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01 September 2010 @ 01:17 pm
The current crosspost fubar  
I use neither Twitter nor Facebook, and so will not be crossposting any of my comments, anywhere, to either of those services.

I do have a Dreamwidth permanent account, but I pretty much don't use it. I have not imported my posts over there (although I keep thinking I ought to do so as a backup). If I ever get around to it, I'll ask again before importing comments, and if people would rather I not, I'll either not import comments at all, or find some way to pull out any comments by the "please don't" group.

  1. What you do in your own journal is up to you. ETA: This includes crossposting to Dreamwidth, Facebook, or Twitter. My comments in your journal are my copyright, but in your space. If there's something I want to say that I'm not willing to have broadcast, I'll say so specifically, or I'll contact you some other way.
  2. What you do in my journal is -- or should be, if LJ had implemented it correctly -- up to me.
  3. Given that LJ apparently did not correctly implement the option to crosspost comments to Facebook and/or Twitter, here is my stance on what you do in my journal:
    1. If it's a public post, I would mildly prefer that you not crosspost your comments.
    2. If it's a friends-locked or filter-locked post, I would strongly prefer that you not crosspost your comments, and I'm likely to get all manner of cranky if you do so and I find out, especially if you quote any of my post in your comment.
une idee fixeideealisme on September 1st, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yes. That's a serious bug, allowing comments on a locked post to be public. I too would prefer it if they fixed that stat.
Bill the bold bosthoonwcg on September 1st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
I'm borrowing your level-headed statement. You said this much more calmly than I was thinking of saying it.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 1st, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
I am glad this was helpful.
mujetdebois on September 1st, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I've had a friend or 2 check it out. The cross-posts say access denied when some one who doesn't know you tries to read them
Janet Miles, CAP-OM: ottar-oopsjanetmiles on September 1st, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, the crosspost includes the link to the originating LJ and the title of the post, along with the text of the comment.

So, to borrow from something said else-LJ, and I don't remember who exactly said it or I'd give credit, a comment like, "Sorry to hear about your diagnosis," or "Oh, you're moving near me!" would be reposted in full, with a link. Even though the original post is locked, the potential is there for an employer to discover that an employee has a chronic illness, or for a stalker to locate an escaped victim.