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30 May 2007 @ 10:19 pm
All the fucking wank.  
Okay, for posterity's sake, assuming it isn't deleted.

SixApart/LiveJournal can do pretty much whatever it wants with its own servers. That they've kowtowed to some Crasstian, Paulite, Dominionist-linked group is something I find personally obnoxious. That they've handled this thing in the most ham-handed method possible is just irritating.

However, I have no plans at this time to leave LJ.

I received a permanent account as a gift prior to the SixApart purchase. Frankly, that makes me think that SixApart would be just as happy if I was gone and that there's basically nothing I can say that would be of interest to them. If their chairman was truly representative of SixApart's stance in his comments earlier, that 6A is not doing this out of legal fears but is doing this in an effort to cleanse LJ of what 6A considers "inappropriate content," then someone from 6A should probably take a look at my journal. I get the feeling I'm not someone they want here, either. After all, I think for myself, say what I think, say what I mean, and I call a spade a fucking shovel. I don't kiss the ass of "protect the children at all costs" whiny cowards who try to baby-bumper the entire world out of a fear that their children will grow up to be functional adults, nor do I suffer fools of any other stripe or creed. I'm an equal-opportunity insulter, a cynic, and support the right to discuss ANYTHING AT ANYTIME.

The only truly dangerous idea is the one you're not allowed to discuss.

I'm also too lazy to bother setting up a journal at any of the competing services and rebuild my reading list. If LJ dies or even just kills this journal, I'm not going to set myself up to be knocked down again when the next blogging service knuckles under to a peon pressure group. Considering I don't have my own Web server, I'll simply quit personal blogging. It's a filthy habit, anyway.
Current Mood: flipping a bird to Worriers
Pete: Fantastic!greendalek on May 31st, 2007 03:31 am (UTC)
"The only truly dangerous idea is the one you're not allowed to discuss."

Unbelievably well said, and that's goin' in my personal quote file.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 31st, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Bless you, sir. Quite the compliment.
L Alouisadkins on May 31st, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
Me, I've set up a GreatJournal account. I'm keeping my LJ account, for now, but I'm not paying them a single cent further.
Ace Lightning: libertytorchacelightning on May 31st, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
i suspect this whole kerfuffle is going to fizzle out in a remarkably short time. already LJ provided people with the means to back up their "objectionable" blogs (that was one of the sore points - that people couldn't even get into their suspended blogs to back up the written material). i'm not going to rush to start a new journal elsewhere. and sometimes very soon (within the next few hours), i'm going to be posting a few things tangentially related to the whole sorry mess.

i'd be very sad, however, if you - you, specifically, Trav (and a few others) stopped blogging altogether.

Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 31st, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
Well, with Berkowitz backpedaling like a teenager on a Big Wheel about to go over a cliff, I'd say there won't be any need for anyone to jump ship due to being stricken from the LJ rolls. How many people choose to leave LJ over the whole thing happening in the first place is another issue, of course.
Ace Lightning: glass of wateracelightning on May 31st, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
as i said in my own LJ, i have to give him points for accepting the blame/responsibility for the fuckup, explaining what happened, telling the users what they're going to do to try to keep this sort of shit from happening again, and making every effort to fix what they fucked up. (and i said, here in your LJ, that i thought the whole thing would be over soon, less than an hour before Berkowitz posted his apology.)

nata5 on May 31st, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Eh.. honestly setup your own blog that you control. Sin5 used to be that.. before it became the guild site. It's not too hard and you can do alot more than just post text.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on May 31st, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
We'll see. I'm a lot like BronxElf in that I value the filtering abilities that things like LJ can provide. Still, might be an interesting exercise on its own, just getting the blog server up and running.