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So... the Powers That Be at LJ still have not done/said anything about the cluster fuck that is allowing comments to cross-post to Twitter and Facebook.

Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE to cross-post things. I do it all the time, from dreamwdith to lj, from the blog(s) on my personal domains to lj. From Twitter to Facebook, from Twitter to my other blogs, etc. It serves a purpose: getting one idea/post/image/etc to as many people as possible in the shortest amount of steps.

HOWEVER... How livejournal handled it was abysmally WRONG. Instead of making it so that me, the user, can import/cross-post my own posts to FB/Twitter if I wanted to, and there by sharing them the world of FB/Twitter, Livejournal granted that permission to anyone and everyone who reads any post.   Not realizing that if we wanted the friends and family we have on our Facebooks and Twitters to read what we're talking about on Livejournal, we'd have simply posted that stuff to our Walls on our own.  Or, at the very least, posted our own link.  

Could this have been handled differently?  You betcha!  Are there FB and/Twitter features I wouldn't mind seeing?  Sure, why not.  But until LJ figures out how to handle this better, and makes the effort to comprehend what their users want from their service, I won't get my hopes up.

Which, btw, leads me to the  true of crux of this post... trying to figure out what to do about my LJ. 

I use it for posting fanfic mostly, with the occasional personal post.  I got this DW account last year, mostly just have to have.  Every once in a while, I try to cross-post and maintain it, but usually I just fall back on my LJ.  I've had it longer, after all, and I guess I just get in the habit of going there first.  All my friends are there... all my comms are there.  

In light of recent events, however, I'm thinking about using the DW as my primary journal, and just using my LJ account to post to any comms that don't migrate (because I've noticed that the comms I'm on aren't discussing this at all).  

I can do this in a couple of different ways. 

A) I can just continue to post, only removing comments from my LJ, thereby forcing commenters to come to the dreamwdith post. 


B) I can totally lock up my LJ, with the exception of the obligatory "One Open Post" which would point people to my DW and whatever else I wanted them to know, and then simply use that account to post links to my fic (located at DW) 

Thoughts... dear f-list... which, if I were to do it, makes the most sense to you and why?

debc: (Daniel Hmmmm - dyoselin)
So, LiveJournal has decided to enrage a lot of people by adding the ability to cross-post to Twitter and Facebook.

A lot people are worried about someone accidentally cross-posting something and then having it get back to the wrong people (ie. our families, bosses, etc).

It's a valid concern.

However, after doing some looking at it, I have pretty much discovered that the only way to cross-post to a FB or Twitter account, right now, is to go into your settings and connect your FB or Twitter. If you don't, the cross-post tickies on the bottom of the comments are unclickable. At least, they're unclickable for me, when I've tested it with my journal and those on my flist.

So, all we have to do is not connect their FB/Twitters and then things go back to mostly normal.

(I've also noticed that it appears to be only comments that are cross-postable, because the ticky boxes don't appear on the bottom of actual posts. I've only seen them after I click on link to leave a comment. Can anyone else confirm or deny this? )

And now, to do my part... I promise, dear flist, never to connect my LJ to my Twitter or Facebook, thereby denying myself the unwanted ability to cross-post anything I read on LJ to my Twitter or Facebook.

ETA: Have edited my post to reflect that it's not just a fandom concern. I'm sorry if I inadvertently offended anyone.
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I've been thinking about cross posting from my DW account and my LJ, but I haven't had the time to set up Semagic (my lj posting drug of choice).  That, and DW's import system refuses to import my LJ icons, so I am going to have to migrate them my self.  Ugh. 

Well, here's how this works... I posted this with Semagic, to Dreamwidth... if you're seeing it on LJ, gimme a yell, drop a comment, whatever, to let me know you saw it.  And then I'll try to start posting to both. 

If you're on DW, and you're seeing this, what good comms do you reccommend?  I'm currently into NCIS, Dr. Who*, Supernatural*, Bones*, Castle*, Fringe*... and I like writing au's, genderbenders, and crossovers (especially ones with Highlander).  If you know of any dreamwidth comms that fit the bill or ones that may be of interest, feel free to rec them. 

Thanks in advance.

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