Last month Digg, this week LJ

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Fantastic, 100 pages and growing (my brief comment on page 40. Oop, that’s at it’s 5000 comment limit, but more here). There’s two communities for it all as well. Unfortunatly has been dead for a long while (aah, good times..), but you can get details of what’s has gone, is going and might go down down on CNET News, BoingBoing,, etc.

“As a queer, feminist writer who explores the darker aspects of human nature, many of my stories deal with incest, rape, and child molestation. As such, I belonged to and contributed to several of the communities which have been suspended and frankly I’m pretty offended. I don’t like being lumped in with rapists and pedophiles and other ‘monsters on the web’. There’s a big difference between writing about a very dark but very real subject, often from a point of view emphatic to the victim, and being the perpetrator of a horrendous crime.” — a post on

“Our decision here was not based on pure legal issues, it was based on what community we want to build and what we think is appropriate within that community and what’s not. We have an awful broad range of discussions and topics and other things going on in LiveJournal, and we encourage other broad-ranging conversations on all sorts of topics. This was a specific case where we felt there was not a reason (for these journals to stay online).” — Barak Berkowitz, chairman and chief executive of Six Apart, the company that owns LJ.

Update: Mr Berkowitz has posted in , but there are still outstanding issues.

Bring back ! Oh, and an update post re life is imminent…

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