Martin Atkins (mart) wrote in lj_biz,
Martin Atkins

Cooling off on Slashdot

Firstly, I want to state that it's great that LiveJournal is getting publicity in a variety of places, and mad props go to those who have helped make it happen. However...

Lots of people on slashdot are saying that LiveJournal is like some kind of religious cult, and I can see where they are coming from. Sure, a little gentle promotion doesn't hurt, but every story on slashdot that's even remotely related always gets a little "LiveJournal/Go-away-LiveJournal" flamewar attached to it. I think it's time to focus promotion efforts elsewhere, as it seems that LiveJournal is desparate, or unfocused, or something. I think in the long run, this is going to reflect badly. Can we cool off on the shameless slashdot promotion, please? The quality of discussion over there is bad enough these days without LiveJournal flamewars coming up every other week... and these flamewars also serve to promote competitors, as people post "No, Greymatter is better" and such things.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way, and I don't want to start a flamewar here... I'm just expressing something which I think a lot of people are thinking both on and off LiveJournal.


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