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So yeah, if you want to save anything from old Asylums on InsaneJournal, now might be the time. From the tone of his post and comments on facebook, I get the feeling that the decision is already made and he's going to auction off old Asylums to highest bidders. Which mostly will be people who are after the name, and not the content

So, Asylum content WILL be deleted and purged in the future.

I'm going to take a look at all the communities I've been in to make sure the maintainer(s) haven't been deleted/purged in any of them. If they have however, I'll see if I can gain maintainership of them. I have a permanent personal account, so they'd never be deleted then ;) Not that I'm going to be active in them, but at least I'll be able to archive them in that case.

After the arrogant and nonchalant way Squeaky handled the 'accidental' deletion and purging of a large amount of active and real accounts in 2012 (in a fight against spam, he set up a program and didn't even properly test it first), and the currently ongoing deletion and purging of 1-year inactive accounts, I'm hardly surprised by this new idea.

Just very sad (and aggravated)

2014-03-15 18:29 (UTC)
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Argh! Not that I am at all active over there since I fled HP fandom, but... The way he goes about this is not user-friendly. The person he seemed to be at first, when so many flocked to his service after LJ did some really nasty things, has faded and like you say, it has shown an arrogant and nonchalant person, uncaring of the users/subscribers of his service. :( *shudder*

Auctioning off asylums that he considers inactive and deleting accounts just because the owners haven't been around/had time to log in for a year... it shouldn't matter, since it's a journal service! It's a record of what has happened in the past! For people in the present to read and enjoy! It's not only a flavour of the day kind of service. Just because people don't write in a journal now doesn't mean they don't care and a lot of people want to go back later. He just doesn't get it. Or doesn't want to.

*hugs* tl:dr - he's a douche.

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