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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2011-04-30 07:57 pm

Happy Birthday, Dreamwidth!

In about another 45 minutes -- 9PM EDT -- Dreamwidth will officially be two years old! (Let's hope that we manage to escape the Terrible Twos.)

The first round of the anniversary Seed Account sale will begin at 9PM EDT (GMT -4). 100 accounts will go on sale at that point. 100 more will go on sale at 3AM EDT; 100 more at 9AM EDT, and the final 100 will go on sale at 3PM EDT. The process is manual, so it may not be 9PM precisely on the dot, but it will be as close as we can get it. (Poor [staff profile] fu and I will be awake for at least the next 18 hours!)

We will not be making individual [site community profile] dw_news posts for each sale. (News posts cause umpty billion notification emails to get sent out, which delays notifications for everyone, which might interfere with people getting their recipts, etc, from the sale and cause them to stress out.) We will mention them on the Dreamwidth offsite status Twitter.

We have tested heavily, but as always, there may be problems in production that didn't appear in testing. If you run into problems while trying to buy a seed account:

* Don't panic! As long as you have a seed account in your cart, we will honor that cart, even if you get errors while checking out or have problems that prevent you from completing your order before the rest of the accounts sell out.

* Report problems to accounts@dreamwidth.org, or open a support request in the Account Payments category, and not to general support. If you do accidentally open a request in general support, our support team will make sure it gets to where it needs to go as quickly as possible, but Account Payments is your best option.

* Please be patient! To avoid confusion or accidentally giving out incorrect information, I will be the only person handling payment-related problems, and I will handle them in the order they come in.

If you have pre-bought Dreamwidth Points for the seed account sale, and you aren't able to buy one at any of the four times they go on sale -- I honestly don't know how fast they're going to sell out -- we will happily refund all or part of your purchase if you'd like. Wait a day or two (just for my sanity, please!) and open a support request in Account Payments, from the account that you used to purchase the points, letting me know what you'd like to do.

Meanwhile, if you buy a seed account and have existing paid time on the account you choose to upgrade, we will either transfer that paid time to another account, or convert it back to points for you to use as you'd like. This is a purely manual process -- we couldn't automate it in time -- so again, please be patient with me! Once you have confirmed that your account has been upgraded to a seed account, open a support request in the Account Payments category (bet you saw that coming) and let me know if you'd like to transfer the existing time or convert it to points (and if you want to transfer it, which account should receive it).

Also, while I've got you all here, I just have to say:

Happy second birthday, Dreamwidth! Two years ago when [staff profile] mark and I were sitting in my old apartment at this point, frantically trying to handle the last-minute details before we flipped the switch at 9PM and everyone started beating down the doors, we didn't dare to imagine that it would turn out this awesome. I am constantly thrilled, honored, and amazed at how wonderful this place has turned out, and it's all due to you guys and how much you all believe in us and in what we're building here.

If you're looking for more ways to celebrate the awesomeness that is Dreamwidth, [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw is running through to May 15.
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[personal profile] busaikko 2011-05-01 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
\o/ *excited*

I'm assuming that sales will take place at the Buy a Paid Account page, but I have a fear of missing the sale because I'm on the wrong page....

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[personal profile] shanaqui 2011-05-01 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for building such an awesome site!
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[personal profile] fulminata 2011-05-01 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
Seed accounts are $200 USD.
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[personal profile] fulminata 2011-05-01 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
As much as I would love to get a seed account, I can't get one right now.

However, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREAMWIDTH! Thank you for creating this place that has become my new blogging home.

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[personal profile] cordykitten 2011-05-01 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
I was wondering too where to buy it (the link); I'm guessing the shop.
The time is confusing me though; according this comment it should be (because it's GMT +1) 2AM, 8AM, 2PM, and 8PM.

First it was said though: April 30, 9PM EDT [May 1, 1AM GMT]
and now it says gin at 9PM EDT (GMT -4).
Minus 4 hours?

Because it's after 2 a.m. I'm checking in again later.

Or do I miss something = needing a paid account first? *wonders*

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[personal profile] kyrielle 2011-05-01 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
EDT is GMT-4 (four hours earlier than GMT), so 9 PM EDT is 1 AM GMT.

The comment you link to was someone asking what time it would be in BST; in BST, which is stated as GMT+1, then it's 2 am.
Edited (Adding second paragraph) 2011-05-01 00:46 (UTC)

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[personal profile] ariestess 2011-05-01 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Happy second birthday to a truly fantastic and awesome site! It felt like home almost from the beginning.

I just wish I had the money for a seed account. But I don't, so I'll keep buying my premium paid account each year...

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[personal profile] tyger 2011-05-01 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
YAY! :D *does a happy dance* HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREAMWIDTH~
*goes to camp out on the shop page*
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[personal profile] tyger 2011-05-01 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
GET! \o/!!!!
Happy Tyger is very very happy~ *twirls*

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[personal profile] primwood 2011-05-01 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
I wish I could buy one, but I can't afford it at the moment.

But Happy 2nd Birthday, Dreamwidth! You are all doing a fabu job.

:-)
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[personal profile] biodamped 2011-05-01 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
I CANNOT believe it's been two years. Happy birthday, Dreamwidth! :D :D *chucks glitter and balloons* And thank you to you two for flipping that switch - it's been awesome from this end too.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2011-05-01 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday, Dreamwidth!

I'm sorry for all the events that drained the buffer fund/war chest. But I'm glad to be getting a chance at a seed account.
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[staff profile] fu 2011-05-01 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
♥♥♥

So glad to have this place to call home, you have no idea (or maybe you, of all people, do!)
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[personal profile] aximili 2011-05-01 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Waiting :)

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[personal profile] rax 2011-05-01 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
Got one! Hooray <3
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[personal profile] erika 2011-05-01 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
same! yay!

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2011-05-01 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
*cheers*

I think I'm going to have to go home for my charger-cord, but after that I should probably show up in IRC...
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2011-05-01 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
And for those who'd like to join the IRC crew: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#dreamwidth
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[personal profile] ilyena_sylph 2011-05-01 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
*kicks feet gleefully, humming*

Happy birthday to this place, and thank you both -- all three, sorry, [staff profile] fu!! -- and all the volunteers, for making this places so amazing.
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[personal profile] samparker 2011-05-01 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
Enjoy your sleep when you do get it. Hope everything goes smoothly.
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[personal profile] lucifuge5 2011-05-01 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday, Dreamwidth! \o/ *does dance of joy after getting a seed acct*
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[personal profile] iris 2011-05-01 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad to call this place my home! :)
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[personal profile] gnome 2011-05-01 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
Happy b'day to dw.

I hope everyone is getting hand and shoulder massages right now. 18 hours is a long time to be supervising the crazy that is this sale.

After all the worry over times...I ended up starting work late today and got an account. Many thanks!

err now to actually go to work >.>
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[personal profile] frith 2011-05-01 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
Sweet! I'm in! And I won't have to get up at 3 am to try again. 8^D
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[personal profile] soundingsea 2011-05-01 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Got mine! Happy second birthday to you. I have a permanent account at LJ, but I've decided to make DW home. :)

(FYI, I bought with points and my receipt had language about checks/money orders. You probably already know that happens, but just a heads-up. I can submit a ticket if necessary.)

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[personal profile] majoline 2011-05-01 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
You guys are amazing! I feel so very good to have gotten a seed account.

I'm mostly excited about the fact that I can be a DW-fairy now. When I have to scrape up money for my own home I get fussy, but now I am looking forward to the next time I have a little dosh, so I can give points to amazing people!

Woohoo for windfalls! Thank goodness I checked DW, I almost went to bed and forgot about the sale :) I would have had to kick myself.
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[personal profile] ashtoreth 2011-05-01 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday, Dreamwidth!

Got a seed account for my early birthday gift, and will absolutely keep supporting the site by buying paid accounts for my RP accounts.

Here's to many more fabulous celebrations!
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[personal profile] babysprite 2011-05-01 01:17 am (UTC)(link)

Maddest props for two years of open-mindedness, tolerance and acceptance, soild and well-maintained code and all-around awesomeness!

You survived the Facebook onslaught and that means something.

DW folk are a different sort who have little in common with the Facebook Fanatics.

Robert

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WOW!

[personal profile] donatella 2011-05-01 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Just to check on the status...

"fewer than 10 remaining"


Very impressive!!

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