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21 December 2011 @ 10:51 pm
LJ's continuing and blatant disregard for its users  

Wow, LJ, you've really gone and done it this time, haven't you? Tell me, do you ever plan on actually learning from your mistakes?

Any remaining LJ users who are finally fed up due to LJ's latest fail should know that for the rest of the year, creating a Dreamwidth account will not require an invite code.

Go here if you're interested.

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
castalliacastallia on December 22nd, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
What has LJ done now? Is Dreamwidth paid only or do they have free accounts as well?
Mnemosyne: thinking_lethe_ on December 22nd, 2011 10:25 am (UTC)
Free accounts to Dreamwith usually need an invite code, but until the end of the year you can open an account without one. (For a paid subscription to Dreamwidth you never need an invite code.)

They have redesigned the comment page. Apart from the fact that it is fugly and seems to give people migraines (I personally don't have that problem this time), they did away with useful features such as subject lines (particularly bad news for communities) and the preview button (WHY?????).

Instead of a drop-down alphabetized list of icon keywords they now show all the icons, in chronological(!) order. This makes loading the page considerably slower especially for people with many icons, plus hunting for the icon you want a lot more difficult.

I had 35 icons; when I let my paid subscription lapse only 6 of them remained active. But now all 35 icons are shown, without any indication which ones I can actually use, so picking an icon takes more time.

See http://lj-releases.livejournal.com/71858.html (comments currently at 126 pages, 99% of which negative).
Silver M: donteff-flackmaldeluxx on December 22nd, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
I left a comment about this change in the feedback on LJ news... not helping people stay, that's for sure *cough* D:
Mnemosyne: gilbert fun_lethe_ on December 22nd, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
A commenter in the releases entry (see above) suggested that LJ staff are actually double agents working for Dreamwidth :D
Silver M: shepsettingsmthmaldeluxx on December 22nd, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
*James Bond theme* *is amused* ::)
heartofdavid: kittynuncatnipheartofdavid on December 23rd, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
I think they're right! ;)
heartofdavid: squirrel heroheartofdavid on December 23rd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Ah, I have opened my account, heartofdavid1. But my account is still virginal, will be updating the profile soon. :)
Mnemosyne: gilbert fun_lethe_ on December 23rd, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
YAY! *does happy dance*

ETA (I can edit now!) I have added you :)

Edited at 2011-12-23 04:07 pm (UTC)
heartofdavidheartofdavid on December 24th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
I'm excited too! Its been such a dreadful year...I want to get back to some normalcy and fun.