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[announcement] Leaving LJ for good. Welcome to DW 
23rd-May-2017 04:03 pm
winkychan: (Default)
Hello everyone.

This was long coming but I've decided to stop updating my livejournal and I will be updating only my DW journal as of today.

Why?

Firstly because of the new TOS of LJ but that, you all knew about it.
Second, I had friends who got their LJ suspended without warning (for one of them, it lasted 10 days before they restored it)  for no other reason than "sorry we thought you were a spam bot, but we didn't think it was smart to warn you first in case you were not".
Third, there have been several instances during the past week where LJ was blocked in different coutries (including mine) and was only accessible through  VPN service. OK server problems can happen, what bothered me was the absolute lack of communication by LJ. Their twitter and FB page haven't been updated in years, only their Russian FB page is, and didn't address the issue at all (which lasted for several hours).
And last but not least, which made me take this decision, during this week's NEWS ZERO, Sho interviewed a LGBT couple about parenting, and I'm perfectly aware that LJ is now under Russian laws, and Russian laws have severe restrictions about what they call "LGBT propaganda". As I crosspost to [livejournal.com profile] arashi_on , which is one of the top 10 LJ community globally, I'm sure my journal will get suspended in the end eventually (and not because they thought it was a spam bot, so I'm sure, if this happens, I will NOT get it back).
And I WILL post this subbed New Zero so f*ck you LJ!

Basically, I don't feel safe on LJ. I don't trust LJ. And most of all, I feel scared of LJ.
No more reason to stay there.

I've postponed this decision for a while, because I was kinda lazy, also I had issues with technical problems on DW, and I must admit, I felt really nostalgic with the LJ old times. Well this was the last call. I'm moving for good.


What this means for you?

Not much will change for you. You know I've always left all of my fandom posts opened to access to anyone so might it be here or on LJ, you will still be able to access everything.
I will NOT delete my LJ, I'll just let it as it is with no more updates. I still need my account for maintaining, commenting, and accessing some comms.
Regarding fandom posts, I will ALWAYS crosspost in [livejournal.com profile] arashi_on and [community profile] arashi_off , the link will just always link back to my DW account. I also do update on my twitter (although I spend 90% of my time shitposting, sorry about that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

If you still haven't created a DW account, you can read this tutorial by [personal profile] coolohoh  and also, you can login into DW with your LJ account by requesting your OpenID.

I still have a lot to update around here, the cut issue is still not fixed so that will be an absolute nightmare, and will take weeks, but I still prefer that than staying on LJ.


Regarding this week's News Zero

I take advantage of posting now to tell you that this week's NEWS Zero release will be late because the translator is out for the week (also this is not an Ichimen, but an interview, so there's no script on NTV website, and has to be translated by ears, so it takes more time), so it will be posted at the beginning of next week. Sorry about that, I know a lot of you are really excited and are waiting for this interview. I will time it in advance so I can release it as soon as I get the translation :) Thank you for your patience!

I hope you will stick around as well. See you soon!

~Winky
Comments 
23rd-May-2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
amh1988: (Default)
I am still finding my way around DW too. But then, LJ was very confusing before I'd built up a decent amount of comms and friends to follow, so I imagine it's much the same here.

I've heard some good things about the interviews Sho did on this subject, so I'm really looking forward to your upcoming release.
23rd-May-2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
winkychan: (Default)
Thanks!
My main problem with DW is how it deals with cuts (and I have to edit my old entries and it will fuck them up aaaaaah), but I know their team is really active and responsive so Ihave good hope it will be fixed in the future :)
23rd-May-2017 05:18 pm (UTC)
falkner: photoshoot picture of Sakurai Sho from Arashi (Default)
Seeing arashi_on and arashi_off written like that next to each other is hilarious. (In my defense, I did want to just call the DW comm a_ra_shi like the one I have on LJ, but the username was already taken...)

And excuse me, are you calling all your delightful Sho tweets "shitposting"? Tsk, tsk...
23rd-May-2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
winkychan: (Default)
I kinda prefer arashi_off, the pun makes me laugh so much XD
this is what I call shitposting XD
23rd-May-2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
falkner: screenshot of Joker from Persona 5 (メガテン ☆ Joker)
But that thread is beautiful! My favorite is the condom one.
23rd-May-2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
sutekinaj: (Arashi)
Hi! I`m Joy from Philippines.Thanks a lot for always subbing and sharing NEWS ZERO.
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
24th-May-2017 12:45 am (UTC)
ann_chibi: (Sho-chan puripuka ^-^)
Thanks for informing us ^^

btw, I also probably will stop posting at lj but I dunno >.< I just love lj >///< this is killing me m(_ _)m
Arashi fandom (fan and community) most of it already move to DW but my other fandom like LDH still at lj>///<
24th-May-2017 06:15 am (UTC)
winkychan: (Default)
I know the feeling dear. I knew I needed soemthing drastic to make me stop using LJ, and that was it, no more regrets. Anyway, I'l still use my LJ to post at comms so it's not like I'm deleting it.
I see a lot of people who has made the move but there's still A LOT of people remaining on LJ.
Take your time ^^
24th-May-2017 01:25 am (UTC) - Hi
marciasakurai: (Default)
i would like to join here as well. i guess everyone will be moving. i did not think this will be happening but hey! as long as Arashi is out there we will find a way! it is so hard to move here i am so used to LJ. Anyway i am glad the fandom keeps going.

Thanks for letting us know and hope you accept me again. :)


Edited 2017-05-24 01:27 am (UTC)
24th-May-2017 07:51 am (UTC)
teendahood: (Default)
well
recently i cant access to LJ,
when i decided to still open my LJ, because of its history.

you know, i cant access to LJ instead of APP in my handphone, but i can access LJ on my other laptop. i cant see what the problem is.
but here in DW i still dont have much friends. :(
24th-May-2017 07:55 am (UTC)
winkychan: (Default)
A lot of people have made the move but there are still a lot of them on LJ.
You can try your luck asking LJ staff for help with your issue, but they have been really awful with the way they deal with complains, not sure you will get a feedboack (but it's worth the try)
24th-May-2017 12:15 pm (UTC)
angelasyp: (Default)
will continue to cheer for u here.....
24th-May-2017 05:44 pm (UTC)
nadzsanz: (Default)
Hello~~
25th-May-2017 12:49 am (UTC) - Hey There!
sober_me: (Default)
Don't you just hate it when politics even have to troll into our fandom lives? *sigh*

I'm still in the process of transferring my stuff to DW. Supporting you all the way (since 2007) ^__^
25th-May-2017 02:52 am (UTC) - Re: Hey There!
winkychan: (Default)
Yeeeees, feels really stupid and a waste of time << But you gotta do what you gotta do!
Thanks for the support all these years <3
25th-May-2017 03:15 am (UTC)
tippyrose_3104: (Default)
I'll waiting for NZ patiently.
Thanks for informing.
25th-May-2017 04:28 am (UTC)
tormentajaponesa: (Default)
dear winky sad to read this. I hope all the fandom remains together in DW !! see you there. for everyone you can find me in tormentajaponesa ---> here the link https://tormentajaponesa.dreamwidth.org
25th-May-2017 10:28 am (UTC)
cnup: (Default)
after Arashi related community leave LJ one by one, I decide to made DW account coz I don't want to left behind on Arashi's news. It's always inconvenience for starting again. I hope DW won't have issues like LJ
Thank you so much for informing.
I'm the same "cnup" in LJ btw. ^_^
25th-May-2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
i'm still not really comfortable with DW. this will be the first step. see you there :)
25th-May-2017 05:41 pm (UTC)
coolohoh: Biohazard (Default)
Oh wow! To think of all the times I translated newszero by ear because I never knew about the transcript on the NacTV websites... gosh... Silly me!

And a warm welcome to DW! I'm glad more people are making the move over! Though I haven't been active online lately because of my new job and stuff... Hope to get active again soon and I'll see you around these areas! :)
26th-May-2017 06:48 am (UTC)
winkychan: (Default)
I wouldn't have known if my translator wasn't linking back to it. Also you need a VPN to access the website if you're not in Japan orz
I don't know how far back the ichimen archive goes but it would be interesting for your future translations :)

The cut issue is still a bummer, but I'll try to make myself at ease around here :)
26th-May-2017 04:12 am (UTC)
animecook: (Default)
I made my DW account many years ago but barely ever used it because I didn't know how to find comms on here and the only comms I did follow updated sporadically. I guess now I have to get used to using it since everybody is moving over here.
Good to see you here now too!
5th-Jun-2017 05:37 am (UTC)
momiji_nino: (Default)
Hi! I guess it's hard to move from LJ to here. But, since everyone is doing it, and LJ is being hard on us, there's no other choice.
Thank you for moving still keeping an update to us. I'll be looking out for your updates

:))
28th-Jun-2017 05:06 am (UTC)
sarashi8: (Default)
i really luv reading ur post winkychan..i already get used to LJ..but totally understand ur decision and other comm as well..definitely will support u guys to spread the arashi luv...thanks alot for ur hardwork..truly appreciate it...=)
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