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Over the last couple of days I've been following a virtual brush fire arising from a statement in the most recent post in LJ News -- to the extent of wading into the comment-stream in the original News post, and following the virtual bread crumbs from there into a couple of other journals.  Now the brush fire has been put out.  In the interests of signal boost, I'm reposting (by permission) the clearest statement of what is -- and isn't happening that I've seen anywhere on LJ.  Note also that, per a thread in the comments to [ profile] soph 's original post (as linked and reposted below) even if an inactive account is purged under the described schema, comments and posts elsewhere made from that account should not, repeat not, be deleted from the journals and/or communities in which they appear.

Originally posted by [ profile] soph at Regarding the recent news on user purging

If you've seen the recent LJ news post, please be aware that it was written from the wrong spec. While I ([ profile] soph, the original author of this post), am not staff, this has been confirmed officially by staff and the news post has been rewritten accordingly.

Only accounts that have no entries, or have only the initial welcome entry, will be purged.

A new [ profile] news post is not being made because of the issue with News posts and notifications; the backend would likely crash if two News posts were made so close to each other.

Please repost this! There is a 'Repost this' button at the bottom of this entry.

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