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Dec. 29th, 2011 06:36 am
silverthorne: Painting of a cougar sneaking through underbrush (Default)
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For anyone who's been paying attention at all, LJ pulled another one of their 'we're going to change things, and not take into account the opinions of the user base' tricks, and in an added twist, proceed to be pretty damn self righteous and rude about the whole thing, both on LJ and other sites such as Tumblr and Plurk.

As anyone who knows me, knows, I'll put up with a lot, including change. Start to get rude about it though, and downright insulting in some cases, and you pretty much lose me.

LJ is a business. Right now, they're reaction to a 'niche' group, small or not (also the one most likely to spend a lot of money on the site to use it how they want to), is abyssmal, to be kind. To not be kind, I'll say that I'm not about to spend more money or time on a site who's primary reaction to complaints (some medical, BTW. Migraines, that sort of stuff) is pretty much 'you'll get used to it' and 'only (weirdo group) uses ABC functions and no one else does so stuff it'. I paid professionals for a specific site, and expect to be treated professionally, even if only by proxy, when I use that site. When I start to feel like I'm dealing with a bunch of spoiled brats with attitude problems who just want my money? I'm done.

I'm pretty much fed up with it all. Fed up enough, in fact, to not even waste my usual litany of cuss words on it all. (And when I stop cussing, that should be a sign, guys).

So, just a heads up that although I will be cross posting from Dreamwidth, other than possibly sticking around to play in my one game (which may very well be moving to DW anyway), I'm pretty much out of LJ. I'll check in on you guys who stay there, but don't expect me to be around much (Like I seem to be, anyway...)

*hugs*

Date: 2011-12-29 02:46 pm (UTC)
fannyfae: (diamond necklace)
From: [personal profile] fannyfae
Welcome to Dreamwidth! It is good to see you here. :)

I have a permanent account over on LJ, so before SUP bought it. From what I understand, LJ is a big money pit, and the staff of SUP have been lying to their invstor about numbers in a big way. The bots and spam made the numbers look good on paper as far as numbers go, and this latest code push, against the advice of their own beta testers was just sort of a non sequitur. It has become increasingly clear that the current management, the current LJ CEO in particular coudn't care less about what its paying customers think. This is about being market and investor driven - and memberships are not what is driving that cash cow in the slightest.

Like you, I will be crossposting, but most likely I will be focusing my efforts on getting the 8+ years of writing backed up and in my control, rather than theirs. Again, welcome to your new home! :)

Date: 2011-12-29 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebl1969.livejournal.com
I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you are doing! OK, I hope?

Date: 2011-12-29 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] derek-bliss.livejournal.com
Doing pretty good, actually. I'll probably post tonight. LJ still doesn't tell when you answer, btw.

Date: 2011-12-29 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-shai.livejournal.com
I can't even comment in the new style, so I'm just waiting for all the interesting people to switch to DW. What's your username there? Mine is justshai, without the "-"

Date: 2011-12-29 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] derek-bliss.livejournal.com
Same journal names, so I'll be easy to find. I'll add you when I get off work, this, afternoon. :)

I'm findable

Date: 2011-12-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aquila-dominus.livejournal.com
on DW under the same handle.

Re: I'm findable

Date: 2011-12-29 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] derek-bliss.livejournal.com
Gotcha! :)

Date: 2011-12-30 04:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sesshy-is-sexii.livejournal.com
I'd like to add you on DW :o

I'm mother_hearted over there.

Date: 2011-12-30 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soulboundhunter.livejournal.com
Sure thing. :)

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