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During the last week, I've seen a lot of posts on the Boldthrough 07-debacle on my flist, with many saying they're seriously considering leaving LJ, and setting up accounts at other blogsites just in case.

Me, I'd already set up back-up accounts for myself at both GreatestJournal (at the time of the Infamous Breastfeed Icon Issue) and InsaneJournal (during Strikethrough 07), where my username is the same as it is here, and to which links can be found in my Links List to the right of this entry. However, I must warn you that neither of these boltholes gets updated very much.

Because however bad 6A's communication skills and customer service, which they say is really all this latest ruckus is about, may get, it is as nothing to the enjoyment I get out of my LJ, and I for one will continue to support the site by remaining here as a Paid Member.

And while we're on the subject of elsewheres to be: hesadevil's shown me the way to a nifty Internet bookshelf on which you can proudly display, debate and discuss ALL your books, however many you may have or wish to show, AT NO COST AT ALL! That's right, it's an absolutely free service!

It's taken me about 4 days to put my books up on their virtual shelf...those that it would recognise from its US\UK database, and that are still in print, that is. My Dutch, French, and German novels will have to remain unlisted for the most part, as will the really specialist works on art, architecture, and archaeology, which I think is a shame, but can't be helped.

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bogwitch
Aug. 8th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
I have no intention of moving or lapsing my paid account either.
gamiila
Aug. 8th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
Great! We'll be here to turn the lights off ;-)
meko00
Aug. 8th, 2007 11:58 am (UTC)
Hi! *waves* How are you feeling?

I'm staying too, unless all but me go elsewhere (I have a greatestjournal and an insanejournal too, as meko00, but I've never updated either). I have quite a few thoughts about all this, but it's likely to aggravate some people somewhere, so I'm not sure I'll be posting about it.

It's taken me about 4 days to put my books up on their virtual shelf
Actually, I have a LibraryThing, and I know that there's another service around somewhere. It's just... it's time-consuming enough to keep my Excel bookspreadsheet organised...
gamiila
Aug. 8th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hi! *waves* How are you feeling?

Hi! ::waves back:: Fine, thank you!

I have quite a few thoughts about all this, but it's likely to aggravate some people somewhere,

I totally understand. That's why I've decided not to say anything more on the subject. If that makes me a fence-sitter, then so be it.

I have a LibraryThing

Actually, so have I, although I haven't looked at it since I reached the limit of 200 books on a free account. I have 593 listed on Shelfari, and can keep on added more without needing to change to a paid account ;-)

meko00
Aug. 8th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
I remember what having had foot surgery feels like, so I sympathise.

It's... I'm probably going to post something anyway, but well, many of the posts I've seen have been rather unreasonable.

Actually, so have I, although I haven't looked at it since I reached the limit of 200 books on a free account
*snorts* I've just checked mine: I have 10 books catalogued. But yes, a free, unlimited account does sound much better. But well, see above re: 10 books and Excel spreadsheet. Ah well...
gamiila
Aug. 8th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
It's... I'm probably going to post something anyway

I'd be interested to read it! Even if I'd told myself I was going to skip all future posts on the subject...
__kali__
Aug. 8th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not planning on going but I have created accounts elsewhere so I can stay in touch with the people who are going, because I've made some great internetz friendz and I'll be sad to lose them. Now, if I can figure out a way to RSS feed my other journal Flists to my LJ Flist I'll be sorted. Yay!
gamiila
Aug. 8th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
I have created accounts elsewhere so I can stay in touch with the people who are going, because I've made some great internetz friendz and I'll be sad to lose them.

That's been my motivation as well, although I've only created the two other journals so far. I hope I won't have to go to the trouble of creating similar accounts at JournalFen and/or WordPress and what all these other blogsites might be called as well...I really don't likethe idea of everyone becoming so scattered everywhere.
enigmaticblues
Aug. 8th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with you. I'm staying, although I've backed things up, just in case. Personally, I like it here.
gamiila
Aug. 8th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
I've yet got to get to the backing up stage...I keep thinking about it, but then I just...don't. ;-)
nostariel
Aug. 9th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
I've backed everything up to my IJ and GJ and Blurty, but I'm staying until my paid time runs out next year. I'm hoping everything will be sorted out and much better then, so I won't have to downgrade to a basic account here and try and rebuild elsewhere. I have a feeling it'll be getting better in the next few months, so I'm not too worried. Oh! I was so distracted by the crazy I forgot to wish you happy birthday!


Happy Birthday!
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you very very much for the sparkling birthday message!

One of these days I'll get around to transferring my total LJ content to GJ and IJ, but I'm just worried about the time it's likely to take. Time I'll have to spend away from the computer -- whatever shall I do with myself? ;-)
pohewa
Aug. 9th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
ya know, everything has gone straight past me. Personally I have absolutely no clue what's been going on. Probably for the goodness of it all too! 'Cause i am certainly staying here ;D
gamiila
Aug. 9th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
ya know, everything has gone straight past me. Personally I have absolutely no clue what's been going on

You can count yourself lucky! I wouldn't have been aware of the latest kerfuffle either if half my flist han't been comparing the merits of other blogsites and backing up their journals to them.

Two Harry Potter fandom artists' journals got summarily TOSsed, after they posted sexually explicit drawings to a community devoted to such 'art'. Fandom leapt to their defense, LJ/6A failed to communicate their position abundantly clear, and fandom exploded threatening a mass exodus. That's it in a nutshell, I believe.

Glad to hear you're not going anywhere!
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