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Thanks [Apr. 17th, 2001|05:24 pm]
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[bradfitz]
I just wanted to thank all you paid members again. I just ordered a bunch of new hardware for LiveJournal, in addition to the two new webservers we got installed this last week.

It's so nice to have money in the bank account and to be able to afford new servers.

So yeah --- just wanted to say thanks for making LJ's continued success possible. Not everybody is ever going to pay, but we shouldn't expect them all to... nor can we boot out the people that aren't paying.

LJ is interesting because there are so many different people using it.... including people without money to pay, or that just don't feel like paying. Don't bug people that don't pay ... it's their choice.

That said, however, I'm going to continue to do everything I can to give people incentives to get a paid account.

The last few weeks have been pretty boring for new LiveJournal features, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes... we're working on making LiveJournal a lot faster and more reliable, and documenting a lot more of the source, so other people can help work on it.

Yeah, I'm rambling again. I'm done. :-)
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From: compwiz
2001-04-17 05:29 pm (UTC)

Heh. Could you give us some ideas for our journals along with payments? :) I feel like I'm kinda wasting my paid account - one post in a week. Pfft.
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[User Picture]From: wibbble
2001-04-17 06:01 pm (UTC)
Suggestion: Go as a freebie user first to see if you'll actually keep a journal.

Bit late for you, obviously.. ;o)
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From: compwiz
2001-04-17 06:02 pm (UTC)
Heh, look at how long I've been a member.. I had a free account for a few months before I decided to become a paid account.
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[User Picture]From: wibbble
2001-04-17 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ah well then..

I dunno. Detail every trivial thing thathappens in your life? (I mean, works for me..)
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[User Picture]From: jibakushounen
2001-04-17 06:12 pm (UTC)
Write sultry tales of what you saw Brad doing with Frank. Doesn't matter if they're true, we'll all believe you.
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[User Picture]From: frank
2001-04-17 09:40 pm (UTC)

Baaah!

Help! Help! I'm being... oooh.
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[User Picture]From: jibakushounen
2001-04-17 09:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Baaah!

..........................
There's just nothing I can possibly say to that...
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[User Picture]From: aquaone
2001-05-22 08:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Baaah!

*blink*
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[User Picture]From: skittl1321
2001-04-17 09:27 pm (UTC)
Some people write long trivial strains of there life. Some say- Got Coffee, Need Sleep.

I just post a lot. It keeps me busy. Make sure you have a desktop client, it gets a lot more use then the web.

Find "random friends" and comment on them.

Take polls

Join communities.

Poke your nose into peoples lives that you don't know (Like I do :) )

Get everyone of your friends hooked
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[User Picture]From: shudder2think
2001-05-02 12:02 pm (UTC)
worked for me!
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[User Picture]From: makeascene
2002-09-04 09:44 am (UTC)

umm yes!

hi im totally dorky, and i gave the only code they give me to someone who doesnt even want it. he sucks. but now my friend who totally wants one is SOL. so..if u have a spare.. (if u are even a paid member XP) could u spare a code? its not a hand out.. its a hand up! yay!
love ashlay. oh hey. and my e-mail is CENIZA26@aol.com thx in advance.. and thx even if u dont want to give me one.. :sad puppy pout:
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From: compwiz
2002-09-04 10:41 am (UTC)

Re: umm yes!

if they really want one they can spare 5 bucks. I suggest you stop going around looking for handouts because people will get really pissed really quickly.
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[User Picture]From: jibakushounen
2001-04-17 06:15 pm (UTC)
Hey, Brad.
I talk with dorm a lot, and seeing how busy he always is with LJ stuff makes me finally appreciate just how much trouble keeping something this big running solely off supplication is. I say kudos to you, of course, and just keep the guys alive behind the scenes and I promise I won't harrass you about getting my goddamn statistics tracking and/or image server done ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aquaone
2001-04-17 06:28 pm (UTC)
i don't know how much you guys are coughing up for webservers but i used to get 1/2u celeron/p2/p3 600-800, 128-256mb RAM, 6-20gb HDD for between $350 and $800. may be considered underpowered though, i don't know what you guys need...
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[User Picture]From: wandruska
2001-04-17 08:21 pm (UTC)
thanks a lot as well :)
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[User Picture]From: astroasis
2001-04-18 02:24 am (UTC)

Incentive...

Naked men. I'd buy an account for each one you sent over.
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[User Picture]From: dreamfall
2001-04-18 09:06 am (UTC)

Re: Incentive...

Wow! That works for me too.
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[User Picture]From: msram
2001-04-19 10:06 am (UTC)
Can we have the directories and search working ASAP?!?

I've been trying to know who my fellow joournalists are for *months*
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[User Picture]From: countrymouse
2001-04-26 08:54 am (UTC)
I second this! :-)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-29 07:47 pm (UTC)
It's been working as of yesterday. Did you check before you just posted this?
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[User Picture]From: countrymouse
2001-04-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Thanks so much, Brad! :-)
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[User Picture]From: tangletoy
2001-04-25 05:48 pm (UTC)
New applications are nice, as is a faster service. Naked men is something I will not discourage you from thinking about. However, I'd just really like for the service I have to be up consistantly, and for the directory search to work. I've been using the service for four months, almost five the first week of May, and the search hasn't worked since I came. :)

BTW, case in point. I hit post comment and the service was down. Again.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-04-25 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the case in point .... I had no clue we were having problems. That was most helpful in helping us fix things!

*rolls eyes*

Seriously, getting the servers fast and reliable is my main priority right now. Read lj_maintenance for more info, but nagging us won't help any .... we KNOW. It's a constant source of stress. We're working on it...
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[User Picture]From: butterflysnf
2001-05-09 02:26 pm (UTC)
:) OK got the point,I think LJ is very nice,I had enjoy it very much and hope to be able to help in the future in a small way ;) but i agree that not everyone can pay,and we should be cool abour ir ;)
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