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06 January 2009 @ 05:58 pm
How Much Longer for LJ - and Don't Pay for your account.  
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eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
You'd kinda think that the folks behind Livejournal would give some notice if they thought something was majorly wrong?

Well, No. I wouldn't as I cast my mind back about eight years and remember a similar implosion concerning the then popular, initially free Open Diary. But that's a whole other saga.

Nice hat. Very reminiscent of Mary Quant. :-)
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(no subject) - eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dennydennyd on January 6th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
You'd kinda think that the folks behind Livejournal would give some notice if they thought something was majorly wrong?

Companies which are going messily broke do not make this fact public until they have to. It would stop new customers signing up and delaying the company's death.

Not saying LJ is going broke (I have no idea), just pointing out that under some circumstances (not just those posited) they would be the last person you should expect to announce that there were problems.
(no subject) - eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. It explains what seems to be going on rather succinctly.
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ijournalerijournaler on January 6th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Let's hope that lj customers don't go the same way as those European countries dependent on Russia for gas supplies!
eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit behind with the news re that - what are they doing - pleading with Texas?
(no subject) - albowsmit on January 6th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Catpain Blackuddercharlycrash on January 6th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Man, what would we all do without LJ? We'd have to actually talk to friends and family and stuff.

A looooooot of people would complain, but given that apparently LJ have difficulty finding advertisers and LJ has 8 bajillion users, very large numbers of whom are very fond of the site, maybe getting more people to pay for accounts is the answer. Or perhaps stripping free accounts of a bunch of features, or something.

It's pretty pathetic how much of a fifth limb LJ is to me. It'd be pretty sad if it went down the toilet.
eulipious on January 6th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'd never pay MORE for LJ. Compared to its early form it is definitely inferior despite all of its bells and whistles.
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Ayoub™ayoub on January 6th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, save LJ by destroying its revenue stream...

I'm sorry, but telling people not to pay for their accounts is telling people to shoot themselves in the foot.
eulipious on January 6th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I haven't told anyone not to pay for their accounts but simply stated that I wouldn't pay any extra. To repeat myself 'What price Vanity Publishing?'
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eulipious on January 6th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't panic guys!
Fine. It reminds me of Woolworth's paying for everything in cash just before they went under officially.
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eulipious on January 8th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
There's a whole lotta love gone into mine as I use it mostly as a diary, and would weep for a while should I loose it :(

It's always been a big bone of contention of mine that LJ, for all of its features, has never enabled quick and an easy downloading/backup facility.

It doesn't bother me personally as I haven't used LJ as a working journal for a long time but is sure as hell bothered me when I had my whole autobiography on an LJ and my only way of copying was a regular bout of copy & paste from raw LJ to Word.