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Extension for Power Outage [Jul. 31st, 2007|11:39 am]
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LiveJournal was unavailable between approximately 2pm and 9pm PDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. We want to apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this caused. Please visit the news post for full details.

The outage was beyond our control. However, we value the support of our Paid members and want to compensate you for the window of time where the site was not accessible. Anyone who was an active Paid member as of any time Tuesday, July 24, 2007 is eligible for a 3 day extension of Paid time. You can claim this extension anytime from now until 12:01 GMT on August 6th.

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

[User Picture]From: thecutepolice
2007-07-31 08:08 pm (UTC)
Well icons are purged from GJ if the journal is idle for an arbitrary amount of time (I can't find any explanation of their formula for doing it but it seems like after only a couple of weeks without posting you start losing them) and for all practical purposes after about 400 icons, the upload page takes so long to load you can't really upload any more.

Right now LJ has better communities than I seem to find searching on GJ (I use GJ for RPG journals because of the icon issue, and that seems to be mostly what you find active over there) but if a bunch of people were to move, that wouldn't be the case anymore.

GJ's support is also not that great and the hidden ads can be really annoying when you accidentally click on them in the middle of something (like icon upload), but it's a free service, so you get what you pay for.
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[User Picture]From: qfemale
2007-07-31 09:22 pm (UTC)
If you mean 'took the source code LJ offers/sells' then yes it is a rip-off clone.

(I am not sure if LJ sells it or offers it for free or if it was different at some point, thus I put in both)
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[User Picture]From: rebelsheart
2007-07-31 09:43 pm (UTC)
Most of LiveJournal's source code is open-source: http://www.livejournal.org
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[User Picture]From: rebelsheart
2007-08-01 05:02 pm (UTC)
Nope, nor did the other LiveJournal clones mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveJournal#Other_sites_running_the_LiveJournal_engine
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