What about those Permanent Accounts?
My personal opinion is that LJ needs to either post in their TOS "anything you post can be used against you" and save the constant updating. (which financially, they realize, wouldn't be a good idea for them) or they need to update the TOS *EVERYTIME* they make a change to it in order to appeal to the Permanent Account buyers who are uncertain of their unreliability. I also think that the way that they are masking their goof-up with 'donation to charities' is rather telling. Putting them in the martyr's chair. I don't shell out a whole lot of money to LJ anymore due to Perm-account status -however- I'm also going to stop buying a paid account for a friend a year as a christmas present. Do I seriously want to invest my money in something that has proven itself to be unreliable? Not really.
I'm of the firm believer that paying customers are paying customers and should not be subjected to 'witch hunts' or inconsistancies with service. I also still believe that LJ should offer something to it's users as as comp for the way that it handled STRIKETHROUGH. Is it going to happen? I don't think so, LJ is too intent on falling all over it's asses to get their Permanent Account Revenue so that it can go "ahahaha we don't need you members of the fandom community!"
And on an aside, this is possibly my favorite Umeda icon (with text on it).. and I'm pondering writing something Ashura-ou/Taishakuten. Hearing this song over again has inspired the fanfiction bug me me. OH NOES! (or I could just pick up 1sentance for them.. which would be easy and alot of fun)