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The most recent changes to LJ. The home page looks bulky and clunky. I keep wanting to downsize the print, but that isn't going to fix it. Also, the new comment pages? No. No thank you, even.

I've been on LJ for nearly a decade. I got an account reluctantly, because I didn't think I would be able to find time to do anything with a journal. Now it's kind of my link to social, cultural, political, everything. But for each "fix" you do on something that wasn't broken to begin with, LJ, you make me want to go somewhere else. Yes, I have a permanent account, so you're not making money off me in that regard. But, finances allowing, I buy extra icon packages. I buy virtual gifts for friends. I buy paid time for others when and where I can.

You probably won't really notice a difference in your revenue if I, by myself, were to leave. You might not notice it if a hundred or even a thousand people leave and take their business elsewhere. But I'd be willing to bet eventually the numbers will stop working in your favor. Maybe then you'll wish you'd actually embraced the concept of 'customer service', and listened to your userbase.

Date: 2011-12-21 09:12 am (UTC)
ext_35214: (jensen_huh?)
From: [identity profile] munibunny.livejournal.com
Holy cow! I was just going to say that this page looks really different... It really is weirdly large...

Date: 2011-12-21 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Oh, SHIT. I'm never going to be able to find my icons now, like this. Jesus fucking Christ.

This is just. God.

And yeah, the entries/comments are all weirdly large, too. I--what the fuck IS this???

Date: 2011-12-21 07:02 pm (UTC)
ext_35214: (alec_brooding)
From: [identity profile] munibunny.livejournal.com
Oh, you fixed it... is it a layout change? Ah... that kind of bums me out cuz I like my layout. :(

Date: 2011-12-21 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raynedanser.livejournal.com
BTW, I was just on another journal, though I know not what the layout WAS and that used the old comment style, too.

Just. Ugh.

Date: 2011-12-21 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm sure there are others. And one day -- not Christmas week! -- after I've slept some, I'll test things out and see what works for me. But right now, I'm deeply in mourning for my pretty pretty Winchester boys :(

Date: 2011-12-21 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raynedanser.livejournal.com
Ok, what's weird? Is THIS comment that I am leaving? Is old style. The first I left wasn't, this one? Is. So it isn't even consistent?

Date: 2011-12-21 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendy.livejournal.com
I am just bummed that LJ useage already was waning and now, this. I fear they may have well and truly killed it now. *sad*

Date: 2011-12-21 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Oh, my god, Wendy. I'm reading through the comments on the [livejournal.com profile] lj_releases journal, about this change. 4400 (nearly) comments, of which probably 4390 are screaming to have it changed back.

I don't want to move away from LJ. I like it here. But. I'm using a style/layout now that isn't my pretty Winchesters just so I can tolerate the comment page, and that's just all kinds of wrong.

I'm really sad about this, too. :(

Date: 2011-12-21 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendy.livejournal.com
Well, I will not be moving away from LJ. But yeah, switching styles immediately. Maybe that was their point all along?

Date: 2011-12-21 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
I'll always be here -- I have a permanent account. I just don't know how active I'll be.

I don't know. Maybe things will be better after I've slept some. I was doing some downloading of stuff last night, and then kind of passed over the whole "oh, should sleep" stage, and now I've been up for, well. 27 hours. Things will probably not be quite so grim after sleep. o_O

Psst: are we going to have a big bang again for 2012? 'Cos I'll definitely still stick around for that :)

*hugs you just 'cos*

Date: 2011-12-21 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendy.livejournal.com
We'll always have a BB as long as people will sign up for it. If I time comes when I can't mod it, I'll pass it off. No sweat.

Date: 2011-12-21 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitanabychoice.livejournal.com
I knew this was coming and it pissed me off. Everything looks really large on pages without custom commenting and I hate that choosing a userpic requires scrolling through all of my images (some of which are nsfw) instead of just choosing from a drop-down. blargh!

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