baby squirrels flee scary fangirls

Having plundered everything they could from its code and staff, Six Apart have offloaded the troublesome Livejournal onto some Russians. (The latest incident? Outrage over user flagging of mature content. You know, like wordpress.com has had for, like, ever.)

Let that be a warning to you, kiddies: whine too much and you’ll be sent to the gulag.

Yes, I can totally see why Six Apart felt the community was more trouble than it was worth, and it’s not like they were particularly commited to the site in the first place (I remember having to nag to get userpics accounted for in the Style Contest, which was really for MT/Typepad with LJ tagged on as an afterthought). But as an LJ user? Wow, I feel so unwanted. And, it goes without saying, I don’t trust SUP. I see even more ads and even less privacy in my LJ future.

Oh well, at least the guy who runs Insanejournal is happy. Every cloud…

8 Comments »

  1. drmike said

    I wonder if the price tag was $200 million.

    The links do look better now by the way as per your comment in the other thread.

  2. timethief said

    I thought you might be interested in reading this opinion http://insomnia.livejournal.com/774132.html

  3. Thanks for the link. Insomnia’s posts are always worth reading, since he’s one of the colleagues Brad (i.e. the Matt of LJ) shafted on his way to the top.

  4. theapparatus said

    Hey wank. Did you see? The Vietnamese language front page of wp.com got hacked.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=18872

    See here for a description: http://mu.thunderlounge.com/index.php/topic,242

    No, I wasn’t envolved.

  5. theapparatus said

    Wank, I got akismet’ed again. *sigh*

  6. Kissing Bandit said

    Hey wank, you may want to have a look at Lorelle’s recent entry. You know it’s bad when Lorelle has to say something about it.

    -KB

  7. Kissing Bandit said

    On another note, it’s amazing how sugary sweet she can make something that bad sound. KB is currently envying her diplomacy skills as my post surely would have went along the lines of, “Will someone get off their ass and fix the damn theme viewer that you hijacked?”

    -KB

  8. Do you think Lorelle actually believes all that drivel about how the WordPress Community spoke! and decreed that sponsored themes were evil! and lo, Matt did dutifully trot away to carry out their will? Or is she just saying it to try and convince people that the WordPress Community has some form of power?

    (When I say ‘WordPress Community’, of course, I mean ‘Lorelle’.)

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