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LJ IP Blocking For Gay Content? No, Just More FUD - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
LJ IP Blocking For Gay Content? No, Just More FUD
I've looked into the rumor that has been circulating that LJ is blocking IP addresses from account that have gay content on their journals. 
edited: clarification from LJ staff that this had to do with the one user's Internet Service Provider which ran into some of LJ's anti-spam and DDOS protections. The LJ Staffer's post also touches on the rumors that the Russians are coming! for our pron! Same info, more detail at the fan's blog here.

But I still think we should all back up our journals. I use Dreamwidth and cross-post to LJ.
It seems that it is just one person who has been battling with LJ for a few years over many issues. That is not to say there isn't something going on - but so far, only one person has been verified and it was IP blocking and not deleting. And since there are so many reasons your IP address can get  blocked (sometimes entire IP ranges get automatically blocked), I recommend that people backup their journals and their communities (you can migrate both to DW, including comments if you are the journal owner or moderator). And of course there still is LJ Archive.

My recommendation - rather than spreading FUD, get the message out that given how many tech platforms come and go and that policies change overnight (tumblr's NSWF removals a few months back and then tumblr's about face on the issue), we should all backup our journals and communities....

If you scroll past the LJ user's tweets from the past couple of days,  you  can find a wide range of complaints about LJ dating back over a year:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40livejournal%20angstytimelord&src=typd&f=realtime "

And then there are these

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digitalwave From: digitalwave Date: October 8th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having a journal backup is always the best policy, sweetie. Tis why I've been posting from dw for several years now. :)
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: October 8th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
indeed. and it is why I have been doing the same for several years. Do you periodically import your new LJ comments over? How is that working for you?

digitalwave From: digitalwave Date: October 8th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have but it's been a while. I need to do it again soon. Last time I did it it went well. Thanks for reminding me to do an update. :)
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