gridlore: The word "Done!" in bold red letters. (Done!)
[personal profile] gridlore
If you are reading this and have a LiveJournal, go and delete it immediately. The new terms of service are binding only in Russian, so we have no clue what's actually in them. This is the final straw.

Ever since the sale to the Russians, LJ has slowly become unbearable. Good riddance.

Date: 5 Apr 2017 01:27 (UTC)
melchar: medieval raccoon girl (Default)
From: [personal profile] melchar
Likely it's an agreement that to continue with LJ there must be no criticism of Russia, Putin or Trump. o.O

Date: 5 Apr 2017 08:48 (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
I've not gone all the way to deleting mine, but it's "closed" - I'll not be posting there anymore.

Date: 5 Apr 2017 17:34 (UTC)
nodrog: (Great World War)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

The fun thing is, you can still find Dreamwidth's original “vision statement” - as the name suggests, they'd hoped to become a sort of Deviantart, an artists' colony.  But they're all from LiveJournal originally, and when LJ began shaking the tree that concept was abandoned in the face of the refugee flood and they perforce simply became “LiveJournal II.”

Now, as they said, they're getting a second wave of Russian-speaking users and they're dealing with that as best they can! 

Date: 8 Apr 2017 04:31 (UTC)
melchar: medieval raccoon girl (Default)
From: [personal profile] melchar
Sing it, brother!
nodrog: Robot B-9 from LoS (Danger)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

Actually, I have read them, and there's no substantive change.  Paid memberships are still administered by LiveJournal Inc.

13.4. Платные услуги не являются предметом Соглашения. Администрация не несет никакой
ответственности за Платные услуги. Все вопросы, связанные с получением Платных услуг,
необходимо адресовать Live Journal Inc.

The differences are only technical, and you'd have to really TRY to encounter any kind of problem.

With that said, I'm easing on out of there as well, simply because it's not ours any more, and the new owners are making that clear.

Edited Date: 5 Apr 2017 15:23 (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
Agreed to that last.

As I said in my own journal: I miss Frank the Goat.

Date: 5 Apr 2017 15:51 (UTC)

Date: 5 Apr 2017 23:52 (UTC)
nodrog: (Angrezi Raj)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

You ought to see the sample posts at - it's like August at the Grand Hotel.

Move to Dreamwidth

Re. latest LJ outrage...

In light of the new Livejournal Terms of Service and the manner in which they…

Livejournal and Me

more reasons to switch!

Where To Post?

Future of the community

In post-Soviet Russia, LJ deletes YOU.

And another one... (is movng to DW)

Hello Dreamwidth

Hi From DW!

Well, they finally did it.

Importing to DW~

Abandoning LJ

&c., &c.

        As the guests one by one pack, pay, and depart, and the
        seats at the table-d'hote shrink pitifully at each succeeding meal; as suites of rooms are closed, carpets taken
        up, and waiters sent away; those boarders who are staying on, en pension, until the next year's full re-opening,
        cannot help being somewhat affected by all these flittings and farewells, this eager discussion of plans, routes,
        and fresh quarters, this daily shrinkage in the stream of comradeship. One gets unsettled, depressed, and
        inclined to be querulous…

        The Wind in the Willows

English speakers - and Russian too, most likely - are leaving.

nodrog: Robot B-9 from LoS (Danger)
From: [personal profile] nodrog

Oh ho, no.  The change in LiveJournal is NOT aimed at us at all.  Russians use LiveJournal as a political forum, heavily and daily, WAY more than we do.  This is dangerous.  In times past, LJ suffered massive, mysterious DDoS attacks -jammed in classic SovBloc tradition.  Now such activism is simply outlawed - and not just on LiveJournal!

Russia is not America.  Here, no one is let alone, yet we have rights.  There, if you don't bother the authorities, they won't bother you.  But if you DO -

Ch-chakk - BLAM!!

Date: 6 Apr 2017 12:19 (UTC)
claidheamhmor: (Default)
From: [personal profile] claidheamhmor
Oh good, Trump can join LJ now.


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