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$10 coupon for your friends! [Dec. 16th, 2009|02:59 pm]
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If you have a Paid or Permanent account, you can now send 10 of your non-Paid friends a $10 coupon. Your friend will be able to purchase a Paid Account for $9.95 (instead of $19.95) for one year by enrolling in our automatic payment plan or make a manual payment of $15 (instead of $25).

  • All Paid and Permanent accounts can send out the coupons by clicking here (it's also under Friends -> Holiday promotion in the site header)
  • You can also send to people not on your Friends list by manually entering the username in the field provided
  • If your friend declines the invitation, it will be returned to your available invitation pool and you'll be able to send to someone else
  • You can send the invitations until January 15th

From: activist_prawn
2009-12-17 09:32 pm (UTC)
Because it's greedy to want to give an actual gift (see:) to a friend, which would actually involve still paying money to Livejournal, versus....what this is?

Let me grab a definition for gift for you. What Livejournal had was not a huge freebie either, but it was fair. Asking for a business model that worked earlier and included almost all levels of account to participate is not greedy, particularly since Lj benefited from it/

Let me grab a definition for gift for you.

1. something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor toward someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; present.
2. the act of giving.
3. something bestowed or acquired without any particular effort by the recipient or without its being earned: Those extra points he got in the game were a total gift.

This offer is in no way a gift you can give to friends. It requires the recipient to pay for it, rather than the gift giver taking responsibility. It is a cheap ploy by livejournal to have us be marketing mules. The "give more" option allowed the gift giver earlier to pay for it fully (note that LJ still gets money, they definitely benefit), give out to other levels and allowed people to also use it on themselves if they want.

Let me ask you, would you consider cutting out a coupon from a newspaper and just giving that to your friend's or family for a gift? Because I can't think of anywhere where that would be acceptable. I see no reason why anyone should be thankful for this.

Please stop and actually use some critical thinking skills before you post. Your ignorance is showing.
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From: activist_prawn
2009-12-17 09:33 pm (UTC)
*Marketing mules to unpaid accounts, rather.
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[User Picture]From: hisescape
2009-12-18 11:04 am (UTC)
"Let me ask you, would you consider cutting out a coupon from a newspaper and just giving that to your friend's or family for a gift? "

I would. :)
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[User Picture]From: hisescape
2009-12-18 11:05 am (UTC)
"Let me ask you, would you consider cutting out a coupon from a newspaper and just giving that to your friend's or family for a gift? "

I would.
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From: activist_prawn
2009-12-19 02:58 am (UTC)
LMAO you can't take any intelligent argument that challenges your viewpoint. That would require actually working your brain and thinking critically.

By the way, copying a definition takes 10 seconds. Tops. I'm sorry if looking something up takes longer for you, but you don't strike me as terribly intelligent to begin with.

I never said LJ has to give people anything, but they aren't entitled to expect people to hand over money either or act like this is a great promotion.
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From: activist_prawn
2009-12-19 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm forming an opinion of you from the way you don't seem to stop and think about things, which is how you come off from what you have said so far and how you say it. That combined with how you speak doesn't make you seem very smart. First impressions are killers.

Actually, the way you commented initially is what made you look like a huge asshole, since it made you look content to both sit back and mock other people, all the while you didn't even look like you stopped to think about what was going on to. So yes, you looked like a jerk and an ass. You were responded to in kind.

LJ put this out seemingly thinking it was a good idea. The very fact they put it out, approved it, would imply they thought it was a good promotion and acceptable. Same with the way they spun it. ("Holiday promotion ohemgee, this is so awesome! Spread this amazing gift to your friends!")

Great, buy one! No one's stopping you. But don't start mocking people who aren't as pleased with livejournal's change to the promotion and then expect someone won't have words for you. Just as you're welcome to say your opinion, I'm just as welcome to call you out on it too.

Then don't.
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