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That's it. 2018 is ruined already.

Every time I see that a LJ username that was not previously crossed out is now, it feels like several punches in the face.

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jalerie
Jan. 6th, 2018 07:49 am (UTC)
They might return. Stay strong. They might realize their mistakes. :)
matt1993
Jan. 6th, 2018 07:53 am (UTC)
It's so depressing that it's 2018 and people are still leaving LJ. As long as people are still leaving LJ when I least expect it, I'm never gonna feel better about this. At least until all my entries are fixed on both LJ and DW, but knowing me, probably not even then. :(
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kristy
Jan. 6th, 2018 08:03 am (UTC)

It's getting pretty noticeable but LJ seems to be fading to black. 2 people this past week deleted their journals. I'm hoping they'll return.

matt1993
Jan. 6th, 2018 08:09 am (UTC)
I wouldn't say LJ is fading to black, because there's still a lot of people here, but I hope that there continues to be a lot of people here...

I hope a lot of the people who've left LJ return and no one else leaves LJ at all this year. Otherwise I'm never getting my peace of mind back ever. :(

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thesewaters
Jan. 6th, 2018 10:29 am (UTC)
I feel like I can handle crossed out journals. But the ones that remain in Memorial are difficult for me.
matt1993
Jan. 6th, 2018 07:46 pm (UTC)
Memorial?

And crossed-out usernames wouldn't be such a problem for me if I wasn't so afraid that more friends whose journals I wanted to catch up on will suddenly decide to leave LJ at any moment... this was one of my biggest fears throughout most of 2017 (especially when I thought everyone was leaving LJ), and it looks like I still have to worry about it this year. :(
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laurasupernova
Jan. 6th, 2018 03:47 pm (UTC)

Life comes in ebbs and flows. Don’t worry :)

matt1993
Jan. 6th, 2018 07:55 pm (UTC)
I was hoping that I wouldn't have to worry about this anymore in 2018 because nearly everyone who would decide to leave LJ would have decided to in 2017. Apparently not. :(
nf793
Jan. 7th, 2018 03:40 am (UTC)
Hang in there! Sometimes people's lives take up more time than before, so they may not want to have to keep track of it anymore. Or they may feel like they should delete their account since they don't have time to use it or never use it anymore. It's sad, but the positive is that it could mean they are spending their time on doing happy irl things!

I try to think of good things when sad stuff like losing friends happens :)
matt1993
Jan. 7th, 2018 05:07 am (UTC)
I try to think of good things when sad stuff like losing friends happens :)

I try to, but whenever a lot people leave at once I start to worry that something might've changed that caused a lot of people to leave at once like what happened last April... :(

But true. :)
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matt1993
Jan. 7th, 2018 09:13 pm (UTC)
What I mean is it feels like several punches in the face when I see that a LJ username/community name is crossed out now when I wasn't expecting it to be. When I first saw that autism is crossed out, I was like "WHAT??? Now one of the communities I've been trying to catch up on reading all these years is gone now??? And now all that's left of any of my posts and comments in there is my email notifications???"

But now it's comforting to go to my profile and see that autism is the only community I'm in that's gone now (or that there's only as many usernames crossed out in my friends list as there were the last time I checked).

*checks profile again today because I haven't yet; yay, no one else in my friends list left LJ and the other communities are still there!*

Edited at 2018-01-07 09:14 pm (UTC)
dhatchling
Jan. 8th, 2018 11:49 am (UTC)

Hi Matt, I suppose that this was foreseen to some extent and people bailed due to certain world events taking place.  I don't see the point in stressing over lj.  If it folds, it folds, there's always dw to keep up with people on.  Things change, the world changes.  That is the one true constant of reality.  At any rate, my name doesn't have a cross through it.

matt1993
Jan. 8th, 2018 09:04 pm (UTC)
If it folds, it folds, there's always dw to keep up with people on.

...and unless all of my entries are copied over to DW by then, I lose my last remaining shred of sanity because LJ has been a huge part of my life since February 2009. :(

(Technically they are but I still have to manually edit a lot of them because of polls, videos, tags, etc. not being copied over right, and I have to manually re-upload my images and edit entries to use those copies of my images. Up to 535 out of 1,224. Or 1,070 out of 2,448 if you count LJ and DW separately.)

I know why so many people left LJ last year but after June or July or so, the frequency at which usernames would suddenly become crossed out seemed to diminish so I thought everyone who would've left LJ over the TOS change already did. (At any rate, the fact that the world didn't END in 2017 is a lot better than I was expecting. And so is the fact that autism turned out to be the only community I'm in that disappeared last year.)

Indeed, LJ seemed to be picking back up again for a while - some of the people who moved to DW or created backups on it actually decided against it and moved back to LJ!

But then suddenly a few more usernames were crossed out in such a short period of time. I'm still trying to be optimistic and hope that this won't happen again this year, but...

Things change, the world changes. That is the one true constant of reality.

If the world is going to keep changing this much, I don't think I like the world anymore. :(

Edited at 2018-01-08 09:49 pm (UTC)
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pathvain_aelien
Jan. 9th, 2018 03:45 am (UTC)
:(
erm_dreams
Jan. 9th, 2018 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ah man. Sorry. It does seem lj is fading into nothing. But, hey try your best not to let it pull you down okay?
matt1993
Jan. 10th, 2018 12:24 am (UTC)
I hope LJ doesn't actually shut down or anything. Most of me doubts that'll happen because people thought it would several months ago and it didn't, but several people are still acting like it'll go down at any moment, so I can't help but worry anyway. Especially since I'll basically be losing my entire life if LJ goes down. :(
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