Apr. 9th, 2017


Apr. 9th, 2017 07:46 pm
muccamukk: Stephen with his hand to his forehead, looking exhausted. (B5: Tired)
(which just logged me out three times)

Since it's a topic that's going around. I've got a lot of mixed feelings about leaving LJ, though I don't regret it. A list:
  • I don't think that there will be any consequence to me in RL under the new rules.

  • I don't think it's likely that any of my content would be taken down under the new rules.

  • It's possible that LJ would do a strikethrough style keyword based deletion of all gay content.

  • It's much more likely that the new rules will be used to come down on Russian and Ukrainian political bloggers.*

  • It's possible that my e-mail and password have been harvested by whoever.

  • I kind of assumed that'd already happened.

  • I also think pretty much all of the above took effect the second the servers moved.

  • I don't think having the TOS only officially in Russian is either here or there. It seems like pretty common practice. Just sucks to be on the other side of it.

  • All the new ad stuff sounds obnoxious as hell.

  • The ToS acceptance thing was also obnoxious, but that's probably the strongest word I'd use.

For the most part, I looked at the whole thing and went, "Oh, Lord. Livejournal again." And realised that was one of the many, many times I'd said that in the last few years. When I thought about it, I didn't have ANYONE who posted regularly there and not here. There were a few comms, none of which I was deeply invested in or didn't mirror somewhere. So I just said screw it and bailed. The newish posting interface is almost unusable for me anyway. So that's my grand moving reason: Was tired of this shit.

Seems like a lot of people did, going by DW's new journal numbers here.
2017-04-01: 278
2017-04-02: 198
2017-04-03: 1327
2017-04-04: 22331
2017-04-05: 27948
2017-04-06: 54721
2017-04-07: 23707
2017-04-08: 18610
2017-04-09: 25000

I did end up deciding not to tick the boxes that would delete both all my old comments and my comm posts, in case others wanted to keep or move them. I have a couple very, very old side journals that I don't care about and don't remember the passwords for, which whateverthehell can happen to.

*This is the one thing that actually bothers rather than irritates me.
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