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SixApart buys LiveJournal (29 posts)

  1. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    News here - if it is not just a rumour:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/04/sixapart_buying_live.html

    This will give SixApart a strong user base - based on commercial and an opensource systems.

    -----

    Here are the changes for the poor LJ users:

    1. LJ will get a new and confusing price structure - depending how often you blog, why you blog and how many words you use.

    2. SixApart will hardly communicate with it’s paying customers, unless Mena blogs about it or Anil spreads the word via comments in his fav top ten blogs he reads.

    3. You no longer can save your entries directly, but you have to ‘rebuild’ your LJ for every post and comment.

    4. Your LJ interface will become much cooler with an options page that takes forever to scroll thru - BUT your default styles will get much uglier.

    5. SixApart will introduce a special massive multi SPAM-API to allow texan casinos and Cialis vendors to automatically comment every post you make.

    6. Every LJ user will be forced to create an additional TypeKey account to final get this product rolling for SixApart.

    7. Your pages will be served dynamically - if you can figure out in which weird way SixApart uses php and .htaccess to generate pages with SMARTY lurking in the background as well.

    8. All products and services from SixApart will be renamed to MoveTypeKeyLiveApartPad.

    ---

    ;-)

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Briefly stepping aside the comedy--if this rumor is true, it's pretty big news.

  3. hisyam
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    greedy people =/

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    LMAO

  5. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there any reason why you chose to post your anti-MT invective here rather than your own blog? Apart from the probability that you'd get more readers here? It doesn't seem to me to have anything to do with WordPress support. Matt himself has always emphasised that MT is not the Enemy.

    Please, keep this kind of thing to your own site in future and don't involve wordpress.org in your vendettas.

  6. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Anonymous

    I not commenting on the enemy - I am commenting on a big event on the blogging market.

    ;-)

    But I can see that this is no place for some smiles.

  7. misslynx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is true - it was just announced officially on Livejournal: http://www.livejournal.com/users/news/82926.html

    They claim there aren't going to be any major changes, that LJ is not going to start using MT's software, etc.... Personally, I'm a bit skeptical.

    I've been keeping a journal on Livejournal for the past three years or so, but just recently installed WordPress on both my business and personal web sites, mainly to be able to post about site updated, relevant news, etc. rather than to replace my personal journal. But now I'm wondering...

    The features page says WordPress can import from MT, Greymatter, and a few others - can it also import from LJ?

  8. Anonymous, what is it with you people?!

    Orangeguru, thanks for the news update and comic relief.

  9. rhealz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anonymous- This is big news in the blog world and fits perfectly under the category of "Miscellaneous".

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    For those asking about LJ import for WordPress:

    http://wiki.wordpress.org/LiveJournalImport

  11. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I thought it was pretty childish, especially when Matt's done his best to maintain good relations with Six Apart. Speaking for myself, I think WordPress holds its own and doesn't have to put down other tools to gain more users. Many of you obviously feel differently.

    I'm also a bit surprised at this new fashion for crossposting between blogs and forum threads, but far be it from me to deprive you of your hits ;)

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anon - this is not Matt, it is users. And there has been - and always will be - a rivalry between users of each blogging tool, with each proclaiming theirs to be the more superior.
    I believe it included humour too - just as many sites I read also dig at 6A, LJ, GM etc etc ....

    And the cross-post ? Nope, just a link to the source.

  13. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not the link, no. If you actually click on orangeguru's username and go to his blog you will find his little list repeated there word for word.

    If that's not crossposting I'd like to know what is.

  14. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I looked at the link, that's all.

    And in the great scheme of things, it's not a biggie is it ? :)

  15. tparlin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anonymous,

    Do you own stock in Six Apart or something? Why all the self-righteousness? Calm yourself.

  16. joan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, really, tparlin, just think about it. The very nerve of some people. Drawing undue attention to words they have written. Here in a blogging forum no less.

    ;-)

  17. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Woah, calm down there. I suppose you think the only reason anyone would defend Six Apart is if they were a stock holder.

    MT is no threat to the growth of WordPress, so why has this thing got you all running scared? Why do you have to run something else down to make yourselves look better? Where's your faith in WP?

  18. tparlin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not the one attacking people for the threads they start.

  19. tparlin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    AND

    I could give two s**ts from a rats a** about MT or who they purchase or how big they get. I only chimed in because I don't like to see people getting attacked for their opinion. I'm not "running scared" from anything. I just get annoyed when I see people being self-righteous, especially when they are (eh hem) anonymous.

  20. Well said, tparlin. Probably the worst part about this anonymous user is that he never contributes anything of use to these forums. Instead, he seems to scour these forums daily, hunting for someone to attack or insult. Sure, Mr. Anonymous, maybe you do contribute. But, since you refuse to register, we'll never know that.

  21. JaredR
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    of all the stuff i've read on this topic, i have to say this is one was the most entertaining. i'm really glad i got the LJ monkey off my back and found WP. Being a relatively new user here i can't even imagine using anything else BUT WP now.

  22. error
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I can't imagine using LJ, and I'd love suggestions for weaning a few of my friends off it. They are by no means capable of hosting their own sites, though. :(

  23. carthik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Point them to blogsome.com or send them over to me ;)

  24. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Probably the worst thing about this macmanx user is that he makes unfounded and irrelevant personal attacks on individuals. I have of course registered, that's why it says 'Member' underneath my username, and why I am able to post :) If you took the trouble to click on that you'd see that I don't 'scour the forums looking for someone to attack or insult' - in fact you won't find any other examples of me criticising other users. It's unfortunate the same can't be said for you.

    All I did here was question the appropriateness of crossposting anti-MT posts from a personal blog to the official WordPress support forum. I'm not quite sure why that seems to have offended so many people, but obviously MT is a very touchy subject so I will be careful never to mention it in the future :)

  25. MT is not a touchy subject. If you look carefully at your first post, and the posts that followed, we're having fun laughing about this. You're the once telling us to be careful and that it doesn't belong here. Nor am I ever the first one to launch into personal attacks. Give it a rest. I'm not going anywhere, and the only individuals I ever "attack" are holier-than-thou anonymous users who immediately start telling other users what they should and shouldn't do, and never really manage to say anything like "thanks for the info", or "that was funny, thanks". Do you understand? Or, I suppose you never really know what it feels like to have your plane shot at before it even leaves the ground.

  26. orangeguru
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What a weird thread.

    So I cross posted one thing about MT & LJ here and on my blog. But this is a BIG event in the blogosphere. So Mr. or Ms. Ano? So it's a bit satirical? Don't like my humor? I am heartbroken.

    And MT ain't a touchy subject - at least for me. I still think it's a great product. I blogged happily two years with it, still have many friends and some clients using it. Great! I even paid for my copy of 2.x ...

    I also was an early adopter of LJ and payed for my account as well.

    So I know both worlds.

    I don't see any flamming or MT bashing here - just some friendly laughs based on experience - and that's why some people smiled as well ...

    EOD

  27. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://photomatt.net/2005/01/04/six-apart-and-live-journal/#comment-11114

    :)

    orangeguru: what you say on your own blog about MT is entirely up to you, I just didn't think the official wordpress site was the right place for it. Maybe you could call off the dogs now?

  28. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The urge to delete this thread is growing.
    Leave it please ?

    (And don't post to agree or disagree, just move that mouse and click another link).

  29. max
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just noticed that one can no long post anonymously. Maybe some others didn't realize this either. We have been use to random people posting and their name appears as 'Anonymous'. So please accept our apologies if we have mistaken you someone at random.

    Oh, and thanks Orangeguru. I thought it was funny and it brightened my day.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled bashing of M$ for trying to conquer the world.

    ;->

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