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Anyone who calls "not posting today" a "strike" can go fuck themselves.

There's a serious distinction between not attending work as part of industrial action to effect real change from an abusive employer, and boycotting a web service for one day because they do something you don't like. If you honestly equate the two, then fuck off somewhere else—you'll increase the average intelligence of LJ with your passing.

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mythicfox
Mar. 21st, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Personally, I ran out of excuses to be legitimately pissed at LiveJournal back when I initially got my Paid account solely to get more account invites for friends about a week before they started allowing free accounts without invites.
dgg
Mar. 21st, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about this and I agree with you. Some consumer advocate group tried to pull a similar stunt here with gas companies by trying to convince motorists to not fill up on gas date X. I don't see how that proves anything. So gas companies don't make sales for one day...big freaking deal...I suggested that in order to make an impact, no one should fill gas for a month, or better yet, a whole year...

If LJ users want to have more of an impact, they are going to have to think of something a little larger.
joexnz
Mar. 21st, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
i need to get you tickets, i'm in the pub tonight 6-8 tonight if you want to swing past and pick them up. Other wise ask for me when you get to the front desk
digitalraven
Mar. 21st, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Will ask at the front desk. Am chained to keyboard. Too much work by far.
spacelem
Mar. 21st, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
So you're saying we shouldn't post today, not even once?

Does commenting count? - I'm really lazy.
digitalraven
Mar. 21st, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
If you want to not post today as part of the boycott, you shouldn't post ever again.

And commenting's logically right out as well.
annajaneclare
Mar. 21st, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.
triplee
Mar. 21st, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Seriously, thank you.

I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought this was as ridiculous as those one day gas boycotts.

I do believe I'll go post, just because I can.

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digitalraven
Mar. 21st, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
No, you're wrong. SUP is a private company providing a service. The fee for this service is either seeing adverts or a small monetary contribution. So boycott, until someone starts drawing a salary from SUP for working on LJ, or there's a contract of employment involved.

* Strikes aren't one-day-only affairs that the bosses know about beforehand.

* It's impossible to strike when the bosses can replace you with no training or additional costs.

* SUP didn't change anything because of the threat of boycott. Though I'm not surprised that the brain-damaged cretins who think not writing paedophilic fiction involving Harry Potter being raped by a chainsaw-cocked whoeverthefuck the children like these days believe that their pointless whinging had an effect, they're deluding nobody but themselves.

Plus, good to know that you think that striking workers who are protesting injustices in the workplace are just about equal to screaming fucking children on an internet site crying about looking at some ads because they're so fucking retarded they can't use an adblocker. I'm surprised you fell for that kind of Thatcherite wank.
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baronsamedi
Mar. 22nd, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
"SUP didn't change anything because of the threat of boycott. Though I'm not surprised that the brain-damaged cretins who think not writing paedophilic fiction involving Harry Potter being raped by a chainsaw-cocked whoeverthefuck the children like these days believe that their pointless whinging had an effect, they're deluding nobody but themselves."

heh. going to have to remember that one.

/not boycotting either.
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