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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.
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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.
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JESUS CHRIST LJ STOP CHANGING MY VIEWING OPTIONS BACK TO HORIZON FROM VERTIGO.

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT AND I DON'T FUCKING WANT IT. I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE IT EVERY FUCKING DAY.

JESUS. FUCKING. CHRIST.

In other, less rage-y news, I'm going to see District 9 tonight.
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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!

HEY YOU!

Mar. 9th, 2009 07:28 pm
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Yeah, you. Got a suggestion for the LJ Advisory Board?

Post it here and QUICK! Some genius only gave us less than 24 hours to comment.

Things already raised--new V-gifts (which has been vehemently shot down in the comments already there), a la carte user pics (something they brought up, oh, LAST YEAR), security, the lack of communication, etc.

Please, go comment and make your opinions heard. Even if nothing comes of them at least they're out there.

I always get so angry with LJ when they start showing their fail. *sigh*
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Anyone else noticing their emails coming in at weird times and all over the place in their inbox?

I just got two PMs within minutes, or even seconds, of each other. The first one was timed at 7:13am today. The second one was timed at 12:16am today.

Alright. Who's been messing with the flux capacitor? Fess up!

TGIF, dudes!
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Yay, the problem has been fixed!

If anyone else is finding they aren't getting comments from outside their own personal journal (other journals and/or communities) go here and make sure this part "Receive email notifications when others comment" is checked at the bottom of the first section.

I don't know how it became UNchecked but I first noticed my issues before Christmas when I posted icons at [livejournal.com profile] morbid_girls and didn't get a single comment sent to me. I thought it was just an LJ hiccup since I'd seen a couple other people mention LJ wasn't sending comments and figured it would resolve itself.

But then I noticed I was getting SOME comments but not all and got pissed off. I finally figured out what was going on, what comments I was getting and which I wasn't this morning when I got up and filed a support request that I've now closed.

So yeah, irritating but resolved.
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I haven't been able to get comments from people outside my personal journal for about two weeks now, since before Christmas. I'll get comments made to my personal journal but not to any communities or any replies made to comments I've left in other people's journals.

I just kind of figured it out this morning, when I checked back on a comment I left in someone's journal and OF COURSE they replied but I was sitting here with my thumb up my ass like a moron. So if anyone's replied to me in their journals or commented in a community to me in the past two weeks, almost, I didn't get it, don't have it.

I THINK I have fixed it, however, but I want to test it out to be sure before I cancel the support request I made to LJ (Isn't that always the way? Asking for help just when you probably found the answer?).

[ETA] It worked, yay! Thank you! /[ETA] Can people comment over here at [livejournal.com profile] morbid_girls, or if you're around, allow me to comment to your journal and you reply back so I can see if I get it to my email? [livejournal.com profile] gwentastic's got through but I want to be sure this is what was wrong and it IS working again.

I'd love you forever!

fuuuuuuuck

Jan. 3rd, 2009 02:21 pm
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It might be a spammy sort of day, sorry.

Is anyone else STILL having trouble getting their comments emailed to them? I get .... SOME of the ones people leave me but I don't think I'm getting ANY from communities. Which is LAME.

Anyone else?

[ETA] Oh hay. I might be the dumbest ever and might have just figured out why I haven't been getting comments. MAYBE. We'll see.
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Iconses!

GG and OTH were just okay tonight. I'm more excited for Canada's Worst Driver 4 and Dragon's Den and the season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I'm re-watching. I'm going through the show again. BUT ONLY TO THE END OF s5. And then I might pick and choose a couple eps from s6 and 7 to watch but they don't ACTUALLY exist.

70 Ruby from Supernatural icons.




See the rest here at [livejournal.com profile] morbid_girls.

LJ STILL hasn't addressed the THOUSANDS of comments complaining about the new profile layout. People with sight disabilities literally CANNOT use the layout and yet nothing. There MIGHT be something from the LJ staff tomorrow, but that's a MIGHT. I'm BEYOND disappointed by this whole shitfest. I hated the profile from the beta, as did the majority of people, but I'd be willing to live with it now ONLY IF they overhauled it again. If we're going to be FORCED to use something that was unnecessary to start with at least give us something USEABLE. The opt-out likely won't happen so the design team has many more "hundreds of hours" to go, working on this mess. Supposedly that's how long it took them to come up with the monstrosity we have now.

I'm mostly getting more and more pissed off by the response from the LJ team, which has been NOTHING. The poster of the entries announcing the profile and that it went live has answered maybe two comments and [livejournal.com profile] marta has been trying to answer some, as she is always the one thrown to the wolves in these situations, but it's not enough. If some of the user base cannot even LOOK at the user info without getting a migraine there are seriously fucked up issues with this layout and it should be taken down.

It SHOULD have been taken down immediately, but whatever. ANYWAY. The last and most recent post for this shit storm is here, if you want to catch up or add your own comment to the pile.

shitay

Oct. 28th, 2008 07:32 am
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Eh, one final edit: The maintenance window will be Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 03:30:00 UTC to Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 07:30:00 UTC. In the future I'll probably keep the time in UTC; I did it in the Pacific time zone since that's where our admin team is located.

This, from what I figured out with the help of a time converter thingie (if my adding and subtracting skills are on top this morning), means that the downtime will be occuring at 9:30PM MST (8:30 PCT, 11:30 EST) to 1:30 AM MST.

False alarm, I can't add or tell days, apparently. It'll be at that time WEDNESDAY night. Which is still shitty, but not on SPN night, which is better. Carry on.

ON SUPERNATURAL NIGHT.

LAME.

And the downtime yesterday and Sunday had nothing to do with maintenance, it was some sort of attack on the servers or something.

Why in the hell does my aunt turn the heat on (when it's not even THAT cold out, might I add) and then leave her bedroom window open all night AND leave the door open to her room so it cools down the house? Logic... my family has it.
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[livejournal.com profile] kashmir1, I spoke too soon. I'm having trouble loading LJ pages now. :(

It was 31 C here today. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 17 C. Welcome to Alberta. :| I saw yellow leaves on a tree today. SADFACE. Make summer stay?

I ripped the SPN S3 gag reel for ipods. Two are for ipod, one larger and one smaller and one is an mp4 file but for regular watching, won't go on an ipod (trial and error with the ripping programme, donchaknow).

Please, please, please comment if you're taking. It's my first time ripping things and it took me quite a few tries to get it right.

ipod, 76MB
ipod, 36MB
non-ipod, mp4, 75MB

AND AND AND! I have icons and textures!






You can see those things here at [livejournal.com profile] morbid_girls.

Finally, please please please vote! If you're interested in participating or not, it would be nice. I only have one vote separating how best to run the challenge, so please help me out!
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One good thing about having satellite in my room now is that I can watch stuff I'd never be able to watch before because I'd have to be downstairs and competing for the TV.

I just finished watching the Dixie Chicks documentary Shut Up and Sing and it was pretty damn good. Natalie Maines (Pasdar?) has always kind of bugged me, but she grew on me with the whole controversy on the eve of the war and now, after seeing this, I really like all of them. It was a funny, interesting look at how they dealt with the situation and it was SUPER interesting to see the behind-the-scenes going-ons on the PR side of dealing with, basically, a nightmare issue like that.

I also noticed in the credits that it was produced by David Cassidy. A little Six Degrees of Katie Cassidy for me, LOL. And yes, I know he's her dad. I don't know if it was THAT David Cassidy, but still.

On another note, if you haven't voted in the LJ Advisory Board elections yet, you still have time. Two days, as a matter of fact. If you don't know what's going on with the situation or who's running there are posts abound about the whole thing. One good post to get you up to speed is this one by [livejournal.com profile] moonilicious and this one by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis at [livejournal.com profile] spnroundtable with links to other posts for more info. The advisory board might turn out to be a crock of shit, we don't know. But if you don't vote you really can't complain about LJ when bad juju goes down.

Now I'm off to pick up a few groceries and decide what the hell to have for dinner. I might have some One Tree Hill s1 caps to post later. I broke down and bought the first season a couple days ago because they're on sale here for 30$. I might have to break down and buy them all. :( Damn you, CMM! *shakes fist*
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How many people are aware of what the LiveJournal Advisory board is? You probably have a vague recollection of it from the Strikethrough debacle from a year ago or whenever LJ skirmishes pop up now and then. It's made up of non-user members (along with Brad, the founder of LJ) and now, user-representatives. The current board non-users and the mandate can be found here.

I've heard NO ONE on my flist talk about the elections for the user-rep positions aside from [livejournal.com profile] vichan, who is running. She got the required 100 supporting nominations to make it to the voting along with 16 other people. In case you don't know who she is, she's in SPN fandom and, among other things, she created [livejournal.com profile] fandom_counts last year as a way of showing LiveJournal that people involved in ALL fandoms matter, too; that we have a voice that should be noticed.

Her whole platform, which is laid out VERY well, can be read here. I haven't read any of the other platforms, if any of the other candidates have them up yet, but [livejournal.com profile] vichan has been talking about this opportunity since the idea of it came about months and months ago. She's dedicated to LJ, she's dedicated to making sure LJ is accountable to the users and she's dedicated to doing a good job.

Voting will open on May 22 for two elections--one for the Cyrillic-language users and one for everyone else, which is us. The community that has all the people running, the details and, tomorrow, the voting will be posted at is [livejournal.com profile] lj_election_en.

I don't know how many people care about this sort of thing, especially right now since LJ's been quiet with issues lately and there hasn't been much bruhaha. But I DO know that people care about LJ being disrupted and our fandom home being in flux. That's why this is important, at least to me. I'd encourage everyone to vote for [livejournal.com profile] vichan but I think it's important to vote period in this thing. If you don't, the next time LJ goes balls up you really have no right to complain.

I don't know how effective the Advisory board will be. Sad, but honest. However, at least there will be representatives from US, the USERS, there. And how awesome would it be for one of them to be from fandom? Pretty damn, eh?

Please, spread the word. Link back to [livejournal.com profile] vichan's post, link back to this one, whatever. Get the word out to everyone to vote and pick someone they feel will represent the users well. Voting runs from May 22 to the 29th.
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I'm doing better, will update later. /cryptic.

I don't have much to say on the LJ thing. I'm personally not upset over not being able to create basic accounts but I totally understand why other people are. I AM pissed off that they're hiding their reasons behind bullshit excuses and treating everyone like they're retarded puppies that eat their own shit or something. Bad analogy, but whatever. Y'all get the point. I wouldn't have a problem at all with any of it if they'd only said, upfront and honest, 'this is a money thing. We keep the costs as they are and give the features we do to unpaid users through advertising and that's why we're eliminating basic accounts.' I probably wouldn't have liked it but at least they would have said what they mean and stood by it, you know? That's my biggest beef with the LJ heads right now--they hide behind thinly veiled statements and double speak all the time when they could just be HONEST. Say it straight out, we can take it!

Oh, and someone posted the mailing addresses of people from LJ to contact about this, if you're so inclined, here. It includes a mailing address for the butthead who's been spouting off company schlock in the news posts.

I'll have Sex and the City trailer and possibly some 300 caps tomorrow.

From Out of the Rain thoughts and ramble- not one of my fave episodes )

* 1680x946 caps
* Uploaded to my own personal site.
* Comment and CREDIT if taking/using.
* The biggie- NO HOTLINKING. Don't be a bastard and make me replace my sample caps with a bright and gaudy "I'm a thief, ask me how!" message.

Torchwood 210 set 1 ( 187 caps ~ 25.3MB) // Torchwood 210 set 2 (187 caps ~ 26.7MB) // Torchwood 210 set 3 (188 caps ~ 26.8MB) // gallery - partial gallery is up right now, will be completed later today

From Out of the Rain )

Tralala

Aug. 12th, 2007 03:36 am
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Oh LiveJournal. OH LIVEJOURNAL. I just got around to reading the pro-ana thread now. Jesus Christ.


To: feedback@livejournal.com
Subject: LAWSUIT

Did that get your attention? Will that subject perhaps grant me the courtesy of an ACTUAL reply and not a form letter? Will that scare LiveJournal enough to get their collective heads out of their asses?

This comment: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/241884.html?thread=12609500&format=light#t12609500

IS DISGUSTING. Do you people have TWO CLUES about how to run your PR? Do you have ANY IDEA how damaging crap like this is? DO YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?

It seems not because you're letting your staff run off at the mouth and it's making every single one of you from the low-man coder monkey (or whatever you call the people that do the grunt work) to the owner of 6A himself look like total and complete JACKASSES.

You clearly have no idea what you're saying which leads a lot of people, including myself, to believe you don't know even the basic concept of a disease that MAKES YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF. Which then makes me wonder why the hell I'm entrusting YOU with ANY of my money at all. C'mon, guys, you've all seen an after school special or two in your day. Remember the one where Susie Cheerleader decides her thighs are too fat and her friend says she knows a way to lose weight with minimal effort and one of them DIES and at the end there's some lame-ass PSA about how DANGEROUS AND DEADLY eating disorders are? YEAH. SAME THING ON YOUR SITE.

Your site IS the best friend. Your site IS the DANGEROUS AND DEADLY thing. And if you let those sites continue while pursuing people are ARE NOT pedophiles or threats to your precious morality or ad dollars you WILL be sued.

At this point I hope you are. I hope someone gets sick enough from learning tips and tricks on those comms on how to KILL THEMSELVES that their parents SUE THE CRAP out of you for harbouring such people and communities. And then they'll have enough money to go to a good treatment centre and learn that hanging out on the internet on LiveJournal where the pro-ana sites live is WRONG. God forbid someone stumble over some HP pictures when they COULD be starving themselves to death.

It's coming to the point where you need to vet every single post or comment your staff makes and that's pathetic. You can't take two steps before putting your collective foot in your mouth and it's getting irritating and stupid. You need to admit you've made mistakes. Don't keep plowing through, you're being stupid. Admit you've made mistakes. ADMIT IT. Then say you need to take up to a week to get everything in order to release a statement. Get your lawyers on the phone, buy a fucking PR department. DECIDE WHAT YOU'RE DOING. Point form it, and train an official LJ spokesperson (not burr or coffeechica- they've both proved their incompetence at interacting with a basic human population without poking them with sticks or coming off as having not passed grade 3) to know those points and all the details like the back of their hand. HAVE YOUR LAWYERS AND PR TEAM REVIEW IT. Then review it again. Then AGAIN.

Post your points, your decisions on certain fandom aspects in limbo right now, who will be affected, who won't, why, etc. Explain yourselves. And then make sure the spokesperson is someone willing to answer every single question people will pelt you with. And only one. Too many cooks and all that. People will be pissed off. They'll leave. You'll lose money. But at least you'll have a chance of not pissing off your customers as a whole anymore. They'll know if they're welcome or not and they can move on, if needed. You might even save some face although at this point I'm thinking that will be a cold day in hell first.

I'm so sick and tired of all this crap. I'm so glad it's August because my paid account runs out in October and I won't be paying you again for it. Even if I don't leave totally at least I'll know that you won't have another penny of mine because I can't put up with the inconsiderate assholishness brought on by the LJ staff and 6A. To you, it's a hassle or even a joke but to us, fandom, it's a slap in the face to loyal users for multiple years and for some people it's a death sentence and a whole lot of fucking money when their parents sue you for negligence.

Erin last name // marishna


I'm so sick of all this bullshit. I don't want to leave but they're making it easier and easier for me to be swayed somewhere else. I don't really know all the details of ths Scribbleit (sp?) site but it's looking pretty damn good right now. JournalFen is okay but it's so ugly and out of date. GJ isn't any safer than LJ and insanejournal has ads and it's really ugly.

It all just fucking sucks.
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So [livejournal.com profile] soleta_nf posted the email she sent to feedback@livejournal.com and I figured I've got some time to spare so hey! Why not write a letter to LiveJournal?

I'm basically resigned to the fact that whatever is going to happen will happen and we-- fandom, the users-- have absolutely no say or control over it. And you know what? That's okay.

LJ is now your business. You run it, you control it, you rule with an iron fist. Good on you. You could say that only people wearing yellow underpants and blue shirts may be allowed to use your product now and I'd be down with that. Miffed, sure, because I don't own yellow underpants, but it's YOUR business so rock on.

I would, however, appreciate some basic common courtesy so forewarn us and say, "Hey guys, this is what we're doing now and if you don't follow what we're doing here, we're going to kick you off." Mean? Yeah, kinda. Dictator-esque? Perhaps. Ire-inducing? You betcha. Reasonable? Yes. BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE WARNED US. You would have had TWO CLUES about what you wanted to do and what you were going to do and would have DONE IT.

Right now? You don't know your head from your ass. You have a massive PR nightmare on your hands and let's face it-- your rep? Kinda shot to shit right now.

I'm not going to threaten to leave. I'm here until my paid time runs out in October, for sure, because I want to get what I paid for. I don't want to leave, still, although I'll be VERY hardpressed to give you ANY more money. If you deem me a threat and delete me before that it's certainly your perogative. But rest assured-- I will talk. I'll blog on other sites, I'll comment on other people's posts, I'll tell the people in my day-to-day life about what a shitfest LiveJournal turned out to be because they got scared and greedy.

We're not asking for much. A well-worded, thought out and concise statement about the current position of LJ. A clear plan on what the hell you're doing, who's doing it, who's deciding all this stuff and what sort of method is being followed to smoke out the "wrong-doers". Someone to stand up in a way that ISN'T demeaning, rude and jackassed and represent the company and speak to everyone potentially affected (which is pretty much every LJ user, whether they're in fandom or not) and let them know what's going on.

I'm tired and annoyed and, like I said before, resigned to the fact that I have no control in this matter. But, again, I will tell everyone I can about how craptastic LJ turned out to be because they shot themselves in the foot. The fact that the creator of the service is leaving the company because of how 6A runs it now, that he's bored and has nothing to do while y'all run it into the ground? Ace. Thumbs up, for sure. That will be a GREAT selling point.

We just want respect. We want common courtesy and an official, FIRM statement about what the hell is going on. Something an actual PR team put together and not some random LJ staff member whose only goal in life seems to be poking fandom for shits and giggles.

So you take a step back. Decide what it is you're all doing, what you want to say about it, who is being affected by it (and don't pussy foot around about this "artistic merit" bullshit-- we all know that's a load of crap) and STAND BY IT.

And if, somehow, you all make it out of this in the next year alive and still functioning and in need of staff, I'll be looking for a job in PR next year. An one-legged howler monkey with herpes could do better than you're doing right now, so you should look me up. I can be good at backstabbing and manipulation, too!

Yours in christ,

Erin last name // Marishna on LJ


I pulled a [livejournal.com profile] kantayra with the "yours in christ" thing. Hee!

You know what? I really don't care anymore. I care that people are being targeted for no good reason that we know of and that THAT'S the point of a lot of people's arguements. We have no idea what's going on. We just want some answers. LJ can do whatever the hell they want as long as we can have a little warning to be like- okay, cool. I'm going. At this point I'm very, very sure LJ's not getting any more money from me. I refuse to say never because you never know what's going to happen, and I don't WANT to leave LJ but as my previous post indicates, I'm very ready to, if the need arises. I've backed up my journal and I'm in the process of adding more fics to my fic site.

I'm ready to go even though I don't want to but at this point I just. don't. care. Grow some balls, make a statement and stand by the fucking thing. That's all I want at this point.

And a million dollars.
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What time are you all flying in, if you're going on Thursday? And what time are you all flying out on Sunday, if you're leaving on Sunday?

I can book cheaper rates tonight before midnight so I kind of want to decide oh, right now when to come back here. I think I've decided to take the 2:50pm flight out that arrives in LA at 8:18. BUT here's my dilemma.

I'll be going to school and already missing probably all of Thursday and Friday. I don't THINK it'll be a problem with my school if I miss some time but like- I don't know. Come back Sunday at 7am on the direct flight or Monday? There's a flight on Monday that leaves sometimes between 1 and 2 and gets back here at- no, wait. Those flights aren't the cheapest ones. Looks like I'm stuck with either 7am and get back here at 9am (which is an almost 3 hour flight with the time difference) or 3pm or 4pm, which would get me back at 9 or 11pm-ish. I think the 7 am DIRECT flight is my best bet but which day? SUNDAY OR MONDAY?

NVM! I just booked my tickets!I leave here at 3:50pm on Thursday, get into LA at 8:18. I leave LA at 7:15am on Monday and get back here at 11:10am.

EEEEEEE!

HELP! Someone advise me!

Also, as far as the LJ thing goes and them refining their policies- I don't care what they do. I really don't. They could ban us all if they want but I WANT TO KNOW. I want to know WHAT their policies are, WHEN they're implementing them, WHAT criteria they're basing their judgements on, etc, etc. Right now they're just digging their hole deeper with trying to comment back to all of the valid comments people are making to their announcement posts.

I think the methods they've employed over the past two months to crack down on the "predators" on this site are dishonest, low, cowardly and plain disgusting. Acting on the tip from a fundamentalist whackjob group, deleting communities and users that did nothing wrong without investigation, holding a permanent account sale in the wake of all the bullshit, announcing all THIS bullshit AFTER the perm account sale AND doing it at a time when one of the biggest fandoms potentially affected by their "decisions" is basically in hibernation is COWARDLY and LOW.

Whoever the hell is running LJ now needs to take their heads out of their asses, form an LJ committee of impartial non-fandom AND fandom (ALL fandoms) people who KNOW what goes on in here to get opinions and ideas from, decide ONCE AND FOR ALL where their line will sit and stick by their choices. None of this back and forth shit. I don't care if they want us out, I'll go. But goddammit, suck up your fucking balls and DO it then.


And that's where I stand on it all.

Well

May. 30th, 2007 10:46 am
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Huh. I'm not really sure what to think anymore. I'm not flocking anything down. I think in the grand scheme of things I'm a small fish in a big pond. I have backed up, though, because even though I think the worst is over, it would suck to lose four years of this journal. Not just fannish stuff- everything. I started this journal just a couple weeks before my grandmother passed so it would be nice to keep stuff like that around. And not in a morbid way!

I'm just not really sure what we're supposed to do. Should I put something in my user info that says, "I LIKE GAY PORN! BUT NOT WITH TINY CHILDREN!"? Eh, whatever happens, happens.

I have a GJ, from a few years ago. I'm marishna over there, too. Friend me, don't friend me. Doesn't matter much. I have a tumblr, too, and I'm only mentioning that because I really do want more people to friend me there, aside from all this weird shit. Here I am!

I think, if anything, this experience has jolted us into doing things we've possibly been meaning to for awhile but just never got around to. I've always meant to back up my journal, I've thought about having and off-site place to hold my fic- things like that. And now this is the perfect opportunity to do it.

But, in the meantime (provided LJ doesn't implode between now and 5pm), I'm going to go to work and when I come back I'm going to continue editing my BigBang because I have less than half left to make corrections on and holy crap it's almost Friday. SCARY!

I named this icon "Sam and Dean are watching you masturbate" because they remind me of the ceiling cat macro.

See you all on the other side. AKA: this afternoon. :|
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1) Is there a torrent on Mininova for Jericho 1x02? Or anywhere, for that matter? I can't seem to find one, only for 1x01.

2) Go here to express your disgust and general hatred for the new plans LJ has for putting sponsored communities and ADS that even paid users will see! (What they say: And, before anyone gets a chance to bring it up, we'll be honest: paid users are going to see the (unobtrusive!) sponsorship information on pages about sponsored features. We don't consider it to be advertising (though I'm sure some of you might disagree!). Uh, yeah. No shit, Sherlock.)

So go to that post, read through what they say and then add your voice to the growing number expressing their unease with this new plan. And post about it in your own journal to spread the word. I've only seen it pop up a couple times on my flist this far so get the word out!

Caps are coming later for House, I promise. And maybe some icons for 2x01 over at [livejournal.com profile] momentofglee. Watch for them!

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] minorfourth? I started collecting some stuff to send in a care package-esque thing for you. Only it'll be less care-y and possibly more porn-y/fun. We'll see what I can round up.

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