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Disk Space Upgrades [Mar. 7th, 2005|04:13 pm]
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If you're interested, we're asking people to help us test our new disk space upgrade purchase options. More details can be found in fotobilder_user.

From: uxsquared
2005-03-08 01:01 am (UTC)

My "two cents" (heh heh, that's not a clever title)


Also, from a cost-analysis perspective, a paid member pays 2.5 cents per Mebibyte per month for his or her 100 Mib of storage space. ($5/100/2). An extra 250 Mib (for paid members only, of course) works out to an additional 2.0 cents per Mib per month. ($10/250/2)

Put this way, the paid storage space doesn't sound like that bad of a deal. But since paid accounts are 1.5% of LJ accounts, and this 'feature' is available only to paid members ... and since the 100 Mib limit is *plenty* for 99% of paid members, the LJ staff is breaking their backs over something very, very few people will actually take advantage of.
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[User Picture]From: foxx
2005-03-08 01:07 am (UTC)

Re: My "two cents" (heh heh, that's not a clever title)

You can get storage for less than a third of a penny per megabyte per month. So, really, this is a HUGE ripoff, and LJ image hosting seems very unreliable to me.
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From: uxsquared
2005-03-08 01:13 am (UTC)


Yeah. Pound for pound, it's cheaper for a paid user to download his or her phoneposts, and then upload them onto a server, then add a link to that third-party host to his or her journal.

I don't know what the lj-staff is trying to accomplish here. *shrug*

LJ image hosting is an awesome feature, but it still has some serious reliability issues which need to be resolved.
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[User Picture]From: njyoder
2005-03-08 01:16 am (UTC)

Re: Agreed.

Yeah, I think they're just trying to dupe people into thinking that they're getting a deal because it's hosted by LJ, when if they actually wanted more space off-site hosting is much better cost-wise and reliabiltiy wise.
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