Jenny La Fleur
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so not cool
Seriously LJ needs to get their act together - it was down for me again all day today. According to ljstatus (a site I have been having to check way too often lately):

"We're currently experiencing heavy load. LiveJournal is currently down for most users, but should be back up shortly. Thank you very much for your patience; we know this is frustrating for all of us!(Status Updated: 6:04 pm GMT Tuesday, April 5)"

Seriously a heavy load LJ?!! Denial of Service attacks are one thing but this - so not cool!

This latest series of LJ greyouts have pushed me over the fence about having a blog-not-on-lj so voila - Jennylafleur @ Blogspot (

For now I'll be simply cross-posting my public LJ entries over there. I may put slightly different content on the two blogs from time to time, we'll see. As my favorite LJ will get updated first though. Unless it's down. Again. *grinds teeth*

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 6th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC) (link)
It's been a bit worrying to say the least. I archived my LJ and created a Dreamwith account just in case. I just love the LJ format for day to day stuff. You can actually have a conversation on here.

That said, I thing you are right and blogging is the future. Got to keep up with the times!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 6th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah 2011 has certainly shaken my loyalty to LJ. I adore the format but I'm not digging the quality of service right now. I too have a Dreamwidth account but I'm not sure I'll ever use it. If there is a mass exodus from LJ I’m leaning toward just going the blog (wordpress) route instead. We'll see though.

At least Dreamwidth makes a great back-up to LJ. Which I should really back up again since LJ will probably go down again tomorrow... Mreh.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 6th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I don't know how much (if any) I will use Dreamwidth but I like having the option. I like being able to whine to the tiny filter. ;)
myladyswardrobe From: myladyswardrobe Date: April 6th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC) (link)
To be fair, this latest outage is probably linked to the DDoS. The only to combat that kind of attack is literally to increase the number of servers - which being physical etc is a tall and expensive order. It also means as new servers come online, the site probably needs to be "down" for a while.

I'm all for blaming LJ when its something their fault like the stupid fiasco last year but this isn't their fault now.

Having said that, I think it is a good idea to back up LJ anyway. Which means its another job for me to do this weekend! Hmmph.
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