Thanks, Kyle. I've already pointed one person here for your updates.
You are awesome for getting on 2) so quickly.
Thanks -- it's what I'm here for. I've got years invested in this blog and I do believe there's not been invented a better blogging platform than this. I want it to work, and I want the users to be happy and satisfied and feel like we're in the right place, you know, warm fuzzies and all.
Thank you! Updating my (admittedly bitchy) post on the subject.
Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully it's all fixed soon.
You can say that when user backups are working. :-)
on completely unrelated topic, I finally managed to get Lady Gaga tickets and am way too excited by this!
but yes, good job on getting the breach sorted :)
heck, that's not unrelated. have a fabulous time!
You are doing a very good job, oh LJ Rep!
If we get backups working before the end of my term, I'll agree.
once again, thanks for being so fast on getting us real info on messy issues
It's what I'm here for. Thanks.
So, um. They were trying to inject their own affiliate information if there was none existing? If I posted a "naked" link to an Amazon item, they would get to get affiliate credit for it?
If I've understood that correctly, it's less sinister than breaking my own affiliation stuff (not that I have any), but only marginally so.
that is my understanding of it. if it was a news item "we're adding lj referral information to un-attributed links posted on lj because it will help us pay for the free accounts, etc etc" i suspect people probably would have been okay with it.
I would use LJ a lot more if I didn't have to download a photo holding client....
Like Photobucket and the like.
Can it be made easier for computer novices?
you're like the best lj advisory board rep ever!
i think i'm only the second one and, from all i've heard, the first one vanished immediately after being elected.
I'm not in any way blaming you or the Advisory Board for this, but wasn't the whole point of the Advisory Board that Livejournal would ask you "Hey, is this likely to get people breaking out the pitchforks and torches?" before doing something like the URL-rewriting thing? And then, if the Advisory Board said, "Yes!" they would like actually not do the stupid thing? It shouldn't be about damage control after the fact.
Hopefully LJ and I will both learn from this to talk more.
A calm, considered update amidst the usual panicked hullabaloo.
Now THIS I agree with. :)
2010-03-05 05:53 am (UTC)
Re: Dreamwidth Studio
I'm not convinced that DW is better than LJ by enough to outweigh how annoying it can be.
But this shouldn't turn into a DW/LJ discussion.
thanks for your work on these things, btw.