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livejournal wrote in ru_news: http://ru-news.livejournal.com/27672.html
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* Interestingly, the first comment is a complaint about paid accounts seeing the promo-block, and the reply from staff indicates that LJ is planning on removing paid accounts at some point in the future. What that means for paid features remains to be seen.



I barely use my account any more, but before things went mad, I opted for the permanent account the last time they offered it.

Looks like it was a bad investment.  Wonder what they're going to offer in the way of recompense to people like me if they're going to do away with paid accounts and go to a ad/promo financed system

And I wonder if I'll even care by then.

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luxken27
Oct. 31st, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, this is pretty much the straw that broke the camel's back for me. When these changes are implemented, chances are looking very good that I'll go to Dreamwidth permanently. Maybe I better put my request into the queue to back up my LJ - though I've only been here a few years, I don't want to lose anything (else).

This really fucking sucks - and I see the lj_releases post is similarly full of explosions o.O
knittingknots
Oct. 31st, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Autocratic Russian business attitudes vs. American users. Someone's gonna end up being rather unhappy. It's no wonder I spend so much time on Google+
kriscynical
Nov. 5th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
I have a program on my computer called "LJArchive" that automatically backs up your entire LJ, including comments, to your computer every time you open it. I imagine googling it would show you where to get it. I've forgotten since I downloaded it many moons ago.

All of this really sucks because I've been on LJ for about 10 years now and the entirety of my college experience is documented here. :\
luxken27
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
I just imported my LJ into Dreamwidth - no fuss, no muss. It was sort of a pain because before I figured out how to crosspost I was posting separately to each account, and those didn't merge when I imported, but that's because I'm an idiot sometimes, LOL.
neisha00
Nov. 2nd, 2012 08:25 am (UTC)
Hey there!

I don't have a paid acct here, but have noticed the changes. Is there a way to back up everything I have here on lj? I also have a dreamwidth acct though I have yet to learn it, but I wasn't sure if there was a way to back up lj just in case.

I also have a google+ acct, lol, and haven't learned it very well either. I actually might have 2 sign in emails, as it seems like I forgot the first, made a second, and can't remeber wither one, lol.

I was hoping maybe you could walk me through how to access my acct info there (google+) as I have forgotten my sign in info, and would like to chat with you over there if possible, lol.

Hugs... would luv to tty again.
luxken27
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I think kriscynical's reply to my comment was really meant for yours... :)

But you can set up your Dreamwidth account to import your LJ, entries + comments, and its fairly simple. The DW admins are super helpful, too, so there's another alternative for you :)
neisha00
Nov. 5th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'll do that! Thank you!
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