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All the sudden, when I comment, I have kajillion options for FB, Twitter, and all that stuff. What gives? Can I turn it off?


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Sep. 1st, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Something weird's up, I couldn't get the main page to work right either.
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)

main page ==> What, the thing that you get when you hit "Home" on the LJ top menu bar?

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Sep. 1st, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
LJ's been showing those when you're logged out for months now, I think--they're trying to make it easier for people to log in and comment with OpenID from other services, I think. As far as I know there's no way to turn it off, but it should only be an issue when you're logged out or trying to comment anon or with a different account while logged in.
Sep. 1st, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)

Well, I'm logged in right now, and I'm seeing them even as I reply to you here.

I also tried logging into my writing account with Safari (I use FF for this account), and the same thing is going on.

You're not seeing all those options when you reply?

Sep. 1st, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
I see them if I click on the userhead next to my username--it gives me the options to

anon comment
comment as another LJ account
comment using FB/Twitter/OpenID/GoogleID/a couple Russian services

It has been showing me this for months; they changed it back when they made commenting automatically log you into the site (which I still hate, and I wish I could turn off all the options except anon and alternate account). But it doesn't visually show me the options until I click on the userhead, upon which it shows a dropdown menu.

If it's showing them when you HAVEN'T clicked on the userhead, I'm guessing it might be a glitch with some browsers, since I have seen a bunch of people Suddenly Noticing the options lately.
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Sep. 1st, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I don't see those options automatically if I just click "Reply" or "Leave Comment" in Firefox or Chrome -- I don't even get a dropdown option to the side of the userhead. If I want to see those options, I have to select the "More Options" button to the right of "Post Comment" under the text entry input box. (Hitting "More Options" makes the dropdown arrow appear by the userhead, and replaces the "More Options" button with a "Preview" button -- but it doesn't display all of the Facebook/OpenID/etc. options unless I select the dropdown arrow.

In IE, it also doesn't display the options automatically, but the dropdown arrow next to the userhead does display by default -- basically, the top-level interface I get there automatically is the same thing I see in Firefox or Chrome if I select "More Options". And even if I'm logged out, I don't see all of those things displaying automatically in IE or Chrome -- the default view I get when logged out is just like the one in IE, with the dropdown arrow next to the userhead.

(This is all on a Win7 PC -- I can check on Vista and XP in a little bit if you like, to help narrow down if this might be something specific to your Mac version of FF...)
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Sep. 1st, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
Do you have crossposting enabled in your settings? If so you can turn that off, should fix the problem. Theoretically ;)
Sep. 1st, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)

No, apparently it was something else - see this post by writer Nick Mamatasa (includes a screen cap). I'll see whether mine is still borked this evening. (IE at work shows no sign of it.)

Thanks, though!

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Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)

You know, I hadn't even thought about the other page thing, but you're right. It was doing that, too.

It's all better for me now. Yours is still doing it?

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(no subject) - chomiji - Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:58 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 1st, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
I started having this problem maybe half an hour after you reported it, but it's gone. Now there's no RTE when I try to post and I don't know (or care to know) how to post images using HTML, especially since I don't have and don't want to have a third-party picture hosting site account.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)

See my note on your LJ. It looks to me like the new default posting mode is Rich Text, and there are two little buttons for embedding media and inserting pictures. If you want HTML, you check a box above the text window.

BTW, you can do HTML image insertion with LJ Scrapbook pix. I do it fairly often here.

Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
I don't see those buttons, nor do I have a check box for using HTML.

So how do you use Rich Text functions like undo without icons? And why don't we see announcements of these things until long afterward? I'm only subscribed to LJ news and LJ maintenance, though; maybe there's something else I should be subscribed to be in the know?

I'm one of the people least easily offended by LJ's lack of communication, having dealt with insurance companies and other behemoths of bureaucracy and the like for a living, I like the graphics and most of the functionality at LJ better than DW, and and like you, I find the painful sincerity and overly folksy manner of the those in charge of DW offputting, but this is kind of ridiculous.

As for using HTML and LJ's scrapbook, that's not a particularly good option for me if I'm posting more than a couple of images at a time. By comparison to RTE, using HTML and LJ scrapbook is a horrible, stinky choice for someone like me with disabilities affecting our hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders and concentration. If I can't use RTE, for anything more than a couple of pictures, it's the equivalent of having the ability to post pictures taken away.
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