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18 July 2008 @ 09:56 am
The Return of Basic Accounts  
Some members might be pleased to know that Basic Accounts are being re-introduced. The official announcement is here.

Edited: The finer details are here and are worth checking out as it appears Basic Accounts are making a comeback ... with alterations.
lay your heart out, we're not coming back: ← | Atonementwinks on July 18th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
They seem to be a Basic Account/Sponsored/Plus remix type thing though - not the way they were back in the old country.
kittygopouncekittygopounce on July 18th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Yes. I think they've given it a little longer thought this time, though. I only have the one account myself, so I don't use the Basic Accounts but the proposals for how ad inclusion should be structured this time around seems a lot better. =)
FunBux™ Commissionergerg on July 18th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I think showing them ads on site scheme pages is fine. It doesn't violate the spirit of the old deal which was "no ads on journals". The other options, yeah, I'm not so hot on, but I think the one showing ads on site-schemed pages just shows that hey, servers and staff and all that cost money, sorry.
kittygopouncekittygopounce on July 18th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
That's something I agree with too. =)
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on July 18th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
What does "site-schemed" mean?
FunBux™ Commissionergerg on July 18th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Basically any page that isn't a journal page - so the update page, the homepage, profiles, etc.

Pages that are in journals have that journal's style, but pages that aren't just have the generic style, called the "site scheme".
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on July 18th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
Thanks, I thought it was that, but wasn't sure.
Philip Newtonpne on July 18th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
What about site-scheme comment pages?
Michael Moore: Thinkingadmiralmemo on July 21st, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
I believe "site-schemed pages" is the wrong term being used. I believe they're adding ads to "site function" pages, like editing your profile, updates, etc.