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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news2009-05-07 12:10 am

Update: Seed Account Re-sale, Free Users + Custom Styles

Two things for you today!


Thing the first:

We have not been able to finish and fully test the new site functionality that enables people to purchase accounts without a PayPal account. Instead of finishing it up an hour before the first sale is scheduled and crossing our fingers that it works, we've decided to push the sale off another week.

The new time of the Seed Account re-sale is Thursday, May 14th, 9PM EDT and again at Friday, May 15th, 9AM EDT. In total 200 accounts will be available.


Thing the second:

People with free accounts have probably noticed that a few days ago we took away the Advanced Customization area of the site. (The pages that let you make a custom style.) We had never intended for it to be available unless you paid, and having it on was an oversight on our part. After we turned it off, we got to hear a lot of really good comments from people and we reevaluated the original decision.

We've turned it back on, but gave free users a pretty low limit on the number of styles you can create (1 custom style, up to 5 layers). Short story: you can once again go back to customizing and importing styles from other sites. Sorry for the trouble!
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[staff profile] denise 2009-05-07 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
A Seed account is a permanent (never expiring) Premium Paid account, intended to support the business and provide our intial year of funding. They cost $200 USD (the price of four years of premium paid service). We originally intended to sell 400 of them, which is what we estimated would be our costs for the first year of operation, but thanks to some bugs in the payment system, we decided to hold another limited sale for the people who wanted to get one and couldn't thanks to PayPal errors.
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[personal profile] torina_archelda 2009-05-07 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!