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So an article from Valleywag has got everyone worrying because LJ have sacked a bunch of its US staff.

It's probably not as bad as it seems - Valleywag has its numbers wrong, and in any case, it seems likely that SUP is just moving more of its operation to Russia. It does mean that there will be less development, and I'd imagine less support for English-speaking users, but it's unlikely to disappear completely at least in the immediate future.

Despite all that sensible sounding not-panicking, I have backed up my journal again with LJ Archive, and I'm in the process of transferring it to InsaneJournal using LJ Sec. If the whole thing does disappear (which it won't!), you'll be able to find me on IJ and Twitter as pickwick, and on FB if you know my real name. (I was going to back up at DeadJournal as well but it's invite-only...anyone got a spare invite going?)

matgb has a handy entry with a bunch of useful links, and a discussion of the proposed Dreamwidth replacement which has been on the cards for a while. liz_marcs has some general back-up how-tos, and brown_betty has a step-by-step guide to transferring your entries to another journal site.



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Jan. 6th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
(I was going to back up at DeadJournal as well but it's invite-only...anyone got a spare invite going?)

Yup. Sending one to your LJ email address nowish.

Oh ... would you like a two for one offer? I can also give an invite to the newish fandom Journalling site: http://www.inksome.com/

Edited at 2009-01-06 07:08 pm (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thank you, and that would be lovely, yes! Be nice to get "pickwick" on all the sites I can, since who knows which site people would actually end up migrating to if there was a problem...
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Sent and sent.
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Shopkeeper: How much did you pay for this?
Customer: Sixty quid, and eight for the fruit-bat.
Shopkeeper: What fruit-bat?
Customer: Eric the fruit-bat.
Shopkeeper: Are all your pets called Eric?
Customer: There's nothing so odd about that. Kemal Ataturk had an entire menagerie called Abdul!
Shopkeeper: No he didn't!
Customer: Did!
Shopkeeper: Didn't!
Customer: Did, did, did, did, did and did!
Shopkeeper: Oh, all right.
Customer: Spoken like a gentleman, sir. Now, are you going to give me a fish license?
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
LJ Sec! Nice! *transfers journal for archive purposes!*
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'm still transferring...I have way too many journal entries :D
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Me too o.O
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I'm up to Nov 2004, so far...
Jan. 6th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Annnnnnnnd....we're off! (copying LJ over to IJ)

Thanks for posting these links and such!
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