I'm sad for... well, all the people who were kind of hoping on the holiday promotion to keep their accounts going. :\
So, nothing for users of Paid accounts? I pay for the paid account every year and there's NOTHING for me during this so called Christmas promotion? What about Give More?
Shame on you, livejournal.
This. I'm a paid account holder so I can have extra perks, and to be excluded from the Christmas promotion is a like a big slap to the face, LJ.
Well this is incredibly pointless.
i wish us paid member got something....a $10 LJ store credit for example??? an additional month or 2 on our accounts.....
I think the icon for PaidMembers is a most appropriate comment in this situation.
Wow. I used to actually gift time and free userpics to friends who couldn't afford to renew. wtf, LJ.
honestly, I'm really hoping this isn't the holiday promotion
my biggest problem, is that it's basic/plus users only
which, all my friends that I'd want to buy paids for:
a. already have paids
b. don't have paids because they can't/don't want to pay for it
I also think it's pretty stupid having the promotion being a coupon, rather than something I can actually buy for my friends--this is more like a ~newcomer promotion~ rather than a Christmas one.
I wish I could buy it for them, because if my friend doesn't already have a basic/plus account it's because they either don't have the desire for one, or can't buy one themselves, y'know?
Edited at 2009-12-17 12:02 am (UTC)
The idea of a gift is to provide something for someone else. Previous holiday promotions were ideal for this because it made it easier for someone to buy more – literally, as you named it, to "give more" – for/to their friends.
Sending someone a coupon puts the burden on the recipient to buy something for themselves with their own money, and even if the coupon didn't reflect poorly on LiveJournal's sense of appropriate holiday promotions, it would certainly reflect poorly on the gift-giver who would send something to their friends for free with only about 30 seconds' effort and then lean back to let them shell out their own money for their "gift".
Not that this will make you change your mind LJ, but I was sort of hoping that I could use this discount on myself over the next few weeks, as my account is expiring soon and I'm on the fence about renewing it. Now that I see that my three years of paid usage don't mean all that much to you, I'm probably not going to pay up this year. It would have been a lot more beneficial if you had given this gift to us--the members who support the site--as opposed to making us give it out to our friends who probably won't be compelled to spend money on a paid account anyway. Purely from a money-making aspect, who's more likely to pay? People who have paid and renewed in the past, or people who have never shown any inclination to do so at all?
Would your account be expiring before Jan 15? Mine expires end of this year so I'm totally just waiting for it to die off so I can get a friend to gift me with this discount.
It's a ridiculous promotion from LJ anyway
2009-12-17 12:11 am (UTC)
you cannot be serious.
It's really rude to give somebody a gift and expect them to pay for it. Tsk, tsk, LJ, that's so tacky!
~_~ Were you raised by monkeys?
Stop with the greed, or I'll have to take my money out of your lifeless, evil fingers.
Edited at 2009-12-17 12:13 am (UTC)
Can someone use two coupons at once? Like if I got another one of my paid buddies to send it to the same person...
No, you can't. A friend of mine got two coupons. They were unable to use more than one. -_-
I was trying to send an invite to an account that recently expired, but it will not send. Is there a requirement on how long the account has to have been non-paid?
I hope someone from LJ answers this. It would be very useful to know. Like, vital, really.
Yo, LJ. Anybody still paying attention to comments on this post?
2009-12-17 10:43 am (UTC)
Yes, from what I understand; just make sure to note in the notes field when you send the coupon that you'll be sending them a gift certificate
for the rest so that they don't think they have to pay for the rest themselves.