aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Default)
( Jun. 18th, 2017 05:03 pm)
I'm having some difficulties crossposting. This is a test to make sure I have fixed them.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfpark)
( Apr. 15th, 2017 05:03 pm)
Ok, here's mine!




#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday




I have a Dreamwidth account but am planning to stay here, at least for a while.

I do mean to post more. It might be after term ends. Busy busy!—but mostly good.
[livejournal.com profile] delphia2000 posted a link to LJ PSA: time for DW, which I in turn share here. If you follow the links there, from [livejournal.com profile] dr_tectonic, you see a recent entry with what is known and hypothesized. Short version: LJ servers are in Russia, where hackers and/or the Russian government could access them, so be careful what you're sharing. Also, between political trouble and financial trouble, LJ could go into sudden crisis.

[livejournal.com profile] dr_tectonic's post gives you a quick guide to opening a Dreamwidth account and importing your LJ.

I hope LJ will be around for a good long time—but I've also just imported my whole LJ into Dreamwidth again. I do it periodically anyway, just in case.
I tried to put a cut inside a cut in my 2014 fandom meme, and it caused the entry to stop displaying after "fandom boyfriend" if you got there by clicking the LJ cut. I have fixed that, so if you missed the following, you might want to go back there:
fandom girlfriend
biggest squee moment
most missed of your old fandoms
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to
And my own invented category: Show that I continued to watch despite frustration

We apologize for the inconvenience—but "fandom girlfriend" and "biggest squee moment" are two of my favorite answers!
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Watson plot)
( Feb. 20th, 2013 09:35 pm)
First: someone on my flist wrote a Cabin Pressure story connected with "Vaduz," and I missed the episode and so feared to read the story in case there were spoilers. I finally broke down and bought "Vaduz" and listened (love it!)—and now I can't remember who wrote the fic and where it is.

If you wrote it, or know where it is, please tell me where I can find it!

Second: I just think it's hilarious that the top of my Friends Page says this:
"You're using the old version of the Friends page — switch to the new one and try to customize it."
try to customize it. Go on—I dare you!
Via [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong: see test crossposts from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda. If someone crossposts, the URL of the original poster, not the commenter, appears in FB; that includes the original poster's LJ name, so people can already connect the LJ name to the FB name of the commenter (which is more likely to be someone's legal name).

If you turn on Facebook Connect yourself, LJ will show your FB name in your LJ profile, under "External Services."

Probably most (or all!) of you using pseudonyms here were never going to use FB Connect yourself, but just in case . . . pass it on.

Please don't crosspost even your own comments to my LJ to FB or Twitter. I minimize my LJ's results in search engines. I'm here to connect with friends, primarily fandom friends. I'm happy to welcome visitors who share my interests, but I don't really want to attract much attention from the broader world. Thanks!

(Most of my friends are on LJ and not DW; I check LJ almost daily and DW once or twice a week. I paid for a permanent account here a couple of years ago. I wouldn't do that now, but I've already paid. I have 90 icons here! By golly, I'm going to stay here and have my fun and get my money's worth, even if LJ goes crazy from time to time.)
Via [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong: see test crossposts from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda. If someone crossposts, the URL of the original poster, not the commenter, appears in FB; that includes the original poster's LJ name, so people can already connect the LJ name to the FB name of the commenter (which is more likely to be someone's legal name).

If you turn on Facebook Connect yourself, LJ will show your FB name in your LJ profile, under "External Services."

Probably most (or all!) of you using pseudonyms here were never going to use FB Connect yourself, but just in case . . . pass it on.

Please don't crosspost even your own comments to my LJ to FB or Twitter. I minimize my LJ's results in search engines. I'm here to connect with friends, primarily fandom friends. I'm happy to welcome visitors who share my interests, but I don't really want to attract much attention from the broader world. Thanks!

(Most of my friends are on LJ and not DW; I check LJ almost daily and DW once or twice a week. I paid for a permanent account here a couple of years ago. I wouldn't do that now, but I've already paid. I have 90 icons here! By golly, I'm going to stay here and have my fun and get my money's worth, even if LJ goes crazy from time to time.)
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Very angry indeed)
( Sep. 1st, 2010 05:31 pm)
Skip my next paragraph if you've had it with the FB and Twitter nonsense, but please read about Pingback. I got a shock, and I haven't seen anyone mention this yet.

Okay, you've probably all heard about LJ allowing easy cross-posting to Facebook and Twitter. It appears that if someone replies to one's post and quotes one's post, and selects cross-posting, then the quotations from one's post will appear on someone else's FB or Twitter account (even if the LJ entry was locked). I am Annoyed, but I hadn't really worked up to Very Angry Indeed. I have my pseudonym; even if someone cross-posts with quotation from me, I wasn't awfully worried that I would be outed. (You can read about the new cross-posting buttons here on LJ news.)

Important Stuff: Pingback is Screwed Up
The same LJ news bit mentioned changes to pingback, which, when turned on, notifies you that someone has linked to one of your entries. Then rydrawong posted on Dreamwidth (x-posted at LJ, but you can't reply there) that pingback is now sending people snippets of text surrounding the link to their own journals, even if the post was locked and they shouldn't have access. For instance, if Poster A has put up a fanfic, and Poster B trashes it to her little band of friends with a link to the story, Poster A will get a notification that could include an eyeful.

I had Pingback turned off. I almost never link to anyone's post to say anything mean, but there have been a couple times when, in friends-locked entries, I asked if I was being unreasonable to complain about a story lacking proper warnings or to suspect plagiarism. I know I had Pingback turned off, because I never ever received any notifications that anyone had linked to me, and that was okay. When I saw people complaining about Pingback, I double-checked my settings here this morning. Pingback was disabled. I didn't change anything. I'm wondering if I twitched or something and accidentally changed the setting. It's possible, but....

A few minutes ago, I posted a new installment of my Primeval story. I went my merry way to do the next two steps: I posted an entry at [livejournal.com profile] primeval_denial linking to the new installment, and I put the link on the story's launch page on my own journal as well.

I got pingback e-mails for both entries as fast as my screen could refresh. I did not have Pingback turned on. I went back to my Privacy Settings, and it had changed from "Disabled" to "Open." I have now fixed it. I recommend everyone recheck their Pingback settings again.

One of the pingbacks says basically nothing, though both entries are public. The other one can be seen here: as you can see, that's 186 words. I'm leaving them both up as cautionary tales.

ETA: Rydra does say in comments to her entry that she has heard from other people that they're getting pingbacks with the feature disabled.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Very angry indeed)
( Sep. 1st, 2010 05:31 pm)
Skip my next paragraph if you've had it with the FB and Twitter nonsense, but please read about Pingback. I got a shock, and I haven't seen anyone mention this yet.

Okay, you've probably all heard about LJ allowing easy cross-posting to Facebook and Twitter. It appears that if someone replies to one's post and quotes one's post, and selects cross-posting, then the quotations from one's post will appear on someone else's FB or Twitter account (even if the LJ entry was locked). I am Annoyed, but I hadn't really worked up to Very Angry Indeed. I have my pseudonym; even if someone cross-posts with quotation from me, I wasn't awfully worried that I would be outed. (You can read about the new cross-posting buttons here on LJ news.)

Important Stuff: Pingback is Screwed Up
The same LJ news bit mentioned changes to pingback, which, when turned on, notifies you that someone has linked to one of your entries. Then rydrawong posted on Dreamwidth (x-posted at LJ, but you can't reply there) that pingback is now sending people snippets of text surrounding the link to their own journals, even if the post was locked and they shouldn't have access. For instance, if Poster A has put up a fanfic, and Poster B trashes it to her little band of friends with a link to the story, Poster A will get a notification that could include an eyeful.

I had Pingback turned off. I almost never link to anyone's post to say anything mean, but there have been a couple times when, in friends-locked entries, I asked if I was being unreasonable to complain about a story lacking proper warnings or to suspect plagiarism. I know I had Pingback turned off, because I never ever received any notifications that anyone had linked to me, and that was okay. When I saw people complaining about Pingback, I double-checked my settings here this morning. Pingback was disabled. I didn't change anything. I'm wondering if I twitched or something and accidentally changed the setting. It's possible, but....

A few minutes ago, I posted a new installment of my Primeval story. I went my merry way to do the next two steps: I posted an entry at [livejournal.com profile] primeval_denial linking to the new installment, and I put the link on the story's launch page on my own journal as well.

I got pingback e-mails for both entries as fast as my screen could refresh. I did not have Pingback turned on. I went back to my Privacy Settings, and it had changed from "Disabled" to "Open." I have now fixed it. I recommend everyone recheck their Pingback settings again.

One of the pingbacks says basically nothing, though both entries are public. The other one can be seen here: as you can see, that's 186 words. I'm leaving them both up as cautionary tales.

ETA: Rydra does say in comments to her entry that she has heard from other people that they're getting pingbacks with the feature disabled.
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