Becky (beckyzoole) wrote,
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Anton Nosik, CBO of SUP, responds to the Content Strike

The Chief Blogging Officer of SUP, Anton Nosik, was recently interviewed by Izbrannoe, a Russian online newsmagazine. If you plug the link, http://www.izbrannoe.ru/30184.html, into Babelfish, you'll get a halfway decent automatic translation.

But you won't be happy about it.

What Nosik has to say in Russian is even more insulting and dismissive of the LJ community than what we've seen in English so far.

However, he does seem to say that he'd support allowing new Paid users to revert to Basic. That is, if you create a new Paid account you might eventually be able to change that to a free adfree journal. No word about Plus journal users, and it seems pretty clear that he doesn't want to offer Basic as an option to new users who have not paid first.

Here's a personal disclaimer or two. I happen to like Nosik. He has a background as a liberal journalist and an active blogger. He's been here as dolboeb since 2001. If anyone should "get" LJ, you'd think it would be him.

Also, much of the rabid anti-Nosik, anti-SUP sentiment in the Russian-speaking LJ community seems to be fueled by anti-Semitism. Nosik is Jewish, with dual Russian-Israeli citizenship.

I am Jewish myself. Some of the openly prejudiced rants by Russian-speaking LJ users both disgust and frighten me. I'm tempted to jump to Nosik's defense, if nothing more than to present a unified front against the Cossacks!

But, as they say, two Jews means three opinions.

Nosik and I definitely disagree on the importance of Basic users, on the intelligence of LJ users who do not care for ads, and on the motivation of the LJ Users who support the Content Strike.

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