18 November 2016 @ 05:30 pm
So, I've been sick for over a week now - it started Wednesday evening but I woke up Thursday morning with a raging headcold that turned into a sinusitis with some serious respiratory problems over the weekend. Yesterday, my ENT doc informed me that my right ear was also infected.

I've basically been in a semi-vegitative state since last Friday. I missed A LOT of stuff obviously, since I've only really been back online today. So, apologies for the radio silence but there's no way I will manage to catch up on my flist. If I missed anything important or fun or, ya know, ridiculously hot 'n sexy, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Speaking of LJ - WTF?! Am I the only one who gets redirected to the actual entry when I click on the LJ-cut link?! This is annoying, to say the least. What's a cut for if you can't expand the post by clicking on it while remaining on your own damn flist feed?!

But then! THEN! I come here to post this update, and the update page is all fucked up! What is this?!

Or this?!

Or this?!?!

And especially, FFS, THIS???

(Sidenote: since I have no way to access my scrapbook - no, even if I open the scrapbook, I can no longer upload to it! - I had to use a different browser to log in under a different LJ username, an account that uses the new style, and lo! I could upload pics there! So I've copy-pasted the html coding from there. If this clusterfuck has anything to do with the fact that I refused to switch to the new style, well, FU, LJ. I will NOT use the new style. Make the old style work. NOW. Fuckers processed the automatic payment for my regular account today of all days. FIGURES. *fumes*)

If this is what LJ is like now, I doubt I'll be pretty active for the time being. Reading my flist is frustrating enough with the damn cut not working properly. Posting is clearly a nightmare. I haven't tried to comment anywhere yet, but chances are that'll be fucked up, too. *shakes fist*

Considering that I'll have quite a bit of fic posting to do in the next few weeks, I'm going to smash my head against the nearest wall right now in preparation for things to come.

Allow me to let John Oliver sum up this year so far - with the LJ fuck-up clearly being the cherry on top.

Now let's hope this works. Since I can't preview my own entry, I have no clue whether any of the embedded links actually work...

ETA: yay! No way to set security to "friends only"! Well done, LJ! Guess I'll just let everyone see my rant against the world in general and you in particular!
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[identity profile] pipilj.livejournal.com on November 18th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)

get well soon {hugs}

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[identity profile] skaredycat.livejournal.com on November 18th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon, I too have the flu, well the start of it, and we are also due for our first snow storm this weekend. I too have been having trouble with LJ and the links sending me to the wrong places etc. I think just about everyone is having trouble with it.
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[identity profile] dizzojay.livejournal.com on November 18th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon.

Lj is a curious beast sometimes. I haven'tt had any of those issues you mentioned; I hope you get them sorted out soon x
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[identity profile] polly-b.livejournal.com on November 19th, 2016 01:57 am (UTC)
The only thing you missed from me was me ranting and raving about how much I hate the new posting interface. I doubt I'll be posting much here any more, particularly because so much of my posts are family-related and I can't not friendslock those.

*makes face*

Hope you continue to improve health-wise. Seems like a lot of people are sick; I'm blaming the election.

*shuffles off to Dreamwidth*
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vexed_wench: SPN - Sorry- Cas[personal profile] vexed_wench on November 19th, 2016 05:19 am (UTC)
I hope you feel better.

About LJ I cross post all my posts in my personal journal from my DW journal.
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[identity profile] nakeisha.livejournal.com on November 19th, 2016 09:44 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're sick - I hope you get better soon.

As for your LJ thing, well I can only say that it isn't because you haven't moved to the new site scheme, because I haven't either and I am not having these problems. When I click on a cut it just opens the post in my flist & doesn't take me off to the person's journal. I don't use LJ to post, I use a client, but having a quick look at post entry shows me something quite different from yours.

Maybe you've just been hit with a glitch that will be/is fine? Of course it might be that they are rolling out a change to anyone who hasn't switched to the new scheme and thus I'll have these issues in due course. But given the outcry about the feed rather than flist I can't see them doing that. But then you never know.

I do hope it was just 'one of those things' and all is okay now for you. *FC* It's a real pain when these things happen and it's not a minor thing for you!

Ah, I do believe it is something to do with your journal. I say that because when I came to post this reply I got a very weird looking 'this is how your comment will look' page - nothing like I'm used to seeing when I post a comment. I have seen it before (years ago) but not that I can recall on your journal and certainly not on a regular basis. How strange. I can only suggest opening a support thing and reporting this glitch.
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[identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com on November 19th, 2016 10:27 am (UTC)
My update page is still normal (as normal as LJ gets)

GET WELL SOON! *hugs you gently* Miss you.

There've been some important bits going on for me and Steve, I'll link you the posts if you like? xx
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[identity profile] somer.livejournal.com on November 19th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
Not having any of the problems with LJ you mentioned above? A glitch? I hope nothing major and it's getting back to its normal working face as soon as possible!

And I hope that you're feeling better soon! *hugs you from afar*
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June[identity profile] big-heart-june.livejournal.com on November 19th, 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
Yikes hon, feel better SOON! ♥♥ also, so sorry to hear abt all your horrible LJ woes! EEEEEEP. hope they get fixed soon, too.
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[identity profile] hawk-soaring.livejournal.com on November 20th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC)
*meep* I haven't posted in 2 days... *sigh* I hope hope hope I don't have to go to the new design to get LJ to work for me.

Feel better! Take care of you. <3
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