blind items are my faves too! <3
cagallisakura 2nd-Jan-2013 01:42 am (UTC)
what counts as a friend. like you consider them a friend or on lj, you are actually friends. making friends is difficult because i don't know if i have any LOL

i'd like it if posts were approved more often? i don't want to sound like an ass but sometimes, omona goes forever without new posts and then bam! there's like 10 new ones :/ i know it's because the mods have lives but just as a thought?

i love omona, it gives me a place to spam gifs and pics <3
turdferguson 2nd-Jan-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
sometimes there are no posts in the queue though... it can go on for hours and then suddenly people want to make posts
therabbitmancer 2nd-Jan-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I used to be way more active here but FFA merged again and it seemed like the trolls took over every other thread and I just stopped reading the comments altogether. I don't even know if the trolls have been banished now or not. Meh. If things would actually change I might come talk more. But as it is, I don't think I fit in here anymore. =/

Edited at 2013-01-02 01:46 am (UTC)
shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
are there really that many "trolls" or has the folklore taken over?
hadashi_no_eden 2nd-Jan-2013 01:47 am (UTC)
I can't remember when I joined.

I would participate more if there were fewer wank posts and fewer trolls. Also if the sources were better regulated. </p>

I like the Blind Items. Those are fun.

shanny_w 2nd-Jan-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
By regulated do you mean not accepting posts from certain places??
zombiechick815 2nd-Jan-2013 01:54 am (UTC)
I visit omona regularly throughout the day. I always feel like I should comment but I never do. Maybe I will make it my resolution for the year ^^ I would love to talk to some more people who like everything Korean as much as I do. It's kind of odd because I started watching K-dramas and listening to K-Pop so I would have more in common with my Korean friends, but it turns out they don't keep up with that stuff so I'm left with no one to discuss it with haha.

I will say some of my favorite posts are the blind items and overall gossip type posts. I also really enjoy the posts for WGM and lately Romantic and the Idol. I love seeing what everyone thinks ^^
one_broken 2nd-Jan-2013 01:57 am (UTC)
i am agreed with the comments on here about separate ffas. so many people left ffa when they were joined together . the trolling issue has been bad again it makes me afraid to comment because i don't want to be bashed in for it
turdferguson 2nd-Jan-2013 02:06 am (UTC)
where are these trolls people keep talking about and why aren't they being reported?
frantastic 2nd-Jan-2013 02:10 am (UTC)
I joined omona as soon as I got into kpop. I wanted a community and I didn't get the comm feeling from soompi or allkpop so here I am ^____^

I'm glad I decided to start making posts, now I wished I started before lol :]
purekpopology 2nd-Jan-2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Same here :)!! I've been part of Omona for so long, and wish I'd started making posts earlier.
lightframes 2nd-Jan-2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Oh yeah the questions:

My favorite posts are music videos, album releases and variety shows. I comment the most on those posts. There's nothing the community can do about that because it just depends on when stuff gets released and when shows get subbed.

Could we have more fashion and makeup posts? Even in addition to Who Whore It Better and airport posts. I love following Tumblrs that find where artists bought the clothes they wear casually or in videos (or if sponsored, who gave it to them). Even that time when we had a Korean fashion post that had nothing to do with music, it was still fun.

Also it would be fun to have a post with some polls about community demographics by interest in group. I'm really interested in how the results would turn out if each member had to pick only one favorite group/artist.
hisjulliet 2nd-Jan-2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I agree with you about the demographics. It would be really fun to find out which members are the most popular in each group.
toshi830 2nd-Jan-2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Well I really like the comments and community here more than say... akp. The comments here are at least more realistic and not just omg oppa worshiping wank comments.
domokuniscute 2nd-Jan-2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
AKP or youtube should not even be compared to omona lol
hisjulliet 2nd-Jan-2013 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm satisfied about how Omona is running. But I would enjoy Omona more if more people participated in the FFAs.
turdferguson 2nd-Jan-2013 02:40 am (UTC)
me too. i miss when people made it their goal to reach captcha, there was a fun energy there
anconeous 2nd-Jan-2013 02:38 am (UTC)
I remember finding out about Omona because ONTD was being spammed by glorious BOF gifs. LOL

I lurked for about a year, and I wish I just outright joined 'cause that was the height of the DBSK lawsuit drama and the 2PM-Jay issue. It was glorious. I'd spend hours on posts just reading everything.

I remember the few times some posts turned into beauty/makeup posts and I loved it. Learned about so many products. :)
turdferguson tldr2nd-Jan-2013 02:44 am (UTC)
What types of posts do you like the best or would like to see more of?
lawl i want more exo and wonder girls posts :P so maybe i'll just post some myself. i keep saying that but i have a job irl so it's kind of hard to do much more than manage the queue

What makes you spend more or less time with us?
- twitter is where my e-pals are, the ones i made on this very community. if i want to talk kpop i do it on my twitter acct but since i have more IRL ppl following me i think i'll just go back to omona again haha.
- note: we haven't had any troll complaints since the summer iirc if you've been seeing them lately let us know yall. don't just say "there's too many trolls here" and then not message us. come on work with us here.
- and no we're definitely not allowing ifuaskedmeto posts anymore, those posts were like being in the 9th circle of hell
- and if i'm being really honest right now, there's really no need to be afraid of trolls or bitchy/snarky people. when i used to comment a lot more here, those kinds of people used to come at me too but the way i dealt with them is with grace and class and the knowledge that if at the end of the day i didn't learn something new from that person then i don't take them seriously at all. this is a tried and true concept and now i roam the internets like a carefree buffalo

What post ideas do you have?
- as usual i encourage people who are proficient in other languages to translate stuff
- more omona exclusive posts~ i like the fun ones as much as the serious ones and if you're going to be serious pls treat the subject matter with respect. so in the future if any of you have an idea for a post, let one of us know and we can work some things out.


lawl this was kinda hard for me to say tbh. even i'm afraid to comment sometimes bc i don't want to appear hella authoritative but whatever, YOLO
hisjulliet Re: tldr2nd-Jan-2013 02:47 am (UTC)
What is ifyouaskedmeto posts?
fabledlamb 2nd-Jan-2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Some of the stuff that makes me comment:
- posts or comments that start discussions (by asking questions, providing interesting thoughts etc.)
- epic comeback/new album/MV posts where everyone's losing their shit
- omona-exclusives because the OP took the extra time to write an article for us
- picture posts (magazine scans, airport fashion etc.), always easy to comment on

I'd love to see more posts about groups that aren't actively promoting at the moment. Because sometimes I wonder what some group is doing at the moment and I'm sure people who're more active in the respective fandom know stuff or have pics to share.

I think we're pretty much troll-free at the moment? But it's when they keep popping up again in masses that I don't comment over a long time or stay away from omona completely. (And I'm only talking about the real troll accounts that constantly stir shit. A regular omonian making one troll comment is totally fine and in fact can be really funny, people shouldn't be so sensitive sometimes.)

Also, people shouldn't be put off about posting stuff when their posts don't get that many comments. This is not a competition. I think there are a lot of people still reading the posts, but sometimes we're all just too lazy to comment or don't want to repeat what the 5 first comments have already said. Just keep the posts coming, even if they're about nugu groups!
in_noctem 2nd-Jan-2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Haha your last comment is encouraging. I usually think twice about posting anything nugu related, especially if it isn't big news, because I assume no one will care.
in_noctem 2nd-Jan-2013 02:51 am (UTC)
As a lover of nugus I'd love to have an FFA type post every so often discussing/promoting them. This can include indie artistes as well. I personally would really like that since I usually just go through YouTube looking for new k-indie music but I'd like to know what omona's listening to as well. With a regular FFA post I think it may just get lost within the comments and unfortunately a lot of people don't care for rookie groups :c

I agree on the more fashion posts notion! I love gofugyourself so it'll be fun to see something similar here.
_ochre 2nd-Jan-2013 03:02 am (UTC)
Hmm yeah.

In the past we had an FFA dedicated to a certain group or something. Or like a pimp post for a certain unknown band.

But thanks for that suggestion. :) Maybe it'll be revived.
markthatcoin 2nd-Jan-2013 02:53 am (UTC)
I like the variety of posts. there's always something interesting to click on (...or some conversation to eavesdrop on lol)

lately i have been enjoying the idol variety show posts because they initiate more conversations; omona_watch posts these as well but there isn't much discussion. i see a lot of megaposts on actor/drama updates, do people want to discuss dramas as well? (like, a weekly spoiler-filled post for currently airing dramas along the lines of a ffa)

for those who have never posted before and are interested (if you are reading these comments!) there's a brief intro on the info page, but i would suggest clicking the POST tab at the top of your screen and experimenting with ljcuts, the preview button, the sources you see on existing posts, and sites like tinypic.com
PS: the mods are nice ^^
anconeous 2nd-Jan-2013 03:00 am (UTC)
I'd looooooove more drama discussion posts. I don't have much time to watch more than 1 drama at a time, but I basically keep up with the rest of the shows going on, like basic plot and everything.
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