mark: A photo of Mark kneeling on top of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. It was a long hike. (Default)
Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2009-05-07 07:40 am (UTC)

Yeah we had a pretty heated discussion about enabling this option for free users. It IS a popular feature, and it DOES drive paid accounts. We DO need paid accounts in order for Dreamwidth to survive, so it makes sense from a business perspective to make people pay for the pretty.

Time will tell whether or not this is a good decision for the business. It's certainly the best decision for the users, and we'll see how that plays out in the numbers over the coming months.

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