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LiveJournal has begun suspending journals.

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May. 29th, 2017 | 05:34 pm

TL;DR - back up all accounts and communities from LJ, they may disappear at any time.

from yuidirnt's post Regarding the recent suspensions
You might or might not have noticed, but in the past month or so many journals have been suspended without warning or notification by LJ. This appears to be because LJ implemented a new script to catch spambots, except this new script seems to potentially mark as spam any post containing links that go out of the site (to Mega, MediaFire, etc.) Once a journal has been marked as "spambot," it will be deleted without warning or notice.
from [personal profile] dawn_felagund's post "It has begun"
At the risk of succumbing to a slippery slope here, my main worry concerns item 6.1.1: "The Administration reserves the right to delete Account and Blog if User did not access the Account or the access was restricted for more than six months due to a breach hereof." There is a lot of fandom history on LJ on journals owned by people no longer active in the fandom, and possibly no longer even reachable. Now spambots are obviously less desirable on a site than old journals that haven't been updated since the Second Age, but content = server space = money, and an unused journal isn't holding its weight in terms of ad views either. It's digital dead weight.
If anyone wants help backing up to DW, please let me know!

cross-posted at http://msilverstar.dreamwidth.org/2017/05/29/lj-deletions-warning.html

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The Kink That Winked

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from: kinkthatwinked
date: May. 30th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Help, please.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jun. 1st, 2017 04:49 am (UTC)
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SURE!

#1 is import your journal and any communities you mod

https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=86&q=import


#2 is claim your open ID, so your comments as kinkthatwinks.livejournal.com are attributed to the Dreamwidth user kinkthatwinked

https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=84


Don't delete your LJ until you have done these steps!

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