I've got to agree here with the people who are unhappy with the service levels. It is very annoying, especially for the supposedly 'fast' servers. I have not seen ANY difference between my speeds on my paid account, or my wife's speed on her free account, and we both get far too many server failures.
Why don't I go elsewhere? Because I like Live Journal. Because I have invested time and money to it. Because I /like/ it. Because I think it could be better.
Why is it the response to someone who is unhappy with a service is always 'So leave'? When did we stop caring about quality, or making things better for everyone? Why is the response to adversity and displeasure to run away?
Also, the fee is supposed to go to the maintenance of the server as much as updates. I would trade this little feature, and text messaging, and all the other neat little widgets that we have, to feel safe in using the web interface to type a post and not worrying that it will fail when I hit submit. Sure, I can use a third party program, but that means I only update at home.
Just my .02.
Thank you. You managed to say what I felt minus my barbs.
2003-04-17 07:16 pm (UTC)
I'd have to agree, too...
I had a paid account for a year, and I liked the icons and extra add-ons, but I would have gladly given them up for a steady ability to post. Now that I no longer have a paid account, I see no real difference in the stability, which is why you won't see me forking over $25.
Why pay $25 for crappy service when I can get it for free?