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Well I could go on a bit of a ramble or something, but instead I'll link you to this fantastic post over here: The crossposting-to-Facebook thing is so profoundly stupid I can't get mad. I'm too busy laughing. by apocalypsos.

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enigmaticblues
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
LOL! So, so true. That's probably the best description of FB ever.
enmuse
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
My friend passed it along on Twitter and I just cracked up. :D
clarkoholic
Sep. 1st, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love it because it's so true.

Thanks for the link! :)
enmuse
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
lol IKR? I'm bug by the darn Facebook & Twitter icons here. I'll link when I wanna, y'know??
_slytherin_girl
Sep. 1st, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
I just read the post and I agree not only with the original post, but all the comments that follow. Seriously, does anyone know anyone on lj that would use this option? Did they set this up with absolutely no research at all? This might be the dumbest thing lj has ever done. FB is real life people with a few fandom people that became real friends tossed in. LJ is where I post the stuff I don't want my RL to know about, with very few exceptions. WTF?
enmuse
Sep. 1st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
LOL. Your icon is so appropriate! ;)
_slytherin_girl
Sep. 2nd, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! I do try. :D
tfwftw
Sep. 2nd, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Can I just "word" that whole comment?

(I do love that, just when I started to get really antsy about those buttons and the possibility of accidental cross-posting - or worse, accidentally staying logged in to FB while on LJ or vv and the two starting to talk to each other without my permission - my Flist blew up with it. Oh, LJ hive-mind).

Also, if you are using Firefox: here, have a way to hide the buttons: http://tiptoe39.livejournal.com/1151391.html?view=4834207#t4834207
_slytherin_girl
Sep. 2nd, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks and thanks for the link! And in return, have you seen this poll about the new FB/Twitter stuff? It was linked through the news feed, but really, who reads that?
tfwftw
Sep. 2nd, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Heeeee. The results on that poll made me smile.

(I also love how unabashedly non-neutral the question was. Heh).

...although really, for me, it's not so much about locked posts. It's more that I want a big button that says "DON'T CROSSPOST MY STUFF TO FB, EVER", and I don't have one. Yes, it's opt-in... but the little ticky-boxes show up for eeeeeverything, and just make me nervous and unhappy. I want the option to make them go away (and I don't want to have to switch browsers to do it. Yes, I have Firefox on my mac, but I've finally figured out how to make everything work right in the browser I'm using!)
_slytherin_girl
Sep. 3rd, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
I know! If they don't take it down, there's something seriously wrong. Even without everyone that has an active journal responding, it's plainly clear what the majority wants. I think if they ignore it, they're going to lose a lot of customers.

I agree, they could have an option to disable it, similar to going friends only. Then those 200 people that like the idea could keep it.
tfwftw
Sep. 3rd, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
It's mentioned in the new "news" message, so there's that... and it did make me feel a bit better, as it seems to be much harder to do any sort of accidental CP than I thought. But... I don't understand why the buttons are there when I emphatically haven't set up FB Connect, you know? I feel like if they 1) removed the ability to cross-post comments made on locked posts and 2) only had the ticky boxes show up for those who have set up the cross-post system, that would solve 95% of the problem.

As far as losing customers, though... losing them to who? :) They're more likely to grow (by adding functionality and making themselves more appealing to people looking to choose a blog site) than they are to lose fandom - I feel like a mass uprooting would take more than this... it's a whole community that would have to move, you know?
enmuse
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Well there wasn't a true mass exodus from LJ during the censorship fiascos, so I can't imagine that it would happen now. (Of course, I *do* have Insanejournal and Dreamwidth accounts...) We really are entrenched here.

And I agree that I'd like the damn boxes just to do away. They're a pain in the butt when I'm using TAB to quick get around my page. :p
tfwftw
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
That's what I hear - that it's an issue for you keyboard-based "power users" ;). But it is starting to sound like it's harder to turn on by accident than I thought -

AND HEY WAIT, I don't see them now! Whee!
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