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31 October 2012 @ 05:51 pm
Perm accounts going away?  
Anyone have any further information on the news that paid and/or permanent accounts may be going away or changed dramatically? Seen here:

http://lj-releases.livejournal.com/79480.html?thread=9725048#t9725048
 
 
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鬼武者samanosukesgirl on November 1st, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
That is not what will be happening -- no accounts will be canceled or revoked, no already-purchased paid time or paid features will be lost or anything like that. What is happening, is that we will be making some changes to the existing account structure next year. That is what these comments were referring to. This will involve changing things so users have a standard LiveJournal account to which they then can add the paid/extra features that they want separately (or feature packages/sets). The concept of buying something that's called a "paid account" is what will be removed -- extra features will be done as add-ons and add-on packages. Existing paid or permanent accounts at that time will be treated as premium/elite accounts that will have access to even more features than exist right now.

http://lj-releases.livejournal.com/79629.html
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on November 1st, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Of course, they never say what a premium/elite account is, or more importantly, whether any of the features of a premium/elite account will ever expire. Of course, even if the permanent accounts remain permanent, we're still stuck with the new "news feed".

I express my thoughts in more detail at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=6600 (which is echoed onto my LJ, but please comment on the Wordpress blog).
Ravan Asterisravan on November 1st, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
If I have to try to read that horrible "feed" thing, instead of seeing my friends pages and journal entries in my style, I will just crosspost from DW, and turn off commenting here. What's the point of having people comment here if I can't read it? Seriously, glaring whitespace, migraine blue, sans serif fonts and horrible, ugly layout with floaty widgets gives me a headache.

I tried it for all of 20 seconds. I couldn't even make out the individual entries, the text ran together, I only spotted a couple recognizable user icons in a sea of crap.
Amy: permmemberswolfpurplemoon on November 1st, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
They mentioned in the LJ Releases post quoted above that there are customisation options to come before the Feed page gets out of Beta, but it remains to be seen how much we'll get to customise to our own tastes. I'm also ready to jump to DW if the worst comes to the worst, and I've never felt that way about any LJ update in the years I've been here.
Esprix: LiveJournal - serious businessesprix on November 1st, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
I agree, the new friends feed is atrocious. I come here because it's NOT Facebook or Tumblr...
Anjali.anjak_j on November 1st, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
I heard so many people saying that the whitespace was glaring that I didn't even bother to try it out - my eyes are very photosensitive and I knew it would be a near-instant migraine to look at. (And I'm dyslexic - black on white is not my preferred combination of colours for reading, which is why my own f-page is light grey with dark grey text.) Thankfully, I saw some screencaps of the new page... UGHXELEVENTY!!11!

Edited at 2012-11-01 02:49 pm (UTC)
Esprix: LiveJournal - serious businessesprix on November 1st, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
So what's "premium/elite?" UGH.
鬼武者: SA//Nightmare illusionsamanosukesgirl on November 1st, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I have no idea. =/

At least they're kind of listening? I don't know. :c
Esprixesprix on November 1st, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
You're far too trusting. ;)
鬼武者samanosukesgirl on November 1st, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
I said kind of</i>. :P x)

Often times, they are SO cryptic.
Esprix: LiveJournal - serious businessesprix on November 1st, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Indeed, they're a tough nut to crack.
鬼武者samanosukesgirl on November 3rd, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
My flawless HTML skills. :C