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22 November 2008 @ 11:54 am
sorry - did i miss something?

is there no longer such a thing as a free - adless account? when did THAT HAPPEN????
Liza: WTFlizamanynames on November 21st, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Uh, as of a couple months ago.
ellymelly: bastardsellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
talkofcaketalkofcake on November 21st, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there was this huge deal a few months ago where people rose up and tried to protest and LJ members even did a strike--where no one posted for an entire day in protest of LJ doing this. *headdesk* So WHAT if your LJ has a couple of ads, you get more userpics, voice posts, a bigger scrapbook, and all for FREE.

People pissed me off, so a few of us posted all that we could that day LOLOL.
ellymelly: presidential necklineellymelly on November 21st, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
it's only annoying me now because i set up this account for my nephew tagg3r.livejournal.com and the ad placement leaves a lot to be desired.... lol looks like i'll have to pay for the account as well!!!!!!!!! gah.
katie_9918: stargazingkatie_9918 on November 21st, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I actually never noticed whether it was something I lost or not.

I'm not the most observant person on planet Earth.
ellymelly: blameellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
LOL! apparently neither am I - although I have a paid account so i wouldn't have noticed anyway I guess! :D
Mangy Mathanmangy_mathan on November 22nd, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Firefox + Adblock = Ads? What ads?
ellymelly: for squeeellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Maggie: §sioux: simplicityballion on November 22nd, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
It happened when they sold themsleves to the commercial devil...
ellymelly: blameellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
oh - now i see. *grabs pitchfork* what? too primitive? *goes in search of energy weapons*
Lemon: Sally greylemon_tree_x on November 22nd, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
Since I'm using Firefox with its lovely extensions, commercials (like these damned annoying flash movies) and adds belong to the past.

But I was really pissed when LJ decided to "change the available accounts to the better". Ha! You still can have a basic account, even they are plus ones from the beginning, you can downgrade them to basic ones. But, and there is a BIG but, if you're not logged into LJ, you will still see adds! That sucks :(. It was clever from LJ though, because only of that reason I payed for my community, to get rid of these awful adds.

Well, it's also nice to have the opportunity to play with layers and such things, nevertheless the adds are the most bothersome thing ever.
ellymelly: aliean lab ratellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
how do you downgrade to a basic account? (not for me, for my nephew). he's got a plus account and i looked but couldn't find out how to downgrade - you used to be able! :D
Lemon: Dr. Dixonlemon_tree_x on November 22nd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
You have a new layout! *lol* for your header ;)

The downgrade, yes that frakkers made it more difficult with hiding that function somehow.

Go to the profile page, click on "Account" right besides the user name, then look down under "Settings"; "Account"; "Change Account Level". There you will find the option to downgrade.
ellymelly: crackship evolutionellymelly on November 23rd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
i'm not finished with the layout lol i just got too tired to continue last night. indeed, i may just flip back to my old one. i'm not sure yet! i'm so bad with 'change'

excellent, thank you for the directions. i'll do it for him now so that he doesn't have to have this 'plus' account business! lol
Lemon: Entouragelemon_tree_x on November 23rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
I also changed my layout recently, it's fun but then also strange. I'm like you, I get used to things fast, and even after some time I'm not satisfied with it anymore, I'm hesitant to change things ;).

excellent, thank you for the directions.

I'm glad that I could help you :)
ellymelly: blameellymelly on November 23rd, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
i'm still changing it. different image - still nubbins :D
Purpleyin/Hans: ridemissyvortexdv on November 22nd, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
I thought they'd removed them but then sort of reinstated basic accounts but that all comms etc have ads when you're not logged in or something...
ellymelly: plots many evil and undisclosed thingsellymelly on November 22nd, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
i can't believe that a comm i PAID for to NEVER HAVE ADS now has ads when i'm not logged in. GUH it makes me MAD
Lemon: Razor_01lemon_tree_x on November 22nd, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
No wait, as far as I know there are no ads when an account is paid. Only when you've a basic account (which has limited functions) but used to be ad-free, has ads when you're look at them but be not logged in as LJ-user. When someone is logged in, they are ad-free too.

Oh and when you're logged in with a paid account, you'll never see ads, even when you look at a plus account.

Complicated and annoying, I know :/