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May 30th, 2007


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07:53 pm - Strikethrough '07 in the news
The lj mess has made it to the news at:
http://news.com.com/Mass+deletion+sparks+LiveJournal+revolt/2100-1025_3-6187619.html

There's a few remarks in there from head of Six Apart for those anxiously waiting to hear something.  Frustrates me, however, that he doesn't issue an apology at all to the users for having been inconvenienced over this whole ordeal.  I think I'm going to start using GJ more from now on instead of lj, and once this paid account expires I really doubt I'll be renewing unless the staff team does something super amazing to make up for all this crap.

[EDIT1]:  AND WE'VE FOUND THE BIG BOSS!!  The CEO of Six Apart (mother company for livejournal) has apparently made a comment on a girl's journal here (now keep in mind this is the net so the username could be faked):
http://ataniell93.livejournal.com/818441.html?thread=7531785#t7531785

And in their sudden vigilant aspiration to purge lj of the evils of pedophilia and questionable content by stiffling the creativity and freedom of expression of tens of thousands of writers and artists, livejournal apparently forgot to actually get rid of some of the more concrete-seeming threats:
http://ohbutyouwillpet.livejournal.com/profile

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From:sakitokun
Date:May 31st, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
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I don't know if I can leave lj, I've build so much here, friends and fandom. I really don't know. Anyway I've added you just so you know.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:May 31st, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
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Eh? But...wasn't I already on your f-list?? @___@ Ah well, I'm a little woozy from trying to keep up with all this drama today, been refreshing that fandom_counts profile page almost every ten minutes.
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From:sakitokun
Date:May 31st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
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Oh this is for GJ, but if you are talking about that uh, I wasn't on your flist.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:May 31st, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
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Oh GJ! Lol, duh *headdesk* I created that journal last year cuz there was someone on there in one of my fandoms and she didn't have lj, never thought it'd come in handy =____= Yep, yep, I'll friend you back on there, seriously if lj doesn't resolve this with at LEAST an apology of some sort I'm backing up my posts and moving to GJ, the only 2 comms I really check on here anymore anyway is yaoi_daily and sometimes ottawau.

This whole thing has been ridiculous from the start. Lj had such a good chance to stand up for its users and impress them, but instead they completely folded under pressure. I don't think, however, that they would've expected such outrage from fandom over it. I'm actually quite impressed with how everyone came together, nothing like times of conflict to bring even the worst enemies into partnerships I guess.

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