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Today's new User Agreement which we had to sign to ever access the account again is the final straw.
  • no posting "political solicitation materials" without specific permission
  • no "perform[ing] any other actions contradictory to the laws of the Russian Federation". This one in particular comes to mind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_gay_propaganda_law
  • "non-authorized users will see advertisements on all LiveJournal pages" - one of the original reasons I bought a paid LJ account way back when was to remove adverts next to my own content
  • plus the whole coercion to sign an agreement at no notice to access one's account
So I am making my final backup to DW; this will be my final crosspost and I will delete my LJ in a few more days.
I'm pretty sad about it. I've had this LJ since 2003. I've made and sustained some of my strongest and most important friendships through it. I gave it up for a while and then came back. But I have already built up a lovely circle on Dreamwidth, and for a long time now that's been where the majority of my "social media" networking has taken place. LJ doesn't want people like me, so I'm going.

Date: 2017-04-04 20:40 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Yeah, this seems pretty draconian. I left LJ for all practical purposes years ago, so I don't mind so much not using it anymore, but I don't know yet how I feel about having to sign the agreement in order to DELETE my LJ. I might just leave things as they are and just not go back, but I haven't decided yet.


Date: 2017-04-05 00:49 (UTC)
dewline: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dewline
Probably drafted by people at the FSB and/or GRU. Among others.

Date: 2017-04-04 20:56 (UTC)
hilarita: trefoil carving (Default)
From: [personal profile] hilarita

Date: 2017-04-05 03:59 (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
I'm really sad at seeing my friends sad. I hope people are able to preserve their individual and fannish histories. I deleted my main accounts at LJ long ago, but I remember how wrenching it was.

But I'm really glad DW is here for people (and that IIRC we met on it!).

Date: 2017-04-05 16:30 (UTC)
feng_shui_house: me at my computer (Default)
From: [personal profile] feng_shui_house
I hate it, but I don't hate it enough to give up my Permanent Account (who knows, they may have eliminated that- the agreement says everything's free) and LJ Scrapbook, which is the photohost I'm pretty much reduced to at the moment. So I gave in and clicked to agree.

I mostly just cross-post from DW, mainly for the purpose of keeping the account active so they don't decide to delete it along with all my photos.

I think I've got one LJ friend who hasn't moved to DW, so on the rare occasion she posts, I comment there, but except for that, I just don't want to lose the photo host. They might still yank it out from under me, because the old email I signed up with is wonky & I had to reconfirm it. Or, you know, having infuriated enough users, LJ may just vanish without warning one day.

Date: 2017-04-05 18:37 (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
This does seem to be the final straw for many, including me, even though many have left and are posting for the legacy.

Date: 2017-04-04 20:49 (UTC)
emperor: (Phoenix)
From: [personal profile] emperor

[no criticism implied of your decision, I'm just sad about the whole business]

Date: 2017-04-04 21:04 (UTC)
emperor: (symbol)
From: [personal profile] emperor


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