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hutch0
Date: 2009-01-06 22:22
Subject: don't panic! don't panic!
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This is probably all over LJ by now, but I'm indebted to mylefteye and altariel for posting about it. There's no suggestion, yet, that LJ's about to go under, but just in case I downloaded ljarchive, archived the villages, and staked myself a place over at InsaneJournal. Just in case.
This kind of thing has happened before - I remember the mass exodus and dire warnings when the Russians took over - so I'm staying put for the moment and waiting to see what happens, but I think it's interesting that there's been no word from LJ about this yet.
Developing...

Edit - CNET is reporting that the number of layoffs is `about a dozen' rather than the 20 reported earlier.
"LiveJournal Inc.'s headquarters, technical operations (and servers), legal, administration, and the customer service teams will remain in the United States," says a release from LJ. "LiveJournal's global product development and design will now be coordinated out of its Moscow office. The pooling of resources between the U.S. and Russia will allow the company to build a stronger business model, well positioned to guarantee the long-term success of LiveJournal."
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-01-06 23:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Here's hoping they're right about the "stronger business model...for long term success of LiveJournal."

That archiver's good though, isn't it!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-06 23:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I dunno; it's the kind of thing you'd expect them to say to stop users and advertisers from jumping ship. We'll see; there have been panics like this before, and they came to nothing.
But even if it does come to nothing, at least I got to use the archiver. Thanks for posting the link - it's brilliant!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-06 23:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The IJ is just a precaution, and I think I'm in contact with everyone by email or via FaceBook, pretty much. But, yes, I'm sitting tight too and waiting to see what happens.
I'll have to get Bogna to give me a crash-course in Russian...
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2009-01-06 23:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

"but just in case I downloaded ljarchive"

Many thanks for this olink! What a jolly good gadget it is.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-06 23:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is good, isn't it? It's worth using even if nothing bad happens. But you should thank Mike; he's the one who clued me in to it.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-01-07 01:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just set up an account at InsaneJournal too, same ol' sarcobatus. Need to build it, though, import pics, so on and so forth. Gak.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-01-07 22:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm hutch0 again. I'm not going to do anything with the IJ unless something happens to LJ; I just thought I should get something in case there's a mad exodus.
What does disturb me is the lack of a statement to LJers from the Management; they must know people are concerned about it.
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