I predict with absolute confidence that many of the journals that were reinstated after Strikethrough '07 will be deleted again in the near future.This is backed up by former LJ staffer and one-time head of Abuse team nw using her synecdochic account: the law sucks, but it's the law. There's a huge list of links, including some back-up instructions here.
But, y'see, I don't care. People doing illegal things have been banned from the site, having had public warnings that those things (ie breaking the US obscenity laws on child porn) would get them banned. Have 6A and the LJ abuse team handled it well? Of course not. But were they going to get hit at some point? See above. So how does this affect me? Simple, I don't trust any other company to host my content for me anymore, I want to control it myself.
But more importantly; I want to help others be able to do the same. So I have a plan for the weekend. What I never got around to mentioning was that when my hosting package for TaKtiX.oRg was up for renewal at the end of June, the hosting company gave me an offer I couldn't refuse; upgrade to their top level package, for less money than my existing package would cost for the first year. Hmm. So I now have unlimted subdomains, 100 databases (I had one before), more bandwidth than I can possibly use and therefore a lot of flexibility.
But the huge advantage is that you can import your full LJ into it, and hopefully be able to crosspost back here using some plugins, and if you want to go elsewhere at any point int he future, you can still export your content and import it into any Wordpress (or even Movable Type) powered blog. Everyone love the rather crazy business decisiont that LJ makes it easy to leave with your content, but almost impossible to effectively come back with it?
So, beta testers useful when I've got it installed. Others thinking of jumping ship and self hosting+cross posting also welcome. Others using Wordpress for other things are invited to help out the codebase, suggest useful plugins, etc.
I've been putting this off for two damn long. eclexys and johnwordsworth both prove you can maintain an LJ as well as a WP powered blog, and there are many plugins that could make lives even easier for them.
 I'm exhausted anyway, didn't sleep at all well last night, so I'm not going to Inferno this evening, I've been ill on and off all week so I'll stay in and relax.
Oh yeah, they've made the Message Centre almost usable, although the removal of links to pages beyond the first is annoying.