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nikki ♫ ([personal profile] fascinates) wrote in [community profile] ofurotaimu2014-08-17 11:08 pm
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[MOD] Closing.

[community profile] ofurotaimu
(2009 - 2014)

Hello. It's been a while since I posted an update in this community, and I feel bad that it is going to be a sad one.

Since its opening in 2009, [community profile] ofurotaimu has gained a lot of readers and followers, which in turn helped us meet a lot of people with the same interests in Vocaloid, utattemita, odottemita, and the general Nico Nico Douga community. We've witnessed a lot of firsts in the NND community (the first virtual concert, the first daikaigi, the first nnd movie, etc.) and even though there were only a few people updating this community, we're glad to have been part of the fandom.

However, as much as we'd like to continue with our usual posts and updates, the moderators of this community have grown busy--both in real life and in other fandoms--and thus find it difficult to find ample time to update. I personally had a lot of hiatuses these past couple of years due to work and other factors, and Stephie will be pursuing her own career soon. With a lot of things to take into consideration, we decided that we will close [community profile] ofurotaimu. The comm will not be deleted, so everyone can still browse previous posts, but it will not be updated anymore.

Even though the dreamwidth community is closed, the ofurotaimu twitter and tumblr accounts will remain open. [personal profile] stephieku will continue posting updates, schedules, and information in the ofuro twitter while [personal profile] seraphictune will continue updating the utattemita tumblr. Both accounts are easier to manage, although the updates won't be as frequent as before, too. We hope you would continue following us in the said accounts even though this community is closed.

That said, thank you so much for following this community until now. I'd also like to thank the comm's moderators--Stephie, Len, and Tune. I feel bad that it has come to this point. But even though [community profile] ofurotaimu closes, we will all remain connected with our love for Vocaloid and utattemita. This is not the end, right :).

Thank you,

ofurotaimu @ twitter
ofurotaimu @ tumblr
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[identity profile] xbunnychiffon.livejournal.com 2014-08-20 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
Waaahh I check in on Ofurotaimu after months and it's closed down so recently?!

Ofurotaimu has been such a great site and wonderful resource of all things NND for all of us. I joined Ofurotaimu in 2011 so it's been 3 years, wowow. I was so pleasantly surprised to stumble across Ofurotaimu!
In 2011, it wasn't the easiest thing to find utattemita related news like how it is now where you can just search through tags on tumblr.
I was more of a lurker on this community, but I felt happy being a part of it :>
I won't ever forget the weekly Utarankings with Nikki's comments on the songs, that time when Ofurotaimu made their own Smiling cover, & etc.

Thank you, Ofurotaimu & all of the members of the community!!!