WANTED: Journal

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"Check out this awesome music site - it allows you to write a journal!"

Nobody will ever say that, of course, but a reintroduction will make me and maybe 300 others mildly cheerful :)

Is there any news on the journal? The last post I've seen is from august 2015.
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Imagine, what a journal with BBC could look like!
With your own background,
embedded videos or playlists
and shout function (if you want).
Wouldn't it be great?
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Is it bad manners to resurrect old threads? I'm still keen on getting the journal function back! Any news on this?

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I don't believe it's in the pipeline at the moment.

The internet has moved on in the 2010s, and when journals were removed, they were already declining in popularity here. Access to old journals was dummied out with the new design, and was removed entirely last year, and although it's not official, I wouldn't expect the feature to return soon. The potential uses for journals here are probably, nowadays, better suited to platforms such as Tumblr or personal blogs.
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I see what you're saying, but just look at the crowd gathering over at rateyourmusic.com to wax poetic about music. You don't have to take the word "journal" literally. Even back when journal was a function here, people were using it for different purposes. Actual music journals, logs, recommendations, list of favourites, overviews, reviews, essays. I can't be the only one who sorely misses that.

To digress slightly, basically any space for adding some personal flavour and/or elaborating opinions on music would, I think, be met with a very warm welcome at this point. Be it the return of forums, journals, the extended about me. Anything. Or at least anything that doesn't say you have a 1000 signs limit.