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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2016-12-18 03:14 am

DW News: 18 December 2016

Hello, Dreamwidth! I know: it's been ages since the last news post. There are many reasons, all of them tedious and boring and basically boiling down to being so ready to see the backside of 2016. (Seriously, at this point I think we may need to drive a stake through this year's heart and bury it in a silver coffin at the crossroads by the light of the full moon.) I'd been hoping to write you one of our usual chatty updates to let you know what we've been up to (we have been doing stuff! it's very interesting stuff!) but various and sundry tedious boring things have meant I didn't have the time before departing tomorrow on the extended vacation my wife and I are taking to ritually cleanse 2016 from our lives...

I do have some news that I wanted to share before departure, though! Many of you have already noticed it, but for those of you who haven't or who are new here: the December holiday points bonus has been active since the beginning of December. All orders of paid time or points made in the Dreamwidth Shop during the month of December will receive a 10% points bonus to spend or save for the future. For instance, if you buy a 12-month paid account (350 points), you'll get another 35 points once the order is complete for you to use on a future order. This bonus only applies to orders of paid time or points -- bonus icons and rename tokens don't receive points bonuses. If you buy paid time or points for a friend, the bonus points will go to you, not to them.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: When we say "the month of December", that goes by server time, which is in UTC. It's not midnight your local time zone! (For people in Pacific time, for instance, the promotion ends at 4PM on 31 December.) Every year a few people get bitten by this, so if you're planning on buying paid time during December, it's best to do it on 30 December or before.

We do this promotion every December as a way to say "thank you" to everyone who supports us. We're a tiny company with no outside investors, no venture capitalist money, and no advertising (anywhere): your payments are what lets us keep offering the site to everyone. Since our income comes entirely from you, you know that the decisions we make are always and only for you, not for advertisers, marketers, or the people who hold the purse strings. You're what lets us keep this place running, and we love you for it.

I hate to post and run, but I'll be leaving you all in the eminently capable hands of [staff profile] mark, [staff profile] karzilla, and [personal profile] alierak for the next few weeks while Sarah and I investigate ways to exorcise the fetid corpse of this bloody year. Happy holidays, whichever of them you're celebrating, and I'll be back in 2017 with a run-through of what we've been up to lately.

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Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] dennisgorelik 2016-12-26 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
LiveJournal made Christmas gift to Dreamwidth - they moved their servers from California to Moscow, Russia.
Lots of users are migrating to Dreamwidth now - make sure you do not waste that opportunity.
zaluzianskya: (D:)

Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2016-12-27 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god. Of all the ridiculous things to do...
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] dennisgorelik 2016-12-27 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
What "ridiculous" things do you mean?
zaluzianskya: (Default)

Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2016-12-27 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I meant Livejournal! They already know that the Russian government is hostile toward political bloggers there.
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] dewline 2016-12-29 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
That may have been the motive for the move. Imposed upon LJ management.
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2017-01-01 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
That's a really good point.
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] iosonochesono 2017-01-01 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
That is a wonderful icon and I suddenly realized I really need Stephen Universe icons. I'm about to check for credit but if you know anywhere... :3
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] zaluzianskya 2017-01-01 02:51 am (UTC)(link)
I made it! You can find some more at [community profile] eyeconology.
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Re: Gift from LiveJournal

[personal profile] iosonochesono 2017-01-01 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Thank yoooou!
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[personal profile] basis211 2016-12-26 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
Well, God bless You and please, do not EVER sell this platform to bloody Russian corporations. And prepare by the way to heavy DDOS attacks and all kind of this shit. LiveJournal is finished and... yes, You're now in the fields of info-war
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[personal profile] 20_00 2016-12-28 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
+1 по первому пункту.
basis211: (Default)

[personal profile] basis211 2016-12-28 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
а по второму и третьему?))

или первый про продажу?
20_00: (Default)

[personal profile] 20_00 2016-12-28 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Пр продажу. Этого действительно делать нельзя. А по второму и третьему что можно сказать? Откуда я знаю будет ли ddos и инфо-война :)
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[personal profile] basis211 2016-12-28 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
вы и я не знаем.. я догадываюсь, но могу конечно и ошибаться
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[personal profile] 1179875 2016-12-26 08:59 am (UTC)(link)
Not sure what is going on. I keep getting this every time I go to the home page and some random other pages.

Welcome to nginx!

If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required.

For online documentation and support please refer to
Commercial support is available at

Thank you for using nginx.

Please let me know what I should do to fix this issue. Thank you!
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[personal profile] lethe1 2016-12-26 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, so do I. Extremely annoying!
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[personal profile] pensnest 2016-12-26 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Me too, and I can't get to dw_maintenance to report it there because the nginx message comes up instead of the comm.

lethe1: sleeve of Lewis Furey's first album (Default)

[personal profile] lethe1 2016-12-26 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
If you refresh/reload the page, it will show up (eventually).

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