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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-02 08:11
Subject: Hmmm...lj
Security: Public
Tags:lj, personal, poll
ETA: Hah! stillnotbored reports I was taken in by an April Fool's post. Heh. Nice to know I'm still gullible as ever...




There's a rumor going around that 6 Apart, which owns LJ, is completing the shift to a full advertising supported model and eliminating the permanent accounts as well as generally changing the way LJ behaves. (I recognize that this change has been in process for a while.)

If that happens, and I don't like the outcome, I may move this blog to a dedicated, freestanding blog platform which I can control. If LJ is at risk of becoming a MySpace clone, I don't really feel enthused about sticking around.

Poll #958882 Should I shift my blog off LJ?

Would you follow this blog if it moved off of LiveJournal?

Sure. You're a funny guy.
20(48.8%)
Sure. You piss me off, and I like that morning adrenaline rush.
1(2.4%)
Nah, I need my friendslist. I'd still read you in an lj feed, though.
16(39.0%)
Bend the rainbow, baby.
4(9.8%)


I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Chris McKitterick: kill everybody
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-04-02 16:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:kill everybody
EXACTLY! Maybe we should download the code while it's still free and start a free LJ... perhaps just for writers and fans of SF, hosted on SFWA - which just started an LJ.

This pisses me off. I have a permanent account. Grrr.
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Chris McKitterick: devil-Chris
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-04-02 16:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:devil-Chris
Aha... so this was the joke, eh? Well. Ahem. Never mind.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Chris McKitterick: computer - ENIAC
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-04-02 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:computer - ENIAC
Hey, that's neat!
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Ann
User: ann1962
Date: 2007-04-02 15:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, burr86 confirmed the joke yesterday in the permmembers comm.
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-04-02 15:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You didn't include the one response I would subscribe to 100%, which is that you're my friend, so I'd read your journal, regardless.
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-04-02 15:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I went "Nah," with a dose of what Kadath says. If it's meaningful enough, I'll figure out a way to spew words on your blog; LJ just sets that bar comfortably low.
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juliabk
User: juliabk
Date: 2007-04-02 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You also missed the option that said: I'd *love* to follow you, but am far too absent minded to keep up without something like an flist or a subscription.

and then there's that pesky April Fools thing. ;-)
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mevennen
User: mevennen
Date: 2007-04-02 15:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yet another completely pointless and unamusing April Fool's...I think I'm going to campaign to have it banned.
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User: eljaydaly
Date: 2007-04-02 15:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
OK, that's funny. =D
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2007-04-02 15:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank gawd it was a joke... I was preparing a well-thought out case for keeping LJ as-is. Hahahahaahah.

You're not the only fool around.
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User: blzblack
Date: 2007-04-02 16:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bummer. Sure, but I'll have to figure out to change everything over. Not sure I want to stick around either if it becomes glitzy.
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SJ
User: hundakleptisis
Date: 2007-04-02 17:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
odd rumor given they just announced a couple weeks back they'd be doing the lifetime accounts thingy again.

wonder what's going on.

S.J.
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User: ktempest
Date: 2007-04-02 17:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It will be interesting to see where everyone ends up. It'll be sad that folks will be scattered, though. I hear good things about GreatestJournal. I personally like the functionality of WordPress.com. And it seems like it might make a good LJ replacement.
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User: ktempest
Date: 2007-04-02 17:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
btw - Though I realize the crazy things they were supposed to be doing aren't true, I have heard many rumblings that whatever LJ is going to end up being isn't going to make many people happy. So maybe the migration will happen anyway.
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