summer_skin: (Misc- (seasonal) dog xmas lights)
Yeah, still not feeling the bullshit going on with the comments. I don't use subject lines that much but I know how crucial they are for a lot of other people. I also know how fucked up it is for some people who have bandwidth caps or slow internet to have to load their icons EVERY TIME they want to change on a comment. That's fucked up.

I just don't even know. Blech.

Day 1: [livejournal.com profile] enablelove
Day 3: [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeahshelly
Day 4: [livejournal.com profile] jocosa
Day 6: [livejournal.com profile] marcasite
Day 7: [livejournal.com profile] hauntes
Day 8: [livejournal.com profile] singingrl
Day 10: [livejournal.com profile] medie
Day 12: [livejournal.com profile] girlfmkitty
Day 13: [livejournal.com profile] theladyoffaerie
Day 14: [livejournal.com profile] kashmir1
Day 15: [livejournal.com profile] on_the_ground
Day 17: [livejournal.com profile] hushingupnow
Day 18: [livejournal.com profile] ktnb
Day 20: [livejournal.com profile] gee_mon

badasses )
summer_skin: (Misfits - (20?) purple Curtis)
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*insert giant f-ing rant here about the comment pages*

Really, LJ? REALLY?!

Suck my Christmas balls, man.
summer_skin: (Community- (101) Abed's perplexed)
Anyone else not able to click on the Facebook or Twitter crosspost options in the comment/post box?

Did LJ get the message and actually freeze their little project at the behest of thousands of users? Could it be? There's nothing in the [livejournal.com profile] news post or any new entries so I hope I'm not just on crack.

Hopefully it stays frozen.
summer_skin: (TVD- (10?) Caroline STFU)
I have the flu so I've been home for the past couple days. Ugh. My stomach's still in turmoil but I want to go to work tomorrow because I'm kinda bored and I don't know. But I don't like having ickiness in the staff bathroom. Conflict.

Since I've been home I've had time to read over the new [livejournal.com profile] news post here. Basically, if you've been under a rock, LJ has ever so conveniently altered the comment function so you can crosspost your comments to automatically crosspost to Facebook and/or Twitter.

NOT ONLY can you apply this to your own posts but you can go into someone else's post and crosspost comments from their entries. Including their locked and/or filtered entries if you're able to see their locked and/or filtered entries, that is.

[livejournal.com profile] dysonrules did an experiment of how the commenting and crossposting works and it's like this. Charming, no? So if you happened to use an icon made from a porn gif or a Harry/Snape macro or a questionable quote or ANYTHING it can lead to awkwardness, among other things. That's just on a fandom level. Already people have brought up the issue of stalkers, exes, parents, extended family, etc. I have both of my bosses on FB, even! My FB is quite limited to who I friend and, as far as I can tell, I've tightened the "security" on it as much as I can. There are a couple fandom people on there, just as I have a couple RL people on my LJ but it is just that--a couple. If I wanted those two worlds to collide I'd've done it myself a long time ago. I don't need LJ to act as the gravitational interference, thanks.

Apparently LJ is 'here' and they're compiling data from the THOUSANDS of comments left so far. There are also a couple polls in the comments of that thread about this new brilliant idea. Never mind that had they, I don't know, ASKED or run this by a panel of actual users or something before implementing it, thinking we'd LOOOOOOVE this new development, they'd have learned that, no, people don't want their comments crossposted because otherwise we'd do it ourselves.

I get that people take your private info and spread it wherever you want anyway (if they're a douche, that is) but now it can be done accidentally and at least if it was done on purpose it would take more effort to copy/paste it AND if you want to format it the same way LJ helpfully provides that would take even more effort. And if someone else is going to spread your private info everywhere, odds are they're not going to provide a linkback to the actual post, as in the LJ-provided links.

So yeah. I hate this idea. I hate it like I hate ... things I hate. People have also mentioned that the rights over content at each site are different so if someone else posts what you've done here on LJ under one presumption, now it's on FB and changes. SO YAY! Even more fail to roll around in, LJ!

In short (didn't mean to ramble on), please don't crosspost anything you say here onto FB or Twitter. The Twitter I don't really get bc it's 140 characters and most comments are longer but the sentiment still stands. If I wanted my shit there, it'd be there. The end.

OH! P.S. LJ says they're aware of and are working on the fail in tags using a /. Priorities! LJ has them.

Maybe I'll post some old icons now.
summer_skin: (Twilight- (text) Dazzle? Fuck no!)
Know what LJ? That was just probably the tenth fucking time in a month I've had to change my viewing preference back to Vertigo. I LIKE THE FUCKING SIDEBAR.

Can you please and thank you fuck off with changing my goddamn preferences?!

Um. Yes. Anyway. In other news, I got contacts again today. Going to try them out for a couple weeks before I decide if they work for sure. They act funny when I stare at the computer but we'll see. I've missed contacts, for sure. I've missed being able to wear sunglasses!

Check out my Ask the Artist post at [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable!

AND AND! I posted my Big Bang here. Comments so far have been seriously beyond my expectation. While writing it I was so sure it wouldn't make any sense to anyone but it does and I'm HAPPY. YAY!
summer_skin: (SPN- (3??) Dean the softness of sanity)
01) Fic banners. Sorry, but I adblock just about every single one of them. Especially if they're crossposted to five communities in a row. Or if they're bigger than like- 200x100. Cut them or save them for big fics or something.

02) That Blake Lively and Penn Bagwhatever feel the need to damn-near grope each other in every magazine shoot or promo for GG. WE GET IT. YOU'RE TOGETHER. Can you please stop touching each other now?

03) Wtf, Paul Newman? It's been coming for awhile, but STILL. 2008 is the year of deaths or something.

04) LJ's need to overhaul our user info. It's fine the way it is. Leave shit alone that doesn't need to be "fixed" and work on stuff that does. Like that I've seen 4 billion people post about their icons that have been changed to someone else's lately. Might want to fix that, eh?

06) That someone on LJ did something, I think, that has made the top of my pages look like this -- cut to save flists )

What's up with that? All my comment pages look like that.

Today I've got to go to the laundromat (see: firemen at our house this week because the washer was on fire or something), go to look at desks, maybe shop, get groceries and check out how to volunteer at the SPCA! Whee!

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