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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


Date: 2011-08-05 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidebernie.livejournal.com
I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm not coming back. Foremost, I have to consider-- "Will this work when I try to use it?"

I encourage my best droogs to keep using LJ and fight the power, but as it happens, I have other options and no immediate connection to the struggle. When LJ became the mouthpiece for Russian dissidents, it simply became less attractive to those of us who aren't. The Russian gov is unlikely to win this fight in the end, but they are powerful enough to change the landscape (filling it with virtual craters and leftover virtual landmines, as it were).

Date: 2011-08-09 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verbicide.livejournal.com
I suppose for me, it works usually when I try to use it. The DDoS attacks haven't been constant enough to make LJ unusable for me. But mileage obviously varies!

Maybe I'm just a Russian dissident at heart :)

Date: 2011-08-08 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rolypolypony.livejournal.com

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.


Well said!!

Date: 2011-08-09 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verbicide.livejournal.com
I agree--it was a good post to repost!

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