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04 August 2011 @ 11:25 pm
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.

pepperjean_c_pepper on August 5th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
I LOATHE LJ. I stopped paying for my account the end of June, went to a basic and deleted all my extra userpics. I would be on Dreamwidth all the time They don't have a batmanjoker comm and some of the other activities I like are here(twin peaks, thunderheart and MASH among them) which is why I haven't left completely.
lijahloverlijahlover on August 5th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Oh I know you hate lj *hugs*
pepperjean_c_pepper on August 5th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
See- now the comment notification is off because I just saw this rolling through my f-list. I also missed a comment on clionona's journal.
LJ lost me when they broke their own Terms of Service and allowed crossposting to facebook. That ended it for me. I feel bad they are getting targeted for ddos attacks, but I am done giving them money.

I am sitting here watching Treme. I miss NOLA more and more every day, but the infrustructure is not returned enough for me to want to return, even if I did want to raise my son there. God willing, i'm going to Mardi Gras next Feb, though. I can't wait.
lijahloverlijahlover on August 5th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
I hope you get to go next Feb then :)
Deborah Henning-Huffhogwartsvixxxen on August 5th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. *squishes you*
lijahlover: Billys wedding-Love you foreverlijahlover on August 5th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome *smooshes close*
Deborah Henning-Huff: HUGShogwartsvixxxen on August 5th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)