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Posted on Tuesday 30 October 2012 at 8:18 am

Livejournal Final Straw?


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I absolutely and completely HATE the new livejournal universal friends page. Right now you can switch back and forth between them so I looked at the new page then switched back to the old customizable type. If this change goes universal though, I can't deal with it and will stop using LJ. To that end, since dreamwidth has open account creation going on, I've created a placeholder account there and might go ahead and migrate and crosspost, or I might not. But is that the best option? Should I go with something like tumblr instead? The whole point of LJ is the friends so going by myself would be pointless. What other services do y'all use? Of course, LJ has been rather dead lately so maybe I'll just quit completely, which would be a real shame.


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I'll reply to comments in a bit, but wanted to add this to the post to remind myself to think about it and to add to the discussion generally. Apparently LJ is going to do away with paid accounts. The official announcement will come at some point in the spring. What will this mean? I use lots of features that are currently paid only. If all those features are taken away, I will be most upset. Source

Prototypes of other planned page changes (in Russian).

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What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 1:00 pm on 30 October 2012 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's ugly. I'll stay here because of friends and I'm too lazy to move, and I have too much invested as a fic archive and there are still a couple active fic comms I'm a part of here. But I do most of my fandom activity on Tumblr.
A work in progress
ancarett at 2:18 pm on 30 October 2012 (UTC) (Link)
I'm on DW: same name and have been since they opened. I only cross-post to LJ and come here because of friends who've not moved. I have an account on Tumblr but it isn't fic or even blogging friendly. Tumblr fails for most everything except for image posts and short comments, at least in my opinion.
Dorothy
labellerose at 4:02 pm on 30 October 2012 (UTC) (Link)
I'm on DW as labellerose and would be pleased to be on your reading page. I mostly comment over there. but lj is just..I don't know. Maybe like the old college boyfriend you have less and less in common with? I'm staying through this year's Yuletide, then I'll think about a permanent switch
train_lindz
train_lindz at 4:35 pm on 30 October 2012 (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, that friends page is the ugliest thing. I'm the same name on DW, but I haven't actually really used it yet. I'm staying here for now, but I have deactivated my automatic paid account stuff, because this is getting ugly.


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