bye bye serial adders
Joy of Joys friends and allies.
I found this in a friend's journal, and I am posting it here.
"Also, there have been a rash of odd serial adders on LJ who get on people's friends lists just to be annoying. LJ has made a way to get rid of them. You need to go to the Admin Console and ban_set that person. Just go in and type, "ban_set lj-name" and there you go."
There you go, now we have a way of getting those names off of our private lists.
disappointed in LJ
I posted a suggestion to the suggestions board at Livejournal to include an authorisation system, similar to what ICQ uses, as an optional feature for those who wish to use it. It would be very easy to incorporate and would have no negative effects that I can foresee, especially if its disabled by default. All it would mean is that users who want to have more control over who they are associated with can enable it. They sent back a reply shortly after saying something to the effect that "Livejournal has no interest in implementing this idea". Didn't even put up for public dispute, just a simple "no".
I was very disappointed in livejournal in that decision. Hopefully, if they see exactly how many people are offended by serial adding they might actually consider such an idea which inconveniences no-one who uses livejournal appropriately.
What do you guys think of the suggestion to add an authorisation system to livejournal friends lists? I'm curious, comment and let me know.
Another glorious community
A new community has been started against the onslaught of serial adders is aimed at the paying community of LJ users. It is gt_rd_serial_lj
. Sign up and tell LJ that you are not going to give them any more money until they fix the serial adder problem. Current Mood: Vigilant
The community is created
I have created the community today, __anti_adders_
What I need are moderators who can volunteer to help me in this endeavor.
If you would like to sign up for a moderator position, please let me know here.
This community will be a mix of people from all over the LJ world. This means that they will be of opposite beliefs, morals, religions, countries and whatever you can think of.
This is not a community to complain about them. This is a community to complain about the enemy and to do something to drive them out of what we believe to be the unacceptable practice of serial adding just to spite the normal user.
I thank those who have joined me in this endeavor, and I thank you in advance for your support and friendship in this. We need to bring to light those serial adders, and to get LJ to change their policy about it.
This is not identity theft, this is nothing more than slander by association. And we will not stand for it.
Once again, thank you. Current Mood: Vigilant