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Finally making the switch

In the last day or so, Livejournal updated its user policies, upsetting longtime users to varying degrees. There are a lot of potential reasons to be upset or decide this is the final straw, and I don't know to what extent it's useful to rehash or analyze those reasons in detail.

But I will say that I have finally claimed this same username over at Dreamwidth, and have started the journal import process. So if you've got dual identities, too, let me know, as I suspect I'll continue to work on transferring things there and may eventually completely cut ties here.

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sandokai
Apr. 4th, 2017 08:26 pm (UTC)
What are the main reasons? I'm too tired to read all the debates about it.
randomdreams
Apr. 5th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
More ads, verbiage that implies to some of us that they can take material from private posts and make it public, more discussion of applicability to russian law especially for popular blogs (there are a different and restrictive set of laws for blogs that get heavy traffic) and reiteration that everything here is subject to real-time snooping (which we already knew) are some of the things that make me sigh.
wig
Apr. 4th, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
hi I'm on DW as "myka"
randomdreams
Apr. 5th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
smellsofbikes
thewronghands
Apr. 5th, 2017 12:20 pm (UTC)
Ivy.dreamwidth.org
pseudohistorian
Apr. 5th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
It's unfortunate that all this is happening just as I'm learning about your journal and its still-active group of commenters...

I can understand why people are migrating--though I myself don't post that often and all of my entries are public, so I'm unlikely to move over to Dreamwidth/WordPress until and unless it becomes clear that the majority of my friendslist has already done the same.
rebeccmeister
Apr. 5th, 2017 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are still a number of active pockets of English users here, and to some extent I like the certain level of obscurity afforded by using an out-of-fashion platform.

But on the other hand, I don't like the infiltration of advertising when I pay to use this platform, and I also feel like the site admins haven't done the best job of demonstrating that they're listening to their remaining users.

I can appreciate the ongoing need to clarify a lot of the legalese, but I appreciate even more the Dreamwidth approach/philosophy on that front.

On the other hand, migrating my journal style is a chore. So now I'm back on the fence. We'll see.
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