January 17th, 2006


State of the Something

* Hawksong back up, and has been for days. I... totally remembered to tell y'all that. *waves hands in Jedi-like manner*

* Coffee good.

* I'd say 'Aten't ded yet' but issues, man, issues, with using phrases like that, and I don't mean the grammar.

* I kinda love fandomhigh.

* You kinda probably knew that, and if you're not playing in it, kinda probably find it annoying.

* But it's what I'm doing at the moment. It is my current fannish thing of choice, so... you'll probably hear more, ad nauseum.

* Like for instance, hellooooo new LJ-friends, several of whom have had me friended since long before FH and I stupidly was depriving myself of your presence, due to... stupidness.

* I've been sporadic about being on IRC recently, which is a bit odd for me, but it's mostly because mIRC is One Extra Window in a life that seems to be filled with a lot of open applications these days. People I'm usually in IRC with, I'm on AIM a lot more now recently, and you know my handle there. (Or if you don't, ping me in e-mail and I'll tell you.)


*keeps TBQ*


If, like me, the very idea of the new nudge feature makes your ears boil and skin crawl (yes, despite the fact that it only works for mutually friended LJ's; I read the FAQ), and you find yourself, as usual, muttering about why the hell doesn't LJ consult the frakking users before implementing rude and intrusive crap like this?

Or you know, if it just annoys you and you want to turn it off so no one can 'nudge' you?

Go to the admin console and paste in:

set disable_nudge 1

(People who are having fun with nudging and being nudged and think it's cool, more power to you - I just want to be told it exists before it's put into place, and choose to turn it on, in a prominent place like user settings vs an admin console code that I have to read the FAQ on nudge to find in the first place, not a default setting that I have to turn off. WTF, LJ, WTF.)

ETA: Oh, it's in the frelling FAQ, but it's not it wasn't live yet. See the ears? That was theoretical boiling before.

You cannot turn this off yet. The ability to 'opt out' should be live... in a few hours. It is in fact live now. Which doesn't change an iota of the ranty bits. ;-)

WT-fucking-F, LJ? Do you never learn from the experience of sending shit live that makes sweeping changes to the site, without consulting a user-base bigger than, oh, the development team, or even warning people in advance that it's going to be happening?