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Hi guys! It looks like I landed here too!

How you can tell by the look, this is a kind of "backup" of my LJ (Livejournal) page,
soon you'll be able to find all my posts here too, and  from now on,
all my new entries will be cross-posted here and on LJ....
Until when... I'll quit LJ and move here permanently.

No, I'm not planning to do it right now but please, let me explain you something:



IDK if you already read the new LJ policy...
Well, It kinda sucks?
Basically there are restrictions about everything, a real dictatorship...
No-more freedom...
Plus we can suddenly lose everything we have on our LJ page because of many reasons,
including a Russian who wakes up with the wrong mood or a crash of servers.

Why?

Because LJ was an american blog platform, created in 1999 by american people, with american spirit
(so freedom etc), then in 2007 was bought from a Russian company but stil managed by americans.
Its servers were still in California but in 2009 they started moving offices etc in Russia.
The "moving everything" process ended in December 2016, it seems, when everything, server included,
was permanently moved in Russia.

Until this month (April 2017) everything was still "normal" but now the policy of the site changed,
and is based on Russian policy and politics.

So zero freedom, tons of restrictions etc etc.(aka dictatorship) 

Back in December, there were already people who quit LJ and joined DW (Dreamwidth) or other sites,
because of that "server thing" I mentioned before.
Apparently servers in US were more secure and reliable than Russian's, and the moving the servers
in Russia caused many worries.

I'm totally ignorant about servers and whatever, but what I learned from people who know these things,
is that Russian servers can crash anytime, losing everything in them, can be hacked easily and can have tons
more problems. So there's the risk that if those servers die or have problems everything disappears forever.

At that time I considered it a problem, especially for the communities I own/moderate/follow in which there are
years of stuff stored, but I decided to wait a bit more and see how the situation evolved.

Well, it evolved in a pretty bad way?
Yes, the servers didn't suddenly die so far, there was just a day of maintenance when LJ didn't work and 
made a mess with my post (it posted a post I was writing in a community in a totally different one and 
everything got lost, and I still have to re-write that post.)
Anyway the biggest problem here is the new absurd policy of LJ.

Just consider that it starts as: "This is our policy, so if you want to keep on using LJ from this moment forward,
you have to agree it and respect it, otherwise you're free to leave right away.
Anyway, we'll be monitoring each activity of yours in LJ and we have the right to delete your account
and/or community if, according Russian's perception,it can sounds offensive. "

Like, they did force us to agree (with a click) even just for finishing what we were doing on LJ/read our
inbox or whatever...
They didn't give even a notice before it, anything at all! And they even expect that everyone see things in
a "Russian perception"... Seriously?

And well, if it was a "normal" new policy maybe this thing wouldn't have been such a big deal but...
Just for summarizing, the new policy has, among many others, rules that sound like:

"If your page has more than 3000 visits in a day, we'll consider it something suspicious, because if something
like that happens, or you are terrorists, or pedophiles, or you share porn material, or anyways you do dangerous
activities, you use obscene language, spread secret material or stuff like that."

"Among the other things, you can't spread infos about the life of a normal citizen, you can't talk about Russian 
elections, and you have absolutely to follow Russian Federation's law."

"You can write only objective things, and you have to confirm their truthfulness before to write them, otherwise
you'll have to delete right away what you wrote. Therefore you can't use this page for sharing falsified infos, 
scattering around informative talks about something we (Russian Federation) don't agree."

"You can't talk about politics, sex, age, race, trades, stocks, business, religion, language, place where you live,
but you're totally free to write everything is in accord with Russian Federation."

"You can't put on your page any kind of text or material that isn't in agreement with Russian Federation."

"You can't promote your page because it's against Russian law No. 38-FZ of March 13, 2006."

"if you abuse of your rights, you'll be considered a criminal, that's why we need your valid email address if we need to contact you about legal matters."

They also say there's an office of government that check everything on LJ for the purpose of having "Russian law
standards respected"...

EDIT: I just got to know that the office I mentioned before is now checking through LJ pages the sex orientation of the
owners because they don't want gay people there, and they'll act against gay people and people whose journal
talks about not hetero stuff. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!


This is just a little summary of all the shit, or at least the few I understood about it...
And for me is more than enough...

That's why I brought to life this DW account that I actually already had created and forgotten.
At first I'll use it just as a backup site, waiting for my LJ people moving to DW (because I bet it will
actually happen), and if something bad will happen, like rules becoming even more absurd, or losing
all my posts because of server crashing, I'll just delete my LJ account and keep just this one.
Same thing goes for the community I own and maybe also the ones I moderate/collaborated with.

I really have no intentions to lose everything I posted for superstupid reasons.


BTW, To move all entries, profile infos, setting etc from LJ to DW is super-easy and can be done clicking
"Import" from the menu "Organize" you find in the header, and same thing more or less works for communities.
There's also the chance of automatically cross-posting stuff  in LJ+DW...
I'll write a tutorial soon about how to import/crosspost stuff, for the friends who have difficulties with it.

EDIT: TUTORIAL DONE, YOU CAN FIND IT >>HERE<<

I was forgetting but who is my mutual friend on LJ and wants to be my mutual friend here too, has just to leave a comment in my masterpost page (or also in this post) letting me know what his LJ username was, and that we were friends already on LJ.
 

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