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18 April 2017 @ 03:23 pm
The Great LJ Migration...  

So I have a question and I want some honest opinions.

Why does everyone seem to think Live Journal is going under?

Maybe I'm missing something but it seems like ever since LJ moved to Russia people just assume it is going under. However, I feel the migration from LJ is going to be a self-fulling prophecy. If you fear LJ is going to disappear the worst thing you can do is abandon it. Now I'm not saying you can't take the precaution of backing up to Dreamwidth, and I admit I've done this for my journal and several comunities, not all yet, but I have no intention of leaving LJ because then I'm just making it's downfall a reality.

Now, having said that maybe I'm missing something? Has something major happened that pretty much ensures it's downfall? Or are we just so upset they are now in Russia because frankly it matters very little to me where they are based as long as I have my Live Journal.

Please be respectful when responding, I have been absent for a bit so it is highly likely I've missed something.

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digthewriter: Vader_Rainbowdigthewriter on April 18th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
For me personally, and many of my friends, the freakout that eventually made them go to DW has more to do w/ the fact that LJ is now owned by Russians, Russians hate the gays. DW is friendly, not homophobic, and even though it's not the best platform, it's not owned by a country/idea that homosexuality is wrong.

I have a paid account on LJ that I will not be renewing but I will be renewing my account - paying DW and IJ b/c as a person from the LGBTQ community, I support a platform that doesn't kill people like me.

I stil use LJ and will use it AND continue posting all my gay smut there for as long as they'll allow it but it's more of a matter of principle, and the fear that my GAY GAY GAY SUPER GAY LJ might get deleted.
youmustbemad on April 19th, 2017 07:28 am (UTC)
Very well decribed!