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Freaking LJ now won't take you to you specific page for a post when you click the LJ cut but instead opens it up on my main LJ page. I don't want that. It fucks up the formatting of my main page as I mainly use cuts to post humongous pics. It also prevents from easy commenting right there. I found a work-around but it's a giant pain. Ugh, WTF is with LJ making unneeded changes. I am researching WordPress now, it's the last straw (I have a DW but that's mainly dead and my LJ is sorta like a blog anyway).

Ugh. WTF with changing things that work fine to start with?

Date: 2012-10-04 03:53 am (UTC)
gwinna: (coastal scene - twilit)
From: [personal profile] gwinna
You can click on the title to get to the post itself. It would be nice if the new lj-cut thing was optional though.

Date: 2012-10-04 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I know that, but I don't like that I have to do that now. I do not get why any developer would take functionality away instead of adding to it.

I was getting pretty close to fed up with LJ and I think this might be the final straw. I have a permanent account so my money is lost either way, but if the functionality annoys me, there is no point using this platform as opposed to something else.

Date: 2012-10-04 04:14 am (UTC)
gwinna: (red trees)
From: [personal profile] gwinna
Well, although LJ doesn't have a great track record for not messing up functionality, I can actually see how the new lj-cut could be useful in the right circumstances. I found it rather welcome when I was browsing an icon journal the other day. On the other hand, I can also see how it would be decidedly not a good thing in posts with lots of screencaps like yours. I guess if I were them, I would have introduced the new lj-cut as a separate feature rather than a replacement for the old one, so people could choose what suited their needs best.

Date: 2012-10-04 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
See, your suggested approach makes sense. Which is probably why LJ did not implement it...

Date: 2012-10-04 06:35 am (UTC)
celestialdescent: Image: Ariel from The Little Mermaid  with her hand on her chin with the word "sigh" on the lower right corner. (apathy)
From: [personal profile] celestialdescent
Can't really comment on the new LJ-cut system because I've been using their mobile app, but I'm not that surprised that there've been changes made. *sigh* Oh LJ.

I signed up for a WordPress account recently, but I'm finding it a bit overwhelming; there's a bunch of options for me to play around with that distract me, and I just don't post a lot. It's not that I don't like it, because I do. The level of customization they offer for your blog works, for me, they offer a decent amount of media storage for a free account (Not that I really need it), and I'm really liking their widgets (especially the spam blocker). It'll just take me some time to adjust. And I do think WordPress would really work for your blogging needs should you decide to move there; you could make a lot of use of what the site has to offer.

Bleh, I don't know if I just made sense. Sorry about that.

Date: 2012-10-04 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
No, you made sense, thanks, that was super helpful!

Date: 2012-10-04 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
This really sucks ... I was so used to typing the lj-cut text="" thing ... need to test out one though.

ETA: Oh this really sucks ... It's like the spoiler feature on some message boards ... Irks, don't like it at all :(
Edited Date: 2012-10-04 07:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-04 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Do you want the go around?

Do this:


< a href= " URL of your master post - you'll have to add it in when you have it ">< b > ( wjat you would have wanted to call your cut )< /b> < /a href>< font color="#092531" >< lj-cut text=" ">< /font>

Get rid of all the spaces that don't need to be there in the above, pick the font color that will make the cut blend into the background for you (i.e. the same color as your main page - you can find the numeric value in your layout page), and just have two spaces between the quotes in lj cut text command.

Date: 2012-10-04 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
It seems like all the websites change for the worse. FB, Tumblr, LJ... like they don't even care if users like it or not (does ANYONE like the timeline?).

Urgh, makes me so angry.

Date: 2012-10-04 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
Oh you mentioned the BAD WORD!!!! Ever since they forced timeline on FB my cell goes haywire :(

Date: 2012-10-04 11:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-04 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com
LJ's steady downward spiral ever since Six Apart took over has been frankly amazing (and amazingly painful) to watch. Every other week I'm getting those spammy news reports in my inbox about the latest useless function they've added to make LJ even more cluttered and unusable. The only reason why I haven't moved elsewhere is because it's a pain to move everything when you had it set up in one place for so long. :/

I use wordpress websites, but I've never thought of using it as a blog - it's a lot of fiddling around and coding to make it look good, and then it just isn't as easy to do average blogging things like switching posts to FO or using custom filters.

Date: 2012-10-04 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh, really. That sucks. I just want to have a not-too-frilly blog.

Date: 2012-10-05 02:25 am (UTC)
celestialdescent: Image: A collection of items, including two cameras, a Hello Kitty toy, and a handwritten note. (Default)
From: [personal profile] celestialdescent
Have you looked at Blogger, then? When I was looking at different blogging services, I was choosing between WordPress and Blogger. Although WordPress eventually won out for me, one strong pro for Blogger is that it's much simpler to get started on there.

Date: 2012-10-06 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] winegums.livejournal.com
blogger is easy to get started, but not quite as much fun for comments etc - one thing lj does have right is the nested commenting threads, it makes it easy for us to be part of conversations where blogger doesn't. :(

Date: 2012-10-06 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Thanks for the tip

Date: 2012-10-04 12:13 pm (UTC)
ancarett: (Geek Baltar BSG)
From: [personal profile] ancarett
They borrowed this feature from DW where cuts behave in this way and have since soon after the launch. However, I'm not sure that they implemented it as well as DW - maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see the "close" arrow here on LJ which the cuts all have on DW.

I also blog on WordPress - it's a fine platform. What it lacks that LJ has is the community of users and the easy aggregation of the friends-list for the same. All of the WP blogs that I follow I follow via a RSS reader - I can't scroll back through that with half the easy of LJ or DW reading!

Date: 2012-10-04 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] your-insomnia.livejournal.com
Yeah, that's pretty much the reason why I still haven't abandoned LJ. RSS feeds, eww.

Date: 2012-10-04 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
The "expand" link turns into a "collapse" link. But it still is a sucky feature.

Date: 2012-10-04 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, but my DW layout doesn't do that - it takes to the main body of the post. When it's optional, it's fine.

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