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Ár nDraíocht Féin
Three Cranes
Chaos Matrix

March 21st, 2008

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12:06 am - What do we want?
Posting during an LJ strike is like making ripples in a calm sea.

I love LJ downtime, LJ strikes, and really busy ADF festival weekends.

I'm so far behind on my Friends' List it isn't even funny. . . Stuff like this just helps me actually keep up with ya'll.

Catch ya tomorrow when you get back around to posting.

Or earlier, if you forget you're on strike. :)
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[User Picture]
Date:March 21st, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Um, there's an lj strike? What are the details? I'm guessing it has something to do with the elimination of basic accounts, but I hadn't heard about the strike.
[User Picture]
Date:March 21st, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yep: we be scabs!

Curiously, the tiny percentage of people who are actually striking aren't really going to make a dent, and those that don't strike aren't going to hurt the cause of those that do, since those that do can't actually win it.

Besides, all users agreed to what happened by using the site. It's in the ToS, and it's been there for over two years.

"LiveJournal reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that LiveJournal shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service."

That said, I'm afraid that the strike is against something that all users have agreed to.

I'm also really unclear why people are striking, especially since basic accounts still exist. brad doesn't even make a cohesive argument, really.
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[User Picture]
Date:March 21st, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Illious posted the details here.

I dunno... I just don't care to take a side.
[User Picture]
Date:March 21st, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
All current free accounts are still free.

New accounts can be created for free still, but they're ad-supported.

Which is just like free, but . . . Oh, wait: you're still not paying for anything.
[User Picture]
Date:March 22nd, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
To use an overused internet cliche, THIS

I almost posted last week when I found out about the "controversy". I love free stuff, but I also understand that it costs money to buy servers and power and staff, etc. As long as the ad isn't a video with audio, or it doesn't try to take over your whole frickin' screen, fine, everyone needs to be paid.

I've had a paid account for almost the last year (I think), that's because I like LJ and right now I have the money to support them. I hardly ever use the benifits of having a paid account vs. a free one, but just view it as supporting a site I like. I do the same with Fark, I never go on TotalFark, but still pay the 5 a month.

To be honest, I'm very surpised that wikipedia has stayed around as long as it has without ads.
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[User Picture]
Date:March 21st, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Pretty much.

You know, I've never seen an ad on LJ.

Then again, I haven't had a basic account since before SixApart purchased the site.

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