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Was talking to Ronnie today about the sites we visit most. For me, LJ still comes first, I check my e-mails, then LJ as soon as I wake up. Ronnie asked what was to interesting about LJ, and I said fandom, but really it is more than that. When I first got LJ it was for fandom reasons, but it has branced out since then. What about you?

[Poll #1447024]

LJ

May. 21st, 2009 07:52 pm
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Is LJ down? I wasn't getting replies to comments, now I cannot get on the site!

Edit Seems to be back now!

Pondering!

May. 20th, 2009 04:46 pm
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Right I'm With LiveJournal, Dreamwidth and Insane Journal, so considering what to do with them. I suspect Livejournal will continue to be my main journal, I will back up my posts once a month on Dreamwidth, so as not to have a whole load of the same posts appearing on both journals at one time. Insane Journal, I guess I'll just leave. It always annoyed me.

My Lj challenge will only be posted to lj, until the back up, so shouldn't show up on Dreamwidth, until the end of the month back up. The Masterlist of J2 AU recs I will post at both journals.

There will be some original content here at Dreamwidth for friends I have here but not at LJ. If LJ is down, I will probably be at Dreamwidth not Insane Journal.

Now I have to decide if I want a paid account at Dreamwidth so I can have more icons (I find six just not enough), and polls. It might also be good to crosspost at Insane Journal. I do love the idea that LJ gets some compitition to keep it on it's toes, and not be as high handed has it has been in the past, and I think Dreamwidth is the best for that.

I'm not sure where to offer the tarot readings...continue doing that just on LJ, or do it at DW as well.....Ummmm!

Anyone else got any thoughts? What are you doing with your accounts?

Pondering!

May. 20th, 2009 04:46 pm
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Right I'm With LiveJournal, Dreamwidth and Insane Journal, so considering what to do with them. I suspect Livejournal will continue to be my main journal, I will back up my posts once a month on Dreamwidth, so as not to have a whole load of the same posts appearing on both journals at one time. Insane Journal, I guess I'll just leave. It always annoyed me.

My Lj challenge will only be posted to lj, until the back up, so shouldn't show up on Dreamwidth, until the end of the month back up. The Masterlist of J2 AU recs I will post at both journals.

There will be some original content here at Dreamwidth for friends I have here but not at LJ. If LJ is down, I will probably be at Dreamwidth not Insane Journal.

Now I have to decide if I want a paid account at Dreamwidth so I can have more icons (I find six just not enough), and polls. It might also be good to crosspost at Insane Journal. I do love the idea that LJ gets some compitition to keep it on it's toes, and not be as high handed has it has been in the past, and I think Dreamwidth is the best for that.

I'm not sure where to offer the tarot readings...continue doing that just on LJ, or do it at DW as well.....Ummmm!

Anyone else got any thoughts? What are you doing with your accounts?
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Yes, the kids did have a sleep over in the tents last night. Not so bad through the night, but the earliest riser was the little girl who runs around screaming at the top of her lungs, which she was happy to do at 6am, waking everyone up.

I cannot believe they allowed a bunch of kids to sleep in the back garden in this area. *shakes head* It is not as if no-one knows how bad it is, we make headlines in the paper with our drug problem, crime problem....every problem.

I therefore have the creative juices of the brain dead, please don't wait for me to post my response to the challenge before posting your own. I will try and get some sleep and do some writing, but I promise nothing.

I also had problems getting onto live journal as well. Kept telling me the link was broken. I did find a way round it, but was logged out on that link, and had to log back in.

It has not been a good morning so far!

Oh just remembered David is 60 today, must phone him. We met up yesterday and I gave him his card and took him for a meal at his favourite restaurant, where we both had a fantastic steak pie.
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From [livejournal.com profile] lj_maintenance

It's that time again! In a little over 12 hours, I'll be heading to the airport, leaving on a jet plane, not quoting the rest of that John Denver song (bless his heart) and arriving in our frosty cold data center in Billings, Montana to do some NETWORK MAINTENANCE.

This maintenance window will be from April 4, 04:00 - 07:00 UTC. For the rest of us not in a zone that is even remotely UTC'ish, please check out this link and choose your city/timezone.

Though the window is 3 hours, I do not expect livejournal.com to be down anywhere near that time. Of course we'll be working during that time, and we will see network connectivity "blips" as well as potential slowness but the site should be up and functional.

details )

I hope to be asleep
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Just been looking at my LJ profile page and my activity on it and found this

Created on 2005-05-28 12:47:58 (#7253447), last updated 2009-02-11

17,413 comments received, 29,995 comments posted

Permanent Account

1,872 Journal Entries, 769 Tags, 148 Memories, 100+ ScrapBook Files, 13 Virtual Gifts, 147 Userpics


So what are yours?

Yes LJ is the main site I visit on the internet, did you guess
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As posted by [livejournal.com profile] lj_maintenance, just passing on the following information!

"Time converter here. Find your city and watch what day it is since for those of us in the USA it's actually going to be on Tuesday night that the work wil occur.

Even though the window is going to be 2 hours in length, LiveJournal will not be down that entire time. Just be aware that *during* this 2 hour window, connectivity may be slow or timeout completely."

So that, for example, if you are in the UK it will be down on Wednesday at 5:00am!

Not good news for insomniacs and early risers if they want to check LJ
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Well that seems to go quite smoothly. My links are a little slow, don't know if anyone else is finding that, but I am sure it will settle down!

While I was over at IJ I got a present. I asked for a Janto OTP manip from [livejournal.com profile] zoesmith and the total darling made me one! Semi-worksafe manip under cut

Janto OTP )

So nice to be back home! *happy sigh*

Safer?

Nov. 18th, 2008 01:47 pm
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Well I have been thinking, with LJ being down for few hours, would I be safer logging out before then? I don't normally, but was considering it. I thought it might keep my journal a little more secure during the move. Or wouldn't really make much difference do you think?

I will probably be over at Insanejournal, http://users.insanejournal.com/woman_of_/profile if you want to add me. I am hardly ever there, only go if something is wrong with LJ. The daft logo and insane sayings drive me demented. Have had a look to see if I want to watch TV instead, but guess I will be there. Not really wanting to watch childrens TV to be honest.

Look after your selves, and hoping this move goes smooth and my beloved journal will be up and running quickly afterwards!

Downtime!

Nov. 14th, 2008 09:02 pm
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"Seriously though, our data center move -- from San Francisco to Montana -- is scheduled for THIS TUESDAY, November 18, 2008 at 16:00 UTC (this equates to 8AM Pacific timezone) and will last for 4 hours. Unfortunately it'll be total downtime for all our sites and services -- no posting, no reading, no email."

So seems it will be time to dust of the insane journal for a while. Hope the move is hassle free, and over quickly. With no problems!
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Live Journal has announced that they are bringing back basic accounts, but with ads, the two relevant posts are here and here

They have made it clear that they need the revenue generated from ads to keep the site running, so ad free is not an option being offered, and to be fair, I cannot think of one site where, if I don't pay, I don't get ads. What worries me in the proposals they have outlined are 3a and 3b, as I can see it causing problems.

I might not have to be bothered at this journal (yet) as I don't see ads, but if, for whatever reason, I wanted an other journal, it may become an issue.

Just been musing over this today. Sam Wincester at College, where does the money come from? Of course he might've sponsership, and be working to get through his degree. The money certainly doesn't come from either John or Dean. John has spend any money he had long ago on hunting gear, and they are surviving on credit card scams and hustling. Anyone got any other suggestions for Sam paying for his College education?
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Hi, I have been having a little think before I to to bed. I think I will have a friends cut. I am on the edges of three active fandoms, and my friends list is almost impossible to keep up with. It was ok this weekend, as I was in front of the computer almost constantally, but kinda getting to be that I need to be on my friends list 24/7, or I have to skip most of the posts.

So this is to say, if you want me to unsubscribe to your journal, and I know I have been posting a lot, then let me know. I have a suspicion as to the ones who have filtered me out, and they are being cut tomorrow, but if you see this and think our interests are no longer the same, let me know. I really will not be offended, I promise. These things happen!

In fandom, I am still interested in BtVS, AtS, and still buying the comics, SPN, Torchwood and a little bit of Dr Who. Still love James Marsters, no interest in any sport, so if that is what you are posting about, then I guess our interests have departed.

If you think your interests are away from mine now, please let me know.

Thank You, I will be the baddy and unsubscribe tomorrow!

If you want to go, then I wish you well, and totally no hard feelings
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[livejournal.com profile] shapinglight I'm having problems getting your replies, either to my own posts or my comments to your posts at your journal. I did find your reply to my post about Angel: After the Fall #7, but that was in recent comments. The e-mail notifiction took three days to arrive. So love if I am slow commenting, I have not been getting my usual way of communicating! Just to let you know. I do not mean to leave you out! To be honest, I am even getting them out of sequence. Your edited reply to my comment came before your original reply. So so not me, I will do what I can to make sure I get any replies, but may not always be on top of it. Honest not being rude!

Huge shout out to [livejournal.com profile] sueworld2003 I so wish I could help you. I love you, you are as much of a mad James fan as I am, we gotta stick together!

Right off to have an early night!
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Well a typical with Bank Holiday Weekend, LJ has been quiet, so I have been lurking round the messageboards to see what is being said about the comics. Yes I even fortified myself with a cup of coffee and ventured into the Dark Horse Buffy one.

Buffy Season Eight )

Now off to enjoy the sunshine....WOW another Bank Holiday, with blue skies, Sun and Warm. No rain! Have we moved?
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Want to make sure someone from fandom is on the board? Well why not give [livejournal.com profile] vichan your vote. At present she has 286 (5.6%) votes as first choice, and needs more. She was the one who created [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts last year.

There is First, Second and Third choice sections. To see what each of the candidites stand for follow the links from This Link then go vote here

Fandom needs someone involved in fandom! Please!

Musing

May. 17th, 2008 03:05 pm
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I really am not the obsessive LJ user I used to be, when I would read, look at and comment to the stories and manips almost constantly. Then LJ (and fandom), was shiny and new, and became my main hobby. Could be any number of reasons for this I guess. The comics being one. Loving the Angel: After the Fall (and of course Spike is in that one), but hating the Buffy Season Eight doesn't help. Then that some of my favourite authors have either left fandom totally, or moved on.

The authors moving on is great, if I happen to be interested in the same fandom. But even then, no other fandom has quite captured me like the Buffy!Verse, and no other character is as close to my heart as Spike. So I may dip my toe in those fandoms, and read the odd story (with SPN mostly Gen or Crossovers), I do not see myself as getting a lot of new friends in the fandom. Same with Dr Who and Torchwood. So I guess that not only am I not as active in fandom, but not as active on LJ either. Guess for me the two went hand in hand.

David was supposed to be here today, but his brother is in the area, and his brother's knee is playing up. They are talking of doing a partial or full knee replacement if it gets more painful. Looks increasingly likely. This will be a blow for Tom, as he does a lot of driving as a solicitor, specialising in guns, mostly for gameskeepers at the estates. If he gets the knee replacement, he will be unable to drive for several months.

Right, so off to read some favourite fanfic from aforementioned authors, then see what happens on Dr Who tonight!

LJ News!

Mar. 28th, 2008 11:58 am
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] kunzite1

"a new community has popped up and i figured i'd put it out there.

who here would like to see LJ continue to thrive?
who here would like to see LJ continue to be a place that you can go and post your opinions about life?
who here would like to have productive discussion about where LJ is going?

if you're willing to be a level-headed participant in talking about the various aspects and changes to LJ, please request membership in the [livejournal.com profile] powerusers community."


I do have a couple of concerns regarding this new change in accounts

News from Russia
We made a commitment to keep you abreast of important LiveJournal developments and we want to honor that commitment and let you know about a new feature we are going to test in Russia: Paid Accounts Supported by Sponsors.

More Info Here )
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In a recent interview Anton Nosik, The director of the blog division of SUP corporations, shows, yet again that spokespeople LJ (and SUP) need to go on a communications (and perhaps diplomacy) course. The original interview is here. It is in Russian, but [livejournal.com profile] russianswinga did a translation. I have put the translation under a cut

Translation of Interview )

Yes I know we cannot believe everything we read, and that translations sometimes lose something, but this does not sound like the sort of interview you should give to instill good relationships.
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I'm not that surprised the LJ has ended Basic Accounts. Everywhere I go, if I do not pay to use the service, I get ads. Photobucket, Insane Journal, Myspace, Real Player. They all give me ads, and have been doing so for quite a while now. In some cases since I joined.

Yes, when I first joined LJ I was delighted to be able to try it out for free, without Ads. I joined for fandom reasons, one of my favourite authors had friends locked her journal, and I e-mailed her to ask how I could still see the entries. That was it, I had to join Live Journal. I really haven't looked back since. It is a great place for fandom, and also to keep in contact with people. So much so, that after I joined, and LJ had a Permanent Account sale, I got one (Everyone points screaming "You have a Permanent Account, no wonder you do not care"). I was unhappy about the whole interests cover up, as it seemed LJ was ashamed of certain members of the community, who didn't give "right" impression to the general public, and Advertisers. They have responded to the concerns from the users, (how I hate that word, I still think it means they do not value us), and reinstated the interests in stats.

No what I object to is how LJ Management handled the whole issue. Not making it clear what they were going to do, and insulting us by saying it was to "Make signing up easier", cos of course we cannot handle three options, can we? /snark.

I except it was a financial decision, and if we are to keep LJ, it has to make money to run. Fair enough, but up to this news release on the 13th, they were either trying to keep it away from the majority of the LJ community, or insulting us by making it seem they were doing us a favour.

They have to improve communications, and also image with the people who are here already. Yes management has to make tough decisions, and cannot always consult everyone, but a clear straightforward statement would've gone down so much better.

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