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icon: "contemptuous (me with a hugely deep sneering frown and lowered, bunched eyebrows)"

So livejournal is now run by Russia apparently, complete with anti-queer and privacy-violating policies. If I lived in a country I trusted not to attack me, I wouldn't be too bothered, but since I can't trust the U S any further than I can throw it, I don't feel safe here now. This is the first time in my 13.5 years of LJ that I have seriously considered leaving. I don't know if I will leave yet, but I am definitely going to be more cautious about maintaining my dreamwidth backup. If you have a dreamwidth please add me there: http://belenen.dreamwidth.org

Are you staying? Going?

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esvoljtab ══╣wolves╠══
I will no longer post content to my LJ. If you continue using LJ as your primary journaling home, I will continue to post links to each individual entry as I post them, but if you make DW your primary home, I will stop using LJ all together and delete this account.

ETA: Wanted to add an edit just to be sure that I make it super clear that I don't want to put ANY pressure on you to leave--I didn't mean it that way at all. You do what's right for you! <3
stormdog ══╣╠══
I'm staying around. So many other US venues for conversation are already subject to moderation and/or censorship that varies from reasonable to draconian that I don't see this as being that much different in practice. In principle I object, but maybe the best response to that is to stay where I am and continue to violate repressive ToS policies until someone notices and kicks me off (which I doubt very much will every happen). At best, I'm providing a dissenting viewpoint to those who see my writing. At worse, well, I'll get my account closed.

Still, if enough people that I know leave here permanently and go to DW, I'll have to finally look into creating an account there regardless.
fairytaleguise ══╣╠══
We are going to be cross posting from DW - that way our journal is always backed up. We have good friends who have left for DW, and we have good friends who don't have a DW. Cross posting from DW and reading at both sites seems like the best way to keep in touch with everyone we care about.

I'll hop over to DW and add you - we're winterlitcity over there.
mac_arthur_park ══╣╠══
I'm staying. I'm not entirely sure why. I think, maybe, because LJ has been the single constant in the last almost 16 years of my life. And t has been a time of great loss. I'm willing to hang on just a little longer.
cactus_rs ══╣╠══
Your userpic sums up how I feel, pretty much.

I've been automatically crossposting since the servers moved, and been checking both places equally-ish, though I admit to LJ still being "default." With the new TOS (and also how clumsily they were rolled out: agree or lose access to your account and everything in it!!!), I am trying to make DW as "default" as possible by reading and commenting there, first. I also just shelled out money for a paid account (not because I really want any of the features, but because I want DW to stick around). If you want to shift to DW by default, I will see you there.

I'll still keep my account here for a few communities, and the handful of people I know who have said that they can't be bothered. But I'm not keeping anything on here for longer than a few months. (I need to find out how often LJ caches things.) I've been using the free client LJ-sec to mass delete entries.
libraspirit2101 ══╣╠══

I'm on DW now with the same user name as here. I'd be delighted to add you there.

ladywind ══╣Pan╠══
I'm jumpin' ship so hard (and have added you to my "circle" at DW, where I've ported everything), mostly because I've been feeling the urge to blog less & partly because I'm weary of the way LJ's run.
As long as my people are here, I'll read & comment? But I'm done keeping a blog here. Going to give it a few months and then wipe the whole thing.

OH! As a sidebar, your link up there may be a bit broken. https://belenen.dreamwidth.org/ works, though!
zimtkeks ══╣Ally - Richard sad╠══
I'll be staying for now, but I think I'll backup to Dreamwidth, too, and then cross-post. So I will probably be asking everyone for their DW names soon.
It's sad, though.
z8z8 ══╣╠══
I clicked on the dreamwidth link,but it didn't work. Not that you care if I add you, per se, on there,but I thought you might want to know
belenen ══╣╠══
Oops! I fixed it. I keep forgetting that dreamwidth is dot org not dot com.
br0ken_dolly ══╣╠══
i've moved over to DW and stopped cross-posting :(

it makes me sad, but it seems safest. i'm pretty sure i'll delete my LJ in the coming weeks.
darkestgarden ══╣╠══
I'm leaving. I'll put up links to my dreamwidth entries for atlist a little while.
feladrone ══╣╠══
I'm on the fence. There are so many people here that I don't want to give up LJ. :/ But I'll probably start being more active on DW. I'll add you there sometime in the next few days, my username is the same.
batmarg ══╣╠══
I guess I'm kinda both. I'm not pulling out, but definitely backing up (or crossposting) w/ DW more.
jupitercornwall ══╣╠══
Yup, I migrated my account over to Dreamwidth a week ago, and I'll keep this account here to read others who haven't, but I figured it was only a matter of time. I'm using StackingFire as my Dreamwidth account name, and added you on.
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
This is sounding like a mass exodus, from English-speaking LJ at least. Wow.

If there's an alternative like dreamwidth and I can import, I don't suppose I'll be posting on LJ again.

And LJ deleted my journal years ago. I had backed it up, mostly, but I never really trusted this place since then... and since the new ownership. It'd be nice to go somewhere I feel at least a semblance of trust.
lilywolfsolomon ══╣╠══
Looks like it's up! lilywolf.dreamwidth.org
kehleyr ══╣╠══
Adding you on DW.
bunnika ══╣╠══
Staying, though I am far more active on Tumblr now.
esaatas ══╣╠══
I'm already gone.

albijuli @ dreamwidth
palimpsiesta ══╣╠══
Staying for now, but will consider leaving once I have more time to organise all the importing of my old journal entries x
on communication, social justice, intimacy, consent, friendship & other relationships, spirituality, gender, queerness, & dreams. Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.
Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.