we should get extensions to our paid time for all the times LJ is down
as far as i've noticed [though this might not be exactly right for everybody], paid time expires always a few days or even weeks after the planned time, which means you get a present from lj anyway. do you want to treat it as your extention, or to you want an extention to that extention?
by the way, as far as i remember, when there was some serious downtime a couple of weeks ago, all the paid times were extended by extra 4 days.
i have a permanent account myself, i paid for it, and even when there's downtime, i don't regret it. i believe livejournal is giving me exactly what i paid for.
i know this post is months old but, since you have a permanent account i thought id ask you...does lj still sell permanent accounts? because i went to buy one and didnt see that option. do i have to have a paid account for a certain amount of time first?
no, no special requirements, you just have to pay $100 when the right moment comes. lj doesn't sell permanent accounts on a regular basis, just as much as twice a year or so, they sell 100 accounts at a time, so you have to hurry to get yours :) they sell them on certain occasions, like lj's "birthday" or when they really really need quick money. the sells are usually announced in news
, and up till now the price has always been $100, next time it might go up, though. no guarantee.
i bought mine in august last year and as far as i know, they were selling them once more since then. so i suppose you'll have to wait a month or two until an opportunity pops up again. good luck :)