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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 [ 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.

[ 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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Date: 2010-09-02 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
someone wrote a code that you can put in your custom ccs box for your journal style to take the radio boxes out, I've put it on my journal and all my comms, there's also apparently another code for this type of journal, greasemonkey or something, do you want me to see if I can dig up the posts I got them from?

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Date: 2010-09-02 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I've tried a couple but for some reason when I try to install them I get an error. Besides, it's not even the look or me slipping that I'm worried about, I don't like other people having that control over my journal.

But thanks for the offer!

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Date: 2010-09-02 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It takes the boxes out completely from your journal, as far as I can tell, no one who goes into your journal should be able to see the boxes.
the custom ccs link
the greasemonkey link

I don't know, skip over and see if you can see the boxes if you try to comment on my journal.

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Date: 2010-09-02 03:19 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
It did take it out when I view your journal in your style but when you view non-custom comment pages, as I do bc I view everyone's journal entries in my style so I can read them easily, it's back. :(

As I said, it's not the look that bothers me, it's the control someone else has over my journal and until LJ does something about it that's not going to stop.

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Date: 2010-09-02 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, given that every second post today has been calling them a bunch of fuckwits for even thinking that this was a good idea, let alone implementing it without asking if we thought it was a stellar concept, with a little luck it will slink off back into the stygian depths of the cave it crawled out of shortly, and die its much deserved death.

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Date: 2010-09-02 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
The backlash would have been considerably less if they'd somehow formatted or coded it so that a) locked/filtered posts couldn't be crossposted and b) that OTHER PEOPLE can't post off your own entries. You'd THINK that would've been on their minds at some point.

People still would have bitched (the tab+enter people are ENRAGED! I'm glad I never got into the habit, LOL!) but at least PRIVACY wouldn't have been at stake. Jesus.

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Date: 2010-09-02 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aweee bb!! I hope you get well soon :)


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