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Content Strike: Friday March 21

The one-day content strike is on for this Friday, March 21, from midnight GMT to midnight GMT.

For 24 hours, we will not post or comment to LJ. Not in our own journals, not in communities. Not publicly, privately, or under friends-lock.

This is a protest that will have long-lasting effects, showing up forever in the daily posting statistics.

This is a protest that will not harm LJ in the long run, as leaving LJ might do.

This is a protest that will demonstrate the power of community, as all users unite to support Basic users and the concept of adfree space.

This is a protest that will educate the new owners that LJ is driven by user-created content.

How Can I Help?

DO post about this in your own LJ.
DO post and comment about it in appropriate communities.
DO remember that it's based on Greenwich Mean Time, which may not be your local time.
DO turn off LoudTwitter and your RSS feeds for 24 hours.
DO feel free to friend me for updates, and defriend when the strike is over.

DON'T forget to get permission from community mods before making an off-topic post or comment about the strike.
DON'T be spammy with your posts or comments about the strike.
DON'T forget to turn your LoudTwitter and RSS feeds back on when the strike is over.


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Mar. 16th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
*thumbs up* I'm going to post this in my LJ along with your original post.
Mar. 19th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
doing the same!
Mar. 16th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Definately doing this and I'll post about it in my LJ, too.
Mar. 16th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Mar. 16th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Point taken, and it's a legitimate one. I was vaguely aware that "Easter is early this year", but hadn't realized it was quite this early.

I do apologize for putting you in a difficult position.

(This Friday happens to be a Jewish holiday too, Purim, which overlaps with Good Friday once every 200 years or so. It's not a holiday in which Jews abstain from using electrical devices, though.)
(no subject) - hobbitblue - Mar. 16th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - koshii - Mar. 19th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC) - Expand
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Mar. 16th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I haven't been reading the LJ communities lately, and I have no idea what this is about. Can you point me to a link that explains the purpose?
Mar. 17th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
My guess would be here. SUP no longer allows new users to create Basic Accounts- you now have to sign up for an ad-supported Plus Account, or a Paid Account.
(no subject) - kightp - Mar. 17th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - detached9 - Mar. 18th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 17th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Here via flist.

I am terrifically dense when it comes to time zones, so if you'd be so kind:

This site says, if I'm reading it correctly, that 12AM GMT Friday equals 8PM EST (my time zone) Thursday, yes?

Will definitely be posting this to my journal.
Mar. 17th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Posted to my journal with a link and a bit of explanation.
Mar. 17th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm copying some of m03m's text and linking to this entry, too.
(no subject) - discoverylover - Mar. 17th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - m03m - Mar. 17th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - m03m - Mar. 17th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Mar. 17th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
What makes you think "The Authorities" will care about a one-day blip in their statistics? If you're not doing something that hurts their bottom line, it's pointless.

BTW, found this post via the_xtina

Edited at 2008-03-17 04:56 pm (UTC)
Mar. 20th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
Exactly. They won't notice one day at all. Leaving the site for any of the competing LJ clone sites would be a far more effective way of showing how upset you are with the way this site is run.
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Mar. 17th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Definitely not posting on the 21st. I can't believe this crap. It's so retarded. Seriously, what were they thinking? It's stupid to get rid of the basic accounts, and the censorship crap? C'mon. What kind of bullshit is that? I'm in full support of the strike. I can't believe they would risk offending so many people with this.
Mar. 17th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the details !(I found your post totally randomly)

I'm going to translate some few bits in french on my LJ, to warn the french community as much as possible! (I'll redirect them to your post)
Mar. 17th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Look at the posts just before and after this one, too, for more details.

Feel free to friend me for more updates, and defriend when the strike is over.
Mar. 17th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Damn fine idea! :) I'll do my bit!
Mar. 17th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Popular Interest list is complete again!
Have you heard? The list is back to the way it used to be! Seems there was a filter put in place 'by accident', and it's off now, but there's no official word on what happened and how.
Can't wait to hear it....
Mar. 17th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Popular Interest list is complete again!
Mar. 18th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I'll join you.
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
Posting to my own journal.

...It's sort of odd, but this gets me even worse than strikethrough did. I like and use LJ because of the (former) lack of ads.
Mar. 18th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
why not do say, a strike for a week... someone commented a day may not work and I agree... we need to do it for a entire week, and itd give us more time to get as many more people as possible (esp paid users) to be involved in the strike?
(will be joining the strike anyway)
Mar. 20th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Why would paid users want to go on strike for something we paid for?
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