|LJ's little enforcement herd
||[Apr. 1st, 2009|07:31 am]
LJ, for those of you not on it and thus not aware of its plans, is unrolling another set of bright! shiny! new ideas! they know we will all love!!! (What they love is bragging on themselves.)
As before, they haven't fixed any of the things that bug me, nor have they ever replied directly to me when I've either complained or asked for help. They are proposing (among other things) to institute an automatic "LJ cut" so that ALL posts are truncated behind a "read more" line after very few characters, because, they announce brightly "nobody" wants to read more than 140 characters on their Friends Page and now we won't have to suffer if someone has a long post and we have to scroll past it.
They didn't ask this "nobody." So I (along with x-thousand other people) commented. I said I didn't like or want the changes. Why? Because when a post is partly behind an LJ cut, I don't know how long the other part it, or what's in it, and therefore waste time clicking on the link to look--and then having to click another link to get back to the Friends Page so I can scan the rest of the posts. LJ cuts slow down reading the Friends Page. I can easily scroll through, ignoring posts that a quick scan shows to be uninteresting. But if people want to use them, fine--only it should be the user, not LJ, who decides where the cut goes.
This brought forth a bunch of snarky replies to my comment. So I gather that what LJ staff does, instead of dealing with any of the far more serious issues in their software and management, is watch eagle-eyed for anyone to complain and then pile on (along with their best buddies) to teach them their (lowly) place in the LJ world. Apparently they don't want anyone to step outside the lines of total adoration of everything LJ does.
Tough. If I like something, I say so. If I don't like something, I say so. If a million other people like something I don't like, that doesn't stop me from saying (and having the right to say) that I don't like it. If a million other people don't like something I like, that doesn't stop me from saying (and having the right to say) that I do like it. I don't care how many others like/don't like what I like/don't like. Sucks to be you, running a business, if you can't accept a complaint with equanimity when you wanted kudos.