LJ: Wrong again.

I’m seriously considering packing off whole to GreatestJournal or WordPress and just saying fuck this once and for all. I have already left my snark on the announcement-after-the-fact thread and the emergency panic-mode followup thread to try to re-word the previous poor explanation and forestall a total revolt by the users, where, based on the administrators’ response to the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the hateful nav strips, I fully expect they’ll just piss it down their collective leg. Again.

In case you haven’t heard, SixApart has decided that LJ wasn’t anywhere near annoying enough, and has decided to let corporations pay to shill their stuff on “corporate forums”. The first was “announced” a couple weeks after it went live. And funny thing, there’s nothing, not one damn word on that “community” that’s in the slightest bit anything less than glowing about their product.

Here come the corporate sock puppets. So far, I see no flat statement that they will be forbidden to issue invites or that they can be blocked from viewing userinfo by us eyeballs… er, flesh-and-blood users.

Ready to bail? You betcha. 6A/LJ has finally proven once and for all that they don’t give a rat’s ass about us. I mean, above and beyond the rat’s ass that we already knew they didn’t give.

Edit: They’ve addressed some of the issues but I still have some problems.


3 comments so far

  1. avon_deer on

    I read this with some alarm a few days ago in someone else’s LJ. Seems the lure of money is just too much. It seems that even open source advocates have a price. Et tu, LJ?

  2. argh_jim on

    Hey, but those 6A folk are funny guys!

    • The Rev Dr Sherwood Forrester on


      Oh, hilarious.

      ‘Course, it wouldn’t’ve been so funny with aIEeeeee, since that probably does have thirty holes hackers know about (that we don’t… yet).

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