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Hairdo's, Advice for the living from the dying, and I've decided to run for the LJ elected board. [Mar. 13th, 2008|11:58 am]
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[Current Location |In my official headquarters. ;)]
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[music |I Want You - Across The Universe Soundtrack]

" I was trying to create something different, so I went with a kind of Soutwestern Pancho Villa woman look. The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico. " - George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars series, regarding Princess Leia's famous do.

http://glumbert.com/media/lastadvice

And I don't usually post things from Oprah, but the end of this made me cry, and I think it's some really good stuff. It's long, but I felt it was worth it. It's "Last Advice, With One Month To Live."

In other news, after the whole situation where LJ decided to do away with basic ( free, non sponsored, non advertisement ) accounts in the future... ( Your current account is safe if it was made before March 12th 2008.)

http://news.livejournal.com/106731.html -- Read here for all the gory details. The fun gets started about page 2. Specifically this dude's response: http://news.livejournal.com/106731.html?thread=68451051#t68451051 The VP of product development said that the reason they've taken away our ability to have future free accounts is beause it was just too confusing for us silly internet users, to make accounts that were basic. But they've made it much easier to make them now that they'll have advertising for everyone.

Soo... I've decided with how deep into LJ I am, and aware of users concerns, and completely open to people coming to me with future issues that I am going to run for the elected board.

http://community.livejournal.com/lj_2008/3645.html

Even if it means I lose my anonymity.. Which would suck.. But it's still more important to be a voice for the users of LJ and I think I can be that, especially with the broad userbase of all of YOU! I read your journals every day. You are all so diverse, from your fandoms, your age, your religions, your geopgrahic locations.. all of it. And if I am elected, I want you all to know that as far as I can tell things aren't going to change here except that in addition to my regular factoid, jokes, caption contests and youtubes, I may occasionally ask for feedback, should I be elected.

Because we all need a little random in our politcs...


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[User Picture]From: uber_squeaky
2008-03-13 05:06 pm (UTC)
I have a lot of stuff to say about all this, but I think it comes down to that you are a wonderful, wonderful person.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
Aww!! *HUGS* You're so sweet, babe. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: 0px
2008-03-13 05:18 pm (UTC)
awesome

:)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:07 pm (UTC)
I think it could be a really cool thing. :)
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[User Picture]From: olivesocrates
2008-03-13 05:20 pm (UTC)
I second uber_squeaky's notion.

And I wished I hadn't changed my account from basic. I don't use any of the "features" I got when I "upgraded" :P

I really, truly think you're one of the best (and qualified) people to be running for the elected board. Can you imagine how many people will be supporting you?! Hundreds!

We all got cho' back, 'cause you got ours :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:17 pm (UTC)
Luckily, if I read correctly, since you had an account before the 12th you can downgrade back to basic. It's only those who have created their account since then, that this applies too. So that's a ray of light in this, anyhow. It's mainly screwing over all future users of the site. :(

And thank you so much, honey. *huggles* I really appreciate it. :)
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2008-03-13 05:21 pm (UTC)

*glee*

randomposting for President!

Hey... I'd vote for you.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:07 pm (UTC)

Re: *glee*

hehe. Thanks darlin'. *blush* I 'ppreciate it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: gem77
2008-03-13 05:22 pm (UTC)
I see you added me back :) Thanks. I saw your posts in the updates from LJ about the recent changes and thought I would like to add you.

I didn't know LJ was doing away with free accounts :( Mine is permanent, but that stinks for the people that would want one.

I loved Across the Universe and listened to the soundtrack a lot last weekend.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:09 pm (UTC)
I sure did! I was just about to come over and give you a hearty welcome, but you beat me to the post. ;) Nice to have you on board!

It's a real bummer. I thought about it a lot last night and I'm just so sad about it. I think LJ is really getting away from what they originally intended for the site, and I know that ownership has changed, but that doesn't seem like a good reason to treat your users like this. Doesn't seem economically sound either, you know?

And yay!!! It's so flippin' beautiful. I love that film. And the soundtrack. I listen to it alllll the time.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-03-13 05:24 pm (UTC)
Iiiiiinteresting. Good for you! Let us know if we can put in a vote :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely babe. Thank you! =) It appears that every user will have three votes.. first place, second place and third, and then if your first place vote doesn't get enough, it'll move on to your second, and if that one doesn't get enough it will move onto third.. etc.
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[User Picture]From: mornblade
2008-03-13 05:28 pm (UTC)
No more non-advert filled free accounts? Are they planning to change their name to MyJournalSpace next?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:11 pm (UTC)
Perhaps. :( It's clearly all about the money but in doing this, it's absolutely going to backfire. People are all ready saying that they're not going to renew their paid accounts.
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2008-03-13 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'd vote for you.
And how terrible of LJ to take away our basic accounts! The reason I chose LJ over the other blogging sites it that it gave me an advertisement free zone. I'm glad I never switched mine to premium or sponsered.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks honey. *hugs*

And I know, right? I think it's going to backfire hardcore. :( Especially since they tried to be all covert about it. That never works well.

When will they ever learn?
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2008-03-13 05:37 pm (UTC)
Well done you! Do let us know where/when we can vote for you.I think you will be great!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks sweetheart! *hugs* I absolutely will. Sounds like elections are going to be in May, and everyone gets three votes.
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[User Picture]From: ebourland
2008-03-13 05:40 pm (UTC)
You got my vote.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks babe. =)
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From: truelovechild
2008-03-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
You know, over the course of the last couple of years, I have decided that, in fact, you are the most wonderful person ever. I wish I knew you in real life.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:13 pm (UTC)
Aww, honey!!! *hugs*

Well, if I'm voted in for this my real name is going to become available for public record, so I may just have to start adding you crew to my Holiday Card list, and penpal list. ;) I think that would be really awesome. Even though it's been fun to hide my identity. hehe
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jblaque
2008-03-13 06:36 pm (UTC)
You've got my vote and my viral support. Let me know when the campaign begins and I'll help spread the word.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much babe. I really appreciate it. *hugs* If they stick by what they've advertised so far it looks like May is what we're shooting for.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2008-03-13 06:47 pm (UTC)
Totally seconded you on the comment over in that community. ^__~! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:16 pm (UTC)
I saw that! Thanks sweetie. You rock. *huggles*
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2008-03-13 06:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds good. You'll get my vote.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-03-13 07:00 pm (UTC)
You've got my vote, assuming I'm eligible. I'll be honest, I didn't even know there were elected positions in LJ.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:25 pm (UTC)
It's a brand new thing, actually. They just created it with the sale of LJ from Sixapart to SUP.

Thanks babe, and you're absolutely eligible. Every livejournaller from what I understand get three votes, and if your first vote is for a user that doesn't receive enough votes to continue to the next round then the second vote and so on and so forth.
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[User Picture]From: skittish_derby
2008-03-13 07:03 pm (UTC)
you're gonna go to turkey if you win! i'm gonna vote for you cause you are awesome!

(p.s. will you remind us when to vote cause i might forget)

<3
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:26 pm (UTC)
I will absolutely remind you. ;) Thanks hon. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-03-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
Your whole blog is all about the reader, and random acts of kindness, and being mindful, and making others feel better, or more aware - or sometimes just making us laugh.

And yes where do I go to vote! And can we talk you into running for President in the next election?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
Awww!! *hugs* Thanks babe!!! ;)

I may have to run for local offices first. hehe. ;) But hey, you never know. I think I'd do a pretty good job.
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2008-03-13 07:21 pm (UTC)

Yay!

When I read about electing people to a committee of users, I immediately thought of you. I was going to suggest it if you didn't mention it first. You have my vote!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!

Thanks babe. :)
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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-03-13 08:11 pm (UTC)
I thought about you the other day when I read about them wanting to elect people and I thought you'd be a good candidate. I also realised about the anonymity as well - I agree that it sucks - I enjoy not knowing you ;)

I say go for it!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 08:29 pm (UTC)
hehe. ;) If you guys don't seek to find out who I am, you still may not know. I imagine I'll have to officially introduce myself one of these days, but I agree it may take away from some of the fun.
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-03-13 09:31 pm (UTC)
With our dwindling economy, Livejournal/SixApart has to protect revenues SOMEHOW!

Things have been going downhill ever since Six Apart bought Livejournal,.. The site has become over-regulated, feature ads on the opening page and now the best blogsite on the web is stupid enough to think that the hundreds of thousands of active LJusers are going to believe that they just want to simplify the confusing account-set-up process and NOT be HUGE GREEDY BASTARDS OF DOOM!

Assfaces.

Blech.

But, where else would I GO?! Blogger? Blech,.. their log in process pisses me off constantly, and their community features are practically null and void.

SUCK!
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-03-13 09:32 pm (UTC)
And good luck if you make it on the board! We need some people who are more interested in blogging and community and not corporate profits getting to pull some weight here!!
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-03-13 09:51 pm (UTC)
yeah you have a lot of friends here, i think youre perfect fo it :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks babe! *hugs*
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From: docjeff
2008-03-13 10:00 pm (UTC)
I will vote for you. When reading the qualifications for board members, it mentioned something about being able to go to Istanbul, Turkey and I decided that being on the board wasn't something I could do.

I don't mind the ads as such. What I really mind is the sneaky way they're going about it. LJ / Six Apart / SVU (or whatever it is) have taken sneaky to a higher (lower?) form. It's not even art anymore.

*Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 10:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Thanks babe. I think I could do it. I'd just have to make sure my kid has someone to watch him and make sure my passport is still good. It's coming up to that expiration point, I think.

And that's the whole thing. They keep doing all these little covert things, and it's really disrespectful to the users. The employee that mentioned that the change was made because it was too confusing for new LJ users to make a basic account really irks me.
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2008-03-13 10:02 pm (UTC)
I'll gladly and thankfully vote for ya. Just drop a reminder about how and when, hokay?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
You got it. Thanks love. *Hugs*
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-03-13 11:41 pm (UTC)
I'll vote fer ya. Just let us know when and how, cuz I only got a brain the size of a peanut.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-13 11:42 pm (UTC)
Rock on, thanks babe. :)
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