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posted by [personal profile] stunt_muppet at 11:10pm on 21/12/2011 under ,
Wanna feel very short-sighted? Watch the episode of "Through the Wormhole" on what time is and whether it really exists. Watch your Christmas shopping list suddenly feel very insignificant.

Also, yeah, the new commenting style is exactly as ugly as I thought it'd be. And the anonymous icon with a bag over its head is kind of creepy-looking. I realize I don't pay for my LJ and thus they couldn't give less of a shit if I leave, but can anyone point me to the Dreamwidth journal importer? I couldn't find it and I want to get started importing as soon as possible since I figure it'll probably be backed up.

Also does the importer bring comments with it? There's a lot of nice stuff in the comments of my journal. :(

Day off tomorrow. I should spend it shopping, cooking, beading, and wrapping presents but I mostly want to spend it writing and drawing. And napping. And listening to doom metal to rinse the endless repetition of the same 3 holiday CDs out of my head.
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posted by [identity profile] at 04:26am on 22/12/2011

And yes, you can import comments.
posted by [identity profile] at 06:29am on 26/12/2011
Thank you! That's good to know.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:33am on 22/12/2011
People have been complaining about this lj change all day but I can't find any difference? What's changed? Just curious.
posted by [identity profile] at 04:57am on 22/12/2011
If you have one of certain journal styles, or a highly customized journal style, not much.

If not - the comments pages have lost their little "reply / link / thread / expand" buttons and subject lines. There are also changes in the way you post comments, select comment userpics, and so forth. It's... really annoying, especially if you're trying to read a comment!fic comm or any such thing.

Here's the post where I first noticed the switch this morning, if you want to see the formatting changes.
posted by [identity profile] at 06:36am on 26/12/2011
The changes are fairly minor but mostly concern commenting. There's a few good things (like not having to reload the page to get a Captcha if you're commenting anonymously), but they're kind of buried under a very wide, page-stretching text box, no subject line option, no option to expand a whole thread without opening a new tab, and other inconveniences. It makes things like commentfics, kinkmemes, anonmemes, and certain fests difficult to run without custom coding.

But what's starting to nudge me off isn't so much the changes themselves as the attitude behind them. I mean, fandom was never LJ's primary demographic, and that's fine, but if there's going to be a site change every few months that will make fandom have to scramble and work around it, you might as well just go somewhere that's purpose-built for fandom and actually gives a damn what you think of their changes before they roll them out.

Which is not to say I'm omgleaving - I don't think I'll do that unless everyone I know decamps - but it's looking like a good idea to have other options.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:54pm on 22/12/2011


I highly recommend the draw-write-doom metal version of today. :P
posted by [identity profile] at 04:12pm on 26/12/2011
I see you've figured out what mine is by now since I'm all slow and stuff. I wasn't creative enough to think up two different names for my DW and LJ.

Yeah, that day ended up being mostly about baking. And frantically readjusting the recipe when I discovered how complicated it actually was to bake biscotti. And dashing into the grocery store five minutes before closing.

I shall have to tell/illustrate that story sometime.
ext_22487: Fangirl and proud (a cunning plan)
posted by [identity profile] at 08:48pm on 22/12/2011
Oooh beading, what are you making with beads?

(Also I'm [personal profile] glinda over there, let me know your handle so I can add you :) )
posted by [identity profile] at 04:17pm on 26/12/2011
Mostly some gifts; I told my aunt I'd make some bracelets for her and I hadto make kind of an emergency gift for someone who I didn't expect to exchange presents with this year. Other than that, I'm mostly just beading to use up the huge quantity of beads in my house because I have way too many of them. XD

My handle's the same here as it is there, but by the looks of it you have already figured that out. Ading you back!


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