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19 March 2008 @ 03:42 am
Oy, the drama.  
All this LJ strike drama is giving me a headache. This whole thing is ridiculous. I have nothing against those who want to do something in regards to SUP's actions, and I understand their frustrations and intentions with this, however this "one day strike" business is just silly and pointless. It's not going to accomplish anything other than it being another one of those slow days on LJ. Many are going to not post, while many others are. No big difference is going to be made. If you want an effective strategy to fight for something, try contacting those in charge by writing well-written angry letters describing the problem instead of boycotting one day. Or, y'know, accept the changes even if it sucks and live with the fact that these new owners are going to do what they will because it is their business now and businesses have to make sacrifices for more profits. Even if they're shitty at it.

I'm tired and cranky, and I'm going to be frank about this: I won't be participating. I'm not leaving LiveJournal. I'm going to post Friday if I want to, and if anyone has a problem with that can shove it. M'kays?

Sidenote: I don't mean to disrespect those who are participating, if that's what you want you have every right to. I'm just in a ranty mood because all this wank and whining has exploded and it's driving me absolutely mad and I don't want to be called a "traitor" or whatever just because I'm not following suit with everyone else.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
મનીષાdelgaserasca on March 19th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, I try to avoid talking about the drama-rama in my LJ, hoping that my silence is implication enough of my "eye-roll" take on the situation. I don't think the strike will do anything effective but it's recently been brought to my attention that people aren't just upset about the paid/plus account status. (From my POV... LJ is a business, yo. Deal with it.) But apparently interest-stats are being filtered in a homophobic way. I don't really know how people work this stuff out, but if that's the case then I don't think a strike is useful at all. What's useful is abandoning ship once and for all, but people aren't going to do that. I, personally, ain't going nowhere.
e.: daaaaaanger girldalpaengi on March 19th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
THANK YOU~! *is not even going to participate*
cujoy on March 19th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
I'm not planning to participate either. I just can't seem to work up the outrage over these business actions. Especially since you can't get a basic account without ads at the proposed alternative sites such as IJ anyway.

Plus - hey, I'm a paid user, and I think I do provide plenty of content. And, IJ, for example, doesn't have nearly as many features as I already have right here.
Polo Moloslartibartfast on March 19th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not participating basically because of what you said. :)
I'm the devil. Nobody knows it.: SPN_sam_are they gone?silme711 on March 19th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
There seems to be a LJ drama once a year and I'm going to ignore the strike as well. As you said, it won't change anything. Sure, I liked LJ better the way it was before (say 3 or 4 years ago) and I really don't like some changes but that one day strike will just make trhem shrug and go on.
rawthorne on March 19th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've got mixed feelings about the whole thing.

I'm in *shake my head and sigh* mode, tbh. I don't like LJ much anymore and I spend buckets of time complaining, but then I have two other blogs I update simultaneously. The day I get fed up enough, I'll leave. Strike action is just too quiet. And yes: inefficient.
himhilien: Heroes - Matthimhilien on March 19th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Looking into this a bit more, I do think it's more of an overreaction on both sides. However, I'm still going to participate in the strike and will not come to the site as often as I am currently. Don't worry, this decision has nothing to do with the present drama. It's just something I need to do for personal reasons.
Little Sullen Girl: [doctor who] Rose Seriouslyavintageidea on March 19th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't see how one day of striking will do anything.
glassnowdrop on March 19th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
LJ drama is lame. Maybe it's because i have a paid account that i don't care so much, but if i didn't, I'ld still get my basic account regardless - the only thing that it's preventing is people signing up, stealing good names and being dicks. and i can live without that. The people already on my flist are going to be getting their basic accounts or a paid account anyway.

:) i don't really want to leave anyway.
Edenoverstreets on March 19th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I AGREE SO MUCH. The whole strike is stupider than stupid!