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Permanent User support?

I don't know if this was taken into account when the latest version (1.4.6) implemented the little "paid account" button, since I am probably the only permanent account user other than the developer, but is there a way to disable this button? This release is better than ever, but that button bugs me, and it would be much smoother if it weren't displayed (assuming it doesn't display for Paid Users, I would hope). As I mentioned, not meaning to brag at all, I have a permanent account and I feel I have earned it, plus I can't afford a paid user account, so I'd appreciate a way to disable this. Also, I'm sorry if there are other posts on this, I didn't see any. Thanks in advance!

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elo_sf
Jan. 2nd, 2002 11:38 am (UTC)
actually as a paid user I find it annoying too
(1) it is unclear what it is for, it suddenly appeared in 1.4.6; no tool tip/explanation

(2) Not clear whether showing a green thumbs up means "I've paid" / "I'm ok" or that I'm supposed to do something.

(3) Purpose unclear too, I mean if the goal is to encourage more paid accounts, which I think is legit, a periodic dialog box, e.g. once/week would actually be less annoying than a counter intuitive user interface widget. Maybe just a menu option that is "Become a paid user..." and "Thanks for being a paid user" for paid users, etc.

Also, I'm having significant problems with the Blue dock dot sticking even after I quit LJ. (I downloaded the earlier version of 1.4.6 before you reuploaded). Also, I would really like to see a dock menu so I could just go "Friends / Recent" from the dock icon. Also, the cache doesn't seem to get invalidated like it does when you use the web to post something and then click on the "Here" link. So I frequently get stale pages with IE. (This last thing was still an issue in 1.4.5, but I assumed it was being worked on.)
confidential
Jan. 2nd, 2002 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: actually as a paid user I find it annoying too
popups are indeed a good way to loose users. The rest of your points are exactly what I was thinking, but if you put popups in, then people are just going to get annoyed and quit using the software/using livejournal, and then where would that put us in our plan for world domi- er... for being fun? ^_~
elo_sf
Jan. 2nd, 2002 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: actually as a paid user I find it annoying too
Perhaps then in the menu bar would make the most sense, just "Become a paid user..."
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elo_sf
Jan. 2nd, 2002 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: actually as a paid user I find it annoying too
Both are occuring. (1) After I quit, the dock icon stays with the dot and (2) if I relaunch in that state the icon doesn't go away.

Only thing that fixes is chosing Web>Friends
robrippin
Jan. 2nd, 2002 11:54 am (UTC)
I am a paid user and I still see the green thumbs up thinggy you are talking about. So I don't know what cryo was thinking it would help do when he put it in there.

And yes, I too think it would be a great idea to remove the thumbs up thinggy from the window for users who have paid accounts (and permanent accounts too...)
cryo
Jan. 2nd, 2002 03:33 pm (UTC)
This was originally a button in the about box that would say Paid User, and is a toggle for using the FastServer cookie to get to the paid servers. I originally wanted to drop it in the title bar as the default window icon, but that didn't work out.. so I dropped it, and left it pretty much where I dropped it. I'll just make it transparent and lose the icon since people are complaining and getting confused over it.
ibrad
Jan. 2nd, 2002 09:19 pm (UTC)
A menu item "Purchase a Paid Account..." leading to /paidaccounts/ would certainly be acceptable, but please, no buttons or icons sticking out all over the place. Worse yet, a dialog or anything like that, please don't listen to whoever said that heh ;)

I'm sure we'll all live, however you fix it though. Us Mac users can seem so particular at times. :) Thanks for listening.
nicoalesce
Jan. 27th, 2002 09:06 pm (UTC)
tsk tsk
"since I am probably the only permanent account user other than the developer"

I agree with your point, but you are a bit wrong about the rest of us. :]
ibrad
Jan. 27th, 2002 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah? How wonderful for *you*! You think you're SOOOO great just because you have a paid account. Like you're special or something. As if you deserve it. Well, big deal. Honey, I got two paid accounts. Who's the better one now?! :p

Seriously though, that's cool. So, how did you get your perm account? I won a style contest and also made a crappy smiley set!

P.S. I dig your style and site. P.S.S. And your glasses. P.S.S.S. And Le Tigre. :D
nicoalesce
Jan. 28th, 2002 02:13 pm (UTC)
Re: sooooo
Hehe. I donated a wad of cash to this wonderful association.

P.S. Thanks!!
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