We (myself, idigital, and 22dip) have been wondering just as much as you have about what is taking so damn long for the changes/updates to finally take place.
So we did some checking...
And then we did a little more checking...
And it turns out that the module wandered off and got lost somewhere along the way. In simpler terms, the release blew out of the system and didnt get where it needs to be to update the LiveJournal servers. Gotta love modern day technology. :P
The GOOD NEWS is that we found the problem and have already taken the steps necessary to fix it. We can now expect the original 1-2 week time frame for the changes to go live and available to all paid members.
I know we've been promising this new release for a couple of months and we are anticipating its arrival just as much as you are. Again I want to thank you all for your continued patience while we continue to improve your features as a paid member of LiveJournal.com!
iicarrii - idigital - 22dip
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