I'm late to this shindig but I really want to ask a pertinent question:When will the proposed a la carte userpics come to fruition? Or has the plan been nixed?
It's evident from the poll that userpics are at least
the second-leading impetus for users (those who watch this community, anyway -- I have a feeling it's actually more if we consider the entire user base) to buy paid accounts and extra userpics.
I can't even count the number of accounts I have created (role-play purposed), and the number I have paid for.
The payment and ad structure at LiveJournal bothers me, but I would sacrifice more funds if that's what it took to get "a la carte" userpics. I want them that
I don't know how many userpics the staff were considering awarding users, or whether the staff will go forward in the much smarter direction of offering a separate option for users who only wish to buy userpics and none of the other benefits
, and I don't know where this issue is being discussed on the server, so I wanted to at least address it here. Please direct me elsewhere if such a place exists.eta: Here we are
, I knew I'd seen it months ago, but I couldn't remember if I had imagined the November date or not. So, the release didn't happen exactly on time, but whether that means it's still in the works or it's been canceled isn't clear.eta the second:
The reason I had a hard time remembering where this topic had been discussed previously is that I couldn't remember the name of the community suggestions
-- and only after trawling through entries there did I see a link, provided by a user and not a staff member, in the comments to the lj_2008
It would probably help a great number of users if you add a link to one or both of these communities, to the list that is already there, in the profiles of their sister communities (i.e. paidmembers, lj_biz, news, feedback, and et cetera). If not lj_2008
-- because I do understand that it is now 2009 (although no entry communication has been released at lj_2009
) -- then at least suggestions
. I think it may be the only staffed support community left out of the list, but I'm not certain.
To put it shortly, I have failed to find any follow-up commentary by the staff on this topic. Please do excuse if I've simply overlooked something! Thanks.Edited at 2009-06-02 11:28 pm (UTC)