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Subject:Posting Strike?
Time:10:21 am
So allegedly there's a LJ posting strike today to protest the removal of free accounts.

My take? Get over yourselves. The rest of the free-to-use web is supported by ads. If you don't like ads, buy an account. Just quit whining.
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2008-03-21 05:31 pm (UTC)
Huh. I had no clue this was even going on until I saw your and andrewhime's posts. Not exactly a groundswell of support, or maybe most of my friends have paid accounts and don't really care.
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andrewhime
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Time:2008-03-21 06:28 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's more a gay crowd thing - the poker crowd doesn't seem concerned.
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superplin
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Time:2008-03-21 05:35 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. This is one of the more pointless strikes I've heard about. I wish I didn't know so many people who are taking part, either out of real (misguided) conviction or "respect" for their friends who feel strongly about it.

I utterly fail to get worked up about the loss of basic accounts.
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barts185
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Time:2008-03-21 06:01 pm (UTC)
I have a PLUS account. I don't even know what I did to have a PLUS account instead of a BASIC account. Is a BASIC account ad-free?

If people are whining about having ads while things are free, they need to get over themselves.

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whipartist
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Time:2008-03-21 06:02 pm (UTC)
A basic account is ad-free.

They are. They do.
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jpmassar
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Time:2008-03-21 06:10 pm (UTC)
What's the upshot?

Is my account going away unless I pay for it?
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whipartist
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Time:2008-03-21 06:12 pm (UTC)
Nope. You just couldn't create a new account that was free and didn't have ads.

It's the end of the world, I tell you.
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andrewhime
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Time:2008-03-21 06:28 pm (UTC)
Begging them to quit whining is only going to encourage them!
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ronsrants
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Time:2008-03-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
Shh...I'm protesting.

Actually, the only thing that really bothered me was how they tried to explain the change. They felt that having 3 options was too confusing to people, so they pulled the non-revenue generating option and told us it is for our own good.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2008-03-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yanno what? I actually believe that.
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ronsrants
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Time:2008-03-21 08:42 pm (UTC)
Kool-aid drinker!

-R
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prock
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Time:2008-03-21 09:41 pm (UTC)
scab!

:)
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schmengie
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Time:2008-03-21 11:25 pm (UTC)
i feel so confused..i see no ads, i do not have a paid acct and I still seem able to post. So I guess this is much ado about nothing. what am I missing?
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barts185
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Time:2008-03-21 11:53 pm (UTC)
This is all based on my limited understanding

You are missing: Nothing.

You would only see a difference if you tried to sign up later than the deadline.

You're already in, so you're fine (for now).
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tigerknight
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Time:2008-03-22 12:23 am (UTC)
I don't see ads either.. *pets the firefox ad-blocker extension*
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ruth_lawrence
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Time:2008-03-22 12:16 am (UTC)
I struck because they fucked dishonestly with the Most Popular Interests list.

Homophobia and ableism.

No, I *wont* fucking get over that.
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jiggery_pokery
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Time:2008-03-22 02:09 pm (UTC)
Agreed.

I also agree with those who suggest that a strike is not likely to be an effective way to protest and that sending postcards may be a better one, but I still struck all the same.
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ruth_lawrence
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Time:2008-03-22 02:26 pm (UTC)
:::nods:::

Seemed like the direction most were heading in, and I couldn't see that it was harmful.
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silveredboy
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Time:2008-03-26 01:32 am (UTC)
This is the news that I got on the strike:

For those who are not aware, LJ has recently taken many communities off "searchable" status. This means that if you want to find likeminded groups of people to talk about LGBT issues, kink issues, depression, and several other categories, if you don't already know the name of the group you want, you won't be able to find it. This is, IMO, unacceptable, so I'm going to be part of this...
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