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There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
Currently we are nearing our annual LLC renewal fee ($650) as well throwing the funds required for these other changes and aspects. If you would like to support Æ consider purchasing a copy of The Hustler's Bible or securing some Merch. Donating is also appreciated however I would rather give something back as per the two options above.
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Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021!
LiveJournal Caste System
Nearly all of LiveJournal's functionality is available free of charge. Fortunately for Bradfitz, Six Apart and freeloaders who don't like pop-ups, sexual deviants are willing to pay. A smaller number of nerds (who may or may not also be sexual deviants) enjoy the extra features available to paid accounts. "Fill up my paid account" is a common wishlist item of whores.
- Those who have been here the longest are better than you.
- Those who pay for LiveJournal are better than you.
This simple system is guaranteed to piss off just about everybody.
The Different Levels of the Caste
The LiveJournal Caste can be separated into four groups.
Consider the Early adopter as the elders of the LiveJournal community. They were likely in the ass of Brad Fitzpatrick long before he became rich and beautiful, and have definitely been around for longer than 5 years, which means they know how LiveJournal works and you should just shut your piehole and listen, dang nabbit.
While they regard themselves as trend-setters, in reality they are serious losers (think of all the people that rush to register all their names on the fad-sites like Friendster, MySpace, Thefacebook etc.). Early adopters are sort of like freeloaders, except that they get diplomatic immunity from attacks on LJ's server leeches. They get many, but not all, of the paid account features, but don't need them anyways, because they know how LJ was in the good old days.
Permanent Account Users
Permanent account users are the envy of LiveJournalers everywhere. To have a permanent account means that you're either rich and beautiful or insanely e-popular enough to have people spend at least $100 or more on your free service.
There was, however, one interesting wrinkle. Much like royalty, the permanent account owners were around. Whenever LiveJournal needed a new server or was low on money, Brad Fitzpatrick would sell a handful of permanent accounts for $100, which would negate the need for users to renew their accounts every year. This, of course, would create a feeding frenzy every time permanent accounts were released, and predictably inundate every news post with "OMG I want a permanent account!"
These are the elites, and they're better than paid users because they came through when LiveJournal needed them the most. They're also the least likely to delete their LiveJournal because it's become an investment for them. Or because they're ashamed they were effectively whored up for money by an internet fad.
The Permanent Account Fire Sale
This, of course, made every user's friends page explode with people begging for permanent accounts. A smart user would have said pictures plz, and then failed to follow through, but many people were simply looking for an LJ fairy. Some enterprising users even made requests for the balance of paid time.
Either way, if you were to check LiveJournal the following day, you'd see many emo tears shed by those who couldn't afford permanent accounts, didn't present enough boob shots, or weren't e-popular enough for someone to give them a permanent account.
Paid Account Users
Those who have a paid account have paid money for the privilege to have more userpics and shit on those who haven't paid any money. There's nothing very special about paid users, except that they single-handedly subsidize the LiveJournal system for all the freeloaders.
LiveJournal statistics indicate that less than 2% of LiveJournal users end up paying for the service. However, if you spoke to a paid user, they would have you believe that everyone pays for their LiveJournal except for the people who whine the most about the service.
Either way, paid users are normally the ones that are in most of the LJ action. They are higher up than the free users, but are not loserly enough to purchase permanent accounts. If LJ was IRL, these people would live in Bethesda.
Free Account Users
The welfare families of LiveJournal, these people get the bare minimum in terms of features, the scraps from the table, etc. They're the free users, and everyone who isn't one hates them.
Free account users constitute the vast majority of LiveJournal accounts. Since approximately over 9000 of them are troll accounts of Brainlesswonder's, the numbers are skewed a little bit, but, needless to say, they're still the largest group of users.
Free account users are the most likely to whine about the service, and usually the type who will get the response of "Why don't you pay for your journal" by the elites.
From December 2005, these welfare families have been given the ability to have twice as many userpics than they used to. It sounded impressive, but when you realize that they only had the capability to store 3 pictures in the first place, it's a crap deal.
Some poor retards are so pitiful that they require sponsorship from charitable organizations such as porn sites and oil companies. On the genitals of sponsored accounts, parasitic ads piggyback into LiveJournal, where they immediately infect Free Account Users: the vast majority of LiveJournal users. There the parasites will continue to multiply until they become a LiveJournal pandemic. The prognosis for the entire population of LiveJournal is appalling.
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