When Bookmarks Were In Mustache Land

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Title: When Bookmarks Were In Mustache Land
Author(s): jedusaur
Date(s): October 3, 2011
Length:
Genre: RPF
Fandom:
External Links: https://jedusaur.livejournal.com/37968.html (Archive link)

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When Bookmarks Were In Mustache Land is a fanfiction by jedusaur, published to LiveJournal in 2011.

It is written in the style of a stage play, and depicts the disastrous redesign of Delicious that drove fans away from the site, the attempted migration to Diigo and eventual migration to Pinboard, and the creation of the Pinboard feature requests doc, a 50-page collaborative document that fans produced detailing the features they'd like to see from the site.

The fic carries the following disclaimer:
Disclaimer: contains naughty language, a great deal of biased paraphrasing, and no one's opinion but mine.

Dramatis Personae

The "cast" of the fic is listed as follows:

Geek Chorus (A Bunch Of Very Nice Women [Mostly] Who Write Stories Set In Various Popular Fictional Worlds, With Lots Of Crazy Sex) [in other words, fandom]
Delicious (A Website, Home To Many Cherished Links)
Sandy (A Representative For Diigo)
Maciej Cegłowski (A Pinboard Developer With A Keen Business Sense And A Somewhat Odd Yet Sort Of Endearing Epic Grudge Against Bedbugs)
Longtime Pinboard Users (A Demographic Largely Consisting Of Tech-Oriented Men)
The Monsterdoc (A GDoc That Could Seriously Fuck Your Shit Up)
The OCD!Anons (A Subset Of Fandom With A Lot Of Spare Time And A Fetish For Consistent Margins)
Johannes (Some Guy From The Internet)

Excerpts

GEEK CHORUS
Huh? What's going on with delicious?

DELICIOUS
We've redesigned! Check out our new look!

GEEK CHORUS
Um, okay, sure. Whatcha got for us?

DELICIOUS
Mustaches!

GEEK CHORUS
Mustaches.

DELICIOUS
Yes! You can compile all your mustache-related links with our handy new stacks feature!

GEEK CHORUS
Uh-huh. Wait, where's the network page? Where are tag subscriptions? Why can't we search by date? Why won't the / character work in search? How do we edit tags? Where are our bundles?

DELICIOUS
Don't you like mustaches?

GEEK CHORUS
Okay, clearly there's been a pretty major misunderstanding here. Can we talk about this?

DELICIOUS
..................

GEEK CHORUS

Fuck this. We're going to bed.

GEEK CHORUS
Hm. That's not good. What are our other options here? Pinboard sounds good, but the paywall is a problem. Let's try diigo.

(The GEEK CHORUS begins importing to diigo.)

GEEK CHORUS
No, that "spanking" tag was public. No, public. No... what the hell?

SANDY
Your tags are bad and inappropriate. Keep them to yourselves.

GEEK CHORUS

Seriously, diigo? How have you not gotten this memo?

GEEK CHORUS
We will create a monsterdoc!

BANDOM SUBSET OF GEEK CHORUS
Monstercock? Is somebody talking about Ryan Ross?

REST OF GEEK CHORUS
Doc, doc. A monsterdoc! It will speak for us, and through it we will convey our needs to this person who seems to actually care about them!

MONSTERDOC
Tag bundles, please!

MACIEJ
Can do!

GEEK CHORUS
Maciej? Is that you? Are you actually in our gdoc responding to our requests as we type them?

MACIEJ
Right here wearing the orange! *waves* So can you try to expand a little on the subject of tag bundles?

MONSTERDOC

*eats Tokyo*