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28 March 2011 @ 02:16 pm
Banner ads?? Really?!  
So... apparently they now consider us inferior to paid account holders. (Which, really, it's not like they're going to get any more money out of us, so why should they give a flying flip about what we think?)

Somebody please give me a good reason why I should not send the feedback I have written and sitting in another tab, which starts out with "Please consider for a moment the true hypocrisy and gall it takes to place a screen ad across the journals of your Permanent Account holders attempting to entice us to 'try a paid account'" and goes from there...
 
 
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TCL MERGE ERROR ( 07/31/2009 22:35:52 )the_cynic on March 29th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Never attribute to malice what could be simple error. I'm guessing whoever posted that notification bar forgot to not display it to already Paid members. After all, what purpose does it serve to ask those of us who are already Paid to upgrade beyond pissing us off. Do you really think that's what they had in mind?
Ron Newmanron_newman on March 29th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Or they may have code that says "don't show this to Paid members" and that forgot entirely that Permanent members should be considered a subclass of Paid members.
Malmalnpudl on March 29th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Never attribute to malice what could be simple error.

Thank you for this. :-)
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on March 29th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
LJ is known for pissing people off...
Jamesflashfire on March 29th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC)
On the flipside, some people are known for blowing things way out of proportion on LJ and acting entitled.
Mejem_endured_fit on March 29th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Well put. I agree with this.
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on April 2nd, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
That whole thing about people being able to post locked entries on FB...I don't think that was overreacting.
Jamesflashfire on April 2nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Agreed, but I never said it was.
Em: Criminal Minds // Paget Tonight Show Sexemploding on March 29th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeh I doubt it was intentional, chill out. Perhaps send some feedback that points out the error (nicely).
Jesso: LJ - THE SKY IS FALLINGsyntheticjesso on March 29th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I saw that, but my reaction was more "lol they forgot we exist so they forgot to screen us out of this ad" than anger.

Then I laughed even more at the part about getting 30 icons. Yes, let me sign up for this trial to get 30 icon slots! I'd only have to delete 168 to get there...
kittygopouncekittygopounce on March 29th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
LOL about the icons :)
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on March 29th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
I love your icon. Is it up for grabs?
kittygopounce: rainy day bouquetkittygopounce on March 29th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
It is! I got it at roxicons, just make sure you credit :)
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on April 10th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

(Sorry for the late reply--a combination of being busy, and not being able to access this page because of LJ's issues.)
Laura McEwanlauramcewan on March 29th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
I'm not seeing any ad. However, do let them know - minus the outrage - that some error appears to have occurred.
kittygopouncekittygopounce on March 29th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I agree with this comment. We do understand it must be frustrating for you though.
You're stabbing my cortex when you know I'm insaneglowing_dragon on March 29th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Nor I.
cathepsutcathepsut on March 31st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm not either, but then maybe we are all using Firefox with Adblock... ;-)
You're stabbing my cortex when you know I'm insaneglowing_dragon on March 31st, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Chrome with Adblock here.
Schneelockeschnee on March 29th, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
Somebody please give me a good reason why I should not send the feedback I have written and sitting in another tab, which starts out with "Please consider for a moment the true hypocrisy and gall it takes to place a screen ad across the journals of your Permanent Account holders attempting to entice us to 'try a paid account'" and goes from there...

Hanlon's razor.
The Right Honorable Baroness of All Cosmos™ → ♛: Hurrbayonetta on March 31st, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I snickered. Thanks for the laugh.
cathepsutcathepsut on March 31st, 2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thumbs up!
Pengolodh (s.c)pengolodh_sc on April 3rd, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, why did you link to the secure version of Wikipedia?
Schneelockeschnee on April 3rd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Out of habit, and also because HTTPS everywhere automatically redirects me there even when I try to access the non-secure version.