If I’m going to read this mess, by Elvis, I’m going to blog some of it. Proceed at your own risk:
YOU SOLD US TO THE FUCKING RUSSIANS?!
I’ll hold out to see what happens with this. All I can say for sure is good riddance to 6A. You guys took a great thing and ran it into the ground.
In other words, when 6A bought LJ they really had no idea what they were getting into and were totally shocked when they realized that A) this is not MySpace and B) the userbase weren’t sheep that could be easily herded by pretty words and superfluous features.
They sold us to Russia, we must have seriously made them angry!
The end of the world, would involve more locusts.
You just left your Russian-speaking users without any privacy protection. And you just transferred your English-speaking users to a company with doubtful business ethics, a company based in a country with free speech record only slightly better than in Beijing or Tehran. Congratulations for your investors.
Are there gay people in Russia?
where is mena trott ? i want to hear why she thinks it is such a good idea to sell livejournal now, as compared to when it was such a good idea (apparently) to buy livejournal in the first place… ? she is mysteriously absent in all of this….
I can has Smirnoff now?
two feelings are warring inside of me: 1) the joy about not having to have anything to do with that piece of shit company Six Apart ever again; and 2) the trepidatioon about the service being sold to someone who could be even worse. If that’s possible.
On the interesting side… copyrights mean shit in Russia.
Isn’t SUP the group that all the Russian users were running from screaming not too long ago? Something about not keeping their information private?
Anyone else want to dance in a circle and sing, “Ding, dong, the bitch is dead”?
I’m hoping that these new people will be creating a department solely for the purpose of doing bizarre shit so users have something to bitch about.
You sold us, our journals, our LIVES to a company known for their privacy violations and turning over records to the Russian government. I dont care if you say we’re “subject to the laws of the state of California, USA. All relevant state and federal regulations will apply.” We dont believe you. Why should we?
I didn’t really read this post, and I’m kind of indifferent to its content, but I just wanted to be one of the thousands of people who commented here.
As a Russian user, I swear – we HATE SUP company. It’s the end of our privacy… They’re damn heels.
The internet will be around for as long as every one of us, and I’m sure I’ll blog until I’m too old to type… but I’ll be damned if I ever do business with SixApart again.
Fuck you guys. Fuck you so much. You never gave a shit about LiveJournal.
Now, kindly go fuck yourself and take your own advice and get off the internet. If you don’t like the complaining: GO ELSEWHERE.
Yay! I’d rather see ads for “child models” and have the Russian mafia paging through my journal than endure another year of Six Apart “leadership”! 😀
Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas present….NOT.
SUP? You’re selling to *SUP*, the company that, from all the English speakers here, has got a reputation in the Russian LJ cluster as being a sellout to Putin’s regime?
i hope you got a pair of hot fake lesbians in exchange for this dumb move.
I need that like I need teeth in my ass.
The corporation that owned LJ in Russia/Moscow is buying the Livejournal in the US? Why? Doesn’t it seem more logical that a firm in the US is more likely to understand the needs of its clients? I guess the almighty dollar really does win in the end.
This is beautiful. Livejournal had became a cesspool of entitlement and leechery, but the host has finally torn away. If you thought dealing with a Western corporation was bad, fandom wankers, I’m sure you’ll enjoy dealing with an ex-communist dystopia.
THE RUSSIANS ARE GOING TO GET RID OF ALL THESE FURRIES, RIGHT?
sold to a third class company based in a country of dubious legal standards.
QUICK EVERYBODY BOYCOTT RUSSIA. I’LL BE EATING MY SALADS WITH “FREEDOM-DRESSING” AND HAVING SEX WITH MY “FREEDOM-BRIDE” TYVM.
OH GOD WHAT IF LJ SHUTS DOWN THEN WHERE WILL I POST PICTURES OF ME CUTTING AND FALL OUT BOY LYRICS?
In Russian blogs the news seems to be more widely discussed than the results of parliament elections. Rather funny though easily explained: those were predictable, these not at all.
Relax, men, KGB and FSB don’t care what you write in yours LJ
Just don’t post anything about Putin and you’ll be fine.
I guess if SUP treats its customers as adults instead of five-year-olds, that would represent an improvement of sorts.
Good luck, SUP. You’re going to need it. You’ve just bought yourself a shitload of work, hundreds of problems that need to be fixed, and a whooooole bunch of angry customers who are sick of being ignored. That’s a metric butt-ton of responsibility, in case you require a conversion.
in order for this to be ‘teh serious business’ i think it needs more cat macros, y/y?
Lmao! WTfreakingF? THis is hilarious. LJ is just total toast now.
Okay, 35 pages of this is as much as even I can take. Me, I’ll stick to WordPress on my own site, thank you very much. I have an LJ but mainly use it to read other LJs and a lot of those I read on RSS when LJ lets the RSS work, so if I stopped reading LJ it wouldn’t be that big of a deal for me.