*end drama mode*
I'm sure most folks out there have at least noticed the latest changes LJ has implemented to the accounts. While I haven't said anything about it yet, I have been following much of the insanity that's gone with the changes. There are a couple of things that have since arisen though that has caught my attention even more than the 'let's try to slip a change by them, insult them, but definitely not apologise to them' bit. (No, I don't view SUP's attitude very favourably.) Namely, the adult content cut doesn't resolve to the page if you're not logged in (it used to be you had to hit the consent button and it would then give you the content, but it constantly loops to the consent page instead) and the "censored" interests page. I don't normally look at the interests page, but I don't like the idea of having it censored. There's some signs that the censorship might've been from earlier on; I won't say I'm the most observant person out there.
Since this account is a permanent account, I doubt I'd completely abandon LJ, not to mention I have too many ties and friends here, but I'm also definitely not wanting to financially support SUP any further. yumenokage will not be renewed when the account comes up in June and I don't plan on returning to paid status unless LJ makes some serious improvements in their attitude towards customer service. Business is business, yes, but I didn't think being insulted was supposed to be a customer privilege. *shrug*
In any case, just in case things go seriously horrible, I was wondering what other options are out there for my lesser private accounts. I've picked up an IJ account just in case, but it's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing site out there, and it doesn't strike me as having the same community feel as LJ does. I have debated running a blog on a personal site and leaving it at that, but I'm also a bit curious about the other sites out there. I am on Ravelry, but haven't taken much of a look around yet. Also, my account name is under my real name. (Not to mention Ravelry is quite specific. ^^ ) As popular as Facebook seems to be here, I haven't tried it nor have I tried... Myspace(?). So, I was wondering if folks could give me a brief rundown on the pros / cons on the other sites and blogging sites. Any info folks can share would be most appreciated! ^o^
And lastly, there is a one day content strike planned for LJ for folks to (silently) 'voice' their protest over recent changes to basic accounts. Personally, I don't have an issue with the actual change, I have an issue with how it was done and SUP's reaction to users' reaction to the change.