[personal profile] lacroix
She discovered something nicely unsettling: LiveJournal removes/d your kickback IDs from links to sites like Amazon, iTunes and tons more, and substitutes its own. I suppose kickback theft is one way to make money off of blogging farms...

LJ has responded by now, saying the code has been pulled. Apparently, it hasn't been excised completely, though. [livejournal.com profile] vichan has been keeping tabs on the whole thing, and I hope she'll keep doing so.

The official line is "this code didn't do what it was supposed to do", but inasfar as I know, there's no such thing as a composite referral tag; you can't catenate them, as LJ claims it was attempting, only overwrite them. It should've been obvious the code couldn't work, but it's been in place since January. That's kind of an inexpert jab at misdirection.

on 2010-03-05 07:29 am (UTC)
ext_50739: A very strange shot of an after-party. (robot)
Posted by [identity profile] masstreble.livejournal.com
Yes, it looks like it's pretty much over now. The lesson is learned but the damage is irreversible. People are leaving to Dreamwidth all over the place.

on 2010-03-05 07:33 am (UTC)
ext_50739: A very strange shot of an after-party. (blonky)
Posted by [identity profile] masstreble.livejournal.com
Oh, wow, I never noticed this until just now: my name does not at all localize to Japan with any grace. Ma-su Te-re-bu-ru. Aaaaargh. Well, I doubt I'm going to become a Thing in Nippon any time soon, so I don't have to worry too much.

on 2010-03-05 07:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] liquidjewel.livejournal.com
I actually do have a Dreamwidth account, but I've never really used it. Largely because the epicenter of my friends circle won't move along with me.

on 2010-03-05 07:45 am (UTC)
ext_50739: A very strange shot of an after-party. (Default)
Posted by [identity profile] masstreble.livejournal.com
Actually, I noticed that. I was poking at the weird hologram that our mutual social circle is casting over there, and I saw you. o/` It was incredible o/` And few other people, too. Maybe I'll start mirroring somehow, I don't know, this isn't the best time. Dial up, you understand.

It's like I was saying to Kin and Moment: I'm kind of comfortable here, as a matter of familiarity and just inertia. Still, everyone is more important than that, so I'll do what everyone else is doing. Don't not-do something for my sake.

As if anybody is going, "But we can't leave Mass behind!" anyhow, but you know what I mean.

on 2010-03-05 08:45 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] liquidjewel.livejournal.com
Wait. You saw me? But how? I'm not connected to any postfurries over there...

on 2010-03-05 08:51 am (UTC)
ext_50739: A very strange shot of an after-party. (whathassciencedone)
Posted by [identity profile] masstreble.livejournal.com
Mwa ha ha ha. :D

You can accomplish a lot by clicking around and making educated guesses. I found a few journals that I'll bet are character journals of friend-of-friend-of-friends that I see here and there, but yet still remember for some off-the-wall reason. Creepy, right?

NOBODY EXPECTS MASS TREBLE!

on 2010-03-05 07:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] hebinekohime
One of us! One of us!

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