My untimely disappearance - Journal of Omnifarious
Feb. 25th, 2009
09:09 am - My untimely disappearance
My LJ was suspended by the LJ abuse team when they mass suspended a whole bunch of journals because they were infested with russian spammer accounts.
How my journal, one with hundreds of entries that's over 6 years old and is a permanent account got caught in this roundup is beyond me. But it apparently did. Maybe it's because I reported several of these russian spammers who left spam comments in my journal.
Anyway, I'm back now, and more motivated than ever to replace this thing. It's run by an organization I do not trust. The organization has made frequent awful mistakes both in the overall running of the site, and in the handling of individual users.
Many thanks to catherinew for emailing me when she noticed something amiss. And thanks to any of you who contacted LJ in some way regarding my suspended journal. I'm sure that all the attention helped.
To all of you, it is highly, highly unlikely that I would ever delete my journal without giving a lot of warning first. If my journal ever looks like it's been deleted, that means something is very seriously wrong somewhere. The most unfortunate thing is that when your journal is suspended, there is no vehicle for telling anybody exactly what happened. :-(
Here is the exact text of the response:
Thank you for contacting us, and I sincerely apologize for this situation. Upon reviewing this situation, it appears your account was mistakenly suspended during a recent round of mass suspensions that were performed. I have unsuspended your account at this time and you should have full use of it. Again, my apologies that your account was mistakenly suspended.
Note: I just noticed... nice use of passive voice in "that were performed". Perhaps "we performed" was taking just a bit more responsibility than the support person was comfortable with. *sigh* I'm actually not that bitter about the support person who is likely just a poor harried human just like me doing their job as best they can, but still.