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Oh my God! They killed LJ!

ETA: Some more information on Sponsored Communities here

ETA2: bradfitz apologises and attempts to bring clarification to the issue here...still not allaying fears of sponsored censorship, though...


And, as an unrelated topic -- how does one switch off/turn on a modem, actually? I ask because my IP have informed me that they'll be improving the network and that as a result, I will be off-line this coming Wednesday. Then, when all the tinkering is done, I am to re-start my modem in order to get connected. Now, I've never really looked at that thing. Two years ago, a couple of nice young men came round and hooked me up to the Internet. Looking at it now, there does not appear to be an on/off switch anywhere that I can see.

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viciouswishes
Sep. 30th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
I saw. I think this is the first time I've actually complained, besides grumbling in my own lj.

You just unplug modems. It's the one with the blinking lights that tell you the status of your internet.
gamiila
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Technology and me...not mixy things.
laura_isaac
Sep. 30th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Just switch it off at the wall and then after 10 seconds switch it back on again. Should be fine then :)

Not impressed with the advertising though >:(
gamiila
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Right-o. Will do. And if I break it -- it's been nice knowing you. ;-)
curiouswombat
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
I was going to say - switch it off at the wall, or pull out the mains lead, whichever is easier - well actually I have just said it!

I see the negative comments to the 'wonderful new good news post' are now at 27 pages and climbing!
gamiila
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
27 pages of negative comments, and still all rahaeli can think to say in her edit, is that there seems to be 'some confusion'!

As long as the sponsored communities and the sponsored features don't infringe on my paid account, I see no reason to up sticks and move to GreatestJournal instead, but I'm still not happy with the direction SixApart are taking LJ in. I remember all the spam comments I got when The Passion of the Christ came out in the US, and I wouldn't like to see the same happening again, sanctioned by LJ, just because I may have 'movies' listed as an interest.
curiouswombat
Sep. 30th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
No - I'm the same - it's what it represents rather than the exact thing - I remember a promise that there would never be any advertising on LJ - and I haven't been here as long as a lot of my friends.

There has always been freedom of speech on LJ - but if there are going to be corporate sponsors muscling in, I wonder, like many others, how soon it will be before certain views become unacceptable. I don't feel as if any of mine are all that likely to annoy - but it is the principle of the thing.
sabrinanymph
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I went and put my two cents in, for all its worth. It's just interesting that if you look at their social contract from 2004, they say they'll never advertise. Right under that they say they'll never send emails without your explicit consent - I'm wondering when they start disregarding that promise too.

LiveJournal does not need to be MySpace.
gamiila
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
But of course that Social Contract was made null-and-void the moment SixApart took over from the original crew, wasn't it? Or did that happen in 2004?

LiveJournal does not need to be MySpace

Agreed. Love the icon! ;-)
sabrinanymph
Oct. 1st, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
I wish I could remember when it was, actually. I love how the Social Contract has disappeared completely from the site and is only found in the archive. If it was pulled after SixApart took over though, then that's really a mess.
frelling_tralk
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I've linked it in my LJ too. Grr
gamiila
Sep. 30th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
bradfitz has just posted a clarification in lj_biz...The question now though is: do we still trust him?
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