Posts Tagged ‘posting’

LiveJournal difficulties

July 27, 2011

Checked into LJ today after a few days’ break, due to travelling…I find that I can just see the last few posts, I cannot comment or go to older posts….will see if I can post this or not….no, I could not.

Sad….I like LJ but am now backing up everything on WordPress…who knows, I may have to move permanently, though I started blogging with LJ 😦

Metblogs and deleting posts

August 5, 2008

I sometimes get most unwelcome comments on my Metblogs posts, but usually I let them stand. However, the Metblogs posting page had an “unpublish” option, which I have used once, when the debate became too acrimonious.

Metblogs does not pay me for posting; therefore, I think, I should have the right to delete posts if I so wish.

Recently, they changed their blog-entry page, and since I had received some offensive comment on another post, I went to delete it…and found I couldn’t.

So I wrote to Metblogs asking what to do, and received this friendly reply (especially considering the fact that I have been one of the most regular contributors since I started with them)

“deleting/unpublishing/takingoffline etc is not
allowed, it’s never been allowed and if you’ve done it before you were
breaking a very very very big rule. A rule we’ve gone to court over
and spent lots of money defending. Anyway, we removed the option from
the new system to prevent it entirely, so no it’s not an option.”

If this was a “very very very big rule” why was I never told of it? Why did the old page have an “unpublish” option that could be used by the blogger? If “it’s never been allowed” why WAS it allowed?

Now you realize why my last post says, “mood: irritated”!

Metblogs was, in general, a good site, covering so many cities across the world. But they need to be more friendly to their writers if they want to retain them…I can see why so many have left!


May 25, 2007

Why can’t LJ at least have a counter for those who visit a blog?

I say “at least” for a reason.

I like dialogue. That’s the reason why I post on LJ and not a nice personal diary. I want to know what a reader thinks when s/he goes through my post. And I am realizing that many more people seem to be reading my LJ than I thought (in my naivety, I assumed for a long time that I had a readership of one..then I upped it to about twenty.) And so many of them don’t tell me what they think.

There’s a definite reason I have not disabled anonymous posting on my LJ. I am, indeed, gentle (or rowdy) reader, interested in your thoughts. If you go through my post silently and pass on…I don’t even KNOW you exist.

So make your mark…say something…agree, disagree..drift from the thread of thought…it’s all going to be interesting. If you are not an LJ-er, just type your name at the end of the comment.

Well…if all this doesn’t happen, *at least* an LJ visit-counter (why won’t they have it? Just because Blogger has it?) would let me know how many pairs of eyes have looked in…

I want a counter. To whom should I write?