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Paid time extension [Aug. 17th, 2009|03:04 pm]
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As many of you may already know, LiveJournal experienced about an hour of downtime on Thursday, August 6th due to a DDoS which affected LiveJournal and several other web service providers. In the days following that event some users may have noticed some site slowness or experienced connection problems as we worked on blocking "bad" traffic and making sure that all of you could access the site. We want to apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this caused.

Although the circumstances were out of our control, we greatly appreciate the patience and support you've shown us over the past week or two as we worked to mitigate the effects of this attack. For those of you who support us by owning a Paid Account, we'd like to express our appreciation by extending your Paid Time for a few days. Anyone who was an active Paid member as of any time Thursday, August 6, 2009 is eligible for a 3 day extension of Paid time. You can claim this extension anytime from now until 12:01 GMT on September 10th.

The extension isn't automatic so that people who weren't affected can have the option to choose whether or not they want an extension. You can choose to claim your extension by going to this page: http://www.livejournal.com/pay/claim.bml

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[User Picture]From: xphilehb
2009-08-18 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you very much.
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[User Picture]From: djeannot
2009-08-18 12:51 am (UTC)
You're wonderful for providing this. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: bmg
2009-08-18 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the reimbursement as always.
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[User Picture]From: haleysings
2009-08-18 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! <3 Money has been tight for me lately, so the extension is a big help and greatly appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: ragweedtd
2009-08-18 01:23 am (UTC)
Thank you for the gesture, it's definitely appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: sunkrux
2009-08-18 01:35 am (UTC)
Wow, that's awfully kind of you all. I won't be using it since I really didn't notice any issues with LJ that day. Twitter however...boy howdy was that a pain.
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[User Picture]From: elder_goddess
2009-08-18 01:43 am (UTC)
Extension taken, thx! It's a small thing but the thoughtfulness counts for a lot :-)
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[User Picture]From: xebgoc
2009-08-18 01:46 am (UTC)
Thank you for doing this, it's very much appreciated.
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From: opheliasgrace
2009-08-18 01:51 am (UTC)
I wasnt affected so need for an extension but thank you
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[User Picture]From: fallbreak
2009-08-18 01:53 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
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[User Picture]From: amamiyarin
2009-08-18 01:56 am (UTC)
Thank you for this. ^^
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From: trinity_tragedy
2009-08-18 02:01 am (UTC)
Wow! Thankyou so very much! That's awesome. Member since '03 and I have no intention nor inclination to leave! I heart my LJ. :)

Thanks again!

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[User Picture]From: maritas
2009-08-18 02:05 am (UTC)
You guys do indeed rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From: sunleth
2009-08-18 02:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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[User Picture]From: kremlindusk
2009-08-18 02:31 am (UTC)
LOL awesome, my paid time had expired like a day or two ago, and now I get three free extra days to think about whether I want to pay for an account again right away. XD
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[User Picture]From: girlfight
2009-08-18 02:31 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: simplystars
2009-08-18 02:35 am (UTC)
and so, basically, people with permanent accounts are screwed twice. first no LJ, then no recompense for not having LJ.

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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2009-08-18 02:48 am (UTC)
In one of the comments on the first page, buried and collapsed is an LJ mod who said they were working on something for perm users and should be available in a couple of months. The Russians really are taking better care of us than I thought they would
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[User Picture]From: glendaplatypus
2009-08-18 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, LJ!
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[User Picture]From: beckyo
2009-08-18 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2009-08-18 02:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: romelwen
2009-08-18 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: the_megstress
2009-08-18 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you LJ's!
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[User Picture]From: beloved_tree
2009-08-18 03:20 am (UTC)
Add me to the chorus of satisfied users. Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: musicalpanties
2009-08-18 03:30 am (UTC)
thank you, this is why i love lj!
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[User Picture]From: o_wanderlust
2009-08-18 03:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! A concern of how us users were affected is very much appreciated :)
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