For the past few days, LiveJournal has been unstable - some people were encountering 500 and 503 errors, and at times pages were loading slowly.
On April 19th, LiveJournal carried out planned maintenance, which was announced. Following this maintenance, 500 and 503 errors and general site slowness were happening intermittently. These errors periodically disappeared, and identification of the specific problem causing this instability took some time as a result. The problem has now been identified and fixed, the site is responding normally again, and we are doing everything in our power to ensure that this does not reoccur.
If you still see 500 or 503, errors please let us know through our Support form or in the comments section of this entry.
Due to this inconvenience, the duration of all paid accounts will be extended by one week.
The LiveJournal Team apologizes for any inconvenience caused, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.