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Okay, Brad, Quit Freaking Me Out. [Jun. 9th, 2002|02:18 am]
In lj_maintenance, Brad posted a notice about every journal in the Chef cluster going into "read only" mode for a while. (I'm on the Santa cluster, myself.) Suddenly, my friends page is devoid of half the posts that were there a while ago. I checked some of the journals from which posts on my friends page have vanished. They are there, but blank. Postless. Only the bits at the top, and, in some, a bit of decoration. I'm wondering if people on other clusters than Santa can see my journal. Something has gone weird. Again.

Meanwhile. The windy day has become an even windier night. Pine cones are rattling down the street, trash can lids are flying through the air, windows are vibrating- it's all quite splendid! From time to time, it quiets down for a while, and I go out and see the sparkling stars and listen to the persistent crickets, but then the wind returns with a great rush and a frantic waving of trees. I could hardly be happier. Wind!

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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2002-06-09 02:34 am (UTC)
Just after I posted the entry, they re-appeared.

For a few minutes, I was worried that a whole chunk of the site was being consumed in some sort of server disaster.

Wow. My hypochondria now extends to the health of LiveJournal. Isn't that weird!
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From: mskatie
2002-06-09 05:38 am (UTC)
I've noticed the same thing - blank pages. Because I'm new here, I thought it was normal - that the journal wasn't being used. I'll have to remember to check back on some of them, now that I know.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2002-06-09 03:07 pm (UTC)
There are some journals- quite a few, in fact- that have never been updated. Some people just have them so they can post comments in their friends journals as logged-in users. Others probably intend to write something, but just never get around to it. And some journals appear blank because the posts in them are all private, or are visible to friends only.

One way to tell if a seemingly blank journal actually has anything in it is to look at the user info page in "full" mode. Click on the (more details...) link at the bottom of the regular page, and check the number of posts and the time of the most recent update for that journal.

In case you haven't discovered it yet, you can reach your own full mode user info page quickly by clicking on the elipsis after "User Info" under "Your Journal" at the top of the left panel of this page. (It took me a couple of months to discover that those elipses were seperate links, as are the head icon and the name in flying_blind.) The elipses after "Update Journal" and "Friends" are useful shortcuts, too.
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From: mskatie
2002-06-10 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh hey, thanks for taking the time to explain that to me. I appreciate it.
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