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Paid account is shut off
I have shut off my paid account, moved all my pictures over to Flickr! and fixed the links in here[1], and deleted enough Icons that I should not have any marked "inactive".

In the next few days I will be writing LJ to explain how they lost a paying customer to their incompetence.

[1]If any links aren't working right, let me know.

Mood: tired

6 talons or Rake your talons?
thormation From: thormation Date: November 5th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
What was the tipping point? Anything in particular, or just everything together?
merhawk From: merhawk Date: November 5th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
This whole "feature" of Snap Shots flipped me from thinking of doing it to doing it. I vehemently oppose opt-in "features" that force you to allow sites you had no desire to work with track you to make sure that you don't see their horrific Java junk. I posted something - politely - about this in the LJ-releases post, I've seen other people bring it up in news and elsewhere (politely and not), and I've yet to see a single response from LJ itself.

That, combined with the customer service debacle of Strikethrough 1 & 2, combined with the fact that they STILL haven't given the HP fans any kind of reasonable answer, leaves me with no true option in my opinion.

I have more than enough money that $20-$30/year for a journal and extra userpics means nothing. However, I refuse to give any sort of monetary compensation to a site that does not listen to it's paying customers. If they want to ignore their customers, they can do it while I use their resources while giving nothing back. They can put all the ads they want everyone on this site; I have AdBlock running at both home and work. Even if I did see an ad, I'm the type that studiously ignores them.

I see no reason to give them money when they do not give their customer base any sort of respect or response.
dawnmipb From: dawnmipb Date: November 5th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
People are speculating that the Snap thing is the reason LJ starting saying they were also going to consider offsite linking of offensive material to be a TOS.

They really don't care what we do. I bet Brad's glad he's not really a part of things anymore.
dawnmipb From: dawnmipb Date: November 5th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
They lost me, too, a while back.

*waiting patiently to hear what happened*

*also working backward through tons of entries on the flist*
slothman From: slothman Date: November 5th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I never noticed Snap Shots; I suspect Adblock never let me run into them in the first place. Will you be crossposting to LJ, or should I get an InsaneJournal account so I can read your friends-locked posts there? (Might be time to finally start using an RSS reader instead of having LJ aggregate posts for me...)
merhawk From: merhawk Date: November 5th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Oh, I'm not leaving. I have an IJ because other friends are over there, not because I like it. I'm just going to use their resources without paying for it.

I have AdBlock, I ignore Ads on computers that don't have them... I'm not the type of user that they can make revenue on under their current model. And $20-$30/year for an account and extra userpics barely registers as change to me. I don't even have to think about it, and would have let it go perpetually if they hadn't lost all concept of customer service.
6 talons or Rake your talons?