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Boycott the boycott 
Fri, 08.Mar.21 0245
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So, today a lot of people are protesting LJ getting rid of the free account by not posting anything today. I say screw that, and am protesting the protest by posting for the first time in ages. Ha! TAKE THAT!

Not that I have anything to say, mind you.

Well, just this:

I like LJ.

And pie.

That is all.
Comments 
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1046 (UTC)
Oh, that's a bit sad. Are they really getting rid of the free accounts? That will mean the end of my time on here.
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1100 (UTC)
I think there will still be a free account, but it is the one with ads on it. So you can still have a free account, just not the limited account with no ads. I didn't really pay attention, because I pay for my so I can have more userpics. =)
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1105 (UTC)
Oh, that's okay then! I don't see the ads anyway, I filter that rubbish.
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1347 (UTC)
i like pie too. :)
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1657 (UTC)
Mmm pie.
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1558 (UTC)
do you support killing the free accounts, or do you think the boycott itself is foolish?
Fri, 08.Mar.21 1704 (UTC)
I support LJ's right to adopt whatever business model they feel will generate profits for them without sacrificing their customer base. I think most boycotts are foolish to one degree or another, but I support people's need to make a statement. That their statement is "I am not making a statement today!" seems particularly silly. It's not voting with their feet, it's not something that will materially affect SUP in any way, and it isn't even making a statement... That came before, in saying they would say nothing. The image that comes to mind is a toddler saying he will hold his breath until he gets his way. But the protesters have even less chance of getting what they want.
Sun, 08.Mar.30 2304 (UTC)
sacrificing their customer base is precisely the issue. i don't think anyone is questioning lj's right to adopt the business model of their choice, but people also have the right to gripe in any way they see fit if they disagree with that choice.
the statement isn't "i am not making a statement", it's "this is what lj will look like with no free users". (they're not threatening to hold their breath, in other words; they're threatening to go breath somewhere else where the air is still free). most of the content that paying users are here to communally interact with is created by free users. if they are sufficiently alienated as to leave, there go most of the pay accounts too.
as i understand it (which isn't much since i didn't pay much attention to this), currect free accounts are being left alone; it's only the new accounts that must be either paid or ad-supported. this was a threat that if that is changed, currect free users will just up and leave, and lj will become a wasteland. i doubt that will actually happen, but who knows. popular sites have died before for less reason.
Fri, 08.Mar.21 2323 (UTC)
What kind of pie?
I'm not a big fan of fruit pies unless I make them myself. Except banana cream, for a slice which I would walk a mile barefoot in the snow. Hmm, Jenn makes good pumpkin pie.
Do pot pies or meat pies count in this? I love those.
Thu, 09.May.21 1742 (UTC) - Annoying Song Results
I know that you've been waiting for awhile for the results of the top ten annoying songs!

Well, they're here!!!!

Just check out this link: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1769620/top_ten_most_annoying_songs.html


The rest?

Mambo #5 by Lou Bega 6
Wannabe by Spice Girls 6
Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot 5
Maggie May by Rod Stewart 5
Muskrat Love by Captain & Tennille 5
Sexyback by Justin Timberlake 4
Those Were the Days (Theme song from All in the Family) 4
Yellow Submarine by The Beatles 4
Bad Moon Rising by Credence Clearwater Revival 0
Goodbye Earl by The Dixie Chicks 0
Night on the Sun by Modest Mouse 0
The One by Metallica 0
The Wall by Pink Floyd 0
Thu, 10.Feb.11 2325 (UTC)
Hi! This is Tad Williams. Please excuse the interruption to your regularly scheduled bloggery. People here have mentioned my work, or love fantasy and science fiction, so I just wanted to pop in and say that anyone interested in reading a chapter from my new book, SHADOWRISE, should drop an email to:

deborah.shazam@batnet.com

and we'll send one to you. We won't do anything rotten with your email address, either, we promise.

Thanks – Tad

Tue, 10.Apr.27 0542 (UTC)
I just noticed you removed me from your friends list.... I'm sorry that I've lost your interest, but regardless of that, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I wish you the best. Take care!
Tue, 10.Apr.27 0548 (UTC)
It's more like I have lost interest in LJ in general. I haven't posted in months, almost a year. I still check back here, but not often. I am on FaceBook more now.

Take care, Rae. =)
Wed, 16.Oct.12 0318 (UTC)
And pie
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