Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford
natf

A sad day (or three) for LiveJournal

THE FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT OF MY OPINIONS AND NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTACK ON ANYONE ELSE'S OPINIONS:

I will forever be grateful to whoever bought my my permanent account anonymously. I only wish that I knew who it was so that I could thank them. I only hope that LJ will not do away with permanent accounts at some point in the future.

The sad days of LJ (SDLJ) consist of, in my opinion:
  • the day that LJ introduced advertising - at all.
  • </li>the day that LJ decided to be a police state of censorship and started banning users for their content and opinions thus reducing the capability for free-speech on LJ.</li>
  • the day that they did away with allowing people to create a very basic functionality LJ account without spamming them with advertising.


  • brad's take on this latest sad day can be found here.

    In any case, SUP apparently sees no value in freeloaders not looking at ads, not paying, and oh wait... producing most the content for other members to read, other members who are looking at ads and paying for their accounts.

    Let's hope my permanent account is grandfathered.

    My reply to him:

    Hear hear! I am shocked. This account is permanent but all of my others were created as the old style free (now the obsolete basic) account.

    I will no longer be recommending livejournal to my friends and family as a free blogging and social networking solution. It is indeed a sad day, second only to the sad days that they introduced advertising and became a police state / censor about journal content...


    Sad days indeed.
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