21 December 2011 @ 01:57 pm
Writer's Block: Bah Humbug Day!  
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Let's start with Livejournal and their new release. Now don't get me wrong, there are things I like about this change! However, a few good changes (that are implemented fairly poorly) don't outweigh the plenty of bad changes that have been made.

Subject lines aren't frivolous trappings. They're at the heart of a lot of things in how LJ is used by a lot of people. Comment pages that are so clunky that some people can't even load pages to say anything!

The shortcut keys are nice. I like ctrl left and ctrl right to go through pages! It's handy! I like the icon browsing too, but it should be optional. Loading 100+ full sized icon is a killer for people with slower connections or older computers. Sure mine can handle it, but there are those that can't.

And to top it all off? Those stupid brothers of mine at all the frosted animal cookies that mum bought for me special, because we'd been talking about them the other day. :( Their excuse was the bag was "already half empty", but even little kids know those bags are always half full of air when you buy them!

Combine this with the fact that I could be stuck with this dying piece of junk laptop for several more months and I just want to break down and cry. I hate crying, but between my hormones and everything else it's so hard not to right now. :(

Oh right. Importing my personal stuff over to DW. I just want a backup if nothing else. http://uninvited.dreamwidth.org/
Current Mood: upset
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[identity profile] breyzyyin.livejournal.com on December 21st, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Orz, I am really not feeling the changes made to LJ. :/ And I'm sorry to hear about your computer! I hope it will be okay for all of the time that you need it for. ♥
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
As I just told Laura, the changes are seriously only going to get worse. This alone was bad enough, but they're getting rid of comments on icons and just leaving them with keywords. What now? Will users need to make a fancy page just to credit icon makers in the future? Do. Not. Want.

So I guess I'm stuck on LJ for fandoms that haven't moved, land comms, and what of my friends who are still here, but I'll be crossposting from my DW from now on. ~_~
[identity profile] bravera.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
I have to figure out which DW account I want to use, but when I do, I'll let you know and add ♥
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Just let me know. :3
glacialphoenix[personal profile] glacialphoenix on December 22nd, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
I hear you on the comment-box changes. It's really frustrating - I mean, it's not so bad in personal journals, because then I see the custom styles which aren't affected yet, but in communities? Argh.

I hope your laptop manages to last you.
[identity profile] farron.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
I see the custom styles which aren't affected yet

oh god, for the love of all that is good, don't say that. ;_____;
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry bb, but it's just going to get worse. They're getting rid of the comment section on icons soon and all that'll be left are keywords... and that's just the tip of the iceburg.

For all intents I'm moving to DW, I'll be cross-posting here and commenting on people who haven't moved and doing stuff like that, but as a whole I'm done with LJ I think. They're taking it in a direction that doesn't mach the way I want to use it so.... I'll go somewhere that's let's me use it the way I want.

Also we got a new wii. >_> Can I bug you about borrowing games sometime in the future? And we never did decide on a movie
[identity profile] farron.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
I'm making the move to dreamwidth, too. Sucks though because my paid account doesn't expire until the end of august of next year.

oh, yes! I'll send you a list of the games that I have that you can borrow in a message sometime.
And there is a 3d movie coming out.. you like beauty and the beast, right? Lol. I want to go see it. :)
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I've got another month of so of paid left and even that hurts to leave behind. ALL MY ICONS LAURA WHAT AM I GONNA DOOOO?! Besides deal, because I don't use my personal journal enough as it is I guess. :(

Speaking of icons, the big thing that has me sulking about DW is the lack of icon related things. I've been iconing more lately and there seem to be no active icontests or 20in20s or anything of that sort. It's most vexing.

Not to mention the "Oh no, i have the chance to re-name my icon community what do I do?", because making decisions is hard.

You'll have to let me know what your username is so I can add you. Okay?

Oooh that's right. They're doing beauty and the best this spring aren't they? That might actually be a good idea. I still kind of regret not getting to say The Lion King in 3d.
[identity profile] farron.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
I know. I leave with a heavy heart. I don't think I could ever completely cut myself off from this place as I don't want to leave the friends I have here behind.. just.. going to stop posting and am removing all my personal information here.

DW is still young! Give it time.

I'll let you know when I'm ready. I've already found you over there. :P

Haha, yeah. I didn't see it either, but that's why we'll go see this one! :)
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to keep cross-posting, at least for now. In the future? Who knows.

It's not that young. It's at least 2 years old if not older. :P

So I saw. XD;

When's it hit theaters anyway?
glacialphoenix[personal profile] glacialphoenix on December 26th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
They're planning on doing a layout overhaul, I think :( so it's really only a matter of time, unless they cave. I hope you have a DW backup?
[identity profile] farron.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah. With the recent privacy breeches with locked posts and the account payments being hassled with, I'm making the move. :|
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Custom styles won't last forever. They're planning on "improving" those soon too. As a whole it's just really, really obnoxious.

I have a userscript style for DW that widens the layout and turns the grey to white and makes it really awesome if you're interested. It's super handy and makes the site that much better

And then mom reminded me that it has to last until the tax return gets in . Sigh. This should be fun.... only not.
glacialphoenix[personal profile] glacialphoenix on December 26th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I heard. D: And I saw the post which showed the updates they're planning for the entire site... which will make it look like something akin to the current comment page.

As it is I'm already using Stylish to make the LJ background grey and the font Tahoma instead of Arial so I can handle looking at communities without giving myself a headache, but I still have to tab out when expanding comments because the swirling animation makes me sick. (And the lack of thread/parent? Ridiculous.)
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah the thread/parent thing was really useful. Just like subject lines and LJ had to be dumb and get rid of both. I mean what was the point of that? I just don't get it.

If only more fandom stuff would move to DW. :(
glacialphoenix[personal profile] glacialphoenix on December 28th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Aren't a lot of fandoms packing up and leaving? DW's community import function is going to draw a huge number of fandom people over, since most fandoms stay for the community and would probably have left LJ entirely if not for the fact that their pet communities are there.

LJ has been particularly cold towards fandom and RPers (and you RP, right, IIRC? So I imagine this has hit you pretty hard too). Plus I do think the auto-payment fiasco was really the last straw for a lot of people.
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 28th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen a single comm I'm in talk about moving to DW. :( I'm dropping at least one of the -land comms I'm in, because well I wasn't really feeling it anyway, but I haven't heard a peep out of thee other two and I don't know much else fandom related that's moved yet either.

Maybe you'll have to point me to some at some point. XD;

Yeah. I co-mod an RP here on LJ and we're officially starting up over on DW on the 30th. We'll import our stuff over later when it's up and running for us.
glacialphoenix[personal profile] glacialphoenix on December 28th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
I might be getting a DW paid for Christmas (belated Christmas, rather), and I did tell Z about the possibility of at least backing up stuff on DW (we can't jump ship in the middle of the game, after all, but when imports go up we can definitely try to mirror the site at least). I'm crossing fingers - as AL and MWS mod the new comment page is actually proving a hindrance for me, since it means I have to factor in the comment page disaster every time I want to host something.

Good luck with moving the RP! It's always tough restarting on a new site. (I ported my RP journals to DW; I actually can't read old threads because of the havoc the new comment page has wreaked on them.)
[identity profile] kanki-yamato.livejournal.com on December 22nd, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
LJ should start to hear his users before start to change stuffs!=(

I'm sorry for the cookies,I have a brother and he is like that,too! *sigh* I feel your pain! *hugs*

I hope you'll change that laptop soon!!
[identity profile] lumati.livejournal.com on December 26th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't that be nice? Instead they ignore us and spring changes on us whenever they want. I mean really and people though the changes they made to the profiles ages ago were bad.

It'll be longer that I'd like, but hopefully I'll manage. Thanks. <3
[identity profile] janikofux.livejournal.com on December 31st, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
О-о-о Е-е-е!!

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