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Good bye LJ Dramu!!!1

Barak, do not insult my intelligence

I feel it could be time for me and LJ to part ways permanently. I don't want to, as I have friends here I will miss sorely, but the wording used concerns me.

I don't trust LJ/SA not clafifying which content they will not allow even if it is legal. Just exactly what is it they're not comfortable with?

I will continue to watch and keep an eye on what's going on, but if things haven't improved significantly, I shall delete this journal once my paid time is up. I am not comfortable with what they imply, and as for an abuse engine? Does this mean anyone can get my journal deleted because they don't like it?

It's bad enough to get some troll delete a fic on ff.net, but the idea of being able to possibly lose all my journal entries at the whim of someone else - no thank you.

If anyone's interested, they can find me at http://luzzu.insanejournal.com/profile

Which is a fantastic site and the potential for it to be even better is continually growing.

And it's a lot bloody cheaper to boot for what I think is a better service.

Hope to see you guys over there, but if I don't, I'll catch up with you soon.

Comments

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mysteryfem
Jun. 20th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
jesus id cry if my journal entries get deleted before ive printed them to keep! i know, sentimental me! but whooaaa didnt know that! I dont read updates or whats going on with lj really, guess i best get reading if this is a clippet to go by!

Id certainly miss you thats for sure!
zeph_miran
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it would work like that, but that's my problem.

They are not really telling us much on how it will work, and the wording of a lot of that post s really dubious. I thought so before I even looked at the comments.

I think that purely from the point of running it as a business, it's really bad practice to not listen to your customers. To be honest, apart from just being in fandom, the whole strikeout palava didn't actually affect me in any way. It was LJ/SA's way of dealing with it that has bothered me most. I don't like people trying to get me back on side by trying to pull the wool over my eyes and hope I won't notice.

Aw, thanks. I would really miss you too. My having friends here is the only thing that would persuade me not to delete my account. But I wouldn't actively use it. Only to read my friends pages and comment on thier journals.
dragovianknight
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
My paid time expires in January, I think; I'll see then if I'm going to keep using this journal, or just let it take up space on LJ's servers.

I wish I could just drag everyone off to InsaneJournal with us.
zeph_miran
Jun. 20th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Mine runs out around September time I think. I'll see what happens between now and then, but I won't renew my paid account.

I wish I could just drag everyone off to InsaneJournal with us.

I keep trying. I've got some over there, but I've yet to convince everyone. Strangely though, with a smaller community, I post more in communities.
dragovianknight
Jun. 21st, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
What I find sad is how many people just do not care about LJ's various policy changes, so long as it doesn't directly affect them. Though the ones who are complacently in accordance with LJ's TOS of the moment are less bothersome than the ones who talk about how they won't give LJ any money, but have Plus accounts, because gods forbid principles should stand in the way of their shiny things.
zeph_miran
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
I don't get it either. I think that just because they're not bothering you now, it doesn't mean that they never will. I read Barak's latest. I don't think it really does clafify enough.

I think what some people don't realise, is that this stopped being a fandom issue quite a while back. This is about how LJ is run.

I know. I keep wondering how you can go on about attacking LJ's revenue when they are using plus accounts. It's amazing how principles can go out of the window for the sake of shiny and laziness and general apathy.
kawree
Jun. 20th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
awww, and we were just starting to get to know each other. >/
zeph_miran
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'll still be around until around September, as I'm paid up until then I think.

I may well keep up a basic account to stay up to date with what's going on over here, and to keep in touch with friends who aren't moving.

I have friends here who are important to me, so I want to see what LJ do before doing something as drastic as deleting my journal.

But if you do ever feel like moving over, IJ has a reasonably thriving and active FFVII community XD
m_malcontent
Jun. 20th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I would miss you. But do what you need to do. I just can't really motivate to move my journal. I don't really read much fanfic and I don't have much sexual content in my journal at all. While I am about as anti-censorship as they come...I just think if I avoid every place on the net with draconian policies or terms of use I would never do much online.
zeph_miran
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'll miss the friends I've made here, which is why I'm still pretty torn about staying here just with a basic account for the sake of reading friends journals.

I don't mind the draconian policies in themselves, I can live with that even if I don't agree with them. Anything I had that didn't fit in would just be posted elsewhere. My problem has been with the questionable business practices and LJ's inability to be straight forward in dealing with their customers. I don't like someone fobbing me off with a badly thought out PR spin.

I'm okay to a point, but I tend to get a bit of a bee in my bonnet when people start treating me like I'm stupid. I try not to let it bother me but I tend to get annoyed :)
interstellar
Jun. 21st, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
100 icons for free? Okay, that's awesome. *signs up there* I'm kind of terrible at keeping up with multiple journal sites, but still. 100 icons and an awesome username? Cool. XD
zeph_miran
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
The place is awesome and it's good to see you over there :)
nicola_891
Jun. 21st, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
If you do leave... You will truly be missed.
zeph_miran
Jun. 21st, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you.

See, this is why I really dislike SixApart at the moment. I don't want to leave friends behind just because they can't be straight with thier customers. I don't even mind they made the mistake of deleting journals. It's the fiasco they've caused since and that they are going to be implementing new features which I think is going to lead to a lot of problems. If what Barak says is true, and they follow through with it, it could make Strikethrough look like a tea party.

I'm staying around for a while yet. I want to see what happens, and I'm not leaving my friends entirely.
nicola_891
Jun. 29th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. I don't want someone who just doesn't like me just reporting me for something that doesn't even violate LJ's "codes" or whatever, and getting my account frozen. Knowing my luck it will happen.
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