But a few links:
Look, the thing is, I get the people that are saying that we're all overdramatizing and it's not that big a deal, it's only lj.
No, wait, I said that wrong.
I totally do not get that at all. It *is* that big a deal. Yes, we started in fanzines, and then there was usenet, and then there was mailing lists, and then there was livejournal. Yes, if this fails, of course we'll find something else. There's never a doubt of that.
But that doesn't mean we can't try and fight for what we have now. It doesn't mean we'll win--that we'll get back those ljs we lost, the history and conversations and fiction in them that we may never see again--but I feel like we have to try.
As much as the mailing lists, as usenet, as fanzines, our history is here too. Almost everyone has had a mailing list suddenly vanish, usenet threads deleted, bad mods, and livejournal, if it did nothing else, gave us this; a history we keep to ourselves in our ljs, answerable not to listmods or usenet mods, but to ourselves. And apparently, SixApart.
So you know, labeling us who are upset as hysterical? Feel absolutely free to do so. I've been here since 2001. I met my closet friends here. I found my last two fandoms here. I met svmadelyn and trobadora and amireal here (as examples, I seriously love all my flist to a ridiculous and probably vaguely unhealthy degree). I've invested in the equivalent of internet real estate here, the way I never could in any other forum other than my webpage. I've decorated. Well, isilya decorated for me. But I helped. It's home.
It doesn't mean I can't create another one somewhere else, with new locales and new friends and new ways of organizing fandom. But I'm just not quite ready to give this one up yet.
Seriously. People don't argue and fight and try just because they know they're going to be able to change something; we all know the odds on that one. I'd just rather say I tried and failed.
This was just contributed by lydiabell
It seems to show a list of all ljs deleted. Can anyone verify accuracy? I'll double check the people listed yesterday keeping track and find out.
Also. So. What are the chances we can hit news comment limit by say--*checks clock*--5:00 PM CST? That's 11:00 PM GMT, if I converted that correctly. Just try.