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Oh, the humanity!

I didn't think it necessary to join in the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the Facebook and Twitter Connect-issue over on [profile] theljstaff's update page yesterday, as over 7,000 users had already done so by the time I followed the link there. Instead, I was unclear about another announcement in the same post, and asked for clarification. Imagine my surprise this morning, to find my inbox overflowing with abusive messages from fellow LJ-users, none of whom are on my flist thank Heavens, of which this one, in all its passive-aggressiveness, was the kindest:

"That's the problem you have with this post?

Do you have a pet unicorn? Are there double rainbows every day? I think I want to live wherever you are because it's clearly a shinier happier place."


People are strange. They trawl through 8,000+ comments to find one that doesn't mention the thing they're up in arms about, and feel justified in heaping abuse on the author, or holding them up to ridicule? I suppose it's true: you learn something new every day.

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jonesiexxx
Sep. 3rd, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
This? One of the many reasons I avoid kerfuffles.
gamiila
Sep. 3rd, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
I do too, usually. I just didn't recognise this as one ;-)
melegyrn
Sep. 4th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
Yah. People never cease to amaze. Sometimes that's good. Othertimes...well, one could do without. I'm still trying to get a handle on the greater LJ community. Shall we say I approach it with caution. One is grateful to have found a few good friends...
gamiila
Sep. 4th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'm still trying to get a handle on the greater LJ community. Shall we say I approach it with caution.

Very sensible. Sometimes I wish LJ was still invitation code only, although even that won't ensure against occasionally rude people per se.
suze2000
Sep. 4th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
I'm compelled to ask what question you asked?

I never read those LJ posts as they are only one word wide in my Firefox (I assume Firefox is at fault) and I find it very difficult to read like that.
gamiila
Sep. 4th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
I asked for plain English re: the following sentence:

please rip a zippy yippee if you were born in August, and Frank'll send you a ginger kitty

as obviously, I was born in August and wondered what it was they wanted me to do, exactly.

I never read those LJ posts as they are only one word wide in my Firefox (I assume Firefox is at fault)

Maybe. I stopped using Firefox a couple of years ago because I found it too hard to switch back and forth between it at and home and IE at work; and I can honestly say I've never had a problem like that with IE at least.
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