kaliha: (Default)
...that's making a lot of people jump ship to Dreamwidth?

(I really need to start getting onto LJ more than once a week)
kaliha: (Binary Solo \\ contraire_icons)
Dear LJ

Please can you explain to me why you think anyone would want to repost comments or posts belonging to other people to Twitter or Fabebook? Especially Twitter, it's only 140 characters.

No love

A bemused __kali__
kaliha: (Twat it! // __kali__)
LiveJournal have finally made a statement about deleting and purging accounts that they've been going on about for ages. However, it doesn't appear to be all good news.

If you have a journal that's not been logged into or updated for over 24 months it will be purged and the ground salted. (This means my original journal, that I lost the password for will be gone). The usernames will then become available for you to create/rename.

Via [livejournal.com profile] txvoodoo: they were going to delete all the comments belonging to a journal that's been deleted and purged, but they seem to have changed their mind about it. And a further update

What about those journals that belong to deceased people?

Oh LiveJournal, why don't you think these things through before you go and do them?
kaliha: (Beth Bynnag // __kali__)
My inbox count has been stuck at 1923 for about a fortnight now. Rubbish. I will have to open a support request I think.

[livejournal.com profile] antumbral makes a really good post over on Dreamwidth about the new affliate mining code LJ have implemented with instructions on how to opt-out.

Does anyone know of a script or something we can put into our custom layout layers to block LJ from redirecting links for people who haven't opted out (i.e. people who read your journal but don't have an LJ account) because there's some awful privacy issues around every link that is HOVERED over being sent on to a third party.
kaliha: (Oh Noes! // nostalgia_lj)
They've gone and done it again! This time they've put a bit of obfuscated javascript code into all LJ pages which redirects links you post out of LJ through a third party site and if you have affiliate links in your links then your affiliate number is being stripped out and replaced with LJ's. So LJ is basically stealing your money. Tut tut tut.

Further Reading
[livejournal.com profile] vichan has a summary of what is going on with lots of useful links
[livejournal.com profile] caffeinepuppy explains how to use the admin console to stop this happening (only for logged in users though)
[livejournal.com profile] no_lj_ads posts about it and gets some feedback from [livejournal.com profile] marta
kaliha: (Bugger // __kali__)
because they can't be bothered to let you know you have to go and look it up yourself:

14th August 2008: The end of Basic Accounts as we know them. (original post about what they were planning to do with basic accounts)

Changes planned to the Suspend journal punishment

Forced changes to your profile - Due September (I think you can look at it and see how it affects your journal by going through modify journal or something. I can't remember off hand)

And then from this post
- search for users by their email addresses (you may want to be setting up LJ-only gmail accounts then)
- a LJ-toys like feature which will allow you to track who is reading your journal
- ability to search your journal (but only if you're a paid/permanent/early adopter account)
kaliha: (LocoRoco // __kali__)
Bless them.

This week: let everyone on your friends list see what custom filters you've put them in for fun and frollicks.

Not so wanktastic for me unless you are offended that I put you in a filter called 'friends' - but that may not be the case for you. Of course, even though there is a very definite feeling against it, LJ will go with it anyways regardless. eejits.


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