dbskyler: (Sarah from Hand of Fear)
I just got a spam insult! Here's what they said (followed by a link, which of course I didn't click on):

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The next time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I imply, I do know it was my choice to learn, but I truly thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you would repair when you werent too busy looking for attention.
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Is this a new tactic to get around LJ's spam filters? If so, it seemed to work, as it wasn't automatically screened as a suspicious comment. However, the other big spam red flags were present: bad grammar, lack of punctuation, and a comment from a new person to a post that is several years old. You'd think those would all be things that LJ could add to their algorithms (especially the last one, which is the single biggest indicator of spam, at least in my journal).
dbskyler: (Default)
I can't believe it's finally working! I haven't been able to get onto this site since mid-day yesterday, but now here I am! I can join in on the last part of fic_rush! HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now watch me get booted out again . . . but hopefully the problems are over!

LJ issues

Jun. 23rd, 2012 11:57 pm
dbskyler: (fezzes are cool)
I haven't been able to get onto LJ since about noon today. Not sure what's going on. http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ tells me that LJ is up, but nothing will load for me. I have no problem going anywhere else on the internet. So obviously there is an LJ problem, but perhaps it's only affecting certain servers / certain geographic areas? Which apparently includes me.

At least I'd already finished my fic_rush modding shift! Because that would've seriously sucked.
dbskyler: (Default)
Something really, really weird is going on. Comments that I made last night in my previous post -- which I know I didn't dream, because they were replied to -- are now suddenly gone, as are people's replies to those comments (which I know about because I got email notices, even though they are not showing up in the post).

Did LJ lose data or something, and restore from a back-up that doesn't include the latest changes to the post? Or did I suddenly slip into an alternate universe?

Anyone else having problems like this?

hello?

Jul. 28th, 2011 08:38 pm
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Wow, am I really able to access LJ? Is this going to post? If so, it will be the first time I've had real access since Sunday (and that day was pretty iffy).

However, I can't blame LJ as they are the victims of another DDoS attack, and a pretty nasty one by all accounts. While part of me is a little annoyed that a segment of LiveJournal is attracting attacks (and I'm pretty sure it's not our little fandom corner that is generating that ire), a greater part of me is proud to be a small part of a platform that is obviously important for free speech.

So let's see, what should I talk about (assuming this actually posts)? I admit I'm slightly unprepared, as I never expected to actually get to my journal. Hmm. Well, I saw Karen Gillan on the Craig Ferguson show and was a little disappointed. I've decided that while I like Craig in general, and really enjoyed his performance on "Drew Carey," I don't like his talk show. It's just a little crass for my taste. Also, I didn't find Karen's interview very engaging, and I'm not sure if it was Karen's fault or Craig's fault, or just a function of how late it was getting (the show is broadcast after midnight here). Hopefully I'll like Matt's appearance tomorrow better, assuming I stay up to see it.

Not much else to say at the moment except: Doctor Who will be back August 27th! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dbskyler: (tardis)
Hope everyone reading this is safe tonight, and if anyone has friends or family in Japan, hope they are safe as well.

There's a fandom auction for Japan relief just starting up at [community profile] help_japan. I'll be honest -- after getting burned in the [community profile] help_haiti auction, I am unlikely to bid on anything from anyone who is not on my flist. But I'd still like to help, so I am spreading the word. I am also considering putting out an offer for fanfic. If I do, I'll announce it here on my LJ and provide a link.

In other news, LJ is still messing around with my notifications. Tonight, Sunday night, I received notifications for comments that were left in reply to me last WEDNESDAY. On the other hand, I did NOT receive notification of a comment that was left in reply to me tonight. (Good thing I checked the comm!) Apparently the LJ notifications system has found a TARDIS and is currently in the past. I might actually forgive them if they give the TARDIS to me in apology.
dbskyler: (Default)
I've allowed anonymous comments (with initial screening) on my journal since the beginning. I think it's kind of nice, it goes with an open journal (which this mostly is), and a few anonymous commenters have dropped in and said interesting and/or relevant things, which I've appreciated.

Unfortunately, there's been a huge uptick in anonymous spam lately, to the point where I am getting very tired of continuously deleting it. So until further notice, I have disabled anonymous commenting in this journal.

Sorry to the anonymous commenters who are actually commenting. Hopefully this won't be a permanent situation, but it will depend on whether LJ gets a handle on this problem or not.
dbskyler: (fezzes are cool)
Okay, I am trying out cross-posting from Dreamwidth. Is this working? Hello?

Not sure how much cross-posting I will be doing though, to be honest. I guess it will depend upon how easy this is (does look pretty easy so far), and how much time I end up spending on Dreamwidth vs. LJ. From what I can tell, the LJ Doctor Who communities seem to be far more active. Anyone know any communities like sarahjane_fic and doctoreleven on Dreamwidth?
dbskyler: (Default)
Just tried checking back to the LJ news post because I wanted to see the current count for the number of disgruntled comments on the Facebook/Twitter mess, and guess what I got back instead?

"This part of the database is temporarily down for maintenance. Try again in a few minutes."

I believe we've broken LJ.

ETA: It's back up now. 8,701 comments, 131 pages. I feel like starting a betting pool on when it will hit 10,000.
dbskyler: (Default)
Just tried checking back to the LJ news post because I wanted to see the current count for the number of disgruntled comments on the Facebook/Twitter mess, and guess what I got back instead?

"This part of the database is temporarily down for maintenance. Try again in a few minutes."

I believe we've broken LJ.

ETA: It's back up now. 8,701 comments, 131 pages. I feel like starting a betting pool on when it will hit 10,000.
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Just saw part 1 of "Planet of the Daleks," and I am still LOLing at the pull-out bed in the TARDIS console room. And Jo knows where it is? I'm not a shipper, really I'm not, but if I were, I would find that interesting. Very . . . interesting. Also, yay for Barbara / Ian / Susan namechecks! I think this is going to be good. I haven't seen anything other than part 1 yet, so don't spoil me for what's coming up next, please!

In other news . . . gosh, anything new on LJ lately? Oh yes, that's right, this. I confess that I've been checking back there on-and-off all day, because it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. As of right now, there are 123 pages with 7,888 comments, mostly unanimously proclaiming their dislike of the new post-to-Facebook-and-Twitter checkboxes. I don't know if it's because they're afraid to come out, but I've actually seen no one who seems to want this -- the votes seem either against, or "what's the big deal?" Personally, I'm firmly on the "against" side, for reasons that I will likely discuss in a later post. In the meantime:

For the record, I will never cross-post anything to either site from LJ, either from here or from anyone else's journal or community. In case anyone is interested, easy-to-follow instructions on how to get rid of the cross-post checkboxes for many people visiting your journal can be found here. It doesn't guarantee that people can't cross-post their comments from your journal, but it reduces the possibility.

I've also opened a Dreamwidth account, since people have been throwing around invites like confetti. At present it's a placeholder only, so there's no point in trying to friend me there if you're on DW. I don't know if I'll move over there or not -- I'm going to wait to see what happens on LJ first, and how this all goes down. I have to admit, though, that for the first time ever, I am considering the possibility.
dbskyler: (Ten expression)
Just saw part 1 of "Planet of the Daleks," and I am still LOLing at the pull-out bed in the TARDIS console room. And Jo knows where it is? I'm not a shipper, really I'm not, but if I were, I would find that interesting. Very . . . interesting. Also, yay for Barbara / Ian / Susan namechecks! I think this is going to be good. I haven't seen anything other than part 1 yet, so don't spoil me for what's coming up next, please!

In other news . . . gosh, anything new on LJ lately? Oh yes, that's right, this. I confess that I've been checking back there on-and-off all day, because it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. As of right now, there are 123 pages with 7,888 comments, mostly unanimously proclaiming their dislike of the new post-to-Facebook-and-Twitter checkboxes. I don't know if it's because they're afraid to come out, but I've actually seen no one who seems to want this -- the votes seem either against, or "what's the big deal?" Personally, I'm firmly on the "against" side, for reasons that I will likely discuss in a later post. In the meantime:

For the record, I will never cross-post anything to either site from LJ, either from here or from anyone else's journal or community. In case anyone is interested, easy-to-follow instructions on how to get rid of the cross-post checkboxes for many people visiting your journal can be found here. It doesn't guarantee that people can't cross-post their comments from your journal, but it reduces the possibility.

I've also opened a Dreamwidth account, since people have been throwing around invites like confetti. At present it's a placeholder only, so there's no point in trying to friend me there if you're on DW. I don't know if I'll move over there or not -- I'm going to wait to see what happens on LJ first, and how this all goes down. I have to admit, though, that for the first time ever, I am considering the possibility.

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