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November 9th, 2007

I made a post in poor_skillsabout finding prego tests at the 99 cent store, and that I use them semi-regularly because I have an irregular period.  I've gone up to 7 months without it, so I like to be sure. 

I was amazed at some of the responses.  :-D

Edit:  I guess someone posted this last night, when it was friend locked.  It is not now. 

Edit2:  The mod in poor_skills asked me to re-lock it, so I did, which is just as well because my inbox was getting more comments than I have time to read.  Sorry guys.  
I had no idea that post would get so much feedback, especially without pro-lifers calling anyone babykillers.  =P

I have a better business model!

So now with LJ allowing Paid members to edit comments, naturally non paying members have to complain about losing something they were not able to do in the first place.

amiga_rippermod feels SixApart should be "ASHEMED" at what they're doing because "the BEST things are always useful and eaten by the money".

nomnomnom. don't you hate it when the really good things cost money? personally, the good things should be free and the shit should cost you extra!

girlboymusic feels uneasy because now "the more money you chip in, the better you are able to communicate." spreadsothin declares "paid users have more efficient verbal communication: that's unfair."

of course, paid users are also on faster servers when logged in, so they were always more efficient. BUT WHATEVER.

reine is declaring a witchhunt and showing off an eCommerce degree by stating how "More people would BUY a paid account if they didn't think you were just a bunch of money-mongering people. Nobody likes to pay people that only have the rich's interests in mind" and is under the impression that each time a non paid user shows up, they make "Couples bucks a site hit, or something."


Looks like someone deleted their dumb. NO HIDING NOW.

Livejournal, it isn't fair that only paid users can edit comments! What, do you think only THEY deserve the right to not have to delete and re-type their comments if they mess up, just because they pay your salary?

Let me clue you in on something. More people would BUY a paid account if they didn't think you were just a bunch of money-mongering people. Nobody likes to pay people that only have the rich's interests in mind.

How about a little love for the rest of us, hm? After all I'm sure you get paid for having us around too. Couples bucks a site hit, or something.

Okay, that does it. I wasn't going to come back, but you people are pissing me the hell off. It's called FEEDBACK. It's my OPINION. It's not up for DEBATE, mmkay? Maybe you guys should get a LIFE instead of going out of your way to call people out about something stupid in an update thread. I never said you had to AGREE with me. I say again: O-P-I-N-I-O-N.

And for your information, I'm annoyed because editing is a very BASIC feature. The way I see it, if they're going to make certain features paid-only, they should make it the ones that are overly miraculous, like...I dunno, adding music to the blog or something? You know, stuff you SHOULD have to pay for?


I know when I buy a product, my first thought is "wait, are they selling this to make money?" and if they are I just refuse to buy it. I DON'T SUPPORT CORPORATE MACHINATIONS. And I'd love to meet the ad broker who is has ever been able to sell web ads at $1000 CPM (a dollar an impression, aka if a thread here hits 1000 comments, then you know at least 1000 hits were made, which earned LJ $1000, which is fucking insane to think happens), let alone a "couple bucks."

wolfsilveroak feels this is "rather elitist", and xvirginxsuicide jumps in with "Basic accounts have just as much right to edit their comments as paid accounts."

They're being treated like second class citizens! The unwashed poor! They deserve things, for free! The ability to edit a comment is practically MANIFEST DESTINY, if not an inalienable right!

Another winner is daydee, who feels that paid accounts disenfranchise her since she "don't have the money, unemployed because of disability, just want to edit the dumb sometimes!"

Shockingly enough, there are no major complaints about TOS rules and fascism and harry potter slash fic griffin rape silencing, but ladylynx still feels that giving away rename tokens along with releasing this feature is a "smokescreen" to cover up the lies and distract the terrified masses.

I suck and failed. Sorry.

miaoudeminou posts to bad_service about some suck with a bank.

This is not stupid.

The stupid? The first paragraph.

"Apparently my parents thought it was important to get me a car a.s.a.p. I really didn't have a choice in the matter and so we bought a 2007 Saturn Ion. Now I'm making $300 car payments per month"

That's right folks. Her parents held a gun to her almost 21-year-old head, dragged her to a dealership and forced her to buy a new car and sign up for a loan with a payment of $300 a month.

I understand having sometimes crazy and overbearing parents, being a fellow adult college kid who still llives at home and has a mother who gets into moods like that, but I'm sorry, agreeing to something that you didn't want and that costs you $300 a month because 'mommy and daddy say I have to'? WTF?

Making breakfast for your friends visiting from out of state because mom says you 'have to' (ok, it was my boyfriend she made do that, but whatever) is one thing. Buying a brand new car because mom says you 'have to' is a whole 'nother story all together, and shows that your parents aren't the only ones who have issues.

[ETA]Link added. Sorry for leaving it out the first time. Damn you guys are quick.

[ETA #2]And it seems I have failed? Eh, I still think it's stupid, but since the masses do not agree, I will accept my mockery and fail macros and try harder next time. And once again, damn you guys are quick.

[ETA #3, why yes I am avoiding doing school work at the moment]
She does mention later on that she can't afford the payment here, which is pretty much why I thought it was stupid, to agree to a payment you knew you couldn't afford because your parents 'forced you' to. I dunno.

Looking back now even I agree it isn't as stupid as I first thought it was. Damnit. Sorry guys.

[ETA #4, this is the last one, I swear]
I missed this at first and a few people have pointed it out as being amusing - random comment in which the commenter was shocked and surprised that when their car was reposessed it was done in the middle of the night. Quote vayacondia, "WTF does she think they do, call you and ask if you'll bring your car back since you won't pay for it?"

So at least there was something kinda stupid in there after all?
Over in thequestionclub, yahvah has a question about why Arnold Schwartzenegger cannot become the president of the U.S., because the Constitution totally says he could.

As long as he was, you know, given his U.S. citizenship prior to when the Constitution went into effect.
First stupid, so feel free to rape me anally with a cactus if it's insufficient.

So, over yonder in wtf_inc (yeah, yeah, I know, but still...) tetrabinary posts a video of pterodactyl pr0n that's older than...well, pterodactyls really. This is not the stupid. Tet includes a warning that if it's old he'll take his flaming like a man. This too is not the stupid.

Enter anaisdjuna, who immediately leaps to the defensive and calls Tet's sexist ass out, and predictably goes on the feminist warpath.

A minor stupid perhaps, but made my eyes switch sockets nevertheless.

EDIT: Oh noes! Bahleeted! *le sigh* Cappies anyone?

oh, honey!!

Over in veganpeople, ryansmithxvx compares stealing honey from bees to slavery. Not to mention, thinking that one can hold bees hostage (perhaps with small, bee-sized guns?) as well as being irritated we don't pay bees (should we make pollen donations when we take honey??)...their justification?? "all analogies are imperfect"

*edit* I did not notice if this post was locked or not. I assumed it wasn't because it showed up in my rss feeder.

FTW: freakshownia, who agrees that indeed, stealing honey from bees is slavery, comments here despite not being a member.


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