fengi: (Mr. Vox)
[personal profile] fengi
So is this good or bad? This dumbed down dashboard is not as friendly to power users, and kind of feels like a rock band of a certain age issuing an electronic dance music album a bit to far into their career. What I'm saying is acting like Bono when it should just coast like Sting.

It also appears they've half broken filters. One can still post using a specific filter, but at this point one cannot select a filter for viewing your friends feed. Which sucks because LJ occasionally starts omitting friends posts at random and the only way to see them all was to go to "filter friends page" and select "default".


Remember when this would produce a tsunami of "what the fuck" and angry macros and threats of flouncing? Will it create a small squall this time? Will it drive more people away, or are we few going to hold out no matter what?

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Date: 2014-05-15 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muckefuck.livejournal.com
My only question was, "Where the fuck did they put my messages?"

Seems to me just the kind of thing that will make users returning after having been away for a while (and I am seeing a trickle of them these days) say, "Fuck this" and stay away for good.

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Date: 2014-05-15 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quirkytizzy.livejournal.com
In case yu haven't found it, it's under the user info area. Like click on your icon on the top right of the homepage.

Gawd, this is so stupid the way they made this. It's harder to get to various parts of the site now. Ugh.

And idk, Fengi. I think at this point, we few who are left will be doing what you did....cross post using DW. Lj as a sole journaling site? Not anymore. Not for a while.

:kicks LJ servers. Kicks LJ developers. Kicks LJ creative team.:

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Date: 2014-05-15 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fengi.livejournal.com
LJ customer support did respond promptly. They were nice but it's a hilarious response:

When viewing any system page that shows the standard blue header banner (such as the home page), there will be a link labeled 'Post in blog' near the right side of the banner, a blank space, and then an envelope icon. Click on that blank space between 'Post in blog' and the envelope icon'.

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Date: 2014-05-15 04:56 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Poisonous&Venomous)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
I just switched back to the original.

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Date: 2014-05-15 05:11 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Poisonous&Venomous)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
Well, when it switched me over, it gave me a popup window when I tried to do something in the new view that included the option to go back.

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Date: 2014-05-15 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fengi.livejournal.com
No pop window appeared for me - probably because I have them blocked. The window just froze and now I'm stuck with this shit. I'm really pissed - I'm a paid member and there was no warning and now apparently no option to switch back.

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Date: 2014-05-16 12:50 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2014-05-15 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bemused-leftist.livejournal.com
Linguistic question: what does 'flounce' mean here?

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Date: 2014-05-15 07:09 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Poisonous&Venomous)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
To leave with fanfare and drama.

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Date: 2014-05-15 08:27 pm (UTC)
foxfirefey: A guy looking ridiculous by doing a fashionable posing with a mouse, slinging the cord over his shoulders. (geek)
From: [personal profile] foxfirefey
It also appears they've half broken filters. One can still post using a specific filter, but at this point one cannot select a filter for viewing your friends feed. Which sucks because LJ occasionally starts omitting friends posts at random and the only way to see them all was to go to "filter friends page" and select "default".

I actually think this still works--the tab changed from the right to the left, it's the one above the gear icon.

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Date: 2014-05-15 08:28 pm (UTC)
foxfirefey: A picture of GIR. (gir)
From: [personal profile] foxfirefey
Maybe I take it back. One can *select* the filter but it just endlessly spins and doesn't load anything.

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Date: 2014-05-16 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccjohn.livejournal.com
I can't find my Friends page. This is not progress.

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Date: 2014-05-16 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fengi.livejournal.com
It's the item marked "Feeds" now. You can switch back, though the button to do so may not display - more info here:
http://fengi.livejournal.com/1504674.html