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April 8th, 2011


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08:34 am
I've seen a number of people complaining a lot about LJ being difficult to connect with, recently, and loudly proclaiming that they're going to move elsewhere to do their business.

However, it appears that the DDoS attacks that are affecting LJ service are occurring because LJ in Russia is being used by bloggers to speak out against the government's policies. Now, here I am in the USA, and we encourage freedom of speech. LJ is trying to make sure that these bloggers have the opportunity and forum to express themselves.

I think that all of you who use or have used LiveJournal should get right back on there and write something supportive of these goals. Don't abandon them when they are in the midst of defending a right that we here in the US take for granted, when it's a right that either doesn't exist or is under attack elsewhere in the world.

Let's tell LiveJournal that this is something to fight for...

(32 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)

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From:droxy
Date:April 8th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Amen. It's not any worse than facebook reporting political commentary to other profiles, and you can't turn it off.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I guess I've just been seeing so many old LJers on FB complaining about LJ, and I got irritated.

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From:pondhopper
Date:April 8th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
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I am so happy to see this post. Thank you, Bill.
If you don't mind, I'm going to post a link to it since it's a public entry.

Edited at 2011-04-08 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Of course you may. I'd like other people to read it and think about it.

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From:neecerie
Date:April 8th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
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here here!

Have borrowed your wording but also linked..(I just know people are often too lazy to click a link...)
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Feel free to link, but attribute if you're quoting me, please.

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From:brokenheather
Date:April 8th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Nicely stated!
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I tried.

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From:marswalker
Date:April 8th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
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I'm certainly not planning on going elsewhere...
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
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I have a presence in lots of places, but LJ is primary to me.

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From:roadskoller
Date:April 8th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
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That's a novel way of looking at it and I'm thinking you're right.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.
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From:twilyght
Date:April 8th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Well said and stolen. Thanks for putting into words what so many need to know.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I live to serve.
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From:mummm
Date:April 8th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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I REFUSE to give up LJ. It's my friend and I have a permanent account. I've been on here for YEARS and have seen people bellyaching over and over again. I see nothing to complain about. I like it a LOT and hope that the people running it can clear the hurtles.

Edited at 2011-04-08 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From:elvenqueen86
Date:April 8th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Same here. A lot of people complain about anything livejournal does, or anything that happens to it. In every news post there's a huge thread of people complaining about any little change or addition to the site. It's insane! This isn't livejournals fault, they're doing everything they can to fix this issue.
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From:elvenqueen86
Date:April 8th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know people were threatening to leave. If people leave, whoever is behind the DDos attacks will have won. Their goal is to take down livejournal as a platform, to silence the bloggers, which is exactly what will happen if people leave.

Personally, I love livejournal. It has the most communities, the best set up, and great people... besides, I have a permanent account, and I'd hate to lose out on that by going somewhere else.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 8th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
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That's my point, exactly, implied if not implicit. That's why I'm urging people to come back, post, and do the opposite of leaving LJ.

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From:realpestilence
Date:April 9th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
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From what I've seen, most people didn't know about the DDOS being politically motivated. Now that the word is spreading, I've seen lots of supportive blog entries about it, and about staying here at LJ.
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From:mycroftca
Date:April 9th, 2011 05:20 am (UTC)
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All the better.
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