Dec. 20th, 2011

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.

shinydinosaur: (doctor who: explosion)


FREAKING OUT. SO MUCH HARDCORE GEEKING OUT HERE.
FLAILING AND WORDS AND EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL I DON'T EVEN

THORIN OAKENSHIELD ASDFGHJKL; YOU ARE THE BEST THORIN I EVER IMAGINED

AND MARTIN FREEMAN IS BORN FOR THIS I AM SO SO SO EXCITED HE IS THE PERFECT YOUNG BILBO. I NEVER DOUBTED YOU, I SWEAR. YOU ARE PERFECT AND YOU EVEN GAVE US MORE SHERLOCK ON TOP OF THIS HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL AND NOTHING HURTS.

ALL THE THINGS, THEY ARE LOVELY. NOW GET HERE MUCH SOONER THAN A YEAR FROM NOW OMG.

FLAILSPASMING BRB.

PS I WILL BE ONE OF THE ONES CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO BE FIRST IN LINE EVEN THOUGH I WILL BE PREORDERING TICKETS THE SECOND THEY COME OUT.

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