calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh Daniel Jackson knowledge)
calliopes_pen ([personal profile] calliopes_pen) wrote2017-05-30 12:28 pm

The Drama Of Livejournal Seemingly Continues

It seems that some journals are being considered spammers for linking to any sites outside of Livejournal, and being deleted.. So if this is all true, and will become a regular thing when someone links outside of the site, then I may consider putting a halt to cross-posting to Livejournal altogether. I’ll be keeping an eye on the comments over in that entry, so that I might see what develops. Currently, it's a wait and see/learn more situation.

Given that I link to things outside of Livejournal, it’s quite likely that I would be suspended for mistakenly being a spammer if an errant spambot script got hold of my journal; each cross-post is technically a link to outside of Livejournal, even if you don’t factor in linking to fanfic posted to Ao3 or wherever else I collect links from.

Kudos to [personal profile] meridian_rose for mentioning this, as it was the first I had heard of it.

I periodically import any comments from the Livejournal side (and now that the influx of new people importing has slowed a bit, it only takes about 5-20 minutes to complete an import as of this writing) so that nothing will be lost if my Livejournal happens to fall under some vague thing that all ends with a deletion, temporary or otherwise.

To those who prefer commenting on the LJ side: Should anything happen to my journal, you can easily find me and add me on Dreamwidth if you have an account there and haven’t already. Same username, even if you don’t have access to a cross-post link.
lost_spook: (Dracula)

[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-05-30 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it may have been some journals in a particular fandom (so maybe linking to the same/similar sites), from that link. It has been happening more of late, though. I remember seeing some other people having the same problem, although LJ seems to have restored everyone who contacted them. But it is a little worrying for the comms where mods are long gone. :-/
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[personal profile] beer_good_foamy 2017-05-30 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Back when LJ was bought out by the Russians, one of the chief programmers explicitly said that as far as he was concerned, anything posted in English was spam. So, not very surprised.

Still, dear lord, LJ do like to fuck up, don't they?
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[personal profile] scfrankles 2017-05-30 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, this happened to me back in March - I logged in one evening to LJ to find my journal had been suspended. I reported it immediately and I was back by the next morning. The explanation I got just said that my journal had been flagged as a potential source of spam - it didn't gave any details as to why it had been flagged.

But I think this spambot script must be the explanation - I use an awful lot of links in modposts. However, it must be said I've continued to link with abandon in comms and in my own journal since March and I'm still there on LJ. It all did give me and my co-mod the push to start backing everything up on DW though.
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[personal profile] bradygirl_12 2017-05-31 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, good to know! Thank goodness I have everything backed up here at DW.
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[personal profile] phoenixfire12 2017-05-31 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't posted there in quite a while now. If I do I usually post the same thing on my DW so the likelihood of anything getting lost due to deletion is nil. I will be working on my LJ starting tomorrow or Friday at the latest and deleting as much of the personal stuff outside of the posts as I can. A lot of things in my life are going away and I suppose this is one more that I need to get rid of before it leaves on it's own.

[personal profile] helloprilly 2017-06-08 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
Just followed sykira's link here and discovered a whole new community. Worrisome about lj and will definitely keep an eye on the sitch