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The latest madness

I think pingbacks are good. The implementation is sound. I want to know when someone is posting a link to my journal somewhere else in LJ. I would suggest turning it on. It's not a privacy violation engine.

I think the cross-post function is stupid and flawed. Stupid just in concept. Flawed because the implementation is crap. If I have repost turned off (and I do), I should not see the repost buttons on any LJ page (because I can't repost, I haven't put in FB or Twitter credentials). Neither should anyone else when commenting on my journal. If I have repost turned off (and I do), it should be off for all my LJ pages regardless of the settings of the person reading or commenting.


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Sep. 1st, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I would tweak your wording a bit: the repost functionality should honor the security settings of *both parties* involved, when the repost is of a comment.

Thus, if you're commenting in Sven's journal, and Sven has repost on but you do not, it should not appear. If Sven is commenting in your journal, it should not appear. Sven can comment/post in his own journal and it will appear. You can command/post in your own journal and it will not appear, since you don't have it enabled.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
That's the first point I made. I, as someone with reposting switched off, should never see a "repost to" link on any LJ page. That's bad UI design.
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
No, half of it is the first point you made. The other half is that your setting should, under certain circumstances, effect what someone _else_ sees.
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Sep. 1st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
From what I am getting both pingbacks AND FB/Twitter cross-posting are posting locked information. I thought it was just the FB/Twitter stuff at first, but it seems some (including you) are seeing it from the pingbacks too.

I see a serious issue with the testing. Someone did not take into consideration even an option to block any linking of information from one's journal, so that even if the person posting in your journal has it enabled, that comment doesn't cross because you do not. The stricter security protocol prevails.
Sep. 1st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
I do cross-post My LJ entries on an as desired basis, so I have the function linked and turned on, and I don't mind having a cross post function there. But I see no reason to cross-post a comment. So it is really annoying when I see the buttons at the bottom of this post. I am responding to you and you are here.
That part is Really Annoying.
Sep. 1st, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, how on earth would my comment make ANY sense on Facebook without the context of the original post? That's just... dumb? Weird? Nonsensical?
Sep. 1st, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
well, of course it is. It's for Facebook.
Sep. 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Touche. :)
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