Dec. 22nd, 2011

mickeym: (misc_stabbitystabstab)
Proposed upcoming changes - (This user has only translated the original proposed/prototype page. The actual prototype page is here:, and it's in Russian.)

Scroll down to "settings" and click on "userpics".

They're taking away the extra line where we credit who the icon maker is. You'll have the option of browse the computer or enter a link, and one line to put text/keywords.

Also, from Twitter:

igrick: @veselova102 They don't like that we've removed the comments subject.
veselova102: @igrick they'll get used to it :)
igrick: @veselova102 I've no doubts ;)

Way to stay classy, LJ employees.
mickeym: (misc_calvin and hobbes)
Well, two links *g* - A very poignant story about Fandom. And Livejournal. - the author of this titled the entry "Reasons to move to Dreamwidth". I found it more interesting just for a list of the way [ 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 [ 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:

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.


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