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20 June 2014 @ 03:46 pm
Are you as shocked as I am?  

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We're very happy to let you know that your Friends page is staying! We've heard you about wanting to keep the current version of your Friends page (styled the same as your journal itself), so you can now keep your current Friends page style even in the redesigned version of the site!

-- This URL (http://exampleusername.livejournal.com/friends) will continue to show your current Friends page style.

-- This URL (http://exampleusername.livejournal.com/feed) will show the new redesigned Friends feed style.

LJ's Post

Seriously? They heard us and there is a heavenly host of angels singing Hallelujah! I mean it is a miracle right?

I don't know if this means clicking on the "friend" link on the navigation of our journals will bring us to the friends page or the feed? For me it goes to the friends page but then I refused to switch to the feed. I can access the feed through the link LJ has provided but my friends page is intact.

If anyone should encounter that they are getting the feed instead of the friends page, comment and I'll see what I can figure out.

Mood: shockedshocked
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on June 21st, 2014 09:42 pm (UTC)
The only problem I've got is I've still got a line at the top of my friends page from where the ages old prompt to switch was. I have no idea how to get rid of the (plus, I'm seeing an ad when I'm posting this comment ... and I'm permanent ... not supposed to see ads) (oh, it turns out they are using ads as captchas... tsk tsk)
Haroldfiddlingfrog on June 22nd, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
Maybe try turning on the new design, switching to the feed, then switching back and going back to the old design.

Edit: And yes, I just realized that I'm suggesting turning it on and back off again.

Edited at 2014-06-22 01:10 am (UTC)
Daniel the California Highway Guycahwyguy on June 22nd, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
That fixed it. Evidently, when their previous "switch message" when away, so did the x to dismiss the message, leaving the line.

(I still don't like the fact that the captchas for humans are "enter this line from an ad")
Haroldfiddlingfrog on June 22nd, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
I just went and followed my own advice, in case the gap I'm seeing in this new layout I'm writing was caused by the invisible switch message, and now I'm stuck with the new feed. Which is kind of mixed for me in that I mostly like the new feed, but only the version that shows up with the new site design. And I vastly prefer the old site design, so I'm kind of stuck with the worst possible mix.

As for the change in captchas, up until a few weeks ago it was pretty common to see two or three requests a day about the captchas not working properly. So yay if they switched away from ReCaptcha, boo if it's an ad network in disguise.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: eyelashessireesanwar on June 23rd, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes! I've contacted LJ about it and hopefully they'll address it soon. I know it is the least of their worries but I'm positive it is an small fix on their end and we just need to reach someone who is willing to pause and fix it before moving on with their job.

*fingers crossed*
Haroldfiddlingfrog on June 23rd, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping that the line "We are aware that this is not ideal behavior and it will change in the near future." means they're working on an option so that people can choose one or the other from their settings, instead of relying on these floating banners.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 23rd, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, that would be nice.