March 21st, 2008
|10:26 pm - PLEASE stop posting to livejournal.|
There's only about an hour and a half left of today, and all of you who are still posting to LJ are ruining our incredibly ill-conceived content strike.
Current Mood: quiet
Didn't know we had a strike.
You and everybody else, apparently.
The content strike seemed like one of those "don't buy gas tomorrow and Exxon will lower their prices" movements. If people really wanted LJ to change their policies, they'd move to Wordpress or Blogspot.
I deal with ads on almost all websites... they have always had ads. My email, my blog, my friends blogs have always had ads and you just ignore it. No one is saying "Don't use yahoo mail, they have ads", "Don't use Google, they have ads" because they always have had ads. That is how people stay in business.
Live Journal hasn't always had ads. In the beginning they promised there wouldn't be. Therein lies the upset.
Well you could throw a tantrum about it or you could get a blog somewhere else or maybe understand that a company needs to make money (that's what they do) in order to keep the company going. Sometimes when a company grows they need to change their plans in order to expand. I want them to expand, I can ignore the ads.
Well, that's true, but LJ was under completely different management at the time, and their EULA has always included the standard "we can make any change at any time to our terms of service without notifying you." Anyway, I've always liked LJ, but I'd rather not go back to having frequent and long periods of system downtime, which used to happen. Either way, as a paid user (permanent, actually), I don't have to worry about it. If paid users start seeing ads, then I'll be upset.
If paid users start seeing ads, then I'll be upset.
Absolutely. By the way, when did you go permanent?
Last fall, I think. A few months ago.
I don't even know what a permanent user is, apart from someone determined to keep paying and will never leave.
Every once in a great while LJ offers the opportunity to purchase a paid account that will never expire. It's something that you have to watch for, because the sale never lasts very long. When I bought mine, they were $150.
I'm going to guess that they're not going to do that much any more, if at all.
Oh no, what have you done, YOU'VE RUINED IT ALL!!!!