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Well, two links *g*

http://helens78.dreamwidth.org/1179580.html - A very poignant story about Fandom. And Livejournal.

http://factionary.livejournal.com/2116.html - the author of this titled the entry "Reasons to move to Dreamwidth". I found it more interesting just for a list of the way [livejournal.com profile] igrick is behaving; how little he cares about Livejournal's userbase.

I don't know, y'all. Will I move exclusively to Dreamwidth (or anywhere else)? Not likely, at least not any time real soon. I am in the queue to (finally) import my LJ over to the DW account, and I may start doing the cross-posting thing (or not, I haven't decided). I'm kind of waiting to see what, if anything, LJ does in response to the 10,000 or so comments its received regarding this latest code push.

Someone posted...somewhere, I can't recall now if it was in the [livejournal.com profile] lj_releases post, or somewhere else...that DW had somewhere in the vicinity of 21,500 new accounts created yesterday. That translates into a hell of a lot of lost revenue for Livejournal -- whether from paid accounts, account extras (icons, v-gifts, userheads), or just ad revenue. I was thinking of lost revenue in terms of paid accounts, etc., and then saw someone commenting in response to a user saying "I'll just let all my paid accounts expire and be a basic (free) account"...that unless you have an Ad Block program, LJ will still get revenue from the ads on the site for every basic account user. I'm not sure how that works, if you have to click on an ad or if they get some revenue just from the ad being there when a user logs in, but yeah. If I had the option of a paid account expiring and just using a free account, I would pack up in a minute and head out.

For now I suppose I should quit fretting about this and go get some stuff done.

ETA: A third link: http://news.livejournal.com/140511.html?thread=98346463&style=mine#t98346463

In addition to the glitch (or whatever) that has caused custom comment pages to be disabled, it seems that some people who turned OFF automatic payments are finding those have been turned back on. Y'all might want to double-check, if you turned yours off.

Date: 2011-12-22 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ratherastory.livejournal.com
Do free accounts all have ads now? The last time I checked you had to opt in for ads, which then got you "extras" like more icons. If free accounts force you to look at ads too, I will be very annoyed.

Date: 2011-12-22 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
I honestly have no idea. I've had a permanent account since, I don't know, 2004 or 2005, so it never became an issue for me, and I just didn't pay any attention. Sorry :(

Date: 2011-12-23 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandywine28.livejournal.com
Pretty much, yeah. I have a free account and I'm swimming in ads.

Date: 2011-12-22 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zillahseye.livejournal.com
it seems that some people who turned OFF automatic payments are finding those have been turned back on.

...ack? Thank God the card I used for auto payments expired a zillion years ago.

Date: 2011-12-23 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mickeym.livejournal.com
Yeah, no kidding.

The last almost-forty-eight hours, since LJ did that code push, have been nothing but one cluster fuck after another.


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