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23 December 2011 @ 05:27 pm
Why you hate me Livejournal?  
These changes need to be rolled back. Last night I couldn't change my icon on comments; today I can't comment on others' journals at all. What's the point of a social media platform that prevents you from socialising?

There have been pages of complaints made, and I know that my two issues are on the list of items that need to be resolved, and that's quite apart from the Subject line on comments issue. Why did LJ see the need to change something that worked perfectly well?
Not happy Jan.

ETA: I've now changed my style BACK to how it was originally, (viewing friends and communities etc in their own style, not mine) and disabled Greasemonkey, and I can once again post comments and choose icons other than my default. No subject line, but I can live without that. Probably.
Current Mood: Pissed off completely
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miwahni: Boosh crimp luremiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Well at least I can comment on my own journal... so far! I have a lifetime paid LJ so I feel I have the right to bellow as loudly as possible. And I would, if I could only leave a comment on their maintenance page. *sigh*.
I've been sitting here fiddling with my settings, trying to force my friends' pages to display in my style but I can't find the setting. *double sigh*. Off the top of your head do you know where it is?

I have a Dreamwidth account but I don't want to move there permanently because I love my LJ. But much more of this nonsense and I'll be shifting.
byslantedlight: young love (imbeiaiel)byslantedlight on December 23rd, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)
It's under Settings (My Account Settings) - Display tab - scroll down to Other Journals and tick View all journals and communities in my own style.

Oddly enough, my lj is working better than it ever has - it's fast, clean, no problems at all so far. And I like the new comment settings actually (my journal was S2, which is the only reason they're not there). It's fast and easy to load my icons, particularly when I use repeat ones, I like the extra ability there to insert pics etc... I'm gobsmacked at all the wailing and gnashing of teeth to be honest. I've not seen any of the glitches people are talking about (or even that lj listed on its recent posts) Even subject lines - very few people I know ever actually used them, though I can see that some comms might have found them useful. I wonder if there are particular servers where there's a hang-up, meaning things aren't working properly...
miwahnimiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
Thank you thank you thank you! I was going nuts looking for that, I knew I'd seen it somewhere but I was looking under Customize in Journal Style rather than in My Account Settings. Hopefully that will do the trick - but I'll miss seeing everyone else's journals in their own style.

I read somewhere that running Greasemonkey in conjunction with Firefox can also cause the problems I've experienced, so I disabled Greasemonkey as well.

I have no bone to pick with the subject line disappearing as I rarely used it in comments, but there are a lot of communities that did use it and I understand their frustration.
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miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Yeah I've ticked that as well. Thanks, truly. I shall see how it goes. Love my LJ....
sunray45: Bodie Gun Kickbacksunray45 on December 23rd, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
We'll have to send the Lads in with their BFG's - might make them see sense. What a balls up! Why try to fix that which ain't broken.

I read through a few of the complaints and mostly it was about the Subject Line missing when you reply, but it is here now. Or have they only changed the Communities?

I dunno.
miwahni: Pros bang bangmiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Yes, where is Bodie with an AK47 when you need him? *g* byslantedlight has pointed out the changes I needed to make, and hopefully they'll do the trick. But I shouldn't have to force my style on my friends' journals. I hope LJ decides to undo R88, or at least fixes the bugs.
miwahni: B7 slightly sanemiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
Shhhh, if they find out I have it they might take it away.
Oh, and you might be seeing the subject line in comments here because I'm running a customised S2 script. Possibly.
Trepkostrepkos on December 23rd, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
Oddly, I haven't had any trouble at all.
*jinxed it now*
miwahni: Boosh setting fire to hammersmiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
Holding my breath and crossing my fingers for you! I read somewhere that it could be a combination of Greasemonkey and Firefox causing my particular glitch so I've disabled Greasemonkey for the duration.
Trepkostrepkos on December 23rd, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
I have both those programmes ...
miwahni: Random no place like homemiwahni on December 23rd, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
Well that's interesting! Prior to disabling Greasemonkey I could neither comment (Post comment button was greyed out) or select an icon. In fact the icon list (in picture format) wouldn't load at all. Do you see your friends' journals in their own styles, or in yours? Because changing to "view in my style" also worked for me, before I disabled Greasemonkey.
Other than that, I have no clue *shrugs*