||[Jun. 21st, 2007|05:20 pm]
Preserving Thamiris' LJ and memory
We had a question in the comments to the inaugural post:
What's the point of buying Tham's account Permanent status when it has already been made a Memorial account?
Kim and I attempted to present the rationale in earlier entries which were not cross-posted here as they predated the community. Some readers undoubtedly missed them. Here are the links:
If you don't want to wade through all that, here's the summary:
To quote the Support message, "This means that no new entries can be posted, although comments can be left to existing entries," and entries already in existence will stay that way. However, the Memorial status does not protect her journal style or her userpictures from fading away, and after six months, all but three of her userpics will vanish from her allpics page, from the entries/comments with which she posted them, and from our view.
If we were to go ahead with the idea of buying thamiris Permanent account status, that would not happen. Her journal would be preserved as it was when she was alive.
We think it's a worthy cause, and earlier response to the proposal has indicated others do as well. So the opportunity to support the effort is available, and all donations, however small, are welcomed. More details about what any excess funds (should we be so lucky!) will be used for are in Kim's entry above.