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Dec. 21st, 2011 @ 06:51 am I CAN STILL USE THIS SUBJECT LINE!!!!!!!!!!
Fucking LJ. So fucking pissed right now.

Not over the change. No, that's just typical LJ stupidity. The fact that there was not ONE COMMENT IN 60+ PAGES THAT THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA AND THEY ROLLED IT OUT ANYWAY. And now there is not one comment in 60+ pages that likes the new fucking comment pages, and do you hear two words from anyone official about it? Ha. No.

One of the LJ mods even admitted in a comment that everyone probably hates him/her right now.

To be fair, unless he/she is directly responsible for this hideous monstrosity of a comment page, I don't hate them. I hate LJ's entire dev team, and probably their PR team, too, but not specifically that mod. Unless they thought this was a good idea, and then I hate them with the fire of a thousand suns.

Even Facebook listens to their users better than LJ, and that's saying something.
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Kanda- raaaaage
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Date:December 21st, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
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my kindle doesnt like it either. it took three tries and two crashes to load it. I am most curious to see it on a computer though, as my flist is employing very colorful adjectives in describing it.
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Date:December 21st, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
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It is horrid. I'm not surprised your kindle doesn't like it. Maybe, some day, they'll stop being douches, but that day is not this day.

If you already use an S2 style (and I imagine most people do) you can just enable custom comment pages. It's not perfect, but if you can stand the sight of whatever style you use (mine is a bit hard on my eyes, but it sucks way less than the new default comment pages) you can also set all journals to display in your style which sort of helps. Still not happy about this bullshit. They better fix it and fast.
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Date:December 21st, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
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This is the most horrendous thing I have ever seen LJ do. I honestly think they're just trying to chase us all away! NO ONE LIKES THIS MAKE IT GO AWAY MAKE IT GO AWAY NOW!

Everything about this is hideous, from the new font to the fugly new comments, to the way they have the userpics pop up if you want to change them (and not even in alphabetical order, either. WTF was the point of making sure they were alphabetized if they're just gonna pop in some random order?!), to the now lacking header option in comments. I HATE IT ALL.

If they keep this, I'm just going to fucking leave. v______v
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Date:December 21st, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
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I've never been a huge defender of LJ but most of their stupid decisions at least make some sense. The attempt to get rid of basic accounts, for instance. They make more money off plus accounts, you get more stuff from having a plus account, and all you have to do is install adblock. That makes sense. The occasional weird tweaks usually make sense. THIS MAKES NO SENSE!

I don't even know what they did to the font. At first glance, the basic design looks very similar, but the longer you're on the page the worse it gets. I hate to say it, but I've switched default comment pages off entirely. Which makes me kind of sad. I like seeing the different journals everyone has made when I go to comms or author pages or whatever. Now I can't. :( I have to see everything in my style or lose a large part of my functionality.

Which, btw, in case that news hasn't reached you yet- if you're already using an S2 style, you can just enable custom comments and then check the box that applies your journal settings to all journals and that will reset the functionality. They haven't fucked with S2 yet, just the default. (Although how long until then is unclear.)

I want to leave, but there's really no good place to go to. Dreamwidth might eventually catch up to where LJ is now, but none of the comms there are as active even as on LJ. And I'm sitting on a perm account. I can't move my 150+ icons to Dreamwidth where I only get 15. :( It makes me sad. Something will give eventually, but right now, I am pissed off and sad. :(
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Date:December 22nd, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
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I would almost understand if some morons had actually said they liked the idea, back when they were "discussing" it. But NO ONE LIKED IT. (I quote discussing because apparently they didn't give a shit what anyone thought, and this was apparently just a "BTW, we're gonna do this no matter what you say, but we want people to say they like it." *gnashes teeth*)

I'm disgusted with this font. For starters, I'm not crazy about too-large font (hell, if you want big font, you can change your own browser to show it - the pages themselves don't have to force them on everyone). It's just frustrating and annoying what they've done to this site.

I knew about the ability to change the default page view to your own layout, but I always avoid doing it, because I like seeing the different layouts and everything. But I think I'm going to have to go your choice, and just view everything with my own. I at least know I like mine. >.<

I had a DW for about two or three years, but I ended up deleting it because nothing ever happens over there. But now I wish I hadn't, because at least Dreamwidth keeps things functional, listens to their users, and doesn't force things on people whether they like it or not.

Yeah, I've had a paid account for years and years (I always happen to be broke when permanent accounts become available), and I really don't want to waste all that time and money invested here. But they're just making it so difficult for people to want to stay. v_____v