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Wow. [Sep. 21st, 2006|04:35 pm]
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Apparently comma-separated lists are too complicated now, so we give you checkboxes to ask if you're interested in emo or snowboarding:

http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/

Wow.

Also note the lack of <label> tags.

:-(
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[User Picture]From: wcu
2006-09-21 11:38 pm (UTC)

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lol weird.. I JUST noticed this like 2 seconds ago and lold
[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-21 11:39 pm (UTC)

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+1
[User Picture]From: caladri
2006-09-21 11:43 pm (UTC)

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:'(
[User Picture]From: roy
2006-09-21 11:43 pm (UTC)

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That's amazing.

I think it kind of looks like shit. And if those are popular interests, why isn't sex on the list? ;-)
[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-21 11:46 pm (UTC)

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"laughing" was also cut I hear, despite being popular.
[User Picture]From: brentdax
2006-09-21 11:44 pm (UTC)

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Couldn't you put the missing tags in, being in charge of LiveJournal and all?
[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-21 11:46 pm (UTC)

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I'm not in charge.
From: duffey
2006-09-21 11:47 pm (UTC)

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You should combine the two and start off an incredible snowboarding revolution.
[User Picture]From: rival
2006-09-22 12:01 am (UTC)

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I can't think of anything more soul-crushing than a flood of weeping snowboarders with bad haircuts.
[User Picture]From: boggyb
2006-09-21 11:51 pm (UTC)

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It also goes off the side of the window if you're like me and have windows that are somewhere between 800x600 and 1024x768.
[User Picture]From: casey
2006-09-21 11:52 pm (UTC)

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The next step should be to only allow certain interests-- get rid of the text box altogether. Also, all users who have not previously specified their interest in "furries" will be updated to include that by default. It can be disabled through the profile after the switch goes live. ;)
[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2006-09-21 11:52 pm (UTC)

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I'm glad "they" still let us type in new interests. The next natural step is a bunch of []Other: ______ fields.

Join The checkbox tyranny resistance today!
[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-22 12:02 am (UTC)

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I joined!
[User Picture]From: maidden
2006-09-21 11:52 pm (UTC)

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Now you made me change my interests so I don't have any of those extra popular ones.
[User Picture]From: xb95
2006-09-22 12:04 am (UTC)

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Stop knockin' the web 2.0 dude. This is the future. Buckle up it'll be a wild ride!
[User Picture]From: brit_will
2006-09-22 12:04 am (UTC)

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waaa those checkboxes suck! come on, out the guy that made that decision!
From: sherm
2006-09-22 12:25 am (UTC)

Jesus Christ.

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I weep.

Start another company. :P
[User Picture]From: substitute
2006-09-22 12:29 am (UTC)

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Yeah, and no pre-checked "cheese" tickybox!
[User Picture]From: whitaker
2006-09-22 12:35 am (UTC)

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This is now styled better.
[User Picture]From: codetoad
2006-09-22 01:01 am (UTC)

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Style is much better now.

I got confused when the checkbox JS didn't insert the items in alphabetical order, though.
[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2006-09-22 12:36 am (UTC)

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I am interested in "internet"
[User Picture]From: veroz
2006-09-22 12:41 am (UTC)

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I enjoy interneting as well. asl?
[User Picture]From: mirukux
2006-09-22 12:50 am (UTC)

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smells like feature creep to me, although something that presents a list of [active] communities that have a high ratio of matching interetsts to a user would be much more handy and fit in with the whol social aspect of the site (although would probably require too much computation, so nm).
[User Picture]From: dormando
2006-09-22 01:05 am (UTC)

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Huzzah. I figured you'd want to encourage people to enter not-as-popular interests and not grow the already unsearchable ones :(
[User Picture]From: supersat
2006-09-22 01:18 am (UTC)

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If people choose from popular interests, you can target ads at them.
[User Picture]From: christowang
2006-09-22 01:16 am (UTC)

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Let the LiveJournal Popular Interests Bombing begin!
[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-09-22 01:16 am (UTC)

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cheese *should* get a ck box.
[User Picture]From: roy
2006-09-22 02:20 am (UTC)

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+1

I require cheese.
[User Picture]From: sillyape
2006-09-22 01:24 am (UTC)

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Glaring omission:

[ ] self-cutting
[User Picture]From: scosol
2006-09-22 01:25 am (UTC)

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i think it'd be more fun if instead of the most popular interests, it showed a random 10 of the 1000 *least* popular interests.

so- you could have a checkbox for "your mom's farts" and "bbq pickles" or something.
[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-22 01:27 am (UTC)

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But then we'd get whingers being all, "THIS PERSON STOLE MY UNLINKED INTEREST :( :("
From: selfmade
2006-09-22 02:40 am (UTC)

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Why every single item has it's own copy-pasted javascript code?
[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-22 04:24 am (UTC)

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Lack of code review process.
[User Picture]From: avatraxiom
2006-09-22 02:46 am (UTC)

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What in the world is even the use of having a list of "popular interests?" To make searching on interests even less useful?

-Max
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