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March 28th, 2017

Watching Doctor Strange

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So, this is my attempt at making at least one (fannish) entry to my journal before March runs out. Being back at work is more exhausting than I expected, and my evenings are usually spent doing nothing.

The past weekend I watched Doctor Strange. In a stunning twist on my usual behaviour, I managed to watch the movie less than half a year after it showed in the cinema. Go me! *g*

Short version: I liked it! )

I might need to look into getting an icon. And maybe search for some fic. *g*

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March 24th, 2017

Userpics

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We have fixed the issues that was causing userpics to get uploaded in the wrong order and to sometimes disappear form the servers. Also we have lifted all of our IP blacklists. This seems as if it was the source of the issue that was causing gmail to not display userpics in comment emails.

March 20th, 2017

About the Purge

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I see via many comments and support tickets that a lot of users were surprised about that timing of the purge happening. I apologize for not being more transparent about the timing of it. We don't like to specify a specific time of an upcoming purge as it can vary by journal and specifying a specific start time has caused issues in the past.

That said we should have announced or put into the notifications for the re-start of the purge that the date would be Saturday 3/18 not exactly 14 days from the date the emails were sent as many users expected it to be. We based that date on giving users an extra 2 weeks from the date the purge was supposed to initially run on due to the outage we incurred.

The original date for accounts to purge was supposed to be March 4th. But since we went offline on 2/27 and had to roll data back to before the purge initially started we obviously didn't purge accounts on that date. When we were finally up and stable enough to restart the purge, we decided to set accounts so they would purge on 3/18, exactly 2 weeks after the original purge and still 10 full days after notifications were set. This allowed users not only the 9 days we were up before the outage, but an additional 10 days after the additional notification to recover their accounts. We felt that this gave users ample time to recover their accounts and included a full weekend before the purge.

The mistake we made was in communication. We did discuss this in a public forum with users, but did not advertise it in either the emails we sent or in any posts about the purge. We admit that this is a mistake on our part and do apologize for it. Unfortunately do to the nature of how purges work, the data in these accounts is not recoverable. In the future we will be sure to provide better information to our users so that you can properly save any accounts that you do not want to be purged.

March 16th, 2017

Pryn da!

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Age: 50-something
Location: Wales
What you miss about the "old days": The old days of IJ? When people actually updated and weren't all using IJ for rpgs. My old days, not a darn thing! The present and the future are much better.
A link to your profile: http://piscesgirl.insanejournal.com/profile
No pics. I'm allergic to having my photo taken.

I know this comm hasn't been updated in a long while, but I'm hoping there are still some folks around. I've come back to IJ recently, realising I do have a permanent account, so I'd better use it! I'm a wife and mother, cat mum and hen wrangler, Piscean, Pagan, and living in Wales.
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