I would be more than happy to step up and do it, but it needs the owner/creator of the community to admin/mod someone, who was/is the owner of the community?
According to the profile it's rookin
who appears not to have updated his journal since 2011, so I wonder if he's even contactable...
Yeah, I sent Rookin a message about this a month ago and have heard nothing back.
I don't want a heavily moderated community, but some of the images in here will drive away the few people who are left.
There are several hundred livejournal users left in the UK, but most are not going to see much value in this community as it is.
Agreed, I had kinda left but this post was flagged up and it made me come back, as it would be a pity not to have some kind of community. I don't know what if anything can be done if Rookin has gone. Contacting support might be of use but I don't think so.
This has come up a few times. Rookin's never been keen to hand over the community to anyone else, as far as I recall. He gave other people mod powers at one point but I think they were people he knew personally rather than active community members, and they seem to be long gone.
In short, I don't fancy your chances.
How about you create a new LJUK under a slightly different title, advertise the fact on this community and invite all the active users that you mention are left in the UK, a fresh start perhaps?
It appears that they have managed to get in contact with the original owner of this though... see below!
I've contacted rookin and he has made radiant soul and I moderators. :)
:D I've deleted a load of posts by that Mantriddrone person and banned him from posting / commenting. At least I think I have. Will have a proper look tomorrow on a pc and try and get rid of the other spam stuff..
I didn't mind his stuff, personally but thanks for all your efforts trying to drum up numbers who participate in this place :).
Did he post anything worthwhile? All I could see was porn.. & offensive images.. I assumed it was a lj that had been hacked.
He posted inflammatory material (pictures of Jimmy Saville with various Prime Ministers and dignitaries etc) and replied to comments too, I saw him as the local troll on this board, I'm sure others don't view him as fondly, ha!
The line is between posting views that incite comments and posting view that mean people remove this community from their friends page. I think that line was well and truly crossed!
Fair enough, I can respect the Mod's call on this one!
Thank you for stepping up like this!