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from skorzy: a temp fix for the LJ asshattery - when you don't know what to do...
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tashabear
tashabear
from skorzy: a temp fix for the LJ asshattery
"I think the original source of this is from dydan, but I found more information from user xnguard via unmutual's post. I'm not knowledgeable enough to parse what xnguard posted about, so I'll share the general 'fix' I've been seeing:

Here's what you gotta do.

1. Go to your "Journal" menu, and select "Journal Style"
2. To the right, you'll see what theme you're using, with a link stating "Customize Your Theme". Click that link.
3. Scroll down a little ways, and you'll see that on the left side of your screen, you have multiple options to modify your theme. Click on the "Custom CSS" link, and it should load the options for doing Custom CSS.
4. From here, all you have to do is go to the "Custom Stylesheet", and put in that line:

.b-repost-item {display:none}

Once that's in there, you want to SAVE the changes, and you should be done. Leave everything else as it is (unless you want to remove more things!)."

The result should be that the repost ticky-boxes are no longer displayed, but only in your style. If someone views your comments page in their style, and they haven't implemented this fix, they'll still see the ticky boxes.

i feel: hopeful hopeful

7 trips or shoot the rapids
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hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: September 1st, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That stops you seeing them, and people who see your journal in your style. But if they view other people's journals in their style, that won't work.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 1st, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
There's a Greasemonkey workaround, too.
florentinescot From: florentinescot Date: September 4th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
it only hides stuff from *you* and anybody who views your journal in YOUR style. If they view it in their style, they can still see the tickey boxes.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 4th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yes, I know. hugh_mannity pointed that out.

But if *everyone* does it, then everyone is safe. I seriously don't understand why people seem so against this. It's not perfect, but it's a patch, and I'd rather patch my pants than have my ass hanging out.
florentinescot From: florentinescot Date: September 4th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
very true. I don't think that folks are against it; it's just that so many people think it will actually fix the problem -- we don't want them to do it thinking that it actually makes things go away when it doesn't.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 4th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It does make things go away, in fact, but only in a limited fashion. If it'll make you feel better, I'll edit the post.
florentinescot From: florentinescot Date: September 4th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*blush*

Honey it's your post! Don't edit it to make me happy!
7 trips or shoot the rapids