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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:

Current Mood: confusedconfused
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)