01 September 2010 @ 08:49 pm
You've heard of the kerfuffle, yes? If not, the whole thing is outlined here in [livejournal.com profile] news. Why is making it easy for every happy-go-lucky internet commenter to share links to your private entries? Copied from this comment by [livejournal.com profile] chiller:

Here's a few examples of comments that could really screw up - and in some cases END - a person's life. Potentially appearing soon on a FB status update near you, following an accidental click!: -

- "If they're threatening you because you're gay, you ought to get some help."
- "Sorry to hear about your miscarriage."
- "Sorry to hear about your husband punching you in the face."
- "Sorry to hear about your cancer." (this one's great! Your boss might fire you before he "officially" finds out you're sick, thus avoiding a lot of annoying sick leave expense!)
- "Way to go, sleeping with all those people!"
- "Hang on - you didn't use protection?"
- "I really enjoyed sex with you, Mike and Bob last night."
- "OMG the priest did what?"
- "Welcome to the sexual abuse survivors' forum!"
- "I heart twincest furry coprophagic fic too!"
- "I'm so glad to hear you've got a safe place to live in [address], where he can't find you."

To which I add the stories of people returning to find their homes burglarized after posting to FB about vacation plans. Not life threatening, but:

- "I can't wait to see you in Seattle on Friday!"
- "Sure, I can pet sit for you this weekend."
- "Bet you'll be happy when your husband returns next week!"

And so on. By all means, be smart about what you post online. This is a bird of slightly different feather. We're talking about what your friends post and say and do...that's a lot harder to "be smart about" except to ban someone AFTER your privacy is violated. :\

FWIW, I haven't linked this account to any other accounts I have. I've turned off pingbacks until LJ fixes the problems with pingbacks violating f-locked privacy. You can safely rant about & link to my personal journal without worrying I'll see it. I can't find a way to turn them off over at my icon comm; you might want to wait to rant & link to those posts if you want to do it behind my back. Once they fix the pingback feature so that only publicly available content is reported to me, I'll probably turn them on here.
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superbadgirl[personal profile] superbadgirl on September 2nd, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Dear Santa,

I would like to go at least one solid year without LJ doing something really unfortunate and rage-inducing. I'd ask for this for all eternity, but, well, you know.


[livejournal.com profile] superbadgirl, who wishes to make sure you know her moniker was created on Opposite Day and doesn't mean what you think it means because she is very, very nice and good and deserving of this gift.
Mish: Vala -- I Can Explain[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I kind of thought that LJ had been relatively non-kerfufflish of late. *sigh* Oh well.

And you know that Santa would TOTES be fooled by that except that he saw the elves working on that cute little leather bustier and whip for you.
superbadgirl[personal profile] superbadgirl on September 2nd, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Eh, it hasn't been terrible, which was kind of a sure sign something was bound to go wrong. ;)

Appropriate icon is appropriate.
Mish: AtS -- I'm No Angel[identity profile] hsapiens.livejournal.com on September 2nd, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Perhaps things were going well because they were in their bunkers, planning? Seems like a screw up this complete requires more than your average screw up.

Icon is icon.