lovelycudy: (Purple shoes)
Taken [ profile] hotbabysitter at "Suspicious comments" and "Spam comments": LJ decision to 'block' spam is a big FAIL!
So I've been noticing in both my own journal and communities that I haven't been able to see some comments even thought it says there are more comments there than are actually showing up. Instead I'm getting a place holder that says (Spam comment) or (Suspicious comment).

Why are these showing up like this you may ask? In their rush to fight spam LJ has created a new filter that're AUTOMATICALLY TURNED ON in ALL journals and communities, which screens comments that are made with 'suspicious links' ie links that are not on their safe whitelist, so pretty much the majority of the internet. There is no noted way to add to the 'whitelist'.

What really gets me is that they didn't inform people that they were doing this until a week after it was done and that it was automatically turned on.

So how do I turn it off you might ask.

That's simple. Go to your Settings, click on the Privacy tab, and half way down where it says Spam Protection uncheck the box next to "Comments containing a link to a non-whitelisted domain will be marked as spam and moved to a special section." This applies to both personal journal and communities and the opinion has to be manually changed in each one.

While I understand how this could be a good idea, I think they went about it in a very backhanded way, and have implemented it poorly. There was no message to anyone that the link has been screened. It's automatically done. This went on for over a week before they said anything about it. There is still nothing in the FAQs about it even. The only way I found out about this way going through the support pages where people were reporting similar issues.

Please share this!

ETA: This links really illustrates the problems.. 
lovelycudy: (Default)
 Taken from [ profile] elanor12 

(Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month. Post the first one/two line(s) of it in your journal, and that's your 'Year in Review')

My whole boring year  )
lovelycudy: (Default)
 I know most of you are pissed about this dreadful Twitter/Facebook/LJ thing. I know I am. Twitter is something I got on a whim, FB is something I (barely) use for my RL and LJ is for fandom. I do not want those things to cross paths. I have no intentions of explaining people from FB (including my father) about my porn. Ever. 

So, even if you are super cool with this cross-posting thing from Hell, I am not. Which means that I need to ask you to please do not cross post anything you say in here, whether it is in a FO or public post. Just... don't, ok? Please? 

For those who, like me, hate this thing, [ profile] joymaro posted a nifty HTML trick found out by [ profile] shadowhuntress and shared by [ profile] carolinecrane. All you have to do is, and I quote, " (...) you can take the option away using this little piece of code in the custom CSS area of your layout:

EDIT: The code is .b-repost-item {display:none;}. Thanks to [ profile] electricshocks 

I got it from 
[info]shadowhuntress . Thanks for passing that along; works like a charm. If you are worked up about LJ's (admittedly sad) attempts to become a legit social networking site instead of the hangout of fandom geeks and fringe dwellers, but like myself, you're too lazy to move to another service, it's an easy fix. Just go to Journal Style --> Customize Theme --> Custom CSS and paste that in the custom stylesheet box. If you've already got custom CSS in the box, just paste that line of code at the bottom. Save your changes and you're done"

So, guys, use it if you want and you can thank those three wonderful people I mentioned before. And remember: cross-posting is not cool.

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