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LJ Herald - Sponsored Content Change [Aug. 5th, 2007|07:15 pm]
Cheshyre
BTW, are you reading the_lj_herald? It posts regular digests with information compiled from news, lj_biz along with other announcements and updates. One-stop-summation for the latest info about LJ.

At any rate, I thought you paid & permanent users would appreciate being informed of this:
Sponsored 'content', which used to be assimilated to advertising, no longer is. Consequently, it is and will be shown to all users, including Paid and Permanent users. (Source)
Further explanations in the comments:
According to LiveJournal officials, "Sponsorship is different from ads. [...] Paid users may see sponsored mood themes, journal themes or other content if they're viewing the journal of a user who has chosen to use one of the sponsored features."
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If they choose to do so, users can use Diet Pepsi MAX sponsored styles and a Diet Pepsi MAX sponsored mood theme. LiveJournal used to say that "sponsored 'whatever' [were] ads". Now they seem to think that "sponsorship is different from ads". So, if a Paid or a Permanent user has a friend who has chosen to use the Diet Pepsi MAX mood theme, they will see Diet Pepsi MAX mood icons on their friends page or on this person's layout. If they go to the journal of a user who is using a Diet Pepsi MAX layout, they will see the Diet Pepsi MAX layout just like any other user would.
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Comments:
From: bikergeek
2007-08-05 11:26 pm (UTC)
"How many legs has a dog, if you call a tail a leg?"
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[User Picture]From: redaxe
2007-08-06 12:15 am (UTC)
Eh. If someone I know wants to use sponsored layouts, that's their issue. Since I primarily read via my friends page (and only go to someone's layout for commenting), I don't see it as a big deal.

The day 6A/LJ decides that as a Paid user I must see sponsored content on MY OWN layouts (including my Friends page), I will seriously consider jumping ship.
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[User Picture]From: cheshyre
2007-08-06 02:06 am (UTC)
Do you have your friends page set to convert other people's mood icons to your style?

If not, and if somebody chooses the Pepsi mood icons, then you'll be seeing them. [I'll confess, at first *I* thought they looked innocuous, but then somebody pointed out that it's a not a still pic, but an animated gif which shows the picture for 8 seconds and then a logo for 2 seconds.]
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[User Picture]From: redaxe
2007-08-06 02:36 am (UTC)
I don't. Still, it doesn't bother me any more than any other animated mood icons. I think it's a poor choice on the part of LJ/6A, but not a fatal one. It's when they require ME to serve ads (after I've paid them) that I go away.
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[User Picture]From: rubynye
2007-08-06 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh, ick.

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[User Picture]From: irishmasms
2007-08-07 04:27 am (UTC)
icky, just icky
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-20 04:52 am (UTC)
Need to keep testing my blog. Not working as I want it to yet. Thx for the theme. Maybe this will get mine to look better.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-03-21 03:57 am (UTC)
Awesome post. Really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
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From: flaviusirig
2012-02-16 03:36 am (UTC)
Прочитал, конечно, далеко от моей темы.
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