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So, fandom has been flailing due to this shitty LJ redesign - which makes as much sense as Starfire's new look in the reboot, IMHO - but apparently, there is more.

THIS links to a few MILLION possible changes LJ is thinking of implementing. It looks like everything is getting uglier and posting will be a greater pain in the ass than it already is. If this ends up happening, DW seems like a good place to jump ship.

A FEW KEY RUSSIANS VS. EVERYONE!

Date: 2011-12-22 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unjaundiced.livejournal.com
Obviously the Cold War is back on.

ROUND 1: POINT TO THE RUSSIANS
ROUND 2: Russians again?

Re: A FEW KEY RUSSIANS VS. EVERYONE!

Date: 2011-12-22 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tellytubby101.livejournal.com
Calling it a war implies there's a chance for our side to win. We have no hope left. THE INTERNET IS NO PLACE FOR DICTATORSHIP! BE GONE, LJ-DEMON OVERLORDS!

Re: A FEW KEY RUSSIANS VS. EVERYONE!

Date: 2011-12-22 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unjaundiced.livejournal.com
Maybe we can turn it into a war over a massacre by confiscating Frank? OR WILL THE RUSSIANS REPLACE HIM WITH AN ANGRY BEAR this kind of bear?!

Re: A FEW KEY RUSSIANS VS. EVERYONE!

Date: 2011-12-22 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tellytubby101.livejournal.com
Ahahahaha! YES, WE SHALL KIDNAP FRANK (ahaha KID-napping a goat, oh the pun) AND RANSOM HIM FOR THE RETURN OF THE OLD LAYOUT! XDDD

Did you see the Writer's Block Question of the Day thing is "Rant about something" and half of the responses are about the format? Ahaha. :D

OR we can attack the Russians with puns!

Date: 2011-12-22 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unjaundiced.livejournal.com
Yes... This is a devilish plan!

I haven't but now I want to see that. I'm addicted to LJ's rage. XD

Date: 2011-12-22 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plural-entity.livejournal.com
Is DW that much better? I have so much here on LJ... I've been here for forever. Like, I'm not worried about my paid account -- it expires in February, so if I need to not renew for a time, I can. I made my account back in 05 and I've got over 800 entries and stuff. It seems so much to just disappear... Because I would have to delete it. I couldn't just abandon it to sit here and linger...

Date: 2011-12-22 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tellytubby101.livejournal.com
To be honest, as of now the changes aren't horrifically bad enough to warrant a full change over. Most memes are getting their commenting-sections back to normal with an altered S2 layout, and our personal journals have customised comment sections already. However, I personally think that if LJ make all the changes seen in the link in the post, it would cut down on useability.

DreamWidth is like LJ two years ago, slightly bit clunkier as they try to get rid of any minor lingering bugs. Some HTML is different, but the majority of it is the same, from what I know. They did that on purpose, to make LJ to DW easier, I think.

I find it easier to post there, because it still has the "Clean from Word" option. It's rather similiar to LJ, though the userbase is much smaller because most people aren't inclined to move. Fandom-wise, I see a greater shift once DW perfect the comm-user importing system (since importing is only right now available to journal users). The DW mods who are working on the coding seem to listen to suggestions more than the LJ ones.

If you've been here since '05 and have 800+ entries, I say that you could back them all up on a DW account (they call it "importing" - it will bring over your comments, flist (on OpenID), user icons, etc. too). You could do a crossposting thing with DW/LJ I've seen more and more of my flist do. Of course, the decision to even make an DW account is entirely up to you.

I suggest make an account and play around with it, see if you'd like it. If you don't, then there's no loss. If you do like it, then there's a ready back-up should LJ ever got to Hell.

Hope this helps! :)

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