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It's a sad day in LJ-land, my friends. I know it's kind of silly to be this upset (and I'm pretty sure transitorial thinks I'm overreacting just a bit because she says I should have expected this all from LJ by now, especially after 'Strikethrough' et al) but I am.

So I've dusted off my old Dreamwidth account and created a new one for the fic journal. (Sorry to the people I've been spamming, btw. Especially if you don't like DBSK fic. I'm just really happy I've been doing so well on my hc_bingo claim. Only three more fics to finish, and I have an extra already written, so four more posts, probably some time next week.) I'm importing both journals over there today. Whether I just use them as a backup or start crossposting or move entirely depends on what my flist and fandom as a whole decides to do.

Who all currently has a Dreamwidth, btw? I've got some people, but I'm sure I've seen others on my flist posting about having accounts and just never got around to friending them over there. Anyone else?
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Superboy- Don't bark at the Dinos
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From:beccastareyes
Date:December 22nd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm BeccaStareyes over there.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 22nd, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Added! ^_^
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From:omen1x2
Date:December 22nd, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm omyn over there. I deleted my old one a few months ago because I never used it, and now I regret that decision COMPLETELY.

Fuck you, LJ. Fuck you hardcore. I stood by you through the Strikethrough, through the fucking buyout, through the DDoS attacks, and this is how you repay me?!
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 22nd, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, feeling the betrayal. I just fear that fandom will never be as active in one place as it was here. I don't like change. :( Luckily, I've been sitting on my account for ages over there.

Added, though.
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From:nina_vendredi
Date:December 22nd, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
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I've got both discokali and mellow_dk over there, but I don't know which one I'd use if I switched. As much as LJ is pissing me off, I just dislike DW. Maybe when they're out of beta, and it's as easy and open to create accounts there as it is on LJ, I'll actually consider switching.

It just doesn't foster wank, and crazy the way LJ does.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 22nd, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
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Added both, just in case. I can't say I'm a huge fan of DW, either, but then, I've never used the site for any period of time, so I don't know. I don't know if they're ever going to open up journal creation, though. Think they might stay primarily invite-only minus open events like this week. Like JournalFen (although hopefully the servers actually ARE robust).

I dunno, man. There are stories. But as long as there are still some people and fandom here on LJ, I won't abandon it entirely. I'll just spend my days being very very sad. :( Like that. Sad.
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From:nina_vendredi
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of torn. I don't want to give LJ any money. I have a paid account because it's the only way to track threads instead of a whole post, and now without subject lines, that's going to be the best way to follow what's going on. But I hate them and want to impact their pockets.

Grrrr.
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From:a_fathers_sins
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Rock and a hard place. I know transitorial probably isn't renewing her account when it runs out in a couple weeks. Supposedly a lot of other people aren't, either. But then, seeing the article someone posted about how LJ got $72 million USD from blogshopping in Singapore this year alone, I find it hard to see how our insignificant protests will ever matter to them.

I still wouldn't give them any more money. But then, I'm sitting on a perm account, so I can say that but still keep my stuff.
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From:nina_vendredi
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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The thing is, a lot of the people I know of that are Singapore LJ users are all in fandom, so it may actually have an impact.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
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Maybe. I mean, I hope it would, but at the same time, I've still got juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust enough brand loyalty that I don't want LJ to crash and burn completely. Just fire everyone above the tech support monkeys and go back to not being lame.
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From:nina_vendredi
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
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I really just don't understand why they're removing functionality. If they're making millions of dollars around the world, and people aren't spending that at Facebook, why do they assume that we'd rather have that kind of site.

It's not an either or, people have Facebook and Tumblr and LJ. Making LJ act more like the other sites aren't going to lure people away from the competition, it's just going to piss of the people that use you instead of the competition.

Edited at 2011-12-23 09:41 pm (UTC)
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From:a_fathers_sins
Date:December 23rd, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
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.......This is why we make sure we're logged OUT of the rp account before commenting. -_-
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From:zalia
Date:December 22nd, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm Zalia on DW, as I am everywhere else ^^ Feel free to add me!
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 22nd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Done and done! :D
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From:rosaleendhu
Date:December 23rd, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
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rosaleendhu over there, though I'm barely using it.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 23rd, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, can't say I ever used mine before, either. Just been sitting on it. Might change now, might not. Dunno. Added you, anyway.
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From:blurmeese
Date:January 5th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
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hiiii <3 was just backtracking on my flist and /o/ I just got a DW account! I'm frijae there, hope you don't mind me adding you~