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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-12-29 07:43
Subject: [links] Link salad says, "Son can you play me a memory, I’m not really sure how it goes.”
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Never mind. LiveJournal is giving me the world's most useless error message today:

LiveJournal Error Message

When I try to edit the entry, it then goes into some kind of lockout mode where I have to close the browser tab and start over. When I repost the code from scratch in a new entry, I get the same damned error message.

I've pretty much had it with LiveJournal weirdness. I am going to convert this blog to an RSS feed of my WordPress blog as soon as I can figure out how. In the mean time, you can read today's Link Salad here. I'm not going to try to make any other blog posts to LiveJournal this morning, so feel free to check out my other daily posts at http://www.jlake.com/blog/.

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Agent Mimi
User: agent_mimi
Date: 2013-12-29 14:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I wasn't sure if your blog took HTML in comments so I'm posting here, I hope that's okay.

People are lately reporting the same error here and here, and it appears to be a spam filter snafu. Which is odd because none of your link salad links look bad. I did find this support ticket saying links to gather.com are banned... wonder what could possibly be banned in your list of links?

Edited because I hit post too soon.

Edited at 2013-12-29 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-12-29 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks. That helps me understand both the problem and the atupidity behind it.

The problem with the Secret Spam List™ is that when I am composing Link Salad, with scores of possible sources, how the heck do I know something is spam?

This makes LJ unusable for me.
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asakiyume: Aquaman is sad
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-12-29 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Aquaman is sad
Spam, and the responses to spam, are really choking online communications overall. I am afraid to put links in email because I don't want the email marked as spam; many sites won't let you post links at all (okay, maybe not many--but on Tumblr, you can't send messages with links, for example). And then there are the methods of combatting spam, all of which bottleneck communication. Grrrr.
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thesaucernews
User: thesaucernews
Date: 2013-12-29 23:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It seems bad until you run a forum or site which gets completely overrun by spam comments...
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asakiyume: Aquaman is sad
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-12-29 23:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Aquaman is sad
Oh, I blame the spammers, not the moderators.
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Agent Mimi
User: agent_mimi
Date: 2013-12-29 14:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My post was marked as spam, so let me try again. A support ticket on the issue is here:

http://hojja-nusreddin.livejournal.com/3113018.html

And I found two other journals in the last month having the same problem. It's apparently a spam filter thing, but there was nothing in your link salad that I saw which seemed spammy. Very frustrating.

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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2013-12-29 18:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
For mirroring Wordpress to LJ, I use the plugin Journalpress. It works pretty well. The only glitch is, if you open a WP post and close it without posting, Journalpress defaults to not mirroring it. So, you just have to glance at the bottom of the page before publishing.

Good luck.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2013-12-29 18:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know how to convert an existing blog to a feed, but someone has already set up an LJ syndicated account of your RSS feed at feedjaylake. LJ users who want to see your blog feed in their LJ friends list can subscribe to that.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-12-29 18:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah. What I really want is to convert my current LJ account to RSS, to minimize reader loss. I'm pretty sure that's impossible.
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2013-12-29 19:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, I'm not aware of any mechanism to convert an account to a feed.

The next best thing for you would be to automatically mirror your WordPress posts to LJ, but neither of the two plugins I've found to do that (journalpress and ljxp) has been updated in over 2 years, and any plugin would be subject to LJ weirdness as well as weirdness of its own.

My personal blog process uses MarsEdit, a client that knows how to post to both WP and LJ, to post to both sites (not simultaneous or automatic, but pretty easy... I write the post once and click Send to Blog twice). What software do you use for posting?

(Of course, if the issue is that LJ decides to reject a link salad post because of an overactive spam filter, there's probably no software solution to get around that.)
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They Didn't Ask Me: dreamwidth-lj-88
User: dr_phil_physics
Date: 2013-12-29 19:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:dreamwidth-lj-88
Two years ago when LJ screwed up some things with Release 88, I copied my whole LJ, including comments, to Dreamwidth. I compose in Dreamwidth now and let DW crosspost to LJ -- I have a Permanent LJ account and most of my six readers are on LJ. Have had few issues with that.

FWIW.

Dr. Phil
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-12-30 01:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I do the same thing. Actually, I have WordPress cross-post to DW, which cross-posts in turn to LJ. Works pretty well so far.

But I had an issue this week with LJ not letting me post a picture of a recently-finished quilt to the quilting comm (as I've done plenty of times before). I don't know what the issue is.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-12-30 01:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've added your blog to my Feedly aggregator stream, and will be reading it there in future. That seems the simplest solution for me, and I suspect I'm going to be doing that with most of the folks I read in their mirrored LJ versions as time goes on.

The sad part about this is losing the communities we've had here on LJ, but there's not much to be done about it.
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LiveJournal: pingback_bot
User: livejournal
Date: 2014-01-22 15:15 (UTC)
Subject: Holmes. Hobbits. And eljay being weird (again).
Keyword:pingback_bot
User jenniferkoliver referenced to your post from Holmes. Hobbits. And eljay being weird (again). saying: [...] be even better. :) Recently couldn't update his journal because LJ treated his link salad posts [...]
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