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Right, so, another year, another crisis. LJ has just relocated all its servers to Russia. This means that LJ blogs are likely to come under Russian censorship, but more instrumentally, apparently Russian LJ users are jumping ship in droves, and there's a fairly high chance that the site will go under for lack of custom. I have mirrored the entirety of the extemporanea archive at Dreamwidth, where it's freckles_and_doubt. (This was because some evil-minded individual has nicked the extemporanea title on Dreamwidth; on the upside, freckles_and_doubt was what I initially wanted to call the blog but was prevented from doing by LJ title limitations).

So I fear that, suddenly and without warning, this has become a Dreamwidth blog rather than an LJ one; I will post from Dreamwidth, and crosspost to LJ with the comments disabled, at least until the point where it's clear my itsy bitsy audience has made the migration. Please update your RSS feeds accordingly! If you want to comment, do so on Dreamwidth, please, and with my apologies if LJ is easier for you. Dreamwidth does cheerfully support OpenID. It's also a fan-created and fan-driven site which has been the alternative to LJ for a while, with any luck it won't have the wobbles of shifting ownership that LJ has had to endure.

I have been on LJ for almost exactly 12 years, my first post was at the end of January 2005. Blogging generally has declined a lot from its heyday in the oughts, and the LJ community has shrunk a great deal, but it was a safe and happy internet home for a long time. Dreamwidth feels very similar, but it's still the end of an era, and I'm sad.

Date: Friday, 6 January 2017 09:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mellusions
Welcome! I just made the jump here from LJ. Early adopter from 2000. It's painful but seems like the right thing (and time) to do, all things considered. Big ole NOPE to the server/security changes. :(

Date: Friday, 6 January 2017 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mellusions
For this US citizen, politically, it's all terrifying. I spent most of November curled into a sleepless ball of anxiety. Actually...I don't think I've stopped being like that yet. I'm still in a state of shock at what we have done to our republic. We failed her in a way we never have before and we will pay for it dearly, no doubt. :(

Date: Friday, 6 January 2017 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] woollythinker
Duly updated. It's amazing how much this looks like LJ...

Date: Friday, 6 January 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hlmauera
I have made the jump also but it is sad. I've been following your LJ at the recommendation of Vestia because we both work in higher ed but in opposite corners of the world. Still it's amazing the similarities.

Date: Saturday, 7 January 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] virtualkathy
Sorry about the migration, phooey to that, but really glad you're still going to be around.

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