Livejournal Refugee Camp

User: [info]truthanderror
Date: 2008-05-31 07:02
Subject: More reasons to switch to IJ
Security: Public
Mood:thankful thankful

I don't know if this is ok to post here, so Mods go ahead and delete it if it's not.

How happy are you that you have moved to IJ with all of the wank over at LJ right now? If you aren't as nosy as me, LJ did an election for a user who would be a member on the "Livejournal Advisory Board". However, people used sock puppet accounts in the voting (supposedly) and the people are calling Shenanigans...literally, the comments are fabulous... now that a winner has been made. From what I heard someone was even threatening nominee's lives to try to win this thing. (for more info the community covering all of this is here)

After all that wank I check the [info]news over here, and [info]squeaky is telling members how he switched to all google ads eo save us from unscrupulous ad companies.

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User: [info]lotus_flower
Date: 2008-04-22 11:52
Subject: Hello!
Security: Public
Mood:chipper chipper

I'm still an LJ user as I've paid for the account until December, so I might as well use it. After that, I will likely move over here permanently.  If you want to catch me on LJ, my name over there is: fairymonkey.
Otherwise, I'd love to friend and be friended! I'll do my best to keep the two journals current with each other, but its tough right now because my final exams of my final semester in law school are coming up so I'm a bit busy.

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User: [info]tennyodalucia
Date: 2008-04-20 21:14
Subject: Greetings!
Security: Public
Mood:sick sick
Music:none

I'm tennyo_gurlie on livejournal, though I think most of my friends are still avid LJ-ers. I am pretty sick of everything that's been going on with livejournal, and I've wanted to leave for ages. Most recently I got sick of the crap. I still have my LJ because I have a paid account, but come June I intend to stop using it.

Looking for new friends, feel free to add me!

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User: [info]chimerawinds
Date: 2008-04-20 20:17
Subject: Hi everyone!
Security: Public
Location:home sweet home
Mood:chipper chipper
Music:Baseball Tonight on TV

I was chimerawinds on LJ. My journal there was 4 years old, but then they started all this crap about allowing the advertisers have say on your page such as hiding any interest they felt didn't 'gel' with them and so on.

As a matter of fact, I copy/pasted my interests list from my profile there to find that some of my interests had be gone. I had already made the choice to leave joining my friend [info]dreadgerbil here but I still couldn't help being pissed.

So here I am. I'm establishing myself on IJ and I'm loving it. I set up some of the old communities I ran on LJ and set up some brand new ones. Even found some similar communities here.

If anyone here knew me as chimerawinds on LJ and want to friend me again here, please do and I'll friend you back. If you never read my LJ and are interested in rather boring life (I post mostly about work, my husband, a lot about my sweet lil' baby Elora, and sometimes about my Masters - uh - cats) please friend me and I'll return the favor. :)

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-04-11 18:06
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public

Hello everyone. I just wanted to appologise for not being on or doing anything with this community for the last couple of weeks. Real life (as usual) got jealous of the amount of time I spend online and has demanded that I pay attention to it. So, I find that I no longer have the time to devote to this journal that I thought I had when I created it.

So, is there anyone here who would like to take a try at this asylum? Just let me know and I will consider everyone who volunteers. Again, I'm sorry I can't give my full attention to this community anymore.

ETA: So, I'm going to guess that either no one read this post, or no one is interested. However, there are still new people coming here to post and meet old or new friends, so I will not be deleting the asylum. I will come on now and then to see how things are going, but feel free to e-mail me if someone is causing problems. Mostly, I just want you all to have fun! Enjoy your freedom here at IJ.

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-04-02 22:23
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Mood:cheerful cheerful
Music:Hinder ~ Lips of an Angel
Tags:banners, icons, modpost

Well, I have the first batch of icons and pictures to add to your journals! All of the codes back to this community, but feel free to add your own journal's link instead. Thank you to each member who contributed to text for the banners and icons. Feel free to change them however you want, no credit is necessary! I won't be keeping the pictures on my photobucket account for more than a week, so make sure you save any one's you want and change the links in the text boxes.

Spread the word of IJ! )

ETA: Put it all under a cut, since the images are a bit big.
ETA 2: Changed the link for "Crazy, but not crazy enough to stick around" to one that's spelled correctly. Thanks to [info]prairiecrow for pointing it out.

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User: [info]melissophobia
Date: 2008-04-01 03:10
Subject: New in camp
Security: Public

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you:
Melissophobia (Here and There)

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you:
I write Fanfiction. Currently working on In Plain Sight, a HP/SS mentor fic.

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile. Right now?

Reading, Writing, Music

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum?
I think I typed LJ in the search engine.

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community?
I really liked the users of LJ, not the powers that be. Seemed like a good place to start.

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back?

I don't want my journal to be deleted because it contains the term fanfiction. Additionally, If one group WFI deleted journals what is going to happen now that many of the sites will be sponsered by corporations? Will my paid journal be deleted because a friend has a branded site, and the sponsor dosen't like what I have to say? (friends page)


I don't like the idea that my friend cant find any Homosexual journals on it, or the fact that the interest search has been altered. I don't like the idea that after paying 100 dollars in the past year, I am now subjected to ads. And Lastly, I wouldn't last to long in a Russian jail.

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User: [info]dkmnow
Date: 2008-03-29 00:14
Subject: Introdookie
Security: Public

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you.

"Dkmnow" is my ubiquitous moniker (though I do have an "alter-ego" of sorts, which is none of your business). It is not, as some have assumed, some clev-var-ly obscene expression of macho wankerism. It is simply my initials followed by the word "now." No, you projected that. Now, give me that crayon, and go wash your mind out with soap.

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you.

I am an "Asperger's Autistic," and like most of my brethren, I will blithely confound your comfortably habitual stereotypes without caring or even noticing. Cope. WE do. I am also a "radical agnostic" (where "radical" refers to that which is sine qua non, as opposed to militant or extremist), apparently similar to what Robert Anton Wilson (about whom I know very little) described as "Model Agnosticism," and somewhat aligned with the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy. An extreme distillation of my guiding principle yields the (deceptively) paradoxical statement, "I don't believe in belief." Peel that onion. And this one: I live on exactly one hundred dollars per month. I don't shop at Mal-Wart. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but I record Bill Moyers' Journal "religiously" every week. You do the math. I consider myself somewhat transgendered, and somewhat bisexual, given highly specific circumstances. I am, however, both single and celibate, and plan to stay that way. My grandfather grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, during the height of Mark Twain's literary popularity, and embodied all of the pretentious elitism of that social tradition, but none of its presumed depth of spirit or character. He had a black maid, which, we are to understand, conclusively proved his progressive character. Yeah. His "humanitarianism" was all for public display, like that of most people today, but not a shred of it could be spared for his own family. As it turned out, I was neurologically/developmentally incapable of internalizing the "moral" example that he so ineptly provided. I simply had to find my own way. Still, I like to think I have had a hand, however accidental, in correcting that legacy of hypocrisy he left to us. Thus, despite being a Midwestern white male (and because of it), owing to all of the above, I am a de facto (but marginalized) member of several distinct and seriously marginalized "out-groups." Outcast among outcasts. A leper's leper's leper. Triple-Jeopardy, with a twist of hemlock. Drink up.

SO. Anyone for a game of Bigot's Bingo? Go ahead, tell me you don't hold any of that against me. I dare ya'! >:-D

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile.

Autistic self-advocacy, justice, human/civil rights in general.

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum?

Uuuuum ... [info]asylum_promo? Srsly, I don't remember.

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community?

New "friends," sure, but mainly, reconnecting with old LJ f-listers. For them, I want to be as easy to find as possible, but without flooding my Friends Page with generic-asylum crap I'll never read. I get enough of that from the BoingBoing feed.

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back?

In general, the usual reasons: Strikethrough, Boldthrough, The TOS Shell-Game, Sponsored V-Girfts, and finally the sale to SUP. I created this account during the V-Gift backlash, and when the sale to SUP was announced in December, the torrent of vapid corporate bullsh*t was just more than I could stomach. As I have said elsewhere, I don't know which was sadder: watching them put lipstick on a turd and call it a bunny, or watching half their users line up to cuddle it. I posted that my account there would be deleted at midnight on Dec. 31st. But then one day I went to my journal only to find the every single post had ben placed behind a warning cut. That was The Final Ultimate It. I deleted on the spot, almost two weeks early, and set to work on beefing up my account here.

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User: [info]tommyboybbi
Date: 2008-03-28 10:52
Subject: Intro
Security: Public

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you:
Tommyboybbi here and back at lj

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you:
Single Mom of a 9 year oldgirl, and take care of my household and my mom (dad passed away last year)  Fan fiction writing since HS .. a long time ago.

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile. Right now?
My flower garden, historic places to visit, music

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum?
a fellow sentinel fan had this on their profile page.

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community?
Trying to reconnect with my LJ friends list and see what comments we can make about lj while it makes indecisions.

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back?
Can't figure out where fan fiction writers stand in the TOS, we are on the fence if we write something that is prohibited.  the whole basic accounts fiasco.  I create identities for rpg and hate the ad add on's

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User: [info]manycolored
Date: 2008-03-25 11:01
Subject: Intro
Security: Public
Mood:content content

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you:
Manycolored. I was also Manycolored on LJ.

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you:
I am a research geek, a librarian, a sustainability and social justice maven, and a martial artist.

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile. Right now?
Science fiction, humor, cooking/eating

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum?
Back_in_black at LJ

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community?
Trying to reconnect with my LJ friends list.

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back?
The censorship of the Russian bloggers.

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countrymouse posting in Livejournal Refugee Camp
User: [info]countrymouse
Date: 2008-03-25 01:36
Subject: Intro
Security: Public
Mood:okay okay

Because [info]tiggy would like to know. :-)

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you: CountryMouse

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you: Um, mostly you can see what I'm into by looking at my profile page.

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile. Right now? Politics, video games, online (covers a wide range of things).

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum? [info]clare_dragonfly, who is on my flist, posted a link in her IJ leading to an important post in this asylum.

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community? I want to keep tabs on what's going on at LJ, since I still have a paid (but inactive) account there.

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back? I kept hearing more and more scary things. I didn't like the idea of a Russian company owning LJ. And the censorship had not yet touched me, but it was scaring the heck out of me. I came here on January 7th of this year and bought a Permanently Insane account that very night. I'm glad to be here! :-)

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Mercury Chaos posting in Livejournal Refugee Camp
User: [info]mercurychaos
Date: 2008-03-24 17:35
Subject: What LJ Actually Did
Security: Public

[NOTE: I wrote this post at the suggestion of [info]tiggy, after I explained to her why I left LJ. This is a list of some of Livejoural's screwups. It's not all of them; for a more complete (but less detailed) list, see this post by [info]stewardess. Also, I may edit the content of this post later for completeness; if that happens I'll stick a note up here.]

"What did LJ actually do?"

This is a question I've been seeing more often now that Friday's strike has come and gone. I imagine many Livejournal users were perplexed by the strike, or even actively against it, because they didn't understand why people were doing it. This might be because they haven't been seeking out information, or else they've been getting it secondhand, in bits and pieces from their friend's list, and perhaps dismissed it as something that doesn't affect them.

Well, I have been paying attention. And in the process I've collected lots of links relating to "what LJ did", for my own personal reference. I've decided to make a post out of some of them so that people can be better informed of the reasons why people are protesting and leaving. So that the next time someone asks you why they should leave LJ, you can point them over here.

I'll begin with the Strikethrough and move from there. )

For the tl; dr folks: Ever since SixApart bought Livejournal, the people who were in charge at any given time have been making incredibly poor policy decisions. These decisions have demonstrated an ignorance of the needs and wants of the userbase, it has violated the users' privacy, and infringed on their freedom to express themselves. I know some people are still hoping that they'll change, and that's fine. But I've noticed that every time they make one of these mistakes, the same thing happens: LJ tries to be sneaky about it, people take a while to notice, there's an uproar, people threaten to leave, LJ makes a lame apology, and the users renew their paid accounts. It's happened before, it will happen again, and doing one-day content strikes will only show them that they can keeps doing it because we'll keep coming back for more.

Now: if you're as sick of this as I was, please direct your attention to "Part II: So you've decided to leave Livejournal".

ETA 25/03/08: It's been pointed out to me that the title of this post was poorly-worded, making it sound as if I was telling people what to think or how they should feel. This was not my intention and I've edited it accordingly. I'm trying to inform and help people, not be divisive, and I apologize if I upset anyone.

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-03-24 12:18
Subject: (no subject)
Security: Public
Tags:mod post, useful links

I'm sure most of you have already added these asylums or at least visited them. I just wanted to put them here because they are related to this asylum and I don't want any newbies thinking that this community is the be-all end-all for lj migrants if they find it first. Because it's not. I realise that this community is similar to other communities (although I hope to bring something unique to it) and very small in comparison. To be honest, I like small. Big is good too, though, and I certainly hope we grow as the weeks get longer and more people flee the insanity that is livejournal.

So, below we have:

For members leaving LJ

[info]07refugees
"A central community for people to find out what's going on with SixApart's/SUP's amazing customer service skills and associated drama, as well as discussion related to user migration and joining the IJ community. Slightly trainwrecky, may have you headdesking in rage. Check the tag s list for older posts and as a guideline for how you should tag new posts."

You can find a lot of useful information just from reading the profile page. I highly suggest it.

[info]find_lj_friends
"This community has been created to help people connect with their LiveJournal friends, and is mostly intended for those who left LiveJournal in haste and therefore lost their Friends lists. Please feel free to post your former LJ identity and state anyone in particular that you are hoping to find here."

General Sites for Newcomers

[info]newcomers
Come and introduce yourself here.

[info]faqs
An asylum for IJ FAQ's

[info]howto
I'm not sure how accurate this Asylum is. It hasn't been updated in a few years. However, it also hasn't been deleted, so you may find a dew useful gems!

[info]added
This community is kind of like the personal ads column of your local news paper. You make a breif post about yourself (interests, personality, and the like) then wait for people to add you as a friend. Conversely, you can look up people that have similar interests, or just sound plain interesting and add them as a friend.

For Fun:
[info]tweak_says
See the insane, round, yellow thing at the top? Submit something that you would like Tweak to say!



Anything to add? Clicky the comment button! Or better yet, post us something! Feel free to cross post, by the way. I don't mind reading twice!

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-03-24 08:45
Subject: Simple but Effective
Security: Public
Tags:migration banner, mod post

I've been toying with the idea of making a banner icon that members can post on their LJ (or GJ if there are any here) that will lead them back to IJ. Something catchy that you can put up so all your friends list can see it. The idea is that there are a lot of people that can't delete their LJ for one reason or another, but want to make IJ their permanent home. This would allow people to see where you are going, as well as give them the opportunity to explore for them selves.

From what I've seen of people they are more likely to click a link that you have (especially a pretty one) than they are just taking your word for it. Many people are 'click-happy'. I'm one of them.

Perhaps this way we can encourage more people to migrate their way over.

So, my question to you is: Can anyone think of something catchy that we could use as a 'slogan'. And does anyone want to take on the task of creating a banner or icon that we could adopt? I'm not looking for just one! People's tastes vary, so let's see what we can come up with.





As always, questions, comments, and concerns are always welcome!

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-03-22 18:44
Subject: The Welcome Wagon
Security: Public
Tags:mod post, welcome meme

This is based off of every welcome meme you've ever seen, I am sure. Don't worry, it's not mandatory!

Basically I want you to:

1. Post a comment to this thread and tell us your name. User name or real name, what ever is most comfortable to you

2. Something about yourself that you think is interesting. Do you dance, sing, write, draw, or tell some funny jokes? Let us know a little about you.

3. Your top three interests. These don't necessarily have to be the same interests in your profile.

4. (This is for my own research) How did you find this Asylum?

5. What are you most hoping to get out of this community?

6. Why did you leave Livejournal? If you can't pick a specific reason, then how about a date? Or what was the one thing that broke the camel's back?



It's a painless questionnaire, I assure you! I just want to get to know the people who are joining. As always, any comments, questions, concerns or feedback can be commented on in a mod post, or to my e-mail address.

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User: [info]tiggy
Date: 2008-03-22 17:49
Subject: Welcome to the Community
Security: Public
Mood:bouncy bouncy
Tags:mod post, rules, welcome post

Refugees of LJ is an asylum created for IJ users who have left LJ, or are considering leaving LJ. Because of recent unrest over on Livejournal, more and more users are migrating their way over to Insanejournal. However, many may find starting over in a new journal to be a daunting task.

This asylum is designed to create a community of users who are considering moving their journals, or who have previously taken the plunge. Helpful topics would include the best ways to transfer journals, finding old friends (and indeed, new ones too!), positive feedback, tips and tricks for getting started at IJ, and perhaps sharing stories with users who understand what you went through.

This, of course, is only the parameters set out for a new community. Come, join and make this a truly safe haven for those who felt forced from their previous internet home.

Rules are fairly basic:

1. Stay courteous and keep cussing to a minimum.

2. Do your best to stay on topic! You can always open another thread if you wish to continue your tangent.

3. Despite the name of the asylum and it's stated goals, any and all members are welcome. Even if you were not a member of LJ. This is providing you are there to help new members make the adjustment and find new friends.

4. I reserve the right to ban members for multiple infractions, and to add to or change the rules as needed. I will make any changes known to you before implementing them.

Any comments questions or concerns may be directed at either here or at my personal journal. My e-mail address can be found at both places, as well.

Thank you for joining! Together we can make a community that can act as a stable base for new IJ members.

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my journal
May 2008