Awesome! This is why LJ is worth paying for!
don't you think that's a little unfair? Charging for non-crappy service? I'm a paid member but it seems a little messed up to me.
What, and service for free users is crappy? I don't think so, personally. Wait free service isn't non-crappy, it's excellent service, look at the rest of the internet. The benefits of being a paid member serve to ensure that everyone can continue to have the good service LiveJournal offers. Unless paid members are rewarded for paying, most won't pay, and LiveJournal will be an extremely crappy service because they won't be able to afford to keep it running smooth 95% of the time. Nobody wants that. From the economic standpoint, it's more than fair to pay for non-crappy service. As it stands, LiveJournal's policies are very generous. Look at the crappy service most of the rest of the internet offers, even on my high-speed DSL connection I get wait times over 5 seconds on some sites, sometimes more like 20 seconds, and even the good ones are usually plastered with ads. LiveJournal is a haven of good service, even if you aren't a paid user.
I agree. Livejournal rocks out with its cock out. I've always been a free user and still am. This is [still] blazing fast and ad-free, especially for someone who used to use *shudder* opendiary and xanga. As soon as I'm not a starving college student, I'll be a paid user if only to support this friggin well-managed site.
Of course, if they ever start acting like one of those evil sites like hotmail or opendiary, I'll chop off brad's balls with the whip-like action of my ten-league tongue. :-)
Wow! This is a old thread! It's always kind of nice to have comments on old threads though, it brings back memories. I'm glad you're agreeing though, instead of against me. ;)
not you jonathansfox, i was referring to the post above yours.
negative? how is that negative? please elaborate
You probably think that charging extra for non-crappy seats at a sporting event or a concert is also a little messed up.
Well, if our world ever changes to one where the price of sale is not primarily determined by either the cost to provide the goods/service nor the market demand for the good/service, I'll let you know. ;-)
wow I had no idea all these users would be this peeved at my comment..I feel proud now. Thank you all.
And I DO think that if people want to market their service and make some astronomically stupid "express lane" garbage then please start the site PRIMARILY as a PAID site and not spring it up on people after awhile of dealing with shitty service. Don't give great service and then downgrade little options here and there for greed purposes please, it's useless and it's shady. PERIOD.
all the users who are against my ideas then please feel free to hang onto the admins' balls because that's exactly what you're doing. If you're against something, then speak out and don't be little bitches about it because I know I'm not the only one against this whole idea.
you really think its fair for people a quarter mile away from an event (who can only see blurry movements or watch on big screens) should have to pay as much to go as the people who get to be just a few feet away and can catch every tiny bit of action?
LJ is a business. Its not a Non-Profit organization. What is the incentive to pay for the service, if not for additional features? Do you work for a living? If you were a good, hard worker, came into work on time every day, never took a sick day and put in extra hours, would you think it fair that the person next to you, who constantly showed up late for work, sometimes not at all, and did their job in a "crappy" manner, were to get the same pay as you? That wouldn't be fair would it?
This is how the world works. YOu get more when you pay for something, its simple as that. Nothing unfair about it.