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02 September 2010 @ 01:33 pm
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!
The Ghia Fairy: Renji  CD Artbabyghia on September 2nd, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much for posting this! LJ has been my sanctuary from my family. My place to vent about them and talk about my fangirling. So I need to protect it from them at any cost. :P ;)
Grenatescarboucle on September 2nd, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
You can always friend lock your entries for that. The button is not there on protected entries (I know 'cause most of my LJ is locked, so I didn't get what the hell was happening at first).
Grenatescarboucle on September 2nd, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, it is there when you comment, stupid LJ >____
The Ghia Fairy: Devil of Griefbabyghia on September 2nd, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
Exactly... not that my friends would post their comments to FB or Twitter but rather it not be done at all.

Very stupid LJ. :(
_debbiechan_: 1200_debbiechan_ on September 2nd, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)

The code should be working for bleachness now. It wasn't at first because the comments stylesheet was disabled.

LJ may very well soon be recanting this whole "upgrade" (or granting an "opt out") given how fierce the response has been, but I'm still fairly paranoid about their attitude toward fandom and pissed off about their taking away slashes from tags.

Thanks for posting this. I was going to do it as soon as I could but RL is pulling in many directions right now. Anyone with updates to the LJ debacle is free to add to the topic here--this is all relevant to the interests of fandom.
Running on Coffee and Schadenfreude: [Bleach] Hero; Coward; no morearcadiasilver on September 2nd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
I doubt this will go away. The integration screams "legal binding contract" to me and thats not something you wiggle out of easily, especially seeing how deeply Facebook has crept into nearly every nook and cranny of the internet (hell, my WoW guild's forums have FB integration now!) But an opt out for yourself AND the capacity for others to link to your posts and communities would be desired.
peca_06peca_06 on September 2nd, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the info. I am getting the picture now. It was all a bit confusing >.<. We can link to FB and T., but we can't edit our posts among other things we rather have available? Thanks LJ for adding things we don't need.
incidents and accidents, hints and allegations: FF6 - Terra AW HELL NO.maeveth on September 2nd, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Heads up -- guys, hiding the boxes or not, if you connect your LJ to Facebook, your full name as listed on your Facebook will show up on your LJ profile page.

Running on Coffee and Schadenfreudearcadiasilver on September 2nd, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Holy hell.

Updating this post and a few others when I return. Thanks for the heads up.
_debbiechan_: WHAT THE HEY_debbiechan_ on September 2nd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)

D: D: D:

PERSONALLY I don't have FB and my RL name is easily found and I don't have issues there, but

D: D: D:

This has to be the biggest fuck-up ever for LJ. Legal action against LJ itself going on now? I'll check in later. Holy hell.
amhrancas: bleach-conamhrancas on September 2nd, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this, arcadiasilver! I had the Greasemonkey script running, but had not realized that it was a "my end only" fix. I will definitely adjust the CSS with this, while waiting for LJ to get their act together and fix this privacy debacle.

Edited at 2010-09-02 09:09 pm (UTC)
oh gallant piglet,: bacardicaraizome on September 2nd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm a bit loath to switch comment styles on my LJ (my style is kind of cluttery, lol), but I'll look into this later on.

Y'all, I don't know what I'll do without comms like this one and capslock. Move yer arses, LJ staff!
sunlight_kissessunlight_kisses on September 2nd, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
off-topic, sorry
sorry this is off topic but ... is it just me, or did the bleachness commenting layout change?
oh gallant piglet,aizome on September 2nd, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: off-topic, sorry
It changed, yeah. It's the only way to get the above-mentioned code to work.
sunlight_kissessunlight_kisses on September 2nd, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: off-topic, sorry
OHHHH okay! thank you :) i'm a bit slow on these kinda things
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 2nd, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Erm, I'm a little bit confused. So is it like that my posts don't get around twitter and facebook if I just don't check those little boxes below ? It seems I can't even if I wanted.
_debbiechan_: 1200_debbiechan_ on September 2nd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)

Your posts don't go anywhere you don't want them to, but anyone ELSE commenting on your LJ entries (and apparently this now includes people who don't have LJ accounts--let's just make call it OPEN HOUSE WEEK FOR STALKERS!) can post your LJ entry and cross-post to FB or Twitter and voila--their comments show up on FB with a link to YOUR ORIGINAL ENTRY! Now, if your entry is f-locked only those with access can see it BUT... those FB peeps can see the header, etc, know you have an LJ or a community dealing with fandom or something you'd rather not everyone and their cousin knew about ... or the comment any given person decides to cross-post may have to do with sensitive material, say "congrats on your pregnancy1111!!!" OR "Hell yes, that was an awesome nekkie fanart!" AND you have no control over who sees what, so smart, LJ, really smart.

Eh, running off to a meeting now but this is all very very annoying stuff, and I'm trusting that the ingenuity and persistence of the people here will knock the adminstration rightside up again ... until the next time.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 3rd, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
I see, but let's say that somebody would post to my entries with the FB sharing option checked. The link would go to their journal, right ? So the only ones who would suffer if they don't want to give their identities away are the ones who post, ain't that right ?

Well, my posts would never go to FB anyways because I use a different email here and there. In twitter they would though, but I don't have any followers there.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 3rd, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Link would go to their journal ----> Link would go to their Facebook*
_debbiechan_: 1200_debbiechan_ on September 3rd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)

No, the comment the person cross-posted would include a link to YOUR original LJ post and its subject title. You may not want that information out but it can go out without your consent to FB or to Twitter.
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 3rd, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Y thats what i was meant to say, fixed that above. But yeah even though your posts won't show in YOUR Facialbook then maybe you still dont want strangers to read them.
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
I quit World of Warcraft over this very thing. If I wanted to plaster my identity all over the internet, I'd do it myself; not let Fartbook and Twatter do it for me.

Pretty much the only way to make your opinion felt is to stop giving LJ money.

Running on Coffee and Schadenfreudearcadiasilver on September 2nd, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, Blizzard very quickly recanted the RealID on the forums. Its still a voluntary, in-game only thing.
virkalleavirkallea on September 2nd, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's lame what they did but I don't see the huge deal since it's voluntary (at least in WoW).
Grenatescarboucle on September 2nd, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
LOLZ Guildy, you should know they never learn. It's a thing with them - right now the idea is to keep everything in control in one entity, EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO.

Don't ask why. Anyway <3
sleepwalkersleepwalkerrrr on September 3rd, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Something else that came to my mind:

"In order to spread the love, Facebook users who do NOT have LiveJournal accounts can now log in, comment, view friends, and join communities using a Facebook log-in/ID and password (much like OpenID). To log into LiveJournal using your Facebook account, click on the Facebook button located in the log-in area of the LiveJournal header (as shown in the image on the right). Facebook users can quickly upgrade to a full account in Account Settings."

from: http://news.livejournal.com/129190.html

Does this mean, that for people who are registered with a same email to FB and LJ, a friend from their FB can log into LJ and find journals of persons in their f-list in Facebook via some friend search option ? Because this feature is pretty common in many places, like in Starcraft II etc.
umi_chanbluesea81 on September 3rd, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
oh my god!what in the world are they thinking???????
thank you dear debbie for the code.gotta check if it works on my LJ.
of all the stupid ideas this was the stupidest one of all!
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Running on Coffee and Schadenfreudearcadiasilver on September 4th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
You already have, but go ahead. Its meant for sharing.
mrdracospirit on September 5th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Meh. This is one of the reasons I don't have a Facebook account in the first place. I don't want all the details about my life on internet highway and easy to track down thank you very much.