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16 August 2007 @ 08:22 pm
woot!! free is good!  
Well finally...

Every time LJ goes down, the "paid" users get credit or time... but the "permanent" accounts are pretty much S.O.L. since it's tough to add 3 days on to forever...
Last time it happened, I suggested in the news thread that maybe a free v-gift or two would be the way to go for perm accounts.

Well, now they're giving all paid (and perm!) users 1 free v-gift... so I consider myself recompensed for the recent downtime.  And I'm perfectly okay with the benefit going to non-perm paid members too - because it increases the odds I might get one! heh.

Details from the news post:

Paid members can send a free v-gift

We're celebrating all the new gifts by giving each Paid member a $1 coupon to spend on a v-gift for a friend. Just choose your v-gift in the gift shop and then look for the dropdown menu under the "Have a gift certificate?" section at the bottom of the page. Select your $1 coupon and click the "Use" button next to it, then hit the "check out" button to send your free v-gift.

[x-posted permmembers & yndy]
qfemaleqfemale on August 17th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
>>because it increases the odds I might get one! heh.
That is exactly what I thought ;-p
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on August 17th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
The free V-gift for perm members was suggested by someone in this community, I think.
ripe and rosy: comics: internetcolorwhirl on August 17th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Indeedy. mehitabelmmoss brought it up here, with a very polarizing discussion to follow in the comments. (No one really seemed "meh" on the idea...they either loved it or the hated it.)
(no subject) - mehitabelmmoss on August 17th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Christina: [GG] LL finale kissstina_bo_bina on August 17th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Yay!! That's awesome. :D
Marcus L. Rowlandffutures on August 17th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
They've also started to have commercially sponsored themes and vgifts, so that hey, now paid and permanent members will start to see advertising. Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy about LJ?
lauramcewan on August 17th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, that.
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lauramcewan on August 17th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Anyone else feel like they're being "bought" with this?

Don't get me wrong, it's actually a cute idea. But with everything else going on...it's like "Whee, distract!" IMO.
grahamsgrahams on August 17th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
I'd say the majority of LJ users don't even know or care about "everything else is going on".
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Daniel the California Highway Guy: lj-drama-llamacahwyguy on August 17th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
What I find interesting is to read the comments. Even when LJ tries, it can't seem to please certain folks. It's almost fun to watch :-)
Wad of Cool: blue scrubsthe_dibbler on August 17th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
That was fun, I just virtual gifted a bunch of my friends list seeing as I had gift certificates I was unaware of as well.
Spring Nights Forevertallblue on August 17th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I thought it was nice on LJ's part. I think the V-Gifts are cute.
c:\veterinary technician\flash.exevurumai on August 17th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
you should get two!
Mini Sagaredatt on August 17th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Yay, free stuff!

(Except for the free sponsored gifts. Eeew.)

If you still think LJ should compensate Perm Users with a free gift every time they compensate Paid Users with paid, then it's probably not too late to add your +1 to the suggestions post :~)
The Enemy of the Goodeideteker on August 17th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
I hear they'll be giving out free trepannings next! Yay!

And this has nothing to do with the downtime. So... we still got nothing. I think the message from Six-Depart is pretty clear.
DaveGdigitalranger on August 17th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
So, lets all hope LJ goes down again real soon, lol.
Charmanderpokecharm on August 17th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
they didn't seem to make the distinction between paid and perm in their post...would be nice if they had ;)
so_sharlemaine on August 17th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Lmao....the whole concept is so riduculously cheesy and jr high. Let's get Justin Timberlake stickers and put them on our notebooks too.
Esprixesprix on August 17th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
Kneesuh - Music's Mistress: Pleaseharmonatrix on August 17th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Question for Yndy...
May I please "steal" your applause icon? I wuv it. :)

yndyyndy on August 17th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Question for Yndy...
absolutely :)
Re: Question for Yndy... - harmonatrix on August 18th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)