|This is not the kind of peace I'll hold.
||[Aug. 16th, 2007|10:13 pm]
Preserving Thamiris' LJ and memory
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It bothers me a lot that thamiris' username now appears in bold text when people use the LiveJournal coding for it in entries and comments, like the usernames of all the journals being deleted do. The only reason I've been able to guess for the alteration is that it's another, delayed effect of her account being given Memorial status -- which I'll readily admit was given upon my request of the LJ folks, based on other Friends' and my understanding that it would help protect her journal from being deleted for disuse -- prior to our Permanent upgrade purchase for her account. Do any of you know of other Memorial journals, so we could compare?
I'm not going to ask anyone officially connected with LJ about it at this point, because drawing attention could lead to significantly more harm than good, I think. You're welcome to share any reasons why you disagree with that.
Thamiris' username still appears on my userpage in my Friends and Mutual Friends lists, despite some of our earlier issues with that. Her journal still seems to be intact when I go to the URL that is, unfortunately, no longer linked to her username via LJ code. However, I'm going to try to keep a close on her journal. If it disappears, I want to know right away, so, if you realize that it's gone and I haven't yet posted here about that, please, comment or otherwise alert me. If LJ attempts to take away her account now, I fully intend to organize an appeal and do anything else we can to get it back and to keep it.
Also, to keep everyone up to date, I'm continuing to try to get answers on how we can preserve Odysseys and Ecstasy and how best the additional money everyone donated for her site can support that cause. Please, please, comment with any information you have about mirroring, transferring, and otherwise maintaining the site as Thamiris did. The host owner is leaning toward taking down the entire slashaholics site for personal reasons, which we need to respect, if no other compromise regarding the O & E site as it is can be reached. So, ideas of alternatives would be much appreciated. And, if you hadn't already specified that you wanted your extra donations to go to the charity Thamiris that had designated instead of toward O & E maintenance, but you would now like to do so, feel free to let us know (privately to tham[underscore]preserved[at]yahoo[dot]com, if you prefer).