Every time something new happens with LJ people start to protest.
After reading the Terms of Service, I really don't know what is getting the users' panties in a twist.
There are certain things that the users of LJ must remember:
2)Fanfiction is, when all is said and done, more or less illegal. It's harmless, yes...but illegal.
3)Not all kinds of change is bad/wrong/aimed at you personally. They have now clarified what offensive content is:
LiveJournal is a social media platform that falls under the DMCA Safe Harbor Agreement and, as such, cannot be held responsible for any user-generated Content that appears on its Service. Without imposing legal accountability where none exists, LiveJournal reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend any Account, remove any Content, and/or restrict access to any part of the Service that contains full nudity, violence, obscenity, gang-related Content, hate-based Content based on racial, ethnic, gender, transgender, disability, or sexual orientation, harassment of other users, endangerment to minors, incitation to violence or criminal activity, violation of another person’s intellectual property rights, or Content that is otherwise offensive or inappropriate under the TOS, in order to maintain a safe environment for all of its users."
No one is forcing you to use Lj. There isn't a big guy holding a gun to your head demanding that you use it. If you aren't happy about something just choose another service that offers you what you what.
Personally I have no problem with LJ. I just make sure to backup my stuff once a month or so. In case Lj closes or I'm banned or something else happens.
You can find the great tool, LJarchive, here
. download the .exe file.