I have a plea to the new members of InsaneJournal (since wow, this community is over 1200 watchers now...)
If you're thinking about creating an asylum here for a topic of your interests, please check to see if one is available first
. As pointed out in this totally awesome newbie tutorial
, even though we've had a flood of new members coming over here we are still far, far, FAR below the population of LiveJournal or even GreatestJournal. To have so many communities dedicated to the same topics is going to cause fandoms and interest groups to be spread out very thin if there's 5 general asylums dedicated to one TV show, or interest group of people.
And if you do create an asylum? Fill out the interest lists as soon as you possibly can, and remember to include the name of your asylum on the interest list.
Otherwise no one will be able to find you, even if you promote it on asylum_promo
And lastly, if you're looking for a specific fandom, fandomdirectory
is there and it is *awesome*. Don't forget to submit your newly created fandom asylums to it, and if you find an asylum that isn't there but you aren't the maintainer, you do NOT have to be the maintainer to submit it to be included. Anyone can do so.