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31 May 2007 @ 06:59 pm
Strikethrough '07  

I've not made a post about this before, as I was niavely hoping that it was just some sort of misunderstanding that would quickly be resolved, and though in a way it has been [read LJ's 'apology' here], I am in no way satisfied by the way this whole sorry situation has been handled. 

+ I've joined fandom_counts and urge all my flist to do the same.
+ I've stopped automatic payments for my LJ account.
+ I have a backup journal at GreatestJournal (username: cs_wolfe), just incase anything happens here you can find me there.
+ I'm debating whether or not to continue posting my stories on LJ. I'd still link them here, of course, but they would be posted to another site. Namely beyond-remption.net. I had thought about implimenting this before but the scare-factor of LJ deleting accounts without warning makes me more inclined to go ahead with it. What say you flist?

You can get the strikethough '07 banners and icons from roaring [
here] or strikethough '07 icons from fuckyeah [here] - I know everything looks like it's pretty much over, but I'm not willing to trust LJ on that, besides, it's good to show them how many of you are pissed off by their bad judgement in this.

mood: anxiousanxious
Hannah: Random: Baby - *headdesk*keiko_kichi on May 31st, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Aw, Caspe. I didn't think it would come to this! -clings and cries prettily-


-...slinks off to make an account on GreatestJournal-

Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Snarry j'adorecs_whitewolf on May 31st, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)

I know. It's damn horrid that we have to go to such lengths, but I'm not feeling very safe at all on LJ. I have loads of questionable content in some of the fics I've posted (spent most of last night removing/locking them mind), but really, we shouldn't have to worry about our journals being deleted for no reason/without sufficient warning.

Hope to see you over there :)
coffeegirl18coffeegirl18 on June 24th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
You removed fics! I hope you're posting them somewhere else...I know I am if I have something questionable (I mean questionable by LJ) in them. That was kind of random and all but I didn't know writers had to go to those lengths or I would have avoided the shininess of a permenant account. That's why I can't post anything on FF.net anymore, it's too porny for their liking.
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jennso_severus on May 31st, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
* added you on GJ *
Campaspe: Harry Potter \\ Dark Markcs_whitewolf on May 31st, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
::has added you back::
slapdash.pinkamethyst on May 31st, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
I really don't want to move from LJ y'know. I love LJ, I really do. I have friends here, and I don't want to lose touch with anyone. I love the comms. I love everything about here. But, honestly, I'm not sure I can stay after this. Which really sucks.

LJ News has made a post about the journals they've now restored, which includes all fandom and fiction journals. But...still. I'm concerned about the fact that there's been no explanation about WFI and everything.
Campaspe: Mood \\ GAH!cs_whitewolf on May 31st, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
I don't want to move either, and I won't- I just figure it's good to start making a back up plan or two, ya?

I love LJ to bits, I've been around since 2004 and have slowly gotten myself nice and settled, I feel like I have my own little nook here in fandom. If that makes any sense? And I would hate to have to leave.

They've not dealt with this situation very well at all. And they're not explaining things suitably either. It's so not on and I think we have to stand up and say so in whatever way we can (hence my cancelling my automatic payment and joining fandom_counts.) Also, my GJ account is just there incase my journal ever disappears- ya'll will know where to find me then ;)
slapdash.pinkamethyst on May 31st, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm going to get an account over at GJ and back-up my LJ. I've had my LJ about a year now, but it feels like so much longer. It's just, everything is on LJ. All the comms I love, almost everything online I'm part of is LJ-related. I don't know, I probably haven't had any impact on fandom. If I leave LJ, probably not all that many people will notice or care. But, well, it's an important online place, for me. Sounds so stupid, that it means so much to people.

But in the end, there's very little we can do about how they've handled this situation. *shrugs* I'll stand up and be counted, but beyond that, there's nothing I can do.
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thesestreets on May 31st, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Seriously, what did I miss?

I knew they were going a bit wild with the suspending but eh?
Campaspe: Wolf \\ Bah Humbug!cs_whitewolf on May 31st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Grrr. LJ have been going around mass deleting journals if they contain things like 'paedophilia' or 'rape' or 'incest', etc, listed in their interests. Saying that it means they support those things.

Which is bloody ridiculous and loads of people have had their accounts suspended. LJ have just posted apologising about their actions (since they didn't warn anyone first either) and have started giving people their journals back.

It's just gotten everyone a little worried that their journals could be next, you know?
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Ciaran: my hands touched the rainbowbouncy on June 1st, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
Aww, not you too. :(
Campaspe: Mood \\ B'wha?cs_whitewolf on June 1st, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)

I'm not leaving if that's what you mean? I'm just making my backup plans should I ever *have* to! :D

If it's the fact I'm jumping on this 'band-wagon', so to speak then I'ma gonna have to spank you, Cici ;) we need to stand up, be counted, and show LJ that mistakes like this just can't happen again!
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gemstar69 on June 2nd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I fell off the internets for a few days and everything's gone to pot. What is actually going on here?

i missed you btw
Campaspe: Robin Hood \\ Heart Willcs_whitewolf on June 2nd, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Gah! The drama Gem ::headdesk:: Some company (Warriors for Innocence?) lodged a complaint to LJ about them having paedophiles/etc and communities promoting their behaviour on the site, so LJ reacted by deleting loads of LJ's, targeting ones with interests such as 'chan' or 'incest' etc and stuff without so much as checking to see whether the people listing them were innocent or not.

Most of the LJ's deleted ended up being from people in fandom. Hence the huge uproar and the uniting of fandom (fandom_counts) to show LJ just how large a force we are and how not to mess with us like that again XD

But yeah, looks like it's all calming down a bit now.

((::smish:: have missed you so much too :( how've you been??))
gemstar69 on June 2nd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Woah, that sux. And how lazy and paranoid of them not to scope out who needed to be deleted and such.

*shakes fist at elljay*

((um, busy. and randomly depressed for no reason whatsoever. so that's weird))
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