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Dilemna. [Apr. 24th, 2006|12:58 am]
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So... I'm considering getting one of these new Sponsered+ accounts. Have you heard of them? http://www.livejournal.com/site/accounts.bml

The basic deal as I understand it is that I'll get 15 user pics and a few other perks but in trade there will be ads all over my journal, which is rather frustratingof an idea pour moi, and I have to imagine not all of you are thrilled with it either.

Thoughts? You are the people who read this so I want your input.

What shall I do?

And... did you know that penguins can dive up to ( or down to,I guess..) 1700 feet of water? Go penguins!
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[User Picture]From: realkatharine4u
2006-04-23 10:57 pm (UTC)
i'm thinking about it to, i don't mind adds.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:05 am (UTC)
A very kind randomfriend bought me a paid journal,so I have plenty of time to decide or not. :) How about you? Made a decision on it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:06 am (UTC)
No booing! I understand completely!!
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2006-04-23 11:06 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh ho! Smarty pants!!! Favorite placed like you would not believe. :)
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[User Picture]From: whoisfranco
2006-04-23 11:09 pm (UTC)
same here ... i need a more sophisticated look for my journal! as long as the ads don't pop up every 10 secs as a new window, it should be fine
and yes penguins are cute
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:07 am (UTC)
I love me some cute penguins.;)

And as I understand it, it just stays as one add unless you refresh?
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[User Picture]From: breakingbeauty7
2006-04-23 11:12 pm (UTC)
i thought about doing that too, but i figured it would be too much of a pain for things that i really dont need.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:08 am (UTC)
Yeah... I'm just an icon glutton. ;) There's soooo many times I wish i had a more appropriate icon to comment with, but thanks to an amazing random friend I get to load up like crazy on them!
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[User Picture]From: iamdakv
2006-04-23 11:15 pm (UTC)
ive heard enough about penguins over the past year...i mean, theyre great and all, but when are the platypii gonna get some damned attention and respect.!

oh, and i know nothing of these new lj thingys...im too into myspace now...and it hurts. :[
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:09 am (UTC)
Aww. I love the platypus. It's a glorious animal.

Myspace always seems to quit on me. :(
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-04-23 11:20 pm (UTC)
I say don't bother. It's fine for the user, but it's all those on friendslists who get the ads, I beleive.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:10 am (UTC)
It's a good call. A randomfriend bought me a paid account, so I'm golden for the time being. No ads for my lovely readers. :)
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From: lostways
2006-04-23 11:24 pm (UTC)
well, random it sound reasonable... but know that ads that pop up really irrtate the happy from my life . you have to ask yourself the pros and cons....
see a scrap book 1gb thing is the only thing attractive in that other then that i really dont see the point the ads are just going to clutter this ... think of all these people here that comment everyday... on top of well Ads . oh if ya a moblial phone that's a lot of 5 cent reminders ...
eh that's my 2 cents i am sure you do the right thing... i'm sure all of us will get use to it
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:11 am (UTC)
It's a good call. Someone was uber generous and paid for an account for me, so no worries, and no ads. ;)
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[User Picture]From: phekkin_nej
2006-04-23 11:55 pm (UTC)
if I wasnt a paid member I would say I wouldnt like it but since I am I wont ever see the ads ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:12 am (UTC)
You wouldn't anyway! Some very nice soul bought me an account, so no ads at all. Yay! =)
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From: trackingbeam
2006-04-24 12:03 am (UTC)
do it random,i like reading ur journal and i don't mind ads
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:13 am (UTC)
Thanks love. :) Looks like I'm not going to have too. Someone was very sweet and bought me an account. I'm on cloud 9!
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2006-04-24 12:10 am (UTC)
I've got a paid account so I don't mind.
However, the thought is repulsive as such. I don't like where LJ has been going since the commercial takeover. Too much merchandise and pushing to sell things. It'd be better that paid features would be so good that people'd actually be willing to pay a small amount for them. But ah well, I guess the world isn't driven by idealism... :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:14 am (UTC)
This is all a very good point. Someone was very generous so I don'thaveto think on this again for awhile. I have the best group of random friends a girl could ask for. :)
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[User Picture]From: cromulent
2006-04-24 12:11 am (UTC)
As a paid user I wouldn't see them, but I logged out and looked at a journal with them and they didn't seem all that intrusive. I read journals from my friends page, so I would assume that even if I was a free user, I wouldn't see your ads unless I went directly to your journal or left a comment. I say get them if you like the perks. But I don't really hate ads in the first place either.

And yay Penguins! I'm quite partial to the supposedly gay ones.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:15 am (UTC)
Ithink you're right on, they're only in comments and direct pages. Someone was uber generous though and bought me an account,so I won't need to worry about this for awhile.

And totally!! I was bummed they didn'tmention that in March of the Penguins.
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[User Picture]From: pete23
2006-04-24 12:39 am (UTC)
eeek. sponsored+ is wrong. not that i care, because i'll never see the adverts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:02 am (UTC)
Apparently I won't either! Someone was kind enough to buy me account. I'm on cloud 9!!!
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2006-04-24 12:57 am (UTC)
I hate ads. I avoid yahoo groups and myspace for that reason. You could consider opening a new sponsored account, then juggling the pix between the two accounts, but sparing non-commercialists like myself more unwanted ads :-)

thanks for your statements of support for the other issue we talked about. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:17 am (UTC)
Of course sweetie!

And that's a great idea! I don't need to worry about it for awhile though, a very kind LJ Random Friend bought me an account, so I get to relish in the good life now. ;) I gotta go to work soon, but I can't wait for all the icon searching I'm goingto be doing. hehe!
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[User Picture]From: spuzzlightyear
2006-04-24 03:33 am (UTC)
OK here you go..

I've got one! It's alright, the ads don't pop up, they'll just be on top of your window in your journal, and when you read your friend's journal. That's about all. It's actually quite harmless and you get additional pics too! (and voice postings!! Ooooh I wanna hear your deep deep mysterious voice!)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:18 am (UTC)
LOL! VOICE POSTING! Dude! I could totally voice post now. That's exciting. Really exciting. Maybe I'll put together a script and just have my in real life friends randomly read them...oooh. This idea is sooo cool. =) One of my random friends was super sweet and bought me a paid account, so I am PUMPED!
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