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It's a rare day I post directly to live journal....

Posted on 2011.12.22 at 07:25
But this doesn't really apply anywhere but here, so....


Subject: The "Comment Page Redesign" is a steaming heap of Epic Fail.

The "Comment Page Redesign" is a steaming heap of Epic Fail.

The elimination of subject lines will vastly interfere with how huge numbers of LJ users use LJ, especially in communities, RPGs, and other sorts of threaded discussions. What possible reason is there to simply remove a useful feature?

The new means of selecting userpics is also catastrophic. It's processor-and-bandwidth-heavy, ungainly, and simply ludicrous on mobile devices.

There is nothing whatever about this "redesign" that improves user experience. This is worse than "If it works, don't fix it." This is, "If it works, don't kick it to pieces, pee on the pieces, and then set fire to the dry parts."

ETA: Captcha!?!?!? Are you out of your flaming minds!?!?!?!?

Anyone needing invite codes for Dreamwidth, I has them. From now through the end of the month, I'm pretty sure nobody needs them. http://dreamwidth.org -- This is the only time in several months you'll read an LJ post from me that wasn't actually posted on dreamwidth and crossposted here.


thesteppyone at 2011-12-22 12:54 (UTC) (Link)
Did you get the news/new release email this morning?... I know it's not a lot but they are, apparently, listening...

Release 88
Our final site update of the year, Release 88, is live. Here's a look at a the most notable changes around LiveJournal following Release 88:

• Comment pages have been redesigned. Share your thoughts on the new comments page design here. As with any new feature, something unexpected may pop up. Please contact support with any bugs you encounter while using the new comment page layout.

Rest assured, we are paying close attention to all of your feedback. Problems with actual functionality (inability to use the new form or aspects of it, slow load times, crashes, etc) have been reported and are being worked on. We're also aggregating all your feedback about the presentation and usability of the commenting form in the general sense, including items missing from the previous version, and the appropriate project teams are reviewing this feedback to help guide what further changes will be made. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on the new commenting system.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-12-22 13:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, when you parse through all the waffle, it sounds to me like, "If the new comments pages lock up your browser, we'll try to fix it. Otherwise, feel free to vent."

I don't trust them to fix this. I'll be happy if I'm proved wrong.
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Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2011-12-22 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
And, amusingly, the only responses I've gotten is from yapping idiot kick-me dogs making excuses for LJ's requiring a "Captcha" code for anyone posting a comment to that post.

(The "excuse:" It's an automatic security feature on any LJ post that's got more than 5,000 replies.

(The reason the "excuse" is no excuse: The post is in an official LiveJournal community used to announce and seek feedback from their users -- customers! -- and there is no excuse, ever, for a business making it harder for customers to give them feedback.)
808 at 2011-12-23 01:35 (UTC) (Link)
I just got an account to dreamwidth. How do you I find yours?
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