Nope. Disk space isn't the problem.... and it's not bandwidth. We're CPU and IO limited on the database slaves. Deleting old accounts wouldn't make a bit of difference
I think LiveJournal is just making the site slow on purpose to make more money!
Nice conspiracy theory. I laughed the first time I saw it, but the 10th time is getting a little annoying. Seriously, everytime I go out in public (infrequently) I get everybody asking when the site's going to work. I didn't make LiveJournal to make money... I made it because it's fun. It's pissing me off that it's not working and there's very little we can do about it until the new servers arrive. If I were running this site to make money I'd have a Porsche by now, and I don't.
I just came back from picking up Blythe from the airport and there were 164 comments in my LJ comments folder. I had to delete them all. If you had something important to say to me, use email, which I always read.