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Russia: Dozens of LJ Blogs Suspended, Then Restored

Several dozen Russian LJ blogs – including quite a few top-ranking ones – got suspended for no obvious reason tonight, causing a massive LJ outcry. LJ user tarlith-history compiled a list of suspended blogs (RUS), calling the incident a “Blogocaust Night.” LJ user oleg-kozyrev called (RUS) what happened a “blogocide.” LJ user dolboeb wrote (RUS) that this could have happened as a result of a hacker attack on LiveJournal's admin console. The suspended blogs were restored within a few hours.

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  • Got this message from Joe MacFarland, Director of LiveJournal’s Editorial Content and Communities, yesterday:

    […] In an effort to keep LiveJournal free of spam, processes were put in place to combat spam journals. An error occurred in that process and a number of journals were suspended in error overnight. The problem lasted approximately four hours, and all journals have been restored as of approximately 3 a.m. Moscow time this morning (October 22, 2008).

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know this was a process error, and not malicious in any way. We are working hard to keep our users happy throughout the globe! […]

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