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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] naughty 2009-05-07 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
omg thank you thank you thank you.
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[personal profile] adachi 2009-05-07 07:29 am (UTC)(link)
thanks so much for reevaluating your decision with the free accounts and styles! i'm so glad to see you guys listening to your users like this. we appreciate it.
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[personal profile] red_comet 2009-05-07 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for being nice to us users ^_^
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[personal profile] cubia 2009-05-07 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for giving free accounts at least one custom style! ♥

[personal profile] ex_antagonist554 2009-05-07 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! :)
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[personal profile] geminianeyes 2009-05-07 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for being nice. :)
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[personal profile] refrain 2009-05-07 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, that's really nice of you guys. :)
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[personal profile] sync 2009-05-07 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
You guys are awesome ♥
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[personal profile] torina_archelda 2009-05-07 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
What exactly is a seed account and how much are they?
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[personal profile] honeyelle 2009-05-07 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
While we can create ONE custom style. If we delete that one, can we create another?
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[personal profile] sanders 2009-05-07 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
Re: Advanced Customizations, I'm really glad to see a viable option for us free users. The only reason I ever bought a paid LJ account was being able to customize my layout, and I was super excited to be able to do so from my free account here and then sad that the option literally was gone overnight. I'm one of the few who couldn't care less about having more icons and frills, I just want my journal to look the way I want it to, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
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[personal profile] kristalyn 2009-05-07 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
It's like a permanent account, which means it'll never expire and you'll always have all the privilages that a premium paid account has at that moment. They're $200.
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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] kristalyn 2009-05-07 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, you guys are fast! Excellent ♥
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[personal profile] tyger 2009-05-07 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
Dude. Awesome. :D
/utterly ineloquent.
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[personal profile] lluvia 2009-05-07 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
You guys ♥♥♥♥♥.
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[personal profile] adventurer 2009-05-07 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
While I never had a problem with that option being turned off, I must say that you're amazing for turning the option back on.
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[personal profile] torina_archelda 2009-05-07 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome, thank you! <3
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[personal profile] torina_archelda 2009-05-07 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] kriski 2009-05-07 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
thank you for re-scheduling the sale. that's a call which (once again) confirms my confidence in you guys.

i personally don't care for css, because they break my brain, but thank you anyway for listening to user concerns.
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[personal profile] mad_jaks 2009-05-07 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I think I love you. Thanks
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[personal profile] arobynsung 2009-05-07 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow!

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