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Mama Deb
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I just joined fandom_counts

And even while I was doing it, I was thinking how useless it could be.

Why? Because the vast majority of LJ users are still high school and college students using LJ as a social interaction network - same as fandom, but in much, much greater numbers. If we disappeared, LJ would notice. For a day or so. Because maybe the site would run a tad faster with all the communities gone. Maybe. But, see, I could be wrong, so I joined it.

Okay, I'm doing the math here. 13 million livejournals. I could be wrong, but a *generous* estimate for the fen here - 10K. That's 0.8% - and even if as much as half the ljs are actually not active or just puppets or comms (and LJ just did a purge, so who knows?) - that's 1.6% of the total.

We'll basically be showing LJ that we are essentially meaningless. Go US!

And I'm not convinced that putting notices in your userinfo will stop them from suspending your lj - assuming they even read the userinfo beyond the interests.

Question - have any survivors of child sexual abuse communities been deleted? I've heard rumors, but none of the posts that list suspended communities mention those. Because if they haven't, then it's not just interests, or maybe it's a combination of interests.

And, yeah, I did clean up my interests a little bit - I got rid of "slash", "yaoi" and "pretty boys." I also added "freedom of speech." And I archived my fiction journal.

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FYI, it's now over 12,000.

I think a sizable portion of LJ is fandom, especially the most active journals, but we'll see I guess. Of course there are huge heaps of inactive journals...

No. It's not.

A lot of people have more than one fannish journals, just as I do, and they're being encouraged to have those puppet journals also join fandom_counts, rendering it statistically meaningless.

I'm not sure I follow. The point is the number of journals, not the number of users, isn't it? 13 million is also a figure for journals, there is no way of knowing how many users LJ has.

I'll accept that.

I'll even postulate that a sizable percentage of those 13M journals are not being used.

But aren't we also telling LJ that we're tiny?

That depends on how large this thing eventually grows. Now it's over 13000. We'll see!

Yeah. We will see.