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Who's leaving? Just curious. 
9th-Aug-2007 08:36 am
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All this discussion lately about The Decline and Fall of LiveJournal has gotten me wondering:

Poll #1036174 Who's Leaving?

Are you planning to leave LJ?

Yes.
4(17.4%)
No.
16(69.6%)
Depends. (Leave a comment to explain your rationale to me.)
3(13.0%)

Oh, and for the record: I'm not leaving. Barring the inevitable occasional blogging fatigue (which I've been having a lot of lately). So, if you want to keep up with my sorry excuse for a life, such as it is, you better keep an LJ account so that you can read all those f-locked posts.

And a warning: If you do decide to leave, I'll most likely lose track of you. I simply don't have the energy to stalk people--even friends--hither and yon or keep up with a dozen different journaling websites. ('Course, maybe you think my losing track of you is a good thing...)
Comments 
9th-Aug-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
No, though I do have a GJ account, but mostly for backup ^_^;
9th-Aug-2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Backup journal? God forbid you go two minutes without being able to blog. *snorts*
9th-Aug-2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Far too lazy.
9th-Aug-2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Would you leave even if you WEREN'T "far too lazy"?
9th-Aug-2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
I wasn't aware this debate was even taking place. Shows how much I pay attention.
9th-Aug-2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
http://insomnia.livejournal.com/753868.html

This particular post is pretty far-reaching in its scope, if you're curious.
9th-Aug-2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, but it'll be a long while, because it's a lot of trouble.
9th-Aug-2007 03:10 pm (UTC) - I said I was leaving months Ago
Anonymous
I said August was the final month for me, about two months ago, long before all this crap started. I got one blog at Wordpress - it feeds to two different places. I'm no more put out in making entries than you are; I think because my blog feeds to Amazon & Ning, people assume that I spend all day blogging, which is sad. They're all the same blog...0_0

I touch base weekly at places like Deviant, or y!Gallery because I have fans there, truth be told--LJ wasn't fun anymore--like a chore. AND I really do have better things to do with my time than post locked opinions at LJ...that's what my private diary is for.

I wonder though, by announcing that you 'don't have time to stalk people on the internet' why did you make the time to announce such a thing? ^_^ I don't blog for interaction - do you read blogs to interact?

-Tina Anderson
9th-Aug-2007 05:02 pm (UTC) - Re: I said I was leaving months Ago
I wonder though, by announcing that you 'don't have time to stalk people on the internet' why did you make the time to announce such a thing? ^_^ I don't blog for interaction - do you read blogs to interact?

Because there are in fact people I know who may expect me to follow them around--and, as you know, I really am not going to have as much time come September. (Laziness and lack of curiosity will cover the rest.)

I don't blog for interaction, either. Do you see me commenting all over the blogosphere? Hell, I was happier when I got one membered comment to my LJ per month. I always viewed it as a blogging site, not a social networking one; I'm being disabused of that misperception right now. But I'll still use it for blogging; they have my money, and I like the functionality.
9th-Aug-2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not planning on leaving yet but I did start journals about everywhere else to reserve my username. I may sync one with my LJ. The only way I'll really leave is if most of my flist stops posting here and starts posting elsewhere, which I suppose will be determined as all of our paid accounts come up for renewal. Right now, I have no problem with continuing to have a paid account here. I'm certainly not who they're targeting. However, if at some point 6A makes it really clear they don't want to host fandom anymore, well, then I'll stop giving them money. I really only have a paid account to get the userpics anyway - and all the other journaling sites allow a crazy amount of userpics.

My only concern with the whole thing seems to be in their definition of figuring out the age of the fictional character. Because they're not going by what's in the story, but what they know from outside sources. So, if you follow that logic all the way to the end, they'd only allow gen fic or pre-romance for any of Harry's contemporaries. And that, well, I find that logic highly objectionable.
9th-Aug-2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
I don't really care either way. There are some people of whom I keep track through LJ, and if they should stop posting here, I'll probably slowly fade away, distracted by stuff that's actually relevant.
9th-Aug-2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm trapped here.
9th-Aug-2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
How come? ^^;
9th-Aug-2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Not leaving though I have serious issues with the way LJ/6A has handled the situation.

I've backed up my LJ just in case (using LJ Archive) and also copied what I can (minus comments, tags, some images, etc. with LJ Sec) to Insane Journal, which I'm using to keep track of friends who don't intend to update here any more.
9th-Aug-2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
I don't personally think you'll have a problem. But maybe I'm just being naive.

On the basis of all the communities and people they HAVEN'T suspended, I'm betting that it's not the underaged sex or the m/m porn per se--it's that it involves Harry Potter, and if there were ever a series of books to make everyone act irrationally, that's it.

(A couple of other communities they suspended seemed to attract some veeeery creepy people. All in all, it's better they were gone--and I say this even though the topics interested me.)
9th-Aug-2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
It seems to me there's a handful of people creating a drama out of nothing. In the real world sites like Live Journal have to be seen to be acting responsibly in dealing with certain issues. If they don't they're going to find themselves targeted by the morals police, there's going to be pressure to introduce outside censorship of places like LJ, and we're all going to lose if that happens. LJ are in an awkward situation and whatever they do, some people will jump up and down and scream. Some people like jumping up and down and screaming. But in the real world Live Journal can't be run exclusively for the benefit of a tiny section of fandom. And I have no doubt that every other social networking/blogging site would react prerty much the way LJ reacted in this case. I suspect some would have been much more heavy-handed. There is some content that no site ia going to be prepared to regard as acceptable - they simply can't afford to, they'd be publicly crucified by the mainstream media. And there is some content that any reasonable person should realise belongs only in friends-locked posts. LJ's policy seems to me to be remarkably tolerant - what they seem to be trying to say is, if you're going to post something that could be seen as iffy, that might cause some people offence, for God's sake don't put it in a public post.

I suspect that the "mass exodus" from LJ will turn out to be a few dozen people. Not a single one of the 145 people on my f-list have deleted their account; not a single one of the people on my f-list who update regularly has stopped updating. And frankly, if people who post content that is going to end up giving the whole of fandom a disastrously bad public image decide to leave, it ain't gonna break my heart.

I've just bought an additional six months' worth of paid account, as my own small way of showing my commitment to LJ. LJ is simply too good (and the alternatives are simply too dull) to walk away from over such a trivial issue.
9th-Aug-2007 07:50 pm (UTC) - One of the reasons to stay on LiveJournal...
Ummm. Right. Gravitation. Got and read the first volume. It was meh. Okay. Too many boys and not enough fan boys and fan girls and fan behavior. No convention attending, manga, doujinishi making. Still, meh. Okay.

Anything else about fan people? Or video gaming people?
9th-Aug-2007 08:02 pm (UTC) - Re: One of the reasons to stay on LiveJournal...
You gotta keep going with Gravitation (at least the first 6-8 volumes). It gets weirder and weirder, and it's steeped in a fangirl mentality. (By the end, the lack of taste should satisfy even you. :P Oh, and Reiji nickname "Rage" is a great example of a fangirl gone industry on a rampage. She shows up later.) From a manga perspective, it's an important title in the US because it brought a HUGE number of readers into BL and such.

There are manga about MMORPG (real and imagined) and stuff, but nothing that I'd recommend.
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