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12 June 2013 @ 08:38 pm
The Opposite Of An Ear-Worm.  
Okay, so that moment when you hear a song - or more specifically a lyric within a song - and you go, “THAT. That’s it. That’s the tile for the fic I am working on.” And then you go to change the fic’s name…and you can’t remember what it was. Or what song you were listening to. Or even where you heard it. And then you have to retrace your steps just to try to figure out what you were doing when this epiphany happened. Yeah, that’s my life right now. And just having the title figured out got me so enthused about a fic that I have kind of let fall by the wayside and now I have lost it! /headdesk/ I am retracing my steps. I will find it! All is not lost.

So, I did a clean sweep of my Friend’s List; unfriended people who have no entries in their journals (oh the days when I just automatically friended anyone who friended me, without even looking at their ljs), unfriended a few people that I had friended for their fics who have moved onto other fandoms, and friended back a few people who had friended me but I was lazy and never got around to friending them.

Wow. I just used the word ‘friended’ a lot in that paragraph.

But mostly I left communities; most of the Glee ones because I’m basically done there, some newsletters because I’m not invested enough to really need daily updates, and several SPN/CW RPS comms because when I first got an LJ I joined a lot of those. I still belong to an abnormal number of them, but I’ve weeded it down a little.

LJ was pissing me off for a few days though, because it kept listing that I had still had posting access to those comms, even though I was no longer a member and I just...need my organization to be complete, not all messed up because LJ is being wonky! It seems to have corrected that issue now. Although I did belong to a comm that has been shut down now but it’s still listed on my profile with a line through it and yet, because it doesn’t exist, I can’t go unjoin, so I can’t get it off my page and...OMG, that one’s bugging me. I have these weird organizational things that you would not expect from me.

Also - does anyone know how to send PMs now? It seems to have disappeared from our profile pages. Or is it now called ‘Nudge’? Because that seems to be an option we have.

I have happier notes but I had to go to the doctor today and now I am all tired and sore, so maybe I’ll be back tomorrow - though tomorrow’s first priority is to clean out my inbox, so comments first, then posting, then writing. Bed now. Night all!
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on June 13th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
That would be so frustrating, to have the title and then lose it!

As far as sending messages: home page still has a "messages" link for looking at yours; once there, you can create a new one.
dodger_sister: grumpydodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
That would be so frustrating, to have the title and then lose it!

It is!! I have a list of things I watched/listened to though and I am just slowly scrolling through song lyrics to find it. I think at this point I have a pretty good idea of two places I might have heard it, so hopefully I'll figure it out soon.

As far as sending messages: home page still has a "messages" link for looking at yours; once there, you can create a new one.

Thanks! I always used to just go to the actual person's profile page and there was a PM option down like near their birthdate listing and I always used that, but apparently the system has changed now. Stop changing things, LJ!
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on June 13th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Yay for you!

I know, right? I'm stubbornly sticking to the old version of my page for as long as possible - the new version is UGLY and won't let me do pretty much ALL of the cool things I've done to make my page easy to navigate over the years.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on June 13th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
If you hover your mouse over the friend's icon, a "send a message" link appears. Why must they always change things?
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
If you hover your mouse over the friend's icon, a "send a message" link appears. Why must they always change things?

Thank you! I thought there was a way to do it like that! I think it was complicating the situation that I was trying to do it from my IPad which doesn't have a mouse. I don't know why they keep changing things - my dad always says, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' :)
sarahk_1963sarahk_1963 on June 13th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I totally understand your frustration with Livejournal.

Not only is LJ slow...but it keeps putting back posts that I have already deleted which makes my head spin (think Linda Blair aka The Exorcist).

Hope that you sleep well and wake up refreshed and not sore.

dodger_sister: grumpydodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
Not only is LJ slow...but it keeps putting back posts that I have already deleted which makes my head spin (think Linda Blair aka The Exorcist).

LOL The Exorcist, yeah. You're not spewing projectile vomit though, right? ;) That is bizarre that it keeps posting things you deleted. WTF, LJ.

Hope that you sleep well and wake up refreshed and not sore.

Thank you. I slept for ten hours, I feel much better. I just hate going to the doctor where they poke and prod and say, "Does this hurt?" and I am like, "No," but by the time I get home I am like, "Well, NOW it fucking hurts, man."
Shireboundshirebound on June 13th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I didn't realize that the 'send PM' function had changed. When I go to a friend's profile page, there's a list of options at the top of the page. One of the options is "send message". That's where it is now.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize that the 'send PM' function had changed. When I go to a friend's profile page, there's a list of options at the top of the page. One of the options is "send message". That's where it is now.

Thank you! I see it now! I swear, it used to be down near the birthday/bio section. Maybe I just haven't sent a PM since they installed the new profile page? I was very frustrated - thanks for the help!
Shireboundshirebound on June 13th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
Awwww, your icon is so adorable.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Isn't it? I actually saw somebody on my flist use it and I had to have it too! Luckily she had the artist credit on it - it's by toocuteicons - so I could snag it up.
Denidenig37 on June 13th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, as shirebound said, it isn't a list on the side, everything that was in that list is now moved to the top of the profile (confused me too...and pissed me off that things aren't in the center of the page now, but moved to the right with nothing but the titles of profile parts on the left).
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as shirebound said, it isn't a list on the side, everything that was in that list is now moved to the top of the profile (confused me too...and pissed me off that things aren't in the center of the page now, but moved to the right with nothing but the titles of profile parts on the left).

Thanks, babe! I guess when the new profile page came out, I was just upset that all my pretty V-gifts were down at the bottom now where I never see them, and I didn't even look to see what else had changed. And maybe I just haven't sent a PM since the changes kicked in? IDK, but I see it on the top of the person's profile page now, so I can finally send them a message!

How is your quest to end the art thieving going? Not having the ability to report things to Facebook is just another reason I will not join that den of inequity.
Denidenig37 on June 14th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the v-gifts are for showing off! Can't do that if they are at the bottom :-/


It has it's ups and down, currently the page is gone, not sure for how long though, if it's permanent (this time) or if they show up with another name or something, it's tiring.
lanie: computer/headbangingprincesslanie on June 13th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
grrrrrrrr, i hate that. you can do i know you will find it.

awhile ago i cleaned out a bunch of comms, it freed my list us so nice. i was thinking of leaving lj i was kinda getting ocd about it always checking. but i just decided to leave a few and i just check my lj once a day or every other. except when i'm board and i can stay on ALL day lol.

i think on the the person's user info page it says send message at top.

good luck today :)
dodger_sister: grumpydodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
OMG, your icon is the perfect example of how all of these things were frustrating me! Awesome!

grrrrrrrr, i hate that. you can do i know you will find it.

Thanks! I have narrowed it down to two places I could have heard the song. Luckily I have the soundtrack to one of them, so I just have to find the time to pop it in and give it a listen.

awhile ago i cleaned out a bunch of comms, it freed my list us so nice. i was thinking of leaving lj i was kinda getting ocd about it always checking. but i just decided to leave a few and i just check my lj once a day or every other. except when i'm board and i can stay on ALL day lol.

I had that problem too, when I first got on LJ - (hell even back when I was first on the old yahoo groups, I was constantly checking for updates). With the LJ, I used to go through all the comms and bookmark things I wanted to read and click all the links and it was ALL I did with my time. I realized that was too much after awhile, so now when I go to read my Friend's Page, I just click it over to 'journals' only and that way I don't spend all day looking at fic comms and stuff. I mean, if I have the time to read a fic now (besides reading things people on my own Flist post) I just go, "What am I in the mood for? Avengers? Okay," and then I go over to my profile page, click the Avengers comm I belong to and scroll through until I find a fic that hits what I want to read. It makes keeping up so much easier and really, I would rather see what's going on with you guys on your LJs than to see how many fics have been posted today. It's kind of why I left the newsletters too - if I am looking for info on SPN, I can also click over to the newsletter and check it out when I feel like.

i think on the the person's user info page it says send message at top.

Thank you! I see it now! I swear it used to be down near the bio section. /grumbles/ Today is going much better than yesterday, so there is that! ;)
lizibabeslizibabes on June 13th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
I had this happen today! I have a great title for a fic, but I have no clue who sings it, what the song is called, nothing.

But yay for organisation!! I really needed to go through my f-list, same reasons as you really, fandoms I'm not such a part of anymore, like glee and I used to friend back automatically to.

It drives me mad when you have people or comms that are gone but you can't get rid of them!! But then I'm a tiny bit (massively)OCD.

Hope your having a good week <3
dodger_sister: grumpydodger_sister on June 13th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
I had this happen today! I have a great title for a fic, but I have no clue who sings it, what the song is called, nothing.

It's the worst, isn't it?! Do you remember the lyrics you heard/picked out as the title? If so, you can always do a lyric search on the internet - like... 'blahblah blahblah' lyrics ...and see if you find it that way. I can't remember any of the lyrics to go searching for mine. :(

But yay for organisation!! I really needed to go through my f-list, same reasons as you really, fandoms I'm not such a part of anymore, like glee and I used to friend back automatically to.

It is very rewarding to see my number of comms down, even if it is only by like 20. I kept one of the Glee comms that I actually have a story at, just in case I ever write a crossover or something, but I don't need to belong to glee-tv or the newsletter or glee-slash, when I don't even watch the show anymore. And I'm pretty open on, like, I'll friend you if you friend me, but dude, not if your journal is empty - but yep, back in the beginning I never even looked, friending back was just automatic.

It drives me mad when you have people or comms that are gone but you can't get rid of them!! But then I'm a tiny bit (massively)OCD.

Right?! I am not super OCD, but about certain things I am, especially things that I get into my head HAVE to be done a certain way. I had some other organizational issues earlier in the week and I thought cleaning out my Flist would make me feel calmer, lessen that weird anxiety, and then LJ went all wonky and now it won't delete that one comm - and obvs it is making it worse not better. I need to go alphabetize something to feel better now. Hopefully the strikethrough comm will disappear off my profile page eventually. /sigh/

Hope your having a good week <3

Thanks, bb! It's been kind of a 50/50 week on the good/bad scale, but the weekend is going to be awesome! It's my sister's 40th birthday, so we are cooking out and having a few friends in and fangirling all weekend long!
lizibabes: Brendonlizibabes on June 13th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
I think it was "L-O-V-E is just another word that I never learned who to pronounce" Which gave me ideas for super angsty fic, I'll try out google.

I hate when LJ goes wonky, I thought I wasn't going to be able to post some fics I finished, but it sorted it's self out in time. If you liike things neat and alphabetized you'd love my book shelves and DVD's they are alphabetical within categories, horror, comedy, ect

*hugs* for the bad and I hope she has an amazing birthday and that you have good weather and stuff. It's still like winter here in the UK which sucks because I love cooking out. But being inside clearly works for me, I have two books ready to edit lol

Happy birthday to your big sis!!