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Saturday, April 15th, 2017 01:29 am
So it turns out a lot of people — well, I hope it's a lot of people, because I believe that decent people vastly outnumber the others — are abandoning LiveJournal in droves thanks to the new Terms of Service they enacted sometime in the last few days. They claim that people with paid accounts (like me) aren't affected, but do I really trust the Russians at this point? ("Hello, this is the 80s calling. Are you folks really still going on about Russians?")

No. I do not. I suspect no one will be "safe" from reprisals if anyone does anything Putin's goons find objectionable. And I will not give any more money to people who lock innocent people up in a prison camp for something they can't help, and for doing absolutely nothing. Nor will I censor myself. It made me feel dirty to have to "agree" to their POS TOS in order to access my account just to move it and then delete it.

So, here I am on DreamWidth, waiting for my LiveJournal account to be imported. I have over 3000 posts over there. So it's likely to take a couple of days at least.

I think only three of my friends have made the switcheroo so far. I look forward to seeing more.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 01:04 pm (UTC)
It's good to see you, Gary!

I have a permanent LJ account, alas. :( But I don't trust them to not find it objectionable, and I object to their TOS. Dreamwidth is a much nicer company and one I'd rather give money to. I already have a permanent account here, too, so I gifted a random friend with a paid account.
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 01:55 am (UTC)
Currently awaiting import to finish...I'm partly here. :)
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 05:35 pm (UTC)
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the not so Dark side.

I first learned about the POS TOS when a crosspost to LJ failed
Was totally disgusted by the United Airlines tactics of Putin Journal and just abandoned the joint

Been so many LJ dramas and mass migration over the years but grovelling to that kleptomaniac plutocrat Putin was one step too far.

At least there is real Glasnost, transparency and old fashioned customer service here