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13 March 2008 @ 01:14 am
 
Basic Account is an option available to accounts which were created before March 12, 2008. No account created after this date can be turned into a Basic Account. Basic Accounts will not have any advertising displayed on their accounts, but will have fewer benefits and features.

Aren't you happy to have a perm account?

Edit: LJ is now also deleting comments in the latest news posts. Sadly I did not take a screen cap so I guess it doesn't matter.
 
 
 
玄米茶: Pied Butcherbird: GLARE.genmaicha on March 13th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
... So. You have to have advertising, or else pay the money? Nice. Real nice. I may have this account as perm, but I have satellite accounts currently set to basic. Fortunately they were created before this, but still.

Oh, LiveJournal.
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
At this point I am just so glad that all of my accounts were turned to basic after the striketrough07.

BUT THIS JUST SUCKS!
uranium-235: Choke a bitchfidgety on March 13th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Wow. Our new Russian Overlords aren't screwing around.
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
They're not taking prisoners either.
Alai Tallon: OMGWTFBBQalaitallon on March 13th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Wait, what? Can you link the source for this? I'll admit that I'm not completely on top of LJ news, but I hadn't seen anything about this at all. o_O Either way, wow. Way to go LJ . . . -__-
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Why would LJ post this anywhere where people would actually see it?

The 'source' is here. Follow the links in that entry for the official word.
(no subject) - alaitallon on March 13th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - qfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Sara: ami-chan wtf?anachronism on March 13th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
Can you tell me where this is from? I saw the posts today and I don't recall seeing this anywhere.
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
The 'source' is here.
(no subject) - anachronism on March 13th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - 7rin on March 13th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
David Brailsford (MBA)hdofu on March 13th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
this is messed up
Malmalnpudl on March 13th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

And yep. I'm very glad to have my permanent account.
Charmander: tom brady - hmphpokecharm on March 13th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
oh, for the love of charm...
King Ratgkr on March 13th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Heaven forbid that LJ not give people stuff for free.
not: iawtctgies on March 13th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
iawtc

livejournal? trying to run a business? rage
(no subject) - sleepingchild on March 13th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zonereyrie on March 13th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - prince on March 13th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gkr on March 13th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Callie ♪: OTH: Brooke Davis - Beyond the Skybrennans on March 13th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Wait are plus accounts still available then, or do you just have to pay now if you sign up on LJ?
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
If you create a new account now you will automatically have a Plus Account.
Schneelockeschnee on March 13th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Let's give them hell.
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Cat Makros?
Pirate Songs?
ICONZ?
(no subject) - tgies on March 13th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zonereyrie on March 13th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - glowing_dragon on March 13th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - zonereyrie on March 13th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - hdofu on March 14th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - qfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - schnee on March 13th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - qfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Mostly harmlesscorto on March 13th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
what?
it's a buusiness...we always knew that.
Matthewemperor on March 13th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I don't think this is true - the account setup page still seems to offer the Basic option...
qfemaleqfemale on March 13th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
It's true, I tried it :-(
(no subject) - emperor on March 13th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nightsinger on March 13th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Wendy: BBeastLumiCogsOhNolumy12 on March 13th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh yuck. As others have said I have a few other journals this would affect and THAT IS SO NOT ON.

I wonder if it's because people were taking advantage of certain things about Plus accounts and then switching back to Basic accounts immediately (like uploading a custom mood theme, for example).
Annamergina on March 13th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
If the journals were created before today, then you can still set them to basic, says the FAQ.
(no subject) - lumy12 on March 13th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
lay your heart out, we're not coming back: B | Angelina at the circuswinks on March 13th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Wow, are you serious? Holy shit.
kahlan_amnellkahlan_amnell on March 13th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I don't see this in the news post, where is this from?
Cytherea: Draco - What the shit is this?!nightsinger on March 13th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
:/ I gave my money to LJ before it started sucking like this, because they'd been awesome for years.

I can't wait for Scribblit to get up and running.

Proof link for you, that bypasses the issue some people are having with their language's version of the FAQ not having been updated yet.
MegaZonezonereyrie on March 13th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
BFD. So you can't get a free lunch. I fail to see the problem. Either pay or accept ads to pay for your use. I see no problem with that.
ripe and rosy: theme: linecolorwhirl on March 13th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
I think it's the way we found out about this news that is unhappy. At least, that's what's making me unhappy. If you are going to announce a new pricing structure like this, do it officially and be responsible instead of sneaking it out the backdoor. A little professionalism goes a long way.
(no subject) - syntheticjesso on March 13th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nixtress on March 13th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - redwolf on March 13th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
venadovenado on March 13th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
other than 6 icons and the ability to update, did basic really have any features? I wonder what they mean by fewer - is that still a comparison or is it a suggestion that basic will be further downgraded to say 3 icons?

glad I've got the perm account

Edited at 2008-03-13 01:16 am (UTC)
cindy_reddeer: Bunny-distractioncindy_reddeer on March 13th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC)
I use Ad block Plus for Firefox and there are a number of sites that I go to that are polluted with ads that I don't see...like MySpace and Facebook. People talk about ads that they have seen and I'm all "What ads".

Recently a favourite site of mine closed up shop because they just weren't making it from just advertising. Everyone was please, please let us pay, just stay, but they closed up shop anyway. If you really like something and it's free, appreciate it cause it could just go *poof*
煌王 [The Sparkle Queen]: LJ Addictshinimegami21 on March 13th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
thank you for this information!
ad block addon?? *gapes* that is SO useful!

People talk about ads that they have seen and I'm all "What ads"
LOL I think you're incredibly smart! I think more people should be aware of this! I will definitely spread the word about this. It seems that firefox is getting cooler each day!
Re: thank you for this information! - cindy_reddeer on March 13th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: thank you for this information! - shinimegami21 on March 13th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thisdaydreamer on March 13th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - shinimegami21 on March 13th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - shinimegami21 on March 13th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
...: kiwi cat fartscarlete on March 13th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
I just don't care much.
Up Too Late: lightningthisdaydreamer on March 13th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I am not surprised that they did this, but I am disappointed that they did it in secret.
Stefano `Steve` Ferrari: Ondejojofc on March 13th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Totally agree.
Knorg Knorgsson: Chip and Gadgetcrackpig on March 13th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
Don't affect me so I just can't find the effort to give a damn. Ain't bothered 'bout ads on the internet.
David Brailsford (MBA)hdofu on March 14th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
hopefully they don't cut perm accounts as their next cost cutting effort
Stefano `Steve` Ferrari: Peanuts * Dear LJ (Linus)jojofc on March 13th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Good for me to have a perm account by now, I hated Plus membership since it was created and I never ever used it because ads sucks a lot to me. Well, it isn't just me - I will take all the evil I choose - but it is for all my friends (logged and non-logged) that would view ads.

I'm now trying to understand what's good in volounteering for LJ since every account will generate some ad-value at least.

Edited at 2008-03-13 07:10 am (UTC)
Ayoub™ayoub on March 13th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Very happy I'm a permie!

But y'know... It's a fairly unsurprising move...
シルクsilk on March 13th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Even with my permanent account, I left the site ages ago. Every news post (or sudden happening that isn't posted in news) is just another headshake and another knock on LJ going downhill. I do appreciate my permanent account, because when I got it I was happy with the service. Now it's mainly used to log in and read friends' posts.