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What is up with all the dang spammers?!? 
5th-Nov-2012 02:17 pm
Doctor Who - Captain Jack
I don't know how this happened, but apparently the spammers have finally discovered my LiveJournal.  I just spent 20 minutes locking comments on the random old entries that they're suddenly leaving daily comments on.

I'm scratching my head over their business model.  Does it really pay to put links to a website selling Real Ginuien Louis Vuttion Bags on a journal entry that was posted in 2007?  Sure, they have automated programs to do it for them, and probably are stealing someone else's bandwidth to do it, so if even 1 in 250,000 entries from 2007 somehow gives them a clickthrough, I guess they'll consider it worth it. But even setting up the automated programs takes some effort that could be better spent, I don't know, shoplifting or something.

I also renewed my extra userpics.  Part of me thinks it's silly because I post here...what...every two months, on average?  Why am I paying $30 a year to maintain my layout style and userpics for a mostly-dead journal?  But I have a lot of good memories, and I miss everyone, and...well...I just hate to completely abandon it all.

I hope everyone is having a decent fall, and no one on the East Coast has been hurt too badly by the superstorm.
5th-Nov-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, yeah, this reminded me that I got an e-mail about a spam comment last night. Something about what I assume is a "get rich quick working from home" scam. There was no message in my inbox when I popped into LJ today, though, and the comment is now gone, so I guess the LJ anti-spam people banned the account (thank you, anti-spam people). I have no idea how stuff like that is profitable, though.

And I totally understand you about the icons and journal style. For the first time since I got here, I am seriously considering changing my "home base" away from Livejournal due to the friends page redesign. (Have you heard about that? I am saddened by it.) Even if I do that, though, I still wouldn't be able to give up my icons and my customized journal, at least not yet. Even if I were to use this as a secondary account, I would want all my little 100x100 squares of awesome at my disposal to properly illustrate my thoughts. ^_^

(The store brand jaffa cakes I just bought are stale. Did I bring this on myself?)
6th-Nov-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I have heard some things about redesigning (mostly that everyone hates everything about it and can't figure out LJ's motivation for the changes) but haven't looked at all the details. It's like redesigns on Facebook: there's nothing I can do about it, except accept them when they're forced on me, and quit visiting the site if they annoy me enough. I have experienced the "clicking on the LJ cut just expands the post rather than taking you to the poster's LJ", which annoys the living shit out of me. Some of my friends do have color schemes that I can't stand, but...it's their LJ. Going to it is like visiting their house. It reminds me of them and makes me a little happy. And it feels like I'm being told to just stay in my own little box and not visit them. That may be irrational, but it's my gut reaction.

I know that fandom communities have a lifespan, and the one I was in is pretty much dead and buried, but I just hate to completely lose touch with everyone. Even though half the people never touch their journals any more, and I know I will probably never meet any of you in person, I still like being able to chat occasionally. If a critical mass of people were active on another website, I'd probably move over there (that's how I wound up here...sucked in by the other enthusiastic crazies who used to be at TWoP). I did create a journal at Dreamwidth because several other people had mentioned they were there, but I haven't done anything with it. I should probably spend some time this week looking people up over there.

Oh, man, I am just wordy and babbling on and on. I need to go drink my coffee!
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