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After this announcement, anyway.

I honestly don't know how much of an effect the reported move of LJ's servers fully to Russia actually has, given that LJ's owners have had access to all our data since the purchase lo these many years ago, but as there are reports of Russian-language accounts being deleted, it's probably the least I can do.

I will not delete existing public posts, since I hate breaking links, but I am deleting all my old locked posts there.
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I've been meaning to move all my posting to Dreamwidth for a while, and now is as good a time as any. [*]

You don't need a Dreamwidth account to keep reading and commenting on my posts. Here's the deal:

  1. All my posts will still appear here, cross-posted from Dreamwidth.
  2. All the comments, however, will be at DW, because duplicated and separated conversations annoy me. The posts on LJ will have the number of comments on DW and a direct link to reply.
  3. You can comment at DW in three ways:
    1. Get a DW account. Ask me for an invite code, or check out [site community profile] dw_codesharing.
    2. Use your LJ account through OpenID. Go here and enter "your-username.livejournal.com" in the box. Then you'll be asked to set and confirm an e-mail address (so you can get replies to comments).

      Using OpenID, you can read locked posts, comment, and subscribe to journals. You can even have up to six icons. You just can't post entries.

    3. Comment "anonymously", not logged in; you won't be able to do this on locked posts, though, because if you're not logged in you won't be able to see them.
  4. I've done my best to duplicate the current list of people who can read locked posts from here to DW. If you have a DW account and I've listed your LJ account instead under "Access To" on my profile, do please let me know.

I prefer Dreamwidth because the people running it are much better at listening to what people want and not just dumping out new and ill-advised changes, because it's completely ad-free, and because it has a bunch of cool features (the one I never knew I needed until it happened is inline expansion of cut-tags on the reading page: click the little arrow and there the content is).

I think in sum this ought to make it exactly as easy to read and comment on my DW posts as on LJ. If there are specific things that make it less easy, I want you to tell me (comments on this post will remain open).

Questions?

[*] LJ now allows you to cross-post comments to FaceBook and Twitter, even if the comment is to a locked post, thereby making it substantially less work to violate someone's privacy, inadvertently or otherwise; and pingbacks now include excerpts from locked posts. You can opt out of sending or receiving pingbacks, but not of having other people cross-post comments from your locked posts.

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Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] silveraspen and anonymous for the virtual gifts; they are lovely.

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)

In looking through the WisCon schedule for BitterCon items, I came across this:

LiveJournal and WisCon

You're on LiveJournal (LJ). Like a lot of the people at WisCon, you enjoy keeping in touch with your WisCon friends through this powerful tool for connections. You might even have come to WisCon for the first time because you heard about it from LJ friends who share your interest in feminism and SF&F. You relish the chance to engage in discussions year round about the topics that make you passionate—gender, race, power and privilege, writing, etc. But all of a sudden, you've made someone on LJ mad — really mad. More than that, lots of people you don't know are mad, now that your comment has been linked. What do you do now? Jump in, cave in, bow out? How do you respond at all and keep a measure of your privacy, given that the people blogging may know your real name, your sexual orientation, the details of your marriage and your relationship with your parents, and are in a position to share a lot, online or offline, with the untold numbers who now think they know what an ignorant person you are?

M: Vylar Kaftan, Bill Humphries, Cilian Edwards, Candra Gill

Does this strike anyone else as rather an . . . odd . . . panel description?

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
  1. I moved a bunch of LJs from my "friends" list to an RSS reader yesterday, because I was having trouble keeping up with my reading page.
  2. What an amazing pain it is getting two XP and one Vista computer to see each other's shared folders. This should not be difficult! (But it's done and I feel all accomplished now.)
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Some comments on modifications to my journal style, for my own reference mostly.

S2 style stuff, three times fast )

Comments or suggestions (especially how I can get the read-comments link to go to #comments, as I could in S2 managed, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ckd) are welcomed. Thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] rilina.

kate_nepveu: kitten lying flat on ground with front paws stretched out before (flat-out exhausted)

[livejournal.com profile] rilina rocks. Without her generous help, I would never have a spiffy S2 style, but would just keep muttering to myself about S2's inexplicability and why can't Six Apart give LJ a template-based system like Movable Type's? So, thank you, [livejournal.com profile] rilina.

Now, LJ, if only you would give me a way to display recent comments on my "friends" page in a sidebar, I would be perfectly happy. Well, with my LJ reading experience, anyway.

*falls over*

LJ matters

May. 17th, 2006 07:19 pm
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Two unrelated items:

1) I have reduced my reading list fairly ruthlessly (or at least it felt so at the time), because the volume of posts was contributing to my skimming people's entries rather than reading, thinking about, or commenting on them.

2) I would like my LJ to be in S2, and will pay someone to convert it, because S2 is scary. Unless the someone has a permanent account, I think I'd prefer to pay in LJ gift certificates; I'm willing to talk about amount, because I don't know how much time or effort what I want is.

Here are the two options I am considering:

A) Taking the existing layout and adding "tags: " as a paragraph above the current mood & music, and adding a permalink (" | link") after "add a comment." Yes, that's all, really.

B) Taking the existing layout and adding a sidebar, something like the booklog. I don't know what-all is possible in the sidebar; a drop-down menu by month would be spiff, though not that necessary; a list of tags and/or memory categories would be handy; a list of recent comments—especially on posts on my reading list—would be golden (but I suspect not possible). At any rate, what could go in the sidebar would determine whether I wanted one at all.

(In either case, I would want old-style (XColibur) comment pages, unless someone designed really cool pages in my own colors and fonts that still sharply differentiated between comments in the way that XColibur does.)

So, S2 mavens. What kinds of cool things could I do with a sidebar? (Or comment pages?) And would anyone be interested in working on it?

(And a non-LJ matter: Litigants? Please don't tape over staples. Especially don't staple your pages, tape over the staples, and then glue the edges of the pages. If all you have to bind your brief is staples, just staple and be done with it. I promise I'll understand.)

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Hi there. I was fiddling today, bookmarking friends-of as I do, and I was a touch surprised to see that friends-of was up to 92. (I hope to write well, but I don't expect that most of my natterings are of deep interest to the wide world.)

So, cribbing from various people—if you're reading this, feel free to tell me any or all of the following, either here or (if you want to be private) in e-mail:

  • What do you read these entries for? Dog stories, book stuff, the law?
  • How did you find this journal? Some of you I know in Real Life or from other communities, or we've commented in each others' journals—but for a few people, I don't see the obvious chain, and I'm curious.
  • Tell me something about yourself. Anything. Even if you intend to lurk forever or remain anonymous, it would be fun if, when I looked at my info page, I could say, "oh yes, so-and-so { raises bulldogs | likes spinach | types with only the ring-fingers } ".

Or not. Whatever you like. I'll be getting back to this draft memorandum of law, now.

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)

This page exists because I'm an idiot: completely unable to remember to sign "anonymous" posts in other people's comments threads. I don't intend to use this for much of anything, since all actual content is at my existing site, steelypips.org.

The most frequently updated section is my book log, Outside of a Dog, but I have other book-related content at my personal site, Elsewhere, and steelypips itself hosts a few other sites.

Why don't you stop by? There's really nothing to see here.

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