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Reading News Comments

It's always fun and depressing to read the comments on a LJ News post. So many users are happy to hear about what's going on, but so many pick it apart and find all the negatives they can possibly find and link it to anything negative they've ever heard said about LJ or SixApart. Those people in the latter category are ridiculous and I have no time for them. If we actually gave them something they asked for, they would probably respond with "What took you so long?." On or off-line, I don't work for people like that.

I'm really happy for Brad and Dina, I hope they are really enjoying their honeymoon.

The new account names are not a big deal, despite allegations of trickery on our part. It's pretty obvious that most people will choose "Free" without even looking at the other options, so changing it to "Basic" just makes sense.

Yes, we're trying to make the Plus level and the Ad experience better. It doesn't mean we've forgotten about everyone else.

lj_releases was created because people asked for it, but some other people didn't, so naturally we're completely ignoring them and are evil.

Video embedding is cool, and if I can watch them on my friends page or friend's journal without having to go to another site, how does that suck? That said, people using image placeholders should see image placeholders in place of the video placeholder.

LJ is still Open Source, and a bunch of SixApart people are attending OSCON to share their knowledge with the world. Either that or they're hatching an evil plot to make the web suck more, spin your mood wheel and let it decide.

LJtalk is cool. Don't think of it as another IM client you need to install, if you're smart you should already be using a client that supports all the major IM protocols(I like Gaim). It will allow easier/faster posting via instant-messaging. Can be used to receive notifications about things going on with LJ(once ESN is live). And will also allow more direct interaction with people on your friends list, and avoid using posts/comments as a means to talk to one another.

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scsi
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Be grateful you dont have to deal with the 10% of the population that are asshole morons face-to-face.
rahaeli
Jul. 26th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I have learned that the only way to get through reading News comments is to mentally replace every other comment with the Charlie Brown teacher noise: woh woh woh woh WOH woh WOH WOH woh WOH.
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rahaeli
Jul. 26th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Once you get really good at it, your blood pressure drops considerably!
chasethestars
Jul. 26th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
last night, I also found that it helps to read The Customer is Always an Ass (+part2) stories from SA. Some of these people are fucking unbelievable, but good for a laugh as I didn't have to deal with it :)
raiinstorm
Sep. 2nd, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
hey thanks for your speedy response on the latest news post. I'm glad that you guys are at least trying to work on getting the new layout better for large font users.
Not that I mean to debate but the only issue i have with the new LJ is that they're really starting to crack down on censorship issues. I've been warned about 5 times since SixApart bought LJ for the most ridicilious reasons, such as advertising my Deviantart prints on my userinfo. It's my journal, right? *shrugs* So that's why I only use LJ for communities and my friends now.

Oh and my biggest issue with LJ in general is the complete inability to synch the RSS with any downloadable news client or any online RSS reader. I have yet to find one single program that works with digest authorization so that makes me want to pull my hair out.

Otherwise, I'm happy for Brad as well and I don't care about the ads. Firefox developed Ad-Block for a reason. :)

Oh btw.. you're from Ireland.. how very cool haha

~Rain
henrylyne
Sep. 2nd, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
I know little about censosrhip and user advertising, my guess is that support needs a policy for shutting down link farms used by advertisers and can't make exceptions.

I think someone did some recent work to improve RSS, the next News post might have some details on it.

Have a great weekend. I hope the weather is nice on Zoltar for you.
raiinstorm
Sep. 2nd, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
Good I look forward to hearing some news about the rss feeds in the next update. I've been aching for it for ages now.
Thanks, weather is nice and cool and rainy over here on Zoltar, I'm quite pleased with the weather. :)
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