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Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.


Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.


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Comments
helwen From: helwen Date: August 4th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yup, that's why I'll be staying here.
girlygothic From: girlygothic Date: August 4th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well stated. Besides, I like LJ, and haven't been able to stand any other site.
2 trips or shoot the rapids