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May 7th, 2008

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10:20 am - I hate spomments and dead online journals
I wandered by my GreatestJournal a few minutes ago and noticed I had 57 comments to my first entry there. (I only have two, since I never really used it after setting it up.)

All 57 were spam -- every last one of them. A completely spam-bombed entry.

So I log into GJ in order to clear them out and to make a post about how much I hate spomments and having to muck them out, only to find out that I can no longer use the damn thing at all! "Updating of journals and communities currently disabled" was the message I received.

I'd heard on the Potterverse grapevine that GJ had been having problems, but not that it was completely dead. (Well, functionally dead, since I'm unable to create new posts, which is part of the point of having an online journal.)

Right now I'm very glad I hadn't used the thing much, since otherwise I would be beyond livid, rather than merely somewhat more than moderately cross.

I just hope something similar doesn't end up happening over at InsaneJournal, since it's had a lot of problems. I'm not that worried about my DeadJournal, since that seems to be a pretty stable place and has been around longer than IJ, even though it is currently not as popular as the latter is. (Which I think is a shame, personally, since to my mind it's just as good a site and I've never had a comment rot problem with it, unlike with IJ, and have had very little in the way of spomments there.)
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Date:May 7th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, GJ looked like spammers' favorite playground - I don't know why it was so vulnerable. And now it seems it is the *real* "dead"journal *facepalms* I have a backup account there I never really used, but still. As you said, those who were actually *using* GJ had a very, very nasty surprise there.

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