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Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.


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Aug. 4th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
I agree with what people are trying to do, and I understand it's a voice that can't be heard otherwise. But staying here is also supporting the greed and total lack of respect the owners have had in their users. The two weeks free is a nice pr ploy, but what about the perminant account owners? what about the icons which will now run out sooner than the accounts?

There's been too many occasions when the maintainers have shown us a total lack of respect to not want to jump ship. I have no hard feelings towards lj for the attacks, but I'm not going to be blinded by a blatant pr ploy when they've shown us so little respect in the past.
Aug. 5th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
They've never really done much for permanent account owners. I figured that was because we paid once instead of paying them monthly for years and years. Not saying I agree with it, but that's just how I've seen things. Are they still doing that +1 icon every month you've been a member, or did that stop?

I do think they need to work on customer relations though... they're pretty shitty at that. I'm still against the Russian acquisition, just because the support has gotten a lot worse, but part of me wants to stand up for LJ just because this is a matter of censorship, and I feel very strongly about that.
Aug. 5th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
it's a catch 22 situation, but there must be other places they can say what they like online without the site being attacked - and that's why I'm more inclined to stick two fingers up at lj.

I do still agree with you, just not enough to defend lj.
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