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DeadJournal users vs. LiveJournal users [Apr. 1st, 2004|09:23 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
So Dina and I are sitting here reading through all the hate mail from the April Fools pranks on LiveJournal and DeadJournal. (Frank and I setup deadjournal-merge@livejournal.com to add some legitimacy to his prank...)

So as we're reading through them Dina goes,

"Doesn't it seem like all the DeadJournal users are much nicer than your users?

And it's true. Ironic, given that they're supposed to be all goth and pissed off.

[User Picture]From: alachicky
2004-04-01 09:24 am (UTC)
Hey it is all in fun and sounds like some need to get their panties out of a wad!
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[User Picture]From: darksoul
2004-04-01 09:25 am (UTC)
They fear being crushed by your Iron Fist Of Doom.
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[User Picture]From: deveiant
2004-04-01 09:26 am (UTC)
I noticed that too. The comments on their news post is almost serene in comparison.
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[User Picture]From: angel_thane
2004-04-01 09:28 am (UTC)
Well I thought it was a good joke, for what its worth.
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[User Picture]From: theinnocence
2004-04-01 09:41 am (UTC)
hey! i'm not a goth!
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2004-04-01 10:00 am (UTC)
I know, I expected some really good hate mail.. The day is still young.. :) All of the angsty people are just now starting to wake up. heh
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[User Picture]From: theinnocence
2004-04-01 04:02 pm (UTC)
hey! i'm angsty!
just not goth.

hey frank ;)
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[User Picture]From: ijon
2004-04-01 10:12 am (UTC)

LJ users are simply a wider slice of mankind. And Sturgeon's Law applies to mankind.
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[User Picture]From: 00goddess
2004-04-01 01:11 pm (UTC)
I agree- there are just more LJ users than DJ.
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[User Picture]From: goldfischegirl
2004-04-01 11:05 am (UTC)
brad are you on aim?
i need to talk to yoU!)(*&!)(*&
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-04-01 11:08 am (UTC)
Didn't I reply last time and say email me? I hate AIM. I try to use it as little as possible.
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[User Picture]From: hawk
2004-04-01 11:00 pm (UTC)
Preach on.
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From: melusina_shadow
2004-04-01 11:52 am (UTC)
I thought it was funny for what it's worth. I have people on my friends list who are very pissed because of personal experiences or whatnot and say that livejournal needs to act more business like-like msn, or yahoo, or whatever.

Please don't ever act like microsoft....

I think people shouldn't be so worried about serial adders or a couple words on a friends page, but I kind of think that the getting bought....or pregnant type LJ april fools jokes are funnier for everyone.

In any case, I love livejournal and will continue to use it. I don't think that an april fools joke or such is a reason to not have a paid account.
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From: jimmy10
2004-04-01 12:42 pm (UTC)
I thought it was funny.....checked out Serial_Ladder and knew it was a joke. If that actually happened, within minutes some action would of been taken.

LJ is a series of social forums that support and relate, sometimes stalk, but often times are stalked if you don't use the "Friends" position when posting. We do need more auto "radio button" control of the info page as to what is displayed.
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[User Picture]From: kaorischild
2004-04-01 03:05 pm (UTC)
Huh. Cool. I'm kind of surprised you would have a livejournal, honestly. You know, in that way that you secretly wonder if Bill Gates uses a Mac? This is the first i've heard of your journal, from the April Fools' stuff. Just wanted to say, I thought it was funny.
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[User Picture]From: greg
2004-04-01 03:54 pm (UTC)
When it's a smaller and more closed off group (like DJ), your chances of having assholes is a bit lower.

But, I agree with Dina, there are so many people on LJ who can't take a joke or can't be bothered with clicking that delete mail key.
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From: cookiecache
2004-04-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
It has something to do with no one using deadjournal because it sucks.
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[User Picture]From: magnakai
2004-04-01 05:29 pm (UTC)
Screw you! I'm the nicest goddamn guy in the whole fricking world, you dork!

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From: healoneismyrock
2004-04-01 05:40 pm (UTC)
I found it a bit funny, after I got over the "creepy" aspect :-P

It was actually really amusing to think that I was stalking my best friend and he was stalking me! LOL, and that all these sweet people on my friends of list were stalking me! Actually, that's a joke I make with on-line friends when I want to ask them for their mailing address. They tend to trust me pretty quickly, however, some of them make a joke before they give me their address that they won't give it 'cause I'm a stalker. LOL. You know you're going to get along with someone fairly well if you can pull a joke on them and they won't get mad or they feel comfortable pulling a joke on you. ;-)

Another friend:

"hehe. it'd be useful to be able to read the journal of who's stalking you."

Anyways, I do kind of understand some people's point about being hurt because they were the victim of stalkers or whatever. For next year, maybe you want to choose something that wouldn't get so many people so incredibly offended.
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From: jgoreham
2004-04-01 08:18 pm (UTC)

Re: April Fool's Day Joke

I thought it was pretty spectacular :) Good jeorb!!!

But more specifically, stalking/stalked by... so, I changed my language stuff to French (in a vain effort to regain it, I thought "Hey, I'll LJ in French!" Yeah, that's gone well and kept me from loosing a language...), and hadn't noticed anything had changed. I still saw "Amis" and "Ami(e) de". Any reason why you didn't do a language-wide change? Because it would've been great to see my scrambling for my French/English dictionary to figure out what the frig my profile said ;)
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[User Picture]From: athena007
2004-04-01 08:25 pm (UTC)
Anyone who couldn't take today's joke is pathetic. Don't waist your time on them.

[you should probably keep this screened or I might get some hate mail ;) :p]
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From: lizzyrd
2004-04-01 08:53 pm (UTC)
I be a loyal DJer. We're not all goth and pissed off! Just most of us. ;P

Reading hate mail is fun. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: xxrosencrantzxx
2004-04-01 09:56 pm (UTC)
The LJers are all just pissed they didn't get it right away. The DJers are all angsty and suspicious of everyone, so it occured to them first.
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