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*flails in terror and rage*

ACK! Just in case you haven't seen this yet (there's a large section of my f-list that is not friends with the other part): Russian Bear Slashes a Social Network

ETA: Another link - only 13 let go instead of 20.
ETA 2: LJ's Twitter says not to panic and links to another press release. *tries not to*

*tries not to hyperventilate - plans to back up journal as soon as she gets home*

In the interest of keeping you all... if LJ does implode, where would you go?

Mass Exodus PollCollapse )

Tell me more in comments if I forgot something, or just to wail or gnash your teeth. DDDDDDD:

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solitary_zero
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Is there any way to actually back-up your journal?
sinanju
Jan. 6th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Look for LJArchive and/or LJ-Sec. Both will allow you to hoover up your existing LJ entries. One will allow you to re-upload to another LJ-style site (InsaneJournal, DeadJournal, JournalFen, etc) but doesn't--if I remember right--allow you save comments.

The other doesn't allow for repostingt, but it archives everything--posts, comments, userpics, all of it. So at least you'll have your whole journal (or any community you participate in, if you want to archive it) saved on your PC.
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northern_star
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Noooooooooo!

*sniffles* Nooo! Not when I actually, finally had a good place with good people and... Noooo! this can't happen! :(

I'll.. I'll... I guess I'll follow everyone else. :(

*whimpers*
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
I know! It totally sucks. I hope all this panic is for naught, truly... but I want to be safe.

I'll make sure you don't get lost. *hugs*
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dreamers_dh
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
What? I mean...huh?
What?
I haven't heard anything of closing LJ and your entry makes me nervous. Very very nervous. But I think I will go.... whereever everyone else will go. To another Journal or Blog or something like that.
*crosses fingers*
Hopefully everything will stays ok with LJ.
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope it's just early panic and everything will be fine, but some of the reports look pretty bad... I'll be moving wherever fandom moves. *sigh*
svgurl
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
This is not good. It makes me very sad. I have an IJ account but it's just not the same. I love LJ ... I hope they stick around. :(
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
No, it is not! And IJ is definitely not the same. I hope they stick around, too. :((
willow_diamond
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
OMG WTF NO
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY.

DDDDD:
jamaillith
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
New press release: here

So they're just outsourcing to Moscow? Eeeeeenteresting.
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
God, I hope that is all that's happening. Though I ache for the LJ people who were laid off in SF. :(
fairfax_verde
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
Well this is scary. I've been thinking about Facebook, but that would be for more RL things that I keep way separate from my fannish interests. Where else can I keep up with fic, the Cubs, classic movie fanatics, and all my fandoms in one place?
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Exactly! That's what I love about LJ. Facebook is all RL (except for a few close fandom people). I don't want to combine any more than that. Uh uh.
taro_twist
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Eeek, this is so scary! I hadn't seen this at all! I've been on Facebook for a few years, but that's nowhere near as fun or flexible as LJ ... I guess I'd wait to see what journal/blog site everyone else goes to and then follow.

I hope LJ survives. :/
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I hope it's all just a transition, but this seems more dire than the last one to me. I couldn't do the things I do here on Facebook... no way.

*hugs*
bradygirl_12
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Well, while it's true that LJ could disappear, panics like this have happened before, and I think for now everyone should just back up their journals and then see what happens and not worry too much about it. During the Great Strikethrough many dire things were predicted, and none came to pass.

I'd advise the back-ups, take deep breaths, and hope for the best! :)

And if LJ does go, fandom will find another place. We always do. :)
htbthomas
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
I remember getting my backup journals during the Great Strikethrough, but that wasn't financially-related. This scares me much more than the other one...

But I hope you're right, that this is just panic and all will be well. :D

*still nervous*
mark_clark
Jan. 6th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yikes!! I do have Insane Journal so I could go there but I would also see where others may go and go there. Hopefully this doesn't spell the end of LJ.

*crosses fingers*
htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I hope it's not the end. :((( But yeah, it may be IJ, unless all the LJ people who move crash it. :O
ferdalump
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
**clings**

I hope people are just overreacting and nothing too dire will occur. Everybody is laying off nowadays in this recession, I would hope the cutbacks are just a way to stay afloat and not a sign of worse things to come.

My hubby's company fired half it's staff in mid-December and now they are looking at expanding. Go figure.
htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
I really hope it's overreacting, too! It worries me that it's a financial thing this time... that just seems a lot more serious.

*crosses fingers*
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htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
I KNOW! *cries rivers of tears over losing icons*
winddancer55945
Jan. 7th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
I am already on Facebook and I love it. But I will also go where my friends are hanging out. I can' do without you all. ;-)
htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Facebook is all right, and has some fun time-wasters... :D But I couldn't post fic or longer discussion-type things. :(
kabuki_party
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
well the second press release gives me the feeling that they're trying not to let it go anywhere.. what do you think? *bites nails*
htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
I hope they aren't! But they also may be trying to stop a mass hemorrhaging of users, too...

*hopes but yet...*
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htbthomas
Jan. 7th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
Me either! I seriously hope all is well, but the news was too distressing...
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