|_jems_ (_jems_) wrote,|
@ 2007-08-03 16:03:00
My (by now) regular Oh, LJ, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! update
So, LJ is once again pissing off the Harry Potter fandom. And if you want to target a fandom, lord knows that's the one that's going to get you the least amount of attention and trouble. /sarcasm
Last time, I really didn't think they would enforce their newly updated rules unless they were backed into a corner, but I was wrong. I think it's pretty obvious that they're cleaning up their site in order to make it look more appealing to investors/buyers.
So, with this in mind, I've decided that I'm going to start cross-posting to my InsaneJournal, which I prefer for completely superficial reasons. Namely that I've fixed it up with a layout, I like the default comment pages better than the GJ version and I've been keeping my icons up-to-date with what I have on LJ.
Also? I purchased a permanent account, which was only a few bucks more than a year's paid account on LJ, figuring it would be a good place to do just this: keep a backup of my journal.
And also? I have 300 userpics, which can be up to 100 kB each. All those animated icons that always ended up looking like crap after they'd been LJ-ifyed? I could actually use the majority of them on IJ - the way they were intended to look. If I cared enough to go back and find them and resave them all. But future animations will definitely be made in different versions.
I've got a problem, though. I'm a moron and can't figure out how to add another user to Semagic. I know how to change the server setting so I can access IJ, but I don't know how to add it as a separate account. I'm assuming this can be done? I guess it wouldn't be a hardship to do it manually considering how rarely I post, but I'd really like to have it automated if possible.
As for fan-run journaling sites, I like the idea on principle, because I think you pretty much have to be in fandom to get it. However, some of what we do here isn't strictly speaking legal, and I'd hate to subject a fan-run site to that kind of exposure. So a fan-run site could never be as all-encompassing as LJ is. And since I'm inherently lazy, I'd prefer to have everything in the same place.