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LJ Formatty question for anybody who's really messed about with it
There's a point when, scrolling back through my own entries, my journal view suddenly defaults to Day-view, vs. "lastn" (aka, the standard scrolling journal page). I have combed the LJ FAQ's for some explanation of what causes this, whether it can be overridden, whether it's a problem with my style, or what, and can't find anything. Arrgh.

I could understand (though would be annoyed) if it broke at the end of the month, or at the end of the year, so you could only see this month's or this year's posts in normal view, and had to go to the calendar to see the rest -- but mine is breaking in the middle of April! Three clicks of the "Back a page" link on my journal, and you hit an entry that kicks you into one-day-at-a-time mode. The date of my ConneXions entries, actually.

Nor does it change based on the date that I created the new journal style, because I changed the style *much* more recently than that.

Help? Meep? I'd *like* to just be able to keep scrolling, right back to the beginning of my journal.

And yes, I could submit the question to LJ_support, but honestly, there's such a "You're an idiot; you should have looked here and done this" tone in many of the LJ development community posts, that the idea intimidates me.

benaresq

2002-05-29 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

I experimented with that one a while ago: as far as I remember it seemed to be always "three clicks back" on everyone's journal. No, no idea how to fix it. But it's not date dependent or anything. If you need to keep scrolling through a journal your best bet is to look at it in comments mode and keep clicking the "next entry" button.

norseblue

2002-05-29 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

news did a thing a couple of days ago where you could ask any question you wanted and they'd answer. They don't want support questions, but questions about how LJ works. Figure this fits in there. :o)

http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=news&itemid=56628&nc=420

mpoetess

2002-05-29 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks! Just finished paging through all seve pages of comments on that thread. Answered a few *other* questions I had, but nobody happened to ask that one (though someone asked about friends pages doing the same thing, and hasn't been answered yet), and I've missed the deadline for the free-for-all question asking.

I could ask it in LJ_support, I suppose. Just have to take a stiff belt before posting it.

lasayla

2002-05-30 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)

It does that in everybody's journals.

Trust me on this one. With my wacky "must read every single entry they've ever made before friendsing them" habit and the number of people on my friends list, I know.

The number of clicks you can go back before the view switches does seem to vary though, possibly because some people have it set to 20 per page, some to 15 per page and so on...

I wish there were an override, cause it bugs the hell out of me. Let me know if you find one.

snoopypez

2002-05-31 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Hello! I know you have no idea who I am, and this message really has nothing to do with your entry.. :P (But the problem sounds damn annoying; have you figured anything out yet?)

Anyway, I just got a live journal, and I've been reading yours for a while. I'm like a lurking fan. :) (Got here from your website, by the way.) I absolutely love your fic, your pictures, your icons.. and I just wanted to say so. :) If you wouldn't mind terribly, could I possibly add you to my friends page? Just so I could get to your LJ easier and all.

Ok, leaving now, so I don't sound any *more* like a strange fangirl.. ;)
Jaime

mpoetess

2002-05-31 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee. There are no strange fangirls. Only ficwriters who haven't taken the plunge into S/X yet.

Er, did I say that? Am I recruiting? La la la la


Feel free!I don't mind atall.

And no, I haven't found a solution yet. Thugh I'm running back to check the question I mentioned in my reply above, where someone asked the same thing about Friends pages.