|Oh God, no....
||[Nov. 1st, 2007|08:30 pm]
Fuck this Snapshots shit I'm seeing on LiveJournal. (example ... however over the links)
Biggest annoyance ever.
Do I not still have a permanent account? Why am I seeing this advertising?
If I see this stuff anywhere on my content, I'm migrating.
You can disable them using that weird button in the upper right corner of the snapshot window. I'd describe it, but I disabled and forgot.
"If I see this stuff anywhere on my content, I'm migrating."
Looks for moderately amusing valleywag mis-quote in 10... 9... 8...
2007-11-02 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: Firefox w/ AdBlock Plus
Not only does it keep the web usable for me, it helps my grandparents keep out of trouble. Love it.
It seems to be inflicted on you whether or not you're paid. I spent 5 minutes looking for the option to turn it off, and it was already disabled... but only for kvance.livejournal.com.
yes, you can only control it for YOUR journal, not whether or not you see it on other peoples' journals, and they turned it on by default for Free and Plus users because they thought "the average person" would like it.
I didn't realize what people were talking about at first because Adblock+Filterset.G had already blocked them.
I see it on other people's journals but not on mine or on my friends list, and I'm a fucking permanent account. What inanity.
Adblock Plus seems to block them, I had to disable it to see what all the fuss was about. What a pain in the ass "feature".
how to disable....
2007-11-02 03:59 am (UTC)
Seriously, this shit is an abomination.
Seriously, I thought I was the only one who thinks it's annoying.
Uh, try googling "Snap Preview Annoying" and see just how wrong you are about that.
Obviously I don't know as much as you do about these kinds of things, but isn't an advertising model how LJ plans to monetize?
I hope 6A got paid a lot of money for doing this, because it's remarkably lame. I had to manually add a rule to my ABP to block it.
Any good ideas on where you would migrate? I've been thinking of moving off lj for a while now.
2007-11-02 04:41 am (UTC)
Welcome to post-SixApart LiveJournal; here's your accordion.
There's a checkbox here, where it doesn't belong
, that controls whether posts (and comments?) that you make are marked up with the stuff — but it's off by default for permanent and paid users. (And on by default for everyone else, including syndications.)
Notice this feature's breathtaking lack of integration with the LJ style system, as evidenced by its immunity to ?style=mine
Method of killing the evil, #1: click on the little gear in the popup, and it should be obvious from there. Requires accepting and retaining a cookie from snap.com
. Worked for me, but some people report it didn't for them.
Method of killing the evil, #2: Mozilla users have reported success in applying their ad-blocking extension of choice. I'm mostly an Opera user these days, so I'm not familiar with the details.
2007-11-02 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: Welcome to post-SixApart LiveJournal; here's your accordion.