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I have had a hell of a time trying to comment on everyone's journal. It's been days. Finally, I am able to.
Hopefully, you will see it. I'm not leaving unless I'm kicked out as well. But, I will eventually start updating DW journal. Here I have felt safe. I'm on facebook. I'm not happy posting anything really personal. My main reason for checking there is to keep up with family in other countries and old friends, and some new ones. I don't even let anyone
know that L.J exists. Lol. This is OUR place. Always will be. Us QAF'ERS are a different and loving breed. So upset to see this happening. I've been here since 2009.
I don't want to let go of a place that has brought me such happiness in the best times of my life & the worse.
I love our special bond. Thank you everyone.
Hugs! Annie
P.S. I can actually see everyone's posts now. Terrible! Going to try to comment to some of you, since I've had stress over this for days.


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Apr. 10th, 2017 02:21 am (UTC)
Um... nothing is really changing for paid accounts, or if you f-lock your entries. I'm so bemused and sick of reading about this hysteria every time LJ makes a change. It's been in Russian hands now...HOW long?! Every time there's a bit of a change, people run around screaming the sky is falling, and nothing fucking happens. I'm not a QAF'er, but still...let's get a grip, huh? I'm at the point where I'm so fed up with the drama I want to unfriend anyone who even mentions fucking DW!
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:19 am (UTC)
I guess you're right. This shit has happened before. I'm not panicking, just had a hard time getting on here for a few days. I'm not going anywhere. Lol. Happy you put it in perspective. This is my home. Thanks, Alex!
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:18 am (UTC)
LOL! I was worried I'd been too blunt or forceful, but I'm just SO fed up with the paranoia and hysteria. As for our journals not being "private" anymore...anyone who thinks it's only now that outside entities can read our posts if they choose really has no clue about how the internet works. I'm glad you're sticking around, and I agree, this is my home too. And as I said elsewhere, I'm not tucking tail and being driven out of my home just because the landlord may be an asshole. :)
Apr. 14th, 2017 01:53 am (UTC)
I understand your passion. Lol. You weren't too forceful for me. I'm a little behind on here. I will catch up to my posts and comments.
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:22 am (UTC)
I can't agree with you more my friend *sigh*
I've been here since 2009 as well but 'only' joined in 2010. LJ has been my happy safe place through some very dark times. I'm NOT on FB and I'll never be and just like you I used to feel safe here. I've never told anyone about this place either.
So so sad to know we might have to let go sooner rather then later...
I have a DW account which consist of all of my LJ content and I'm gradually starting to figure out how to add more of my F-list members on there. IDK if I saw you there. Do you go by the same username there? If so I'll friend you and you can obvi friend me back.
We've got to keep the love alive :)
Warm Hugs
I LUV your userpic *g*

Edited at 2017-04-10 04:23 am (UTC)
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:32 am (UTC)
I understand how you feel. I'm not going anywhere. This has happened before as Ashmedai said. No need to panic. We shall see. I'm landlady_4rent there. But nothing is on that journal. You will find me here. Hugs V. This will pass. Was any of your context or fanfics taken down? I wouldn't know because I couldn't get on. But it seems okay now. Some journals are very graphic. They seem to be alright.
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:53 am (UTC)
This has happened before

I've been here long enough and I know all too well that LJ has been though a lot but I don't think I've ever experienced anything like this. I'm still here and I'm NOT going anywhere but the thought of losing my privacy is very alarming to me. (yes, according the the new ToS our journals are NOT private any longer.)
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:42 am (UTC)
Take the pic if you like it. No. Problem.
Hugs to you to dear V!
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:26 am (UTC)
Apr. 10th, 2017 12:10 pm (UTC)
*g* I'm staying until they kick me out but I have backed up everything to DW just in case! *g*
Apr. 10th, 2017 12:35 pm (UTC)
I'm staying here as long as possible too... but I have opened a DW account to back up everything, just in case. In the future, I will most likely double-post both here on LJ and there... for as long as I can anyway.
Come friend me on DW. I'm Toto_too514 there as well.
Apr. 10th, 2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you aren't leaving LJ for good. I have also had years of happy memories since joining LJ. I have too many friends on here that I care about to just abandon the site altogether. All sites have occasional problems to deal with, but we just roll with the punches and keep moving on.

Btw, I also avoid posting really personal things about myself or those I care about on any other site but this one. Not sure why I made that decision, except that I feel safer in exposing myself here than on something like Facebook. And the folks on here have helped me through some very difficult times in the past. So I am definitely staying unless forced off. Hugs, Grammy
Apr. 10th, 2017 11:21 pm (UTC)
Hi, Annie - well, you know we can always connect in other ways. I, too, have mixed feelings about this. As for everyone being 'hysterical' for nothing, I'm not totally convinced the concern is not without merit. Yes, this site has been in Russian hands for some time, but only recently were the servers moved as well to Russia.

Before that, they were still located in California, and from what I read were, therefore, governed by US laws. That is NOT the case now. And the new TOS - which is an abridged version in English; the 'formal' version is in all Russian - refers to the "Russian Federation" laws a lot. And I DO know my banner header photos disappeared for a day. That could have been a glitch, or something more nefarious.

Hard to tell. But I do not feel comfortable with the thought of another country that is anti-LGBT and homophobic possibly affecting what I can or cannot place on my own journal.

So while I may keep my LJ open - mainly to check my friends page - it will primarily be used to link to my DW account.

Everyone has to decide for themselves, and eventually once MW gets the profile pages set up and running on the new Word Press platform, which will give every member their own custom website where they can post videos, photos, and journal entries, etc., most of what I would normally write on here will go on DW.

Truthfully, I think LJ has been dying a slow death for some time now. Perhaps if you don't write about QAF or LGBTQ events or concerns, you will be safe. But for those of us who do, I'm still going to keep my guard up. To each his own opinion. Just my two cents' worth. ;) ~Kim
Apr. 11th, 2017 08:46 am (UTC)
I am staying here too. Though as a former "east block country" I have no ilusions about Russia aka the style of handling things and rights. Though I know ANY government is a "Big Brother" for their people and the paragraphs are round to get turned around their finger when need.
I am trying to walk in light- the only what I am judging is violence and darkness-though both can sometimes lead to good outcomes,lol the Universe is pretty complicated :) I wanted to say-my entries are not political,not sexual,though there are totaly different people on my flist and I love and respect them all. So I suppose I will have no problems-but if my friends would,I am ready to follow them on DW to continue a journal..
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