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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

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 :)