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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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rainbow_teatimerainbow_teatime on April 19th, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
I don't believe that LJ is going under per se. Rather than that, it is the swinging of the blunt suspend/delete hammer on existing accounts that I fear.

While LJ has announced in the TOS that there are no major changes to the privacy policy, I found it too ambiguous to be comfortable with. What they meant by "minor" and "major" changes, I don't think I will ever know.

And I do NOT like knowing.

Especially as a slash fanfiction author whose works could be considered under Russian laws as "gay propaganda". ._.

One of my friends already has her journal suspended by Livejournal. I don't even know how or why it even happened. But it is minimally quite clear that LJ is enforcing their new TOS, and I do not like that.
jingle_jangle: smirkjingle_jangle on April 21st, 2017 11:51 am (UTC)
"Ambiguities are the idle hands with which the Devil plays."

-Mathie Tremas

Aside from that, your points are the exact reason as to why I backed up my old journals to DW. I've been away from the internet for roughly a decade. My original LJ account (stellie) is too precious to me to have it forcibly eradicated for no reason - especially since I don't use it any more, but it has a FAR too much information gathered in the small timespan that I used it to just let it *POOF!*

I'm keeping this one here for goofing off.

Yes, I read the new ToS completely - and I wish I knew russian so I could have gone over their platform basis with a fine-toothed comb. Even though there's no credence to some of the terms...

...once you click "I Agree" you cannot fight against them for making your account go *POOF!*
ringlatringlat on April 23rd, 2017 08:19 pm (UTC)
Mine was suspended without warning too, I messaged them about it and they re-activated it and claimed it was caught in their "spam filter".

But who's to say.