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Paid time extension [Aug. 17th, 2009|03:04 pm]
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As many of you may already know, LiveJournal experienced about an hour of downtime on Thursday, August 6th due to a DDoS which affected LiveJournal and several other web service providers. In the days following that event some users may have noticed some site slowness or experienced connection problems as we worked on blocking "bad" traffic and making sure that all of you could access the site. We want to apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this caused.

Although the circumstances were out of our control, we greatly appreciate the patience and support you've shown us over the past week or two as we worked to mitigate the effects of this attack. For those of you who support us by owning a Paid Account, we'd like to express our appreciation by extending your Paid Time for a few days. Anyone who was an active Paid member as of any time Thursday, August 6, 2009 is eligible for a 3 day extension of Paid time. You can claim this extension anytime from now until 12:01 GMT on September 10th.

The extension isn't automatic so that people who weren't affected can have the option to choose whether or not they want an extension. You can choose to claim your extension by going to this page: http://www.livejournal.com/pay/claim.bml

[User Picture]From: muko
2009-08-20 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh really, no shit? Paid account users have to pay to get extra things, while people who forked over $200 for a permanent account get the odd perk? How blasphemous. How dare LJ give extra things to the people who handed over enough money for 6 - 7 years of paid time all in one go?! Disgraceful. It's not logical in the least.

I don't know, it may be just me, but something tells me that you're missing one of the crucial points to actually having a permanent account.
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[User Picture]From: _touched
2009-08-20 06:40 pm (UTC)
No, actually I'm not. I understand perfectly well, so please don't insult my intelligence.

There are a lot of paid users out there, who would really love to be able to drop $200 on a permanent account just like that, but we just don't have the money to do so. So, instead, we pay every year for both extra user pics as well as, paid user time - for "X" amount of years and continue to do so. And, in time, we'll actually have surpassed paying the $200 that you guys pay in one go for your permanent accounts.

So, I don't think it's very fair or very good business on LJ's part to give over nearly 100 extra icons to the permanent user and without thinking about the paid account users as well. Even if they would have given us 15 more, that would have been a lot better than anything else.

But, ya know, I'm finished with this conversation. I'm sure there are a lot more people out there who feel the same way I do, so I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you, when you're missing a crucial point as well.
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