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yet another post on your flist...

...on the new profile:
  • We will adapt.
  • It's the profile page, not the end of the world.
  • Still, 18+ pages of compaints aren't going to make it go away.
  • Both old and new versions had/have drawbacks. That's life lj for you.
  • At least the profile page is not a WIP of doom and its finally up.
  • Love it or hate it, life moves on.

Generally, I'm much happier with LJ admin/news/heads this year than in the past year or two. At least they're getting things done >_> Am sad the new userpic slots aren't available yet.

Personally I find the new profile more functional (stats, people vs comm filters, '(hidden)' etc.). Gives me an excuse to revamp the bio XD I just like it when sites do revamps (e.g. DeviantART)

ETA: grrliz has an AWESOME post about the new profile that's worth reading.

Son of ETA: If anyone wants a quick glimpse of what the initial beta looked like in July, here and here. You can tell it's definitely changed with time.

Grandchild of ETA: Dug up grrliz's userinfo revamp idea of 2006

People are upset because they gave feedback about how they disliked the profile page when it was in the beta stage and their feedback was ignored.

As for me I will live with it but I really don't like it.

Edited at 2008-11-07 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm quite sure the added '(hidden)' was 'cause of a question I asked XD

I think LJ had a creative design they were sticking to, so they probably didn't really considering major changes to the new version, just tweaking.

With the internet, I actually WANT change 'cause LJ feels so very behind compared to other blogging services >_>
With the internet, I actually WANT change 'cause LJ feels so very behind compared to other blogging services >_>

I still prefer LJ to sites like My Space and Facebook though. Change is important when ut improves things but I also think if it's not broke don't fix it.
I never thought of myspace and fb as blogging services tho XD My mind always mutters "social networking, ew" when I think of them but with lj its always "blogging+community, yay!"
For some reason I always thought of LJ as a combination between blog and social network, I think it takes the best of both. And obviously LJ is very fandom orientated. I never really ventured into the real blogging world (I just read a bunch of blogs).

But yeah My Space and Facebook are both ugh. I do have a facebook account because my RL friend got me to join but I am really not a fan.
I always wanting other blogs to incorporate communities and stuff but not to the point where it became about the networks instead of blogging. For me reading posts > active commenting 24/7

SAME HERE LOLOL - completely inactive on FB but myspace...never touched it *shudder*
I agree with that. I use Facebook, despite my complete distaste for the program, more to keep in touch with friends form high school I otherwise wouldn't. I don't understand how people can spend hours on it.

LJ is something different. It has actual content, and I've had some fascinating, worthwhile conversations where people I would have otherwise not met.
If not for RL peeps on FB, I wouldn't touch it. In any case I'm still not active really XD

It's commenting vs posting and readng blog posts - I like lurking and reading posts on the flists - commenting 24/7 = burnout.

Oh yea :)
- (Anonymous)
Was just discussing that actually since peeps were saying feedback was ignored while I was going, no, they read it, they just couldn't use all the suggestions especially when many contradict each other since we tend to use LJ so very differently.
- (Anonymous)
WORD - in situations like this, ANY change is going to aggravate people so management has taken it stride and gone ahead with the new profile - 'cause it does benefit the site (and lj's majority) in the long run.