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shadowspar: Picture of Kurama lashing out with a rose whip (kurama - rose whip)
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 16:58

Checked in on LiveJournal just now on account of their latest security fail, and elected to delete my account there rather than keep it hanging around. I don't use it any more, so it doesn't represent anything more than a potential liability anyway.

I'd considered doing so (and really should have done) a while back when it was pointed out to me that they'd started running really obnoxious ads, like full-page / interstitial ones, or banners with scantily-clad imvu anime icons. No, I don't see that stuff myself (I've not touched the site in the past 18 months, and I run NoScript anyway, which means most of the crap doesn't load), but it still bothers me when they put stuff like that next to my smiling face and the words I wrote. I still like the people on LiveJournal, but the antics and long history of fail of LJ Corporate, not so much.

Thanks for coming out, LJ.

shadowspar: An angry anime swordswoman, looking as though about to smash something (Default)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 08:05

One more bit re LJ, since it's on my mind what with their latest brilliant decision to let people crosspost comments they make on your flocked entries to Facebook or Twitter.

When I initially started out on DW, it was completely my intention to maintain a presence on both services, because I knew that some folks would never be bothered to pick up and move over here. As time goes on, though, I increasingly can't be bothered to crosspost my entries to LJ. Though I still read my friends page there every now and again, I just don't care to contribute to a site that doesn't cultivate the goodwill and community that DW does.

[personal profile] damned_colonial's excellent post about friends not moving over from LJ wraps up some of what's going on my headspace, I think. If you start hanging out in new places, you drift apart a bit from friends that don't tag along. It's not a value judgement of them as a person, just a reflection of the fact that each of us has a finite amount of time, and we're choosing to spend it in different places.

ETA: I'm not sure quite what the right way to put this is, but: while I'm annoyed and distressed at Livejournal's latest screwup sort of on behalf of the folks who are still heavily invested there, have I ever mentioned how great it is to be able to wipe your hands and go OMG NOT MY PROBLEM when something like this happens? Dear Dreamwidth and everybody who's contributed: thanks for being awesome. <3

shadowspar: An angry anime swordswoman, looking as though about to smash something (Default)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 07:33

I have heaps of Dreamwidth invite codes if anyone should happen to want one.

Just sayin'.

shadowspar: An angry anime swordswoman, looking as though about to smash something (Default)
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 09:08

Denise explains here.

If you dislike this idea as much as I do (or if you dislike the barrage of gross diet ads you get on Facebook when you set your gender to "female") then perhaps you'd be interested in offering LJ some feedback.

ETA: as it turns out, this code made it to beta and isn't going live, for (what sounds like) this and other reasons.