the_nita: (Thinking)
I think if this LJ ever dies, I'll move to a WP site.
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Anyone else not getting emailed comment notices from LJ?
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Dork)
Journal created February 2004, on the advice of [livejournal.com profile] much_ado who suggested it as a way to vent some of the steam inside my head.

4,016 Journal Entries, 22,291 comments received, 29,042 comments posted - apparently I and my friends are prolific.
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Who comments the most on this journal? )
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Work)
right up until I have to deal with people telling me I have to do X or I am not supporting the downtrodden.

What I choose to do is my choice, based on my ethics, morals, beliefs and information sources.

What I am told I must do, or else, tends to get treated with the same contempt I hold for all attempts at dictatorial behaviour.
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I use the header strip a lot (yah, I'm lazy)

I really hate the "flag this journal" link they've put there. Why? Because it's really close to other links I use a lot.

I figure I'm going to accidentally flag a journal sometime (and likely soon), as I'm a clutz at the best of times.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
If I wanted to create an LJ that multiple people could access, other than the basic "give them all the userid & password" is there a better way to do this?
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Work)
LJ doesn't seem to be emailing me my comments today.
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Books)
Amusement is when you blog the instance of reading about the company that owns your LJ in your marketing text that has it as an example of good marketing segmentation.

[waves to the nice folks at SA and congratulates them on the nod in the introductory marketing text]
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Books)
This one amused me.

For those of you who don't have a blog yet, think of one as a large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding your attention.


- David Carr, The New York Times, Jan 15, 2007
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I want to have the damned tags accessable from the main screen. I cannot figure out how to make that happen.

Someone want to hold my hand, cause I'm too touched in the head today to understand directions?
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Is anyone else getting the "you must backdate your post because you're trying to post 3 hours later than it really is" type messages? My computer clock says the same time that LJ does. My *post* says the same time. But I keep getting the error.

Weird.

And to get it to work, I have to lie about the time....
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Comment rankings )
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
...with a 72 hour leave from reality?
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I really need a good "Nita's a mercenary at heart" icon...
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Default)
...when I'm reading government contracts....
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the_nita: usual shot when I'm directing - since I'm *not* looking at actors, I must be working on the script. (Tongue)
I've been doing cold calls today.

And playing with the LJ dungeon thing.

In "my" dungeon, there's an altar to [livejournal.com profile] much_ado.

After praying, I feel blessed.

And very giggly.
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Top Commenters on [livejournal.com profile] the_nita's LiveJournal
(Self and anonymous comments excluded from rankings)
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(Passing on from [livejournal.com profile] much_ado)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos:
LiveJournal cites images as 'inappropriate' and sends mothers to the virtual restroom.

Contact:
Carrie Patterson
Executive Director, ProMoM.Org
http://www.promom.org
carrie@promom.org
678-513-6329

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos:
LiveJournal cites images as 'inappropriate' and sends mothers to the virtual restroom.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 - Women on the popular blog site LiveJournal are calling foul at the company’s decision to brand images of breastfeeding as ‘inappropriate.’ Many users of the site have joined together to urge LiveJournal’s parent company SixApart to address their concerns and reevaluate the policy.

Small "userpics" of no more than 100 by 100 pixels represent LiveJournal members throughout the site. Users can define one of these icons as "default icon" which plugs it into the user's public profile. These default icons were originally not permitted to be ‘sexually explicit or graphically violent.’ Recently, icons which depicted breastfeeding were cited as being ‘inappropriate’ by the LiveJournal abuse team, a group of volunteers who monitor complaints on the site. After clarification was requested, LiveJournal changed their FAQ to reflect a no nudity rule and is claiming that icons with visible areola or nipple are not permitted. Whether or not areola is visible in a photograph is dependent on a number of factors, including skin tone of the mother and physical changes during pregnancy.

Claimed Live Journal Abuse Staffer 'Erin' in a post on the site, "That's really a matter for the FCC to decide. LiveJournal's policies on this mirror what would be allowed on primetime TV or in a PG-13 movie." However, this is not true. The FCC does not consider the act of breastfeeding on television to fall under the definitions of indecency or obscenity.

Breastfeeding is exempt from nudity laws throughout the United States as well as countries such as Canada. Advocates are urging LiveJournal to adopt the same criteria. "It is regrettable that LiveJournal has chosen to target breastfeeding mothers instead of standing up for the protection provided them by law," says Carrie Patterson, executive director of ProMom.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and public acceptance of breastfeeding. Advocates state that the feeling that breastfeeding should be hidden only fosters the idea that the natural act of nourishing a child is scandalous.

Breastfeeding bloggers who have refused to change their default icon have been suspended from the site. These users, as well as others questioning the policy, have been treated poorly by the site’s volunteer abuse team, something that is not unusual according to other site users.

More than 1,000 LiveJournal users complained, and SixApart issued an apology to the group. However, the company refuses to consider modifying their policy and continues to suspend users whose default icons are deemed inappropriate. Although LiveJournal stated a clarified rule, mothers are still reporting major inconsistencies in its application.

The breastfeeding debacle is only the most recent in a long line of incidents that have people wondering if the abuse procedures as a whole should be reviewed for fairness and propriety. Complaints have been raised about users' privacy, inconsistent enforcement of the Terms of Service, conflicting information and responses from abuse team members, and discourteous replies to users seeking clarification on the rules.

Activists are now working together to get this policy changed and to clarify the policies and procedures of the LiveJournal abuse team. While some are refusing to continue paying for the service, others have moved to different journaling websites to protest what they feel is a violation of their rights. For more information, contact Carrie Patterson at 678-513-6329 or carrie@promom.org or visit http://www.promom.org/bf_info/mp.html.
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Anyone else not having email from LJ (aka Comment emails) coming?

Hurm.
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