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28 June 2007 @ 03:52 pm
Bitterness of non Perm Members  
I was just wondering if any of the older perm members experienced the bitterness of non perm members or is this just because of the strike though?

Not just bitter remarks but insulting ones at that.
 
 
 
Mostly harmlesscorto on June 28th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
confused.

"strike through"??
V: Strikethrough 07 - I Survivedgalyndean on June 28th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Strikethrough 07, where LJ suspended a slew of accounts.
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on June 28th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
What sort of bitterness are you talking about? Like...can you provide an example so I can understand?
Hand built by robots.onceupon on June 28th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
The Strikethrough-specific stuff that I have seen is all of the "I won't give my money to you, Livejournal, and the people who do are SUCKERS" variety.
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ripe and rosy: comics: internetcolorwhirl on June 28th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
My partner (who purchased 2 years ago) got a lot of "I hate you for having the money" sort of bitterness. Like, people he knew outside of LJ were angry because someone (his mother) spent the money (for his only birthday gift).

But I call that "greed".
Michael Moore: Jokingadmiralmemo on June 28th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Greed makes the world go 'round.
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listen missy: FETISHmechapiggysinverguenza on June 28th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
oh i think most of it is rooted in envy. i was told once that perm accounts are for 'the paris hilton's on livejournal'.

i don't know about all of you, but this community sure seems to have a lot of celebutants to me.
☞Wasteland Warlock☜: Brotherhood of Steelkingfox on June 28th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I, for one, flash my hooch every chance I get.
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Mel Marsh: Livejournalmelsmarsh on June 28th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think I have noticed it.
玄米茶: Philippine Eagle: Closeupgenmaicha on June 28th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
I did run into a discussion about perm accounts post-Strikethrough in someone else's journal or comm where someone was being loud about how anyone who buys a perm account is selling out, or some rant like that. I pointed out that perm account sales have happened before and that I snagged mine back in 2002, and the bitter poster said to me, "Too bad you can't get your money back and use it for something worthwhile."

But that's about it, really. I've kept my head down through a lot of this.
Ashleyashley on June 28th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
What's funny about this is that I personally wouldn't have bought a perm account under current conditions. But I also bought mine in 2002 when it was $100. Which means, its paid itself off because i'd have paid more than that in paid time and extra features by now.

So its not like if i lose it now, i didn't get my moneys worth.
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Usekhusekh on June 28th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
The 'great strikethrough' was a wankfest of giganticaly overinflanted proportions.

It is true what the say about the smaller the stakes.
Artelaartela on June 28th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
No problems here, but then my journal is locked down to friends only and a lot of my friends too the opportunity to go perm themselves :-)
Josephine: Pielovellama on June 28th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I posted updates on my LJ about the upcoming sale because I knew a few of my FList were interested, and the latest post got (paraphrasing) one not after Strikethrough comment, one I don't have the money comment, one Who knows how long LJ will be around before the technology changes and one woo woo!. And the woo woo! joined. ;)
Carostarryskies on June 28th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
I remember when I first got a Paid account in like... 2002... I was worried that I wouldn't still be using the service in six months. And so on. Anyway, I've had this thing for going on six years, and I can't see it stopping ever.
Amirealamireal on June 28th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
I found it interesting the huge amount of people who felt that people with perm accounts were put into a category of "LJ has gotten all it will from me so they won't care."

Which.

Personally? I'm more likely to get other people gifts now. Perm account holders are still likely to spend money, just not on their perm account. I may turn one of my other free accounts into a paid account now, or gift someone else with a year of paid time.

Perm accountb =/= never giving LJ money again.
Spring Nights Forevertallblue on June 28th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
True I have another paid account that I use to play with themes and such. Plus I do send LJ gifts to my friends.
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qfemaleqfemale on June 28th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
Some, but never directed at me personal.

Stuff like 'you just did that to be more l33t' or 'you don't even know if LJ is going to be around 'that' long'.

My guess is they are just jealous - most of the time anyway.
Ayoub™ayoub on June 28th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I see a bit because of strike through, but I've had a perm account since '02, and I haven't seen bitterness... A touch of playful envy maybe ;)
Gonethe_ravyn on June 28th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Nope, and even if I did, I wouldn't pay it much mind.
Ann: MKsmileamergina on June 28th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
I've only seen it on news, not on my flist... but then there are a lot of perm users on my list, so...

I actually have two perm accounts... this one since 2002 and I just bought one for another journal of mine.

...'the paris hilton's on livejournal'.

I'm way too old and fat (and brunette) to be Paris Hilton. I just have a really good job.
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Brian Enigma: Beerbrianenigma on June 28th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
I do my best to avoid drama and generally only have people I know face-to-face (or, at the very least, from venues outside of LJ) as "LJ friends." It's increasingly more difficult to avoid drama on LJ these days, but it makes for a much more stress-free and enjoyable quality of life. Life's too short to worry about what other people think of you.
New England 'til I die: dramawolfp10 on June 28th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
I ignored the posts made during the strikethrough, since I didn't care at the time, and now I see it as just internet drama.

Diacritical Hit: BSG Cally wants you to die in a firewhatifoundthere on June 28th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA your icon.
woman_of_woman_of_ on June 28th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
I never had any bitteness at all. Where is this happening?
Über Geekwyntermoonwolf on June 28th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
People who have Permenvy need to really get a life. Or get laid. Or both.
ldslazigyrl on June 28th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Can't say I've had any. It could be that few others on my flist bought permanent accounts as well this time round. Just seemed like a good investment since I already had a paid account.

Can't say I'm Paris Hilton though... My bank account looks nothing like her's, and I look nothing like her - I have little feet.
Tara: lj - addictainabarad on June 28th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't get a permanent account until this sale mostly due to not finding out about previous sales until it was too late, but I remember reading that kind of drama-filled nonsense in the past as well. I remember feeling envious that I didn't find out about the sales before they ended, but I never ever actually said or thought anything even remotely negative about those who were able to get one. I remember reading the drama other people were saying about the new perm members back then and thinking how ridiculous and immature they were. I was unhappy about missing out on the sales, but not so unhappy I morphed into a five year old child over it. LOL Really, when it comes down to it, people who say things like that are just jealous and aren't worth wasting your time listening to. Not to mention, most of them probably haven't been using LJ for as long as most of us who have permanent accounts. (For example, I've been here since August 2002 and have had a paid account until now. I noticed a lot of people complaining had practically brand new accounts.)
sadistic_kitten: never regret a dreamsadistic_kitten on June 29th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
i love your icon
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yndyyndy on June 28th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC)
None.
But then, I don't have people on my FL who would be so silly.
Honestly... who cares what anyone else's account level is?
Michael Moore: Thinkingadmiralmemo on June 28th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Half my friendslist is like "Stop whining!" and the other half doesn't care. There were only a few who had friends affected, and about half a dozen on there got perm accounts.
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A Rubber Duckytheducks on June 28th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Let me tell you.. I got a permanent account way back in 2001, by paying for it. At the time, there was bitterness from the handful of people who had permanent accounts already, and who got them through earning them.
Jennie: Defaultjennieknits on June 29th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Why would someone who got their perm account for free be bitter about someone else having to shell out money for it?

*confused*

I'm glad I didn't have to pay for my account. I'm thrilled that they felt I deserved a free perm account for the work I did. I actually feel bad for some people who've had to pay for their account, because I feel as though they deserved the gift too.
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The Bunnerflysylvidoptera on June 29th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
I've never noticed any... but then, I don't have a huge presence in communities or with a large friends' list. And I've been a perm member since the first time they ever sold them, back in 2000. :)