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21st-Mar-2008 08:00 pm
LJ Abusive Spouse
It's after 8PM, 03.20.08 - The 'strike' is over!

ATTENTION LJ STRIKERS FROM THE PAST 24 HOURS:
I would really rather those of you who may feel somewhat defeated from this bust of a strike actually have the courage of your convictions. If you really want to see the changes you suggest put into practice, then you've got to work for it better than a quickly thrown together strike that lasts a mere few hours and accomplishes NOTHING. LJ stats are not considered on a daily basis - only weekly and monthly, therefore the past 24 hours were a bust.

I like people who are willing to make sacrifices for their beliefs and not compromise their standards. What I would like to see is all of you who feel so strongly about the issues you went on 'strike' for to actually be serious about it this time and toe that line. Go big. Go the distance. Be willing to make sacrifices for the things you believe are important, and make those sacrifices with a smile when the time comes - because you stand to lose nothing for doing that. If you've learned nothing from the Writer's Guild strike, learn that those people were prepared to go without their livelihoods for months on end to bring about the fairness they felt was deserved and earned. While a protest of policies on a blogging service that doesn't affect your livelihood is hardly on par with that, the principle should be the same if it means that much to you guys. Anything less from all of you who feel just as strongly about your position with LiveJournal/SUP's actions and/or policies as those writers did would quite frankly be a total waste of time.

I propose you organize another strike, in say a month's time when you've had more opportunity to organize, promote, and be effective in greater numbers this time, and maintain your strike for a full month. No content posted, no comments made, no logging in to the site for a full month. Give it a little time (reasonable) to be considered for the impact you have, and if your propositions are not met, then show how serious you are about these issues - delete your journals and find a more suitable blogging platform for your purposes. That way, a mass abandonment will show just how serious you are and how far you're willing to go. If the changes are made in time, you win - come back, reclaim your place on LJ and bask in the glory of victory. If not, you stood your ground and will have at the very least earned respect for it.
Comments 
22nd-Mar-2008 02:45 am (UTC)
I don't even know anything about this Livejournal strike thing but I've always been of the belief that doing anything political over the internet aside from spreading information and talking to like-minded people is basically the most retarded thing you can do.
22nd-Mar-2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Hear Hear! *applause*

I am in complete and enthusiastic agreement with you.

Your posts always seem to get me motivated and make me think, and I thank you for that.
23rd-Mar-2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
*more applause*

Do you know anything about what is considered the normal range of fluctuation in those daily stats?
24th-Mar-2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
LJ stats are not considered on a daily basis - only weekly and monthly, therefore the past 24 hours were a bust.

How do you know this? Most Internet-only businesses I know watch their stats hour to hour and day to day, and have staff assigned basically to do exactly that to optimize ad presentation.
24th-Mar-2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
I used to work for LJ in support and abuse.
24th-Mar-2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
I wonder if this hasn't changed in the new ads-uber-alles time.
24th-Mar-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
No - I still am in close touch with people who are still on-board. It's not likely it will change, either - unless the users do something as drastic as what I've suggested or equally strong to drive a point home.
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