Mar. 5th, 2009


Deleting old LJ e-mail addresses

Of interest to those who no longer have control of a) the original address on their LJ accounts, b) those who have hotmail addresses associated with their LJ accounts that they no longer control...

It appears that you can now remove those addresses.

FYI, and get on that, folks.

(I had *three* addresses I no longer controlled on there, which are thankfully gone now. Apparently in 2002-2004 I was quite the web-based e-mail whore.)

ETA: It doesn't appear to be available to everyone, and as noted in comments below, this *does* leave open another huge security hole. So, I suppose, if you're able to remove inaccessible e-mail addresses from your account, do it while you can because the change might be rolled back.

Dec. 4th, 2008


Release #43

Among the 'features' added:

Title of post in Last Post, Friends Pages, Calendar view (every page where displayed multiple entries) now links to entry.

One problem, though. The code broke the Smooth Sailing layout. The whole thing.

You're supposed to test these things first, boys and girls.

ETA: Looks like it was fixed. But how long until something else breaks?

Nov. 7th, 2008


New LJ Profile Page

Whether they want it or not, LJers are now stuck with a new profile layout:

User feedback is one of the most important ones

But apparently, not enough to actually listen when you get a resounding chorus of DO NOT WANT.

Aug. 9th, 2008


Less than thirty minutes

It took less than half an hour for LJ to privatize my request about "Increased limits for Basic accounts." (I'm not surprised; they've ignored the request I made four months ago on the topic.) & auth =xwjk (Remove spaces to see request; IJ's coding removes auth bits otherwise). Full text:
At the announcement of the 100-day plan at, one of the features promised was "Increase certain limits for Basic and Plus accounts." The new post in lj_2008 mentions increased userpics for Plus, but nothing about Basic accounts.

Which limits have been or will be increased for Basic accounts?
Any bets on ever getting an answer to that one? Or will it wait a few days until they release info about the new ad-supported Basic accounts, and claim that there are "increased limits" somewhere in there? (We know a lot of you have been awaiting our decision on Basic Accounts, so watch this space for an announcement August 14, 2008. Any changes to Basic Accounts will also affect how we deal with Basic Communities, so you can also expect an update on that.)