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16 March 2012 @ 06:51 am
Livejournal, Release 90  
So, for those of you that don't have news on your friends page (and really, you should), here the short and skinny:

- You can now make a "sticky post" so that it always shows up on top of your journal. No more having to vastly forward-date!
- You can now schedule posts to go at a predetermined time
- You can use the <lj-spoiler> / </lj-spoiler> tags to hide "spoiler" text, when making posts about movies, games, and whatnot.
- Image placeholders can now be used in comments, just like they were in posts.
- LJ's homepage will feature the "top 10" communities.
- Several bugs were fixed.
- Games (what few there were) are going away.
- "Writer's Block" is going away.

Sticky Post is nice. I can change that top post on my journal so it doesn't say 2025 anymore. Top 10 Communities...eh, I'd rather see some lesser ones spotlighted so they can find their way to people that don't know about them, instead of just generating more traffic for "Oh No They Didn't" (besides which, who actually goes to the homepage?). Never used the games, but I'm all for anything that stops us trying to be Facebook.

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Staxstaxxy on March 16th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
there were games?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on March 16th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Yup. They implemented it some time ago, a few sim-style ones (Sim Hospital, Airport and City Gangs). Guess they thought that this would hold the FB-crowd in a little longer. Guess they also discovered this was bullshit.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on March 16th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
You gonna be around for 2XP at all this weekend?
Staxstaxxy on March 16th, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
most of it, yeah. I just wish your play time was not so very early in the morning out *here*. *sigh*
Expensive Shoesnerdwerds on March 16th, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
These are all very nice features that simply confirm for me that LJ is still superior to facebook and tumblr and everything else.
Ursula Messerschmittsnobahr on March 16th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
I liked the occasional Writer's Block thingus. Meh. Aside from that, nifty.