xoxomarina: (Default)
Marina ([personal profile] xoxomarina) wrote in [community profile] lj_refugees2017-04-29 06:10 pm


Anyone who wants to delete their LiveJournal account but doesn't want to have to accept the new LJ Terms of Service to do so, there is a workaround that I stumbled upon through trial and error.

So give this a try and let me know if it works for you.

If you have the AdBlock extension on Google Chrome:
AdBlock > Options
Customize AdBlock
Manually edit your filters (click "Edit")

(copy & paste what's below into the text field)


(click "Save")
Now log in to your LiveJournal account and go here to delete it: http://www.livejournal.com/accountstatus/

You're welcome.
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[personal profile] shadowkat 2017-04-29 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
It also works if you get a no-script option. Such as Ghosterly or something along those lines.

That's what I did.

But, you might want to claim an Open ID with DW url first -- because that ensures all your comments are saved as DW and everyone who comments to your posts are DW.

Which I did by accident, because I was trying to find ways to get access without signing the TOW from hell. Note - you can get around it, but not enough to actually post or manage your journal content or crosspost to lj.

All you can do with the workarounds is delete the journal, post comments to other's journals, and read the stuff. And even that's limited.
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[personal profile] paw_prints 2017-05-03 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
As the above person said, disabling javascript also works. I use Firefox with the add-on "NoScript" to make sure it's disabled, but I think a lot of browsers actually have an option to disable javascript it in the general settings. Once you've logged on, just click on the "account" link > account tab > status > change. There you can delete your account. It works.

I hate the way LJ have done this and their silence on the subject for anyone wanting clarification. Just as shady as the actual TOS...