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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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NagiEveryone Trash~manubibi on May 21st, 2017 01:31 pm (UTC)
Re: New user here...
I am SO with you there. Tumblr turned into an abuser's wet dream. Like seriously, it's so easy to manipulate people, and staff doesn't seem to give a shit for people being seriously harmed by others on there.
But yeah, unfortunately fandom seems to be mostly there, and there are so many different websites now that a complete migration from one platform to another seems unlikely because if that happens the userbase (and fandom) will just end up splitting to different platforms and it won't be a community experience anymore. At least that's what I foresee for fandom in the future, because tumblr won't last forever. The only site that seems to go strong with fandom is AO3, but by nature that's not really a place of conversation and it's pretty impersonal as far as communication goes. LJ was great, but it's not user-friendly anymore (it actually wasn't user-friendly 5 years ago, but this new TOS is the last straw considering a lot of writers and artists are LGBT and produce LGBT-themed works). Dunno, I guess we can only hope a new platform for fandom communities pops up and has a decent TOS and moderation...