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notifications: not a menace or threat

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Sep. 9th, 2006 | 12:59 pm
mood: amused
music: Laurie Berkner

Apparently, some people are deeply concerned about the new notification feature. I think it's great because it lets me keep track of gorgeous stories that are deeply threaded (inclineoftrees comes to mind...).

So don't fash. If you're worried, go read bexone's perfectly clear explanation, and relax.

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Lilith

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from: lilithlotr
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
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I think they tried to add a great new feature while steering clear of the mess that facebook made with their similar one.

Every feature of this sort has a similar drawback, of some sort. It's always a trade-off.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Friendslock is a really useful tool, as are filters. With judicious use of them, I can't see any significant problems with the notification thingie.

Except that now my comment emails are in HTML, feh.

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forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

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from: bexone
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
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They're aware of that -- in fact, it's listed under the "Fixed, not yet Live" section on the lj_releases post.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
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Excellente!

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The Charcoal Burner

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from: semyaza
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
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And it allows me to keep track of conversations on journals which use statcounters without my IP being logged every time I visit.

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The Charcoal Burner

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from: semyaza
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Also, and perhaps more to the point, it's a convenient way for me, as a comm mod, to keep track of what's going on at my communities--how much feedback the fics are getting, whether anyone has made a wanky comment and so forth.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't thought of that, but yeah, especially in deeply-threaded posts, it's very useful.

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Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!

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from: txvoodoo
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
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The stalker level is fine with me.

All I want is for them to make the email notifications work properly, i.e.:

1. no duplicates sent to me
2. put back the following options in the header so email programs can thread them properly:

Message-Id:
In-Reply-To:
References:
X-Lj-Journal:

But I'm a geek :D

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forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

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from: bexone
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
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They know about that (both issues), and it's on their list of things to fix. *g*

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Any further questions? Ask the shrimp!

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from: txvoodoo
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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Yay!
Do you know, have they reconsidered having a text-only option, versus the multi-part format?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
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Text is so much lighter, I hope so.

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forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

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from: bexone
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
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I honestly can't tell. Under "Fixed Stuff, Not Yet Live," it says Notifications don't respect your HTML/plaintext preference; I know that early on (first page or two of comments) burr86 said that it would be multipart only, and then a number of people pointed out how much more likely that was to get caught in spam filters. I don't have time right this second (have to go to work, D:) to check and see if he said anything about them changing their minds later in comments.

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Feel For Faith

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from: feelforfaith
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
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I've been waiting for this feature since I came to LJ, and the argument against it about how it enables stalking or invades somebody's privacy is .

In a thread on suggestions, which I'm conveniently tracking :D, somebody claims that tracking is a feature that "might cause damage or loss of human life" (in case for example, when a person gets mobbed using this feature and commits a suicide.) Give me a break.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
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Yeah. Even though I'm less cynical than you, it is to boggle.

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Feel For Faith

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from: feelforfaith
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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I meant to say: "...how it enables stalking or invades somebody's privacy is *silly*".

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
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OMGWTFPolarBear? Ya get mobbed, ya freeze the thread. Flock is our friend.

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forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

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from: bexone
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
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"might cause damage or loss of human life"

... what? *headscratch*

I just. Is there even any logic there?

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Feel For Faith

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from: feelforfaith
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
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To some there apparently is :).

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tell me your heart doesn't race for a hurricane

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from: jocondite
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
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I think it's going to be really helpful. Thank you for the pointer, that makes more sense!

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