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heleninwales
This is a public service announcement
On going to LJ today, I found a spammy bar thing at the bottom of the screen telling me that Stan Lee (whoever he is) was now on LJ.

Well, good for him, but I don't actually care and the bloody bar would not go away. In frustration, I actually followed the link and discovered that the majority of people commenting there were complaining about the advert, so I hope he gets the message. I added a comment too, so I hope that both the people who are using this as a way of "driving" users to their page and LJ get the message that this kind of thing is Not Welcome.

Thankfully, asakiyume had contacted LJ about this problem and was told to go here into settings and switch off the strip by unchecking the box next to "Bottom information strip" and saving the changes on the page.

I can confirm that this does work. :)

ETA: I think this may have caused such an outcry that LJ seem to have now removed the bar altogether. I can no longer see it in my settings. So if you missed it, consider yourself lucky, but at least it shows that LJ do listen sometimes.

Current Mood: irritated irritated

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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: October 31st, 2014 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
How very strange! I did not see the bar. I am so glad you were able to get rid of it.
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: October 31st, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you not converted to the new layout. Cos I haven't and I don't see any such strip at any time (mind you, also running adblock plus which might make a difference.)

As it happens, I might even have been interested in this one because, as it happens, I do know who Stan Lee (Stanley Leiber) is and have been reading his work since 1960.

Edited at 2014-10-31 03:32 pm (UTC)
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: October 31st, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh Marvel Comics, now I know who he is!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 31st, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
How lucky you were not to see it! Or perhaps not in your case as it was of relevance to you.

It may be that LJ were rolling it out in different regions or they may have removed it before you logged on due to all the complaints.

Looking again at my settings, I can no longer see the option to switch the bar back on, which was there previously, so it may actually have been removed entirely due to all the protests.
aulus_poliutos From: aulus_poliutos Date: October 31st, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had that one, too, earlier today.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 31st, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
How lucky you were not to see it! It may be that LJ were rolling it out in different regions or they may have removed it before you logged on due to all the complaints.

Looking again at my settings, I can no longer see the option to switch the bar back on, which was there previously, so it may actually have been removed entirely due to all the protests.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: October 31st, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well that it great, maybe nothing like that will ever come back!
seaivy From: seaivy Date: October 31st, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
i saw it when i logged on the is morning
i pushed it to the bottom of my screen where it disappeared
i've just logged on again - i don't keep my computer on all the time
whatever it was it isn't there now
that's good
i ignore what i can of "technology" - if i don't need it - i don't want it
if i can make it go away without going to any lengths - wonderful

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