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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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[personal profile] sanders 2009-05-07 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
I'm starting to wonder if you guys sleep. I just responded to Mark, and I do plan to move to a paid account before the year is out, and this is one of the reasons. You seem to be actually listening to users and responding in sane and helpful ways, and I'll definitely be encouraging people to support DW because of that.
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[staff profile] denise 2009-05-07 08:13 am (UTC)(link)
I have the worst case of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome I've ever encountered anywhere -- my sleep/wake cycle runs over about anywhere between 36-48 hours -- so my 'day' does not concide with anyone else's definition of the word. :)
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[personal profile] eidolon_bird 2009-05-07 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
You are the only person I have ever met who has even heard of non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome.  I have more problems with delayed sleep phase syndrome, but given my penchant for 28+ hour days (when I'm not trying to twist my sleep schedule into something work-friendly, that is), I am at least familiar with the concept of non-24-hour schedules.

And in keeping with the topic of the post, thank you guys so much for adding in the advanced customization options to those of us with free accounts.  To be honest, the lack of customization as a free user greatly irritated me and was one of the biggest things keeping me from buying a paid account.  Now that I have more abilities as a free user and have seen how Dreamwidth responds to its customers, I am seriously considering upgrading when I receive my next paycheck. =D
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[staff profile] denise 2009-05-07 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Back in my earlier days, I could hold myself to a 24-hour schedule if I tried really hard, as long as it was nightshift. Much of my personal work history can basically be explained by "every time I tried to hold down a 9-5 job, I quit before they could fire me for oversleeping all the time".

And we will cheerfully and happily take your money. ;) (Okay, okay, and bust our asses to give you kickass service for it. But you can feel free to imagine the little happy chairdance I do every time someone makes a payment. Because I totally do.)