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24 September 2006 @ 11:23 am
And lj continues their quest to drive away as many users as possible...  
Despite people explaining at great length how crap their oh so spiffy new two column profile looked for people outside of a fairly narrow range of profile content, I discovered this morning that LJ had turned my profile page into a hideous mass of 'modules'. Frantically clicking around to try to get rid of this, I discovered that not only is the Xcolibur viewing style broken in Firefox, as it has been for weeks, so is Horizon.

Yes, Horizon, their brand new default viewing style. Does not work with the second most common browser in the world. The one with 15 percent market share. They have time to expedite people stalking their users, and plenty of time to be rude and dismissive of customers, but no time to get their site working outside of people using IE.

Edit: apparently it was something that was put in to fuck up people who were using adblockers. The fact that I don't have an ad-supported account apparently doesn't factor in. Sheesh. I had to whitelist the damn things to make anything else work.
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entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on September 24th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
I know! You'd think they'd hire people who can code worth a damn if they're going to foist this ugly crap on us.
annathepiper on September 24th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm confused--I am also a Firefox user and I'm not seeing this modules thing on my LJ profile page. And I switched to Horizon before the official changeover.

I wonder what's different between my setup and yours?
Lauratavella on September 24th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Adblockers, apparently. They put in a little trap to keep people from using them (ie, use an adblocker on the new styles and your page is hopelessly fucked up) but it also affects those of us who have paid accounts.
annathepiper on September 24th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
But I'm not even seeing the multi-column profile layout, is the thing. I'm using Horizon, but the only real difference this has made in my profile layout is at the top and at the bottom. I still have one column of layout on the actual page content--the same layout I had with XColiber for ages.

And I do have a paid account. So I'd only see this issue if I were using an ad blocker?
Catie: [FMA] Ed - headscratchcatystorm on September 24th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Huh. I also use Firefox, and my profile page hasn't changed at all, and I'm using Horizion.
Lauratavella on September 24th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
I have no clue about the module thing. I was using Dystopia, and I clicked over to my profile page and it was suddenly modules everywhere. Some of them might have been nice, like the one that showed the next few weeks of birthdays, but it was so unbearably ugly that there was no way I was tolerating it.

Changing the viewing style a bunch of times got rid of it.
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte: ercolubra on September 24th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
As prior commenter said: Horizon is working just fine on my firefox.

You sure yours is updated?
Lauratavella on September 24th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it turns out to be something they put in to screw with people using adblockers. Not that I have an ad-supported account.
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte: ...EEWcolubra on September 24th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
That's kind of nasty. I haven't been using an adblocker on LJ, so there we go. ;)
Esseparadise_city on September 24th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
Do you have the adblocker on to block ads from plus accounts? It just occurred to me that I've never seen ads anywhere on LJ, so I don't know if I just don't know people with plus accounts or if paid members aren't supposed to see them at all. Huh.
Lauratavella on September 25th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Nah, I don't see ads even on ad supported ljs, the adblocker is just for general Firefox use.
Cynthia: Belle Humph by peacefully1trackmind on September 30th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. And because of the way they've set things up, I have to unblock each individual LJ. Annoying as hell.