April 21st, 2011

Carnivore

repost from LJ community permmembers, regarding new "hidden comments" in LJ communities:

(originally posted by ron_newman)

Sometime earlier this month, LiveJournal introduced a "Spam Protection" feature which screens comments made to any community or personal journal. LJ turned this on by default for all communities without any notice to community maintainers. LJ belatedly and incompletely described the new feature in this news announcement, several days or weeks after releasing it.

In an LJ community, this feature has the following effect:

- Comments that contain links (to domains not on a secret whitelist) are automatically hidden and moved to a "Suspicious Comments" page
- The user who made the original post cannot see these hidden comments and receives no notification that they exist
- Community maintainers also receive no notification that the hidden comments exist
- Community maintainers CAN look at the hidden comments, and then mark them as non-spam, but only if the maintainers know to look for them periodically in each and every new post to the community

If you maintain a community, and this doesn't sound good to you, turn the feature OFF by going to http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/?cat=privacy, selecting your community from the "Work as user:" menu, and then UNCHECK the checkbox labelled "Spam Protection Comments containing a link to a non-whitelisted domain will be marked as spam and moved to a special section."

I also recommend that you look over all of the comment pages from the last two weeks or so in your community, and see if any of them have an "(Read N suspicious comments") link on them. If they do, follow the link and mark each comment on that page as non-spam (using this button: )

The members of your community will appreciate this.
Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 22 April 2011

Elly's whining about how she needs to not tell Mike the truth about Easter causes John to make a wise-ass crack about finding a rabbit that lays eggs.

(Strip Number 242, Original Publication Date, 9 April 1982)

Panel 1: We start with Elly telling John that Michael wants real proof that the Easter Bunny exists.

Panel 2: Since she's too stupid to tell him the real truth and a panicky idiot who assumes that the consequences are going to be far worse than they are, she splays her tentacle fingers and makes the Palms-Out Gesture of Misaimed Martyrdom as she whines that she doesn't want to tell him the truth yet because she's not ready to do so; she wants to know how best to default on her responsibility as a parent and duck the issue.

Panel 3: John smiles and tells her to find a rabbit that lays eggs.

Summary: This would be irritating enough standing on its own; given that the notes will be all about how awful it was that Aaron asked questions and wanted to know things, it'll be far worse.