All previous posts related to the LJ Strikeout of 2007 can be found here.
By now everyone's seen the messages from SixApart over on LJ News here
On the one hand, it's a victory. On another...well this was poorly handled from start to finish. While I appreciate the apology, and the fact that the wrongly deleted journals will be restored (and that some already have), I still get the feeling that SixApart really has no clue who LJ users are and why we chose there
as opposed to one of their more traditional blog platforms, such as TypePad
(their business offerings), or Vox
(the personal blogging option).
Okay, enough with the think-y thoughts.
The best round up of the Great LJ Strikeout of 2007 is catrinella
's post right here
. Included are debunked rumors, and links to resources.
While I was typing up this post, djinanna
was apparently thinking along the same lines I was regarding the trust issue. Even better, she's included a fantastic set of alternative blogging and journaling sites
with comments. Give her a little love for her hard work.
Also, some larfs:tkp
gives us the pictorial history of the Great LJ Strikeout of 2007
. (Warning: Large picture post.)kroki-refur
offers up this pictorial of Sam's LJ getting deleted and Dean's reaction
. (Warning: Large picture post.)
Finally, in looking over the past week at my comments over on my LJ...*tiny squeak*
I'm overwhelmed, and there's no way I can hope to respond to everyone on my LJ. I only want to say, thank you for stopping by my LiveJournal and commenting
. I read everyone's comments, but I didn't have enough time in the day to respond. I also know me well enough to know that I try to be good about responding, but once a couple of days pass I simply can't get to it.
As for everyone who friended me on LiveJournal, also, thank you
. Unfortunately, I was already dangerously close to the LJ friending limit. I had tried to rectify it by doing some FList-trimming just before the blow-up, and I only got partially done, so I still had only a little wiggle room. There's no way I can mutually friend everyone over on LiveJournal. I apologize.
However, I'm safely under my limits here on InsaneJournal and at GreatestJournal. So feel free to friend me over here or over at GJ.
That said, 95% of the content of all my journals are unlocked. At most, I've got a very small filter for the rare personal stuff I throw out there. A filter for fannish stuff so I can put on my wanky pants and bitch about something. And a few "for my eyes only" items such as to-do lists and other trivia.
So, even if I don't friend you back over on LJ, feel free to hang out over there. Feel free to poke through those entries. And feel free to comment on any open post. Just so long as the conversation stays friendly-ish and there are no flamewars in comments, I'm cool with it all.
Anyway, poke around. Read the entries. Feel free to stick around if you like what you see.
Let me repeat: I'm putting dealing with my LiveJournal FList on hold, mostly because I've got more people friending me than there are slots available. I figure once things calm down, some people will naturally drift away. It's cool if you do. Every day is amnesty day with me, and I don't take defriending personally as a general rule.
Even if I don't friend you back, you're welcome to drop by and comment at any time. Anon comments are screened, but unless they're abusive or spam, I let them through. It may take a day or two, but the comments will be unscreened.
And again, thank you for visiting my LJ in the past few days, and in the future should you choose to do that.
And also, don't forget, those suspended journals on LJ are back online not because of what a few people did, but because of what we all did
. If it wasn't for the ruckus we made, those journals would've remained suspended.
Thank you for standing up. Thank you for fighting.