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Jeffrey Rowland

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Oh [Sep. 30th, 2009|12:34 pm]
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So this is my Livejournal. I had over five years of stories and belligerent caterwauling on here, under a paid account, but then some jagoffs hacked it and deleted everything. Now Livejournal refuses to restore any of it, I guess because they don't backup their servers? Either that or they're just assholes. I prefer to assume incompetence over maliciousness.

I know there's caches out there on the wayback machines and all that but that's beside the point.

You guys this is what happened to me.
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[User Picture]From: fredchook
2009-09-30 04:50 pm (UTC)

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There will be more stories and caterwauling, and it will make people very happy.
From: adagioweapon
2009-09-30 04:50 pm (UTC)

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Sue. You should sue. As a web-based personality, this represents your livelihood and marketing. Do you know how they got your password?
[User Picture]From: horsedreamer
2009-10-01 04:09 pm (UTC)

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america.
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2009-09-30 04:52 pm (UTC)

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It is so awful and it makes me want revenge against LJ. They totally have backups.
[User Picture]From: hentaikid
2009-09-30 05:05 pm (UTC)

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Welp, stop having a paid account. What is it good for, having a rss import that lets people read your content on livejournal instead of on your site? Sounds to me like paying them for providing content.
[User Picture]From: granulac
2009-09-30 05:05 pm (UTC)

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god damn. :(
[User Picture]From: odontomachus
2009-09-30 05:06 pm (UTC)

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Oh, man.

My sympathies. You going to be staying here with LJ, or moving on?
[User Picture]From: theweaselking
2009-09-30 05:06 pm (UTC)

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Holy crap.
[User Picture]From: 7ghent
2009-09-30 05:08 pm (UTC)

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I know this is closing the barn door after the horses are gone, but for other people reading this, maybe consider using a backup tool (Windows) for your journal. This one is for Linux/Mac.
[User Picture]From: porphyre
2009-09-30 05:11 pm (UTC)

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That's completely awful. One hundred and billion percent. I wish there was some way we could get even.
[User Picture]From: earthbound01
2009-09-30 05:15 pm (UTC)

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Your story has inspired me to back up my livejournal...
[User Picture]From: maritzac
2009-09-30 05:24 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry, Jeff! What a set of tools :(

You don't use LJ a lot lately, do you? Why do you still pay for an account? I do feel they didn't give you proper support.
[User Picture]From: wigu
2009-09-30 05:27 pm (UTC)

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You pay for it a year at a time, and last year I was using it a bit more. I kinda thought I was paying for this to not happen.
[User Picture]From: maritzac
2009-09-30 06:41 pm (UTC)

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Indeed. I only pay for my account because that way I can embed it into my wesite.

But now that I'm working on additional websites I figure I can't pay hundreds of dollars to have multiple accounts.

I guess I'll have to make a "news updates" program for my websites and probably abandon LJ in a future.
[User Picture]From: wigu
2009-09-30 10:22 pm (UTC)

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Or just use blogger of comicpress to update!
From: (Anonymous)
2009-09-30 05:27 pm (UTC)

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I am sorry this happened to you.

If those people were going to hack your LJ for spam purposes, they didn't have to delete everything. D: Even if they didn't want your actual entries distracting from their nefarious purposes they could have made them all private. Ugh. Of course this is coming from someone who would never hack somebody's LJ in the first place so and I'm rambling now.

Again I'm sorry this happened to you. Whoever did that is a real special kind of jerk. He probably has truck nuts.

LCJ
From: (Anonymous)
2009-09-30 05:32 pm (UTC)

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Also I would like to say, and I don't know if this will matter any or even if it should, but ever since I have been reading Wigu and then Overcompensating, on the rare instance I have felt the need to comment, it has been on here. When your LJ crashed I signed up to Twitter to say that I was sorry but I couldn't figure out how to make it so I said it to you and not to the internet at large so I just gave up.

LCJ
[User Picture]From: benchilada
2009-09-30 06:02 pm (UTC)

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LJ is run by shitballs. Literally. They're balls of shit with weird arms made of toothpicks. I've seen a clip of them on YouTube. Disgusting.

Anyway, keep pestering them and threaten to, I dunno, invade Russia or some shit.

Edited at 2009-09-30 06:02 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: voltjanstevens
2009-09-30 06:09 pm (UTC)

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So, how long until you start hacking Russian websites to put up links to Topatoco products as some awesome form of revenge?
[User Picture]From: rosyatrandom
2009-09-30 06:13 pm (UTC)

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BURN EVERYTHING
[User Picture]From: caerglas
2009-09-30 06:29 pm (UTC)

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Dude, that sucks. I'm really sorry for you--the people who did this are lame.
[User Picture]From: darkmagex6
2009-09-30 06:47 pm (UTC)

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Oh man thats crappy news

Only makes me more paranoid
[User Picture]From: keleri
2009-09-30 06:47 pm (UTC)

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WTF! That is total bullcrap on LJ's part. >:|
[User Picture]From: tallycola
2009-09-30 06:56 pm (UTC)

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Oh man! That sucks!
[User Picture]From: xomox
2009-09-30 07:18 pm (UTC)

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So, were the two recent posts about a new book (and being able to download them) real? I'll throw my voice into the crowd and say this really sucks on several levels, and hope you can get some justice.
[User Picture]From: wigu
2009-09-30 08:29 pm (UTC)

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Fake.
[User Picture]From: capnkjb
2009-09-30 09:59 pm (UTC)

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That... that's creepy. I knew that book link was weird (and also was kind of not-how-you-talk-on-the-internet).
[User Picture]From: tariqa
2009-09-30 09:01 pm (UTC)

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Man, that sucks so much. I can't believe LJ don't have backups! I guess they are too busy adding features that nobody wants to manage basic stuff like that.
[User Picture]From: fornikate
2009-09-30 09:12 pm (UTC)

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dude, creepy
[User Picture]From: monkeycomic
2009-09-30 10:00 pm (UTC)

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Well, I'm never paying for an LJ account if that's how they treat their bestest users.

I have some of the entries saved, but...a thousand spider bites to the hackers, f*ckbags that they are. :P
[User Picture]From: knowmebymylaugh
2009-09-30 10:39 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry you have to deal with this bullshit. If there's anything we your readers can do, let us know.
[User Picture]From: the_p0pe
2009-09-30 11:20 pm (UTC)

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the internet is a horrible place.

i call bullshit on livejournal not actually having backups. however i have no doubt that their customer service and support are complete gits.

ever since six apart was nationalized into russia it's been downhill.
[User Picture]From: calamityjake
2009-10-01 12:48 am (UTC)

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Now you're like :(
From: (Anonymous)
2009-10-01 01:25 am (UTC)

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I didn't go back all the way, but with the rss feed in Google Reader I was able to see everything back to at least 2007. Maybe that helps?
[User Picture]From: cro2
2009-10-01 02:35 am (UTC)

Hey buddy...

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Just cancelled my paid account. If that's the level of service I can expect out of LiveJournal if I ever have a problem, I have better places to spend my money.

Best,

- Christopher
[User Picture]From: wigu
2009-10-01 03:01 am (UTC)

Re: Hey buddy...

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*chest thump*
[User Picture]From: munjey86
2009-10-09 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: Hey buddy...

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Cancelled mine as well.
[User Picture]From: dangerosive
2009-10-01 02:36 am (UTC)

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Jeffrey Rowland I am sorry the world is full of jerks and idiots. I wish I could make you a world where everyone was literate and spelled words the right way and rode unicorns.
[User Picture]From: file_id_diz
2009-10-01 03:24 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: benchilada
2009-10-01 05:32 am (UTC)

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SHIT YES.
[User Picture]From: ladyinsatin
2009-10-01 04:50 am (UTC)

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Just canceled future payments for my account. So so pissed that this happened to you. You didn't deserve it. <3
[User Picture]From: darnn
2009-10-01 09:41 am (UTC)

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Jeff, I'm sorry.

I'm glad this survived somewhere, though:
http://web.archive.org/web/20041222000623/http://wigu.livejournal.com/26938.html
[User Picture]From: fulldamage
2009-10-01 08:42 pm (UTC)

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Did you piss off the Russians somehow? You did, didn't you? What's the matter with you? Didn't you see Training Day?
[User Picture]From: trocke
2009-10-02 04:34 pm (UTC)

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Yup, that's money LJ is never seeing from me. Thanks for spreading the word, Jeff.
[User Picture]From: divideby0
2009-10-03 03:23 am (UTC)

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a) that sucks they hijacked your account
b) that sucks that LJ isn't doing more to help restore
c) I am surprised that so many people posting are righteous with indignation over a backup safeguard that was never promised by LJ. No, not even for paid accounts. You might want to take some time and ensure that the other data sources you rely on are backed up so you don't suffer a similar misfortune. It beats canceling your twitter account in a fit of entitlement scented rage when one of the many exploits owns you.
[User Picture]From: astrocrabpuff
2009-10-05 03:20 am (UTC)

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I hate this - why doesn't livejournal smarten up and give your account back?
[User Picture]From: caatinga
2009-10-21 01:36 am (UTC)

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Sorry to hear it, my friend.
[User Picture]From: madash
2009-12-10 07:42 am (UTC)

but but but

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i wanted to see the one about the mac n' cheese tacos...... i'm really hungry and my boyfriend won't take me to denny's. something about how mad i was when i got their nachitos when i was drunk last time. something about how i 'didn't even like them and got super enraged'; liar. i was going to assuage those feelings of disconnected rage with pictures of macaroni and cheese hot dog tacos and now what do i have? nothing. NOTHING.
[User Picture]From: seo [webarbeit.ru]
2011-02-18 11:18 am (UTC)

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I'm sorry...