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Mixed-Up Confusion

Why do things like this happen?

Normally I stay happily ignorant of such things, but if many of my friends (including my lifemate) leave LJ, there's no point to me staying, but I... well, I like it here. I like icons. I don't like MySpace, it's cluttered and covered with blinking and flashing ads, and it's hard to customize (although, oddly, I have more "friends" on MySpace - but a lot of them are artists I review, and no one there talks to me, either). I suppose I could follow to another site, I really haven't looked at any other blogging sites.

Change sucks.

But on the other hand, shipperx has a point.

Now I'm all depressed. Wah.

Feeling sorry for myself. Blah.

At least I finished all my reviews. And tomorrow is Friday.

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sillymagpie
Jun. 1st, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
Is rahirah actually leaving LJ, or just polishing up another account just in case?
wildrider
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
I haven't asked, because it's one of those touchy subjects. I'm just reading her journal at this point.
rahirah
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
It's not THAT touchy!

And no, I'm not planning on leaving yet. Though like Sandy, whether or not I renew my paid membership depends on what happens next.
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wildrider
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, but YEARNED for many icons in that first year...

But anyway, we shall see how things go. I mean, if folks like WfI start shoving us around here, who's to say they won't next target Greatest Journal? I haven't poked around there yet, but I suppose I will, just to see. It's that laziness (see response below to ljs) factor...

It's just my basic fear of change that causes my depression (and the thought of trying to figure out how to archive my own journal).
cornerofmadness
Jun. 1st, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
what you just said echoes my thoughts i posted yesterday. Groups like WFI aren't going to just confine themselves to LJ. They'll hit Greatest, My Space and so on. The best you could hope for is that their staff will have learned something but I won't bet on it. The idea of being sued (and frivolous suites being an American past time) could make any of them overreact just like LJ.

it's very depressing indeed
wildrider
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Yes, and after mulling it over a time, I say to them, Phooey! They're not going to run me off (although I will think twice when it comes to re-upping my paid LJ subscription - we shall see when the time comes, if they've made reparations as they should).

And until then... Life's too short to let the morons get me down.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC)
that's rather my reaction to...though i have thought maybe while I'm at the parents with high speed i might put up a greatest journal more as a fic journal because my ego's just that big
wildrider
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
I can barely keep up with one journal. There's only about four entries in my MySpace blog.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
that's the other thing. I know i can't especially stuck here on dial up. Some times I can't even respond to some people's cut responses because their layouts have so much graphics I can't load it. I'd hate to try that at two journals
wildrider
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oog, there's that. I sometimes forget there's folks out there on dial-up (a terrible lapse of netiquette, I know). I try to remember to put all that stuff behind lj-cuts (there's another thing, I'd have to learn all new commands and everything - it's worse than changing operating systems!).

cornerofmadness
Jun. 3rd, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
i know it sucks. I haven't slowed down on responding to all rahirah's interesting posts since i've been out for lack of interest. It's just that certain lj's are despised by my dial up and hers is included. Yours isn't. go figure
wildrider
Jun. 3rd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Strange. I wonder why.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 3rd, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
it must be something in her layout. That's all i can think of but it's not EVERY big graphic layout. i have no idea to be honest
ljs
Jun. 1st, 2007 10:47 am (UTC)
The whole vile WFI thing and SixApart's worst-case response are depressing, it has to be said.

I'm not leaving at the moment-- I'm waiting to see what LJ actually does to redress this. But... yeah. :-(

[hugs]
wildrider
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
I know. I suppose I could at least back up my journal (I haven't gone through it in ages, but I don't want to lose anything I've written), just in case I decide to go. My moral conscience is of course outraged and says I should pack up and go (or at least let my paying membership lapse), but my weenie self-serving laziness wants to stay put. Again, the layout is nice and all that stuff.

Besides, I'm comfy in my rut. So I'll stay, but I hope others do, too. I sure would hate the landscape to change (which it will, if people like WfI have their say - but as they said, if we leave, people like that can just follow and make the NEXT place bad, so... once again, six of one...).

rahirah
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I don't think many people are actually leaving yet. Mostly they wanted to A) put pressure on LJ by threatening to leave, and B) set up a place they could go to if it became necessary. Since LJ restored the unjustly suspended journals (and now some people are saying the actually went too far with that and unsuspended some which should have stayed suspended) I think most people have settled back to watch and wait.
wildrider
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Surely, you've never known ME to overreact...


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