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So, LiveJournal just created a feature that isn't particularly well-thought-out.

Is anyone surprised? I am not. We're kinda used to them not really thinking about how many users don't use their journals as traditional blogs. Some people do, and those people, I am sure, would love to have all the features a traditional blog has. Other people don't, and in those cases, these new features are potentially problematic in the way they're structured now.

Telling LJ you don't like them is awesome. That is a good way to respond to something you don't like.

HOWEVER, I am getting really sick of commentary from people on my friendslists and elsewhere that suddenly assumes people who have been given access to their locked posts for years are now going to misuse that trust, when they didn't misuse it before.

Yeah, there are plenty of cases of people leaking information from LJ to other places. It's been happening for years and years and people who do that are usually douchebags-- although not always; I can think of a few cases where it was really important that information from a locked post was shared. But the majority of times, this is an asshole move.

But the vast majority of us are not assholes. We respect the trust of people who allow us to see their locked posts. We have never shared information that was not intended to be shared, or have only shared it in cases where we felt an obligation to do so. We respect the line between people's different internet personae and we do not cross it.

I do not treat other people like potential criminals. If someone hurts me or does something to wrong me, I treat them as a person who has wronged me, until such a time that we can work out our differences, if I believe that's possible. I believe that it is inherently unkind to treat a person who has done nothing wrong as if I expect them to. It's something you see in a lot of workplaces, an uncomfortable relationship between management and their employees, where employees are treated as potential thieves. Sometimes, entire shifts of employees are fired, even ones who have proven their trustworthiness over months and years, because of inventory loss. I believe that is a wrong way to treat human beings.

And so, I also believe it is a wrong way to treat human beings to level threats at people or to take action that shows an inherent mistrust of people with whom you have trusted information about yourself until now. If you do not trust people to respect your privacy and the privacy of your other friends, don't let them see information that you do not trust them with. If your friends claim to mistrust other people in whom you have placed your trust, ask whether that is reasonable. Ask if your response would be the same in a face to face situation, if one friend told you that they do not trust someone whom you have known and trusted for a long time. Me, I would be insulted if someone came to me and said they expected me to change the way I run my journal because they did not trust and respect my judgment, or felt that they were entitled to decide who should have access to my posts of certain types. I have chosen whom to share what information with. I should not have to amend my choices to suit someone else's inherent mistrust.

I realize that plenty of people have felt betrayed by other people regarding lack of prudence as far as sharing internet information. But that lack of prudence, or deliberate disregard, has been going on since I first came online in 1995. No new feature is going to suddenly turn people who weren't assholes before into assholes. Do not trust people who have shown disregard for you in the past-- but do not treat people who have worked hard to gain your trust and respect as if they are potential threats. They do not deserve it, and that display of mistrust is, to me, more hurtful than most of the mistakes people could make.
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So, LiveJournal just created a feature that isn't particularly well-thought-out.

Is anyone surprised? I am not. We're kinda used to them not really thinking about how many users don't use their journals as traditional blogs. Some people do, and those people, I am sure, would love to have all the features a traditional blog has. Other people don't, and in those cases, these new features are potentially problematic in the way they're structured now.

Telling LJ you don't like them is awesome. That is a good way to respond to something you don't like.

HOWEVER, I am getting really sick of commentary from people on my friendslists and elsewhere that suddenly assumes people who have been given access to their locked posts for years are now going to misuse that trust, when they didn't misuse it before.

Yeah, there are plenty of cases of people leaking information from LJ to other places. It's been happening for years and years and people who do that are usually douchebags-- although not always; I can think of a few cases where it was really important that information from a locked post was shared. But the majority of times, this is an asshole move.

But the vast majority of us are not assholes. We respect the trust of people who allow us to see their locked posts. We have never shared information that was not intended to be shared, or have only shared it in cases where we felt an obligation to do so. We respect the line between people's different internet personae and we do not cross it.

I do not treat other people like potential criminals. If someone hurts me or does something to wrong me, I treat them as a person who has wronged me, until such a time that we can work out our differences, if I believe that's possible. I believe that it is inherently unkind to treat a person who has done nothing wrong as if I expect them to. It's something you see in a lot of workplaces, an uncomfortable relationship between management and their employees, where employees are treated as potential thieves. Sometimes, entire shifts of employees are fired, even ones who have proven their trustworthiness over months and years, because of inventory loss. I believe that is a wrong way to treat human beings.

And so, I also believe it is a wrong way to treat human beings to level threats at people or to take action that shows an inherent mistrust of people with whom you have trusted information about yourself until now. If you do not trust people to respect your privacy and the privacy of your other friends, don't let them see information that you do not trust them with. If your friends claim to mistrust other people in whom you have placed your trust, ask whether that is reasonable. Ask if your response would be the same in a face to face situation, if one friend told you that they do not trust someone whom you have known and trusted for a long time. Me, I would be insulted if someone came to me and said they expected me to change the way I run my journal because they did not trust and respect my judgment, or felt that they were entitled to decide who should have access to my posts of certain types. I have chosen whom to share what information with. I should not have to amend my choices to suit someone else's inherent mistrust.

I realize that plenty of people have felt betrayed by other people regarding lack of prudence as far as sharing internet information. But that lack of prudence, or deliberate disregard, has been going on since I first came online in 1995. No new feature is going to suddenly turn people who weren't assholes before into assholes. Do not trust people who have shown disregard for you in the past-- but do not treat people who have worked hard to gain your trust and respect as if they are potential threats. They do not deserve it, and that display of mistrust is, to me, more hurtful than most of the mistakes people could make.
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So, LiveJournal just created a feature that isn't particularly well-thought-out.

Is anyone surprised? I am not. We're kinda used to them not really thinking about how many users don't use their journals as traditional blogs. Some people do, and those people, I am sure, would love to have all the features a traditional blog has. Other people don't, and in those cases, these new features are potentially problematic in the way they're structured now.

Telling LJ you don't like them is awesome. That is a good way to respond to something you don't like.

HOWEVER, I am getting really sick of commentary from people on my friendslists and elsewhere that suddenly assumes people who have been given access to their locked posts for years are now going to misuse that trust, when they didn't misuse it before.

Yeah, there are plenty of cases of people leaking information from LJ to other places. It's been happening for years and years and people who do that are usually douchebags-- although not always; I can think of a few cases where it was really important that information from a locked post was shared. But the majority of times, this is an asshole move.

But the vast majority of us are not assholes. We respect the trust of people who allow us to see their locked posts. We have never shared information that was not intended to be shared, or have only shared it in cases where we felt an obligation to do so. We respect the line between people's different internet personae and we do not cross it.

I do not treat other people like potential criminals. If someone hurts me or does something to wrong me, I treat them as a person who has wronged me, until such a time that we can work out our differences, if I believe that's possible. I believe that it is inherently unkind to treat a person who has done nothing wrong as if I expect them to. It's something you see in a lot of workplaces, an uncomfortable relationship between management and their employees, where employees are treated as potential thieves. Sometimes, entire shifts of employees are fired, even ones who have proven their trustworthiness over months and years, because of inventory loss. I believe that is a wrong way to treat human beings.

And so, I also believe it is a wrong way to treat human beings to level threats at people or to take action that shows an inherent mistrust of people with whom you have trusted information about yourself until now. If you do not trust people to respect your privacy and the privacy of your other friends, don't let them see information that you do not trust them with. If your friends claim to mistrust other people in whom you have placed your trust, ask whether that is reasonable. Ask if your response would be the same in a face to face situation, if one friend told you that they do not trust someone whom you have known and trusted for a long time. Me, I would be insulted if someone came to me and said they expected me to change the way I run my journal because they did not trust and respect my judgment, or felt that they were entitled to decide who should have access to my posts of certain types. I have chosen whom to share what information with. I should not have to amend my choices to suit someone else's inherent mistrust.

I realize that plenty of people have felt betrayed by other people regarding lack of prudence as far as sharing internet information. But that lack of prudence, or deliberate disregard, has been going on since I first came online in 1995. No new feature is going to suddenly turn people who weren't assholes before into assholes. Do not trust people who have shown disregard for you in the past-- but do not treat people who have worked hard to gain your trust and respect as if they are potential threats. They do not deserve it, and that display of mistrust is, to me, more hurtful than most of the mistakes people could make.
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The lovely [livejournal.com profile] karnythia is managing a bulk order for skirts from Enwrapture Vintage. They will be $8.50 apiece if she gets several more orders (and a little bit more money for plus-sized), and I think that would be awesome because I am ordering two of them!

She has some photos of her own skirts here plus the information for buying them and a little formdoodle to fill out.

You should do this!
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The lovely [livejournal.com profile] karnythia is managing a bulk order for skirts from Enwrapture Vintage. They will be $8.50 apiece if she gets several more orders (and a little bit more money for plus-sized), and I think that would be awesome because I am ordering two of them!

She has some photos of her own skirts here plus the information for buying them and a little formdoodle to fill out.

You should do this!
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The lovely [livejournal.com profile] karnythia is managing a bulk order for skirts from Enwrapture Vintage. They will be $8.50 apiece if she gets several more orders (and a little bit more money for plus-sized), and I think that would be awesome because I am ordering two of them!

She has some photos of her own skirts here plus the information for buying them and a little formdoodle to fill out.

You should do this!
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Roger Ebert just linked my post about the "I write like" meme.

Many of you may not know this, but I went to film school, and he is one of my personal heroes, so this...well, it gave me butterflies in my tummy.

For those of you who've just found my journal, welcome!

I write here, and at antagonia.net, where you can read all of my comics, and Dreamwidth if you prefer that service to LJ.

Please feel free to friend me! Many of my posts are public, and I do talk a little about media and culture, although mostly I draw comics. I also post cocktail recipes and things. It's a bit of a hodgepodge. I can't promise I will friend back, but I will always try to engage in discussion with you when I can.

If you want to know more about me, I'm the Associate Comics Editor at King Features Syndicate, so I read and talk about comics pretty much all day long. I draw comics in my spare time and sometimes sell them at indie comic shows! I live in New York and am in the process of moving to Queens. And I like chickens.

For friends and others: take a look at the new comments people are adding! I wanted to let you know that there is more discussion going on, and it might be more than I can engage with on my own!
teaberryblue: (Default)
Roger Ebert just linked my post about the "I write like" meme.

Many of you may not know this, but I went to film school, and he is one of my personal heroes, so this...well, it gave me butterflies in my tummy.

For those of you who've just found my journal, welcome!

I write here, and at antagonia.net, where you can read all of my comics, and Dreamwidth if you prefer that service to LJ.

Please feel free to friend me! Many of my posts are public, and I do talk a little about media and culture, although mostly I draw comics. I also post cocktail recipes and things. It's a bit of a hodgepodge. I can't promise I will friend back, but I will always try to engage in discussion with you when I can.

If you want to know more about me, I'm the Associate Comics Editor at King Features Syndicate, so I read and talk about comics pretty much all day long. I draw comics in my spare time and sometimes sell them at indie comic shows! I live in New York and am in the process of moving to Queens. And I like chickens.

For friends and others: take a look at the new comments people are adding! I wanted to let you know that there is more discussion going on, and it might be more than I can engage with on my own!
teaberryblue: (Default)
Roger Ebert just linked my post about the "I write like" meme.

Many of you may not know this, but I went to film school, and he is one of my personal heroes, so this...well, it gave me butterflies in my tummy.

For those of you who've just found my journal, welcome!

I write here, and at antagonia.net, where you can read all of my comics, and Dreamwidth if you prefer that service to LJ.

Please feel free to friend me! Many of my posts are public, and I do talk a little about media and culture, although mostly I draw comics. I also post cocktail recipes and things. It's a bit of a hodgepodge. I can't promise I will friend back, but I will always try to engage in discussion with you when I can.

If you want to know more about me, I'm the Associate Comics Editor at King Features Syndicate, so I read and talk about comics pretty much all day long. I draw comics in my spare time and sometimes sell them at indie comic shows! I live in New York and am in the process of moving to Queens. And I like chickens.

For friends and others: take a look at the new comments people are adding! I wanted to let you know that there is more discussion going on, and it might be more than I can engage with on my own!
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So, I’d been eyeing that meme going around since yesterday…


You know the one, the one where you plug in something you’ve written, and it tells you who you write like?


But I was starting to notice an uncomfortable pattern, so I decided to plug in some famous authors.


I started with people whom I knew were actually represented in the meme generator:


Hemingway




I write like
Ernest Hemingway

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




Margaret Atwood




I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





More Below the Cut )


ETA for those of you coming from Roger Ebert's Twitter, there are two follow-up posts:

Rhetorically Constructed
My Father Writes Like Me

I recommend you read before commenting because they have additional information. Thanks!

I also want to thank you, Mr. Ebert, for linking.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

teaberryblue: (Vector Me!)

So, I’d been eyeing that meme going around since yesterday…


You know the one, the one where you plug in something you’ve written, and it tells you who you write like?


But I was starting to notice an uncomfortable pattern, so I decided to plug in some famous authors.


I started with people whom I knew were actually represented in the meme generator:


Hemingway




I write like
Ernest Hemingway

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




Margaret Atwood




I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





More Below the Cut )


ETA for those of you coming from Roger Ebert's Twitter, there are two follow-up posts:

Rhetorically Constructed
My Father Writes Like Me

I recommend you read before commenting because they have additional information. Thanks!

I also want to thank you, Mr. Ebert, for linking.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

teaberryblue: (Vector Me!)

So, I’d been eyeing that meme going around since yesterday…


You know the one, the one where you plug in something you’ve written, and it tells you who you write like?


But I was starting to notice an uncomfortable pattern, so I decided to plug in some famous authors.


I started with people whom I knew were actually represented in the meme generator:


Hemingway




I write like
Ernest Hemingway

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!




Margaret Atwood




I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!





More Below the Cut )


ETA for those of you coming from Roger Ebert's Twitter, there are two follow-up posts:

Rhetorically Constructed
My Father Writes Like Me

I recommend you read before commenting because they have additional information. Thanks!

I also want to thank you, Mr. Ebert, for linking.

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

teaberryblue: (Default)

So, I’d been eyeing that meme going around since yesterday…

You know the one, the one where you plug in something you’ve written, and it tells you who you write like?

But I was starting to notice an uncomfortable pattern, so I decided to plug in some famous authors.

I started with people whom I knew were actually represented in the meme generator:

Hemingway

I write like
Ernest Hemingway

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Margaret Atwood

I write like
P. G. Wodehouse

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Read the rest of this entry »

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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1) I know a bunch of my friends have or have recently started personal "official" blogs that aren't on community blog sites like LJ/Dreamwidth. Do you want me to link you on my personal blog? Do you have a friend I should be linking to? Let me know!

2) I recently turned my Netflix account back on after five years. Recommend movies that I must see.

3) I love you all!
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1) I know a bunch of my friends have or have recently started personal "official" blogs that aren't on community blog sites like LJ/Dreamwidth. Do you want me to link you on my personal blog? Do you have a friend I should be linking to? Let me know!

2) I recently turned my Netflix account back on after five years. Recommend movies that I must see.

3) I love you all!
teaberryblue: (Default)
1) I know a bunch of my friends have or have recently started personal "official" blogs that aren't on community blog sites like LJ/Dreamwidth. Do you want me to link you on my personal blog? Do you have a friend I should be linking to? Let me know!

2) I recently turned my Netflix account back on after five years. Recommend movies that I must see.

3) I love you all!
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In response to [livejournal.com profile] pikacharma the other day, I posted a review of "A Parent's Guide To Preventing Homosexuality" on Amazon.

It was a joke review in protest of the rank-stripping. I did not expect it to get posted.

IT HAS SO BEEN POSTED.

And 23/23 people found it helpful!

ETA: if it gets to 53/53 it will appear on the first page of "most helpful" reviews.
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In response to [livejournal.com profile] pikacharma the other day, I posted a review of "A Parent's Guide To Preventing Homosexuality" on Amazon.

It was a joke review in protest of the rank-stripping. I did not expect it to get posted.

IT HAS SO BEEN POSTED.

And 23/23 people found it helpful!

ETA: if it gets to 53/53 it will appear on the first page of "most helpful" reviews.
teaberryblue: (Default)
In response to [livejournal.com profile] pikacharma the other day, I posted a review of "A Parent's Guide To Preventing Homosexuality" on Amazon.

It was a joke review in protest of the rank-stripping. I did not expect it to get posted.

IT HAS SO BEEN POSTED.

And 23/23 people found it helpful!

ETA: if it gets to 53/53 it will appear on the first page of "most helpful" reviews.

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