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I'm not leaving, but I am making contingency plans [Jul. 29th, 2011|11:07 am]
Zoethe
I have a deep and abiding love for Live Journal, a love that is not fading.

But that love is not enough to protect LJ. The DDOS attacks are a continuing problem, and despite the efforts of the LJ staff, keeping LJ working seems beyond them.

So as a backup, I am going to start posting through Dreamwidth.

I realize that this is not a perfect solution. Dreamwidth's ability to handle large amounts of traffic has not been challenged. If the bulk of LJ users come to Dreamwidth, I'm not sure how well it would handle that traffic.

But LJ traffic has fallen off. So maybe Dreamwidth can handle the remaining load.

I hope LJ survives. I hope that my precaution is unnecessary. But the instability worries me. So here I am.
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[User Picture]From: bart_calendar
2011-07-29 04:11 pm (UTC)
As soon as the russian elections are over the DDOS attacks will stop.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2011-07-29 04:20 pm (UTC)
that's what i figure.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 04:57 pm (UTC)
When is that, exactly?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 10:48 pm (UTC)
Ugh.
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2011-08-02 12:31 am (UTC)
oh...that's still a bit of a long wait. Still....I'll be waiting it out.
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From: anonymousalex
2011-07-29 04:56 pm (UTC)
It's my fault, isn't it? Should have stayed anonymous.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 04:58 pm (UTC)
No, no, you're fine. And I will still be here. No worries.
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From: anonymousalex
2011-07-29 06:03 pm (UTC)
No, I meant that, like the snowbirds in Florida bring cold weather with them, I somehow brought DDOS attacks with me.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:08 pm (UTC)
I think they came with the Russians, actually.
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[User Picture]From: merle_
2011-07-29 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be doing the same this weekend, because LJ doesn't seem sufficiently well maintained. But I'm staying here until they completely die. It's my home, and I've heard a number of DW users complain about how slow they are to make updates and fixes for even trivial things.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely serving as a backup system for my preferred LJ.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-30 01:47 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm doing, though at this point I can't get it to import my comments.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2011-07-29 05:33 pm (UTC)
i've laid down pylons and prepared for high water, i'm not leaving lj. i know how to use the system, and learning new things is very difficult for me, indeed. so i'm here to turn the light out after everyone else leaves.

then i dont know what i'll do. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not going anywhere, just making sure I'm backed up in case the lights do go out.

Everything is permanent on the internet; except when it's not.
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[User Picture]From: stripedsocks
2011-07-29 06:00 pm (UTC)
Are you zoethe over there too? I am stripedsocks and would love to make sure I have you on my list.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am. Feel free to add me there.
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[User Picture]From: phillipalden
2011-07-29 06:09 pm (UTC)
I have a Dreamwidth account, and I'm giving Google+ a try as well.

I don't like the idea of leaving LJ, but I agree these attacks are getting in the way.

I'll likely keep this account and cross-post to it, (when I can.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:16 pm (UTC)
Google+ is getting some eyeball from me, but I'm not at all convinced yet.
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[User Picture]From: plinko
2011-07-29 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes! Are you on the Google+? You can post things all journal-entry-like there, too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:33 pm (UTC)
I am. I'm still uncommitted on G+
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2011-07-29 08:35 pm (UTC)
I've got accounts at DW and G+ but really don't use them yet.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-29 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, me too.
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2011-07-30 03:13 am (UTC)
DW definitely did not hold up well when all the LJ shutouts hit it, but at least it was still alive. I won't leave LJ as long as it's here but want an alternative when it's gone. So assume you're zoethe on DW as well, and will contact.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-30 04:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I am. I don't expect it to be a perfect answer, but at least it's something.
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[User Picture]From: midnightsjane
2011-07-30 06:04 am (UTC)
I have a backup DW account, much for the same reason. Same name there.
I'll add you over there.
It's good to have a just-in-case, even though my prime loyalty is still to LJ.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2011-07-30 01:45 pm (UTC)
Added you.
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2011-08-02 12:30 am (UTC)
yeah...I need to back up my journal entries too. I'll still be at LJ primarily.
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