July 15th, 2010

Merlin - insanity

LJs latest wonderful idea ...

All I have to say about the purging of abandoned accounts is that I hope they have a really good backup, because when they purge the wrong thing and people start screaming about it they better be able to get it back.

I can see why they're doing it and in some ways it's a good plan to free up space etc, but I just hope they do it really, really carefully.

In case people were wondering, LJ have updated their wording on what is an inactive journal because of feedback and it is now this:

"A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments."

I hesitate to say it, but it looks kind of sensible.

What might be a really good idea, however, is for LJ to publish a list of all the accounts they intend to purge in the two week period when they send out emails so that people can check. Belt and braces never hurt in a case like this.
JW - done

New Shoes!

Just had an unexpected trip to Canterbury ... which isn't overly exciting news, but I found a pair of shoes, or rather boots. They are black and boring, but this means that when my current pair wear out I will have new ones - yay!

I have a lot of trouble with footwear, a) is has to be boots, shoes fall off, b) the heels have to be a certain height and c) the heels have to be broad. That makes this season's fashions a royal pain in the proverbial!