Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude (arcadiasilver) wrote in bleachness,
Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude

Signal Boost: FB/Twitter CSS Edit

Posted with _debbiechan_ 's permission.

So with the recent monthly update, Livejournal has enabled even more potentially invasive convenient integration with social networking titans Facebook and Twitter, much to the anger and rage of the LJ community. And there's no small wonder why: believe it or not, some of us keep social networks separate for a reason. Do you want your professors and classmates and family members to see the newest yaoi fic you just wrote or read your shipping manifesto? Doubt it.

But the real danger is from accidental (or not, lets never underestimate the capacity of humanity to be assholes to each other) cross-posting of responses to your journal entries. While you may not have had that Nakama orgy fic cross posted to twitter, a reply gushing with praise for your carnal literary skills might still appear on someone else's. Which makes links. Leading back to your fic. And in the day where the internet is getting smaller and smaller and social circles overlap like a mad man's ven diagram, it doesn't take much for slip ups like that to work their way around.

So we rely on the ingenuity of our fellow LJers to find loop holes.

xnguard  has whipped up a quick CSS edit that, unlike the Greasemonkey fix going around, hides the boxes for yourself AND those viewing your profile. The wonderful peeps at jim_and_bones  have shared this solution and an easy guide for implementing it over here.

From the post:

The following line of code, though, doesn't just hide the repost boxes to only you like the Greasemonkey code for Firefox going around does. It hides the option for everyone viewing your journal or community. I've done it for this comm as well as my personal journal.

***Important to note: This will only work if people are viewing your journal or comm in your style. If they're viewing it in their style or light mode, it'll still show up. This just hides the feature, so if their default setting is to NOT automatically post, they won't be able to post. It also runs the risk where if someone has their default setting to automatically post, they won't be able to choose NOT to post.

It also won't help if you have a basic account since your entries won't be the same stylesheet as your journal.

Share the love, spread the link. Something is better than nothing!
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