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06 February 2011 @ 10:09 pm
ACHTUNG!  
I'm going to say this now, before anyone on my flist has tried this, so hopefully no one considers this a personal attack:

Should you indulge livejournal in their new endeavour of having facebook-style money-scamming games and spam your flist with requests to feed an abandoned brown cow or help you fight a mafia war or whatever, I will actively shun you.

Kisses,

-- Little Red, who believes a friend in need of help cosigning a loan in cityville or whatever is no friend at all.
 
 
 
Human Collaborator Flunkie Pool!fic Muse: Teal'c (by delectableoomph)joyfulfeather on February 7th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
*cackle* I think we should allll agree to shun, in such cases. Seriously.

When I saw that news post, I checked the date to make sure it wasn't April 1st. Hopefully it'll fail and go away quickly.
Little Red: peanuts - cut that outmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
I'd be happy for it to succeed as long as nobody I know decides to get into it. They could use the community format for it or something (but of course, then they wouldn't get the free advertising from people constantly posting things on their LJs). I don't know. I'll be over here in this rocking chair complaining about the demise of the Good Old Days.
anranr on February 7th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
i'm tempted to immediately defriend. *shrugs*
Little Red: pluto - teenmisfitukmylittleredgirl on February 7th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
:-o!

You wouldn't dare!

*clings*

(wait, do you mean defriend the gamespammers? In which case, by all means.)
(no subject) - anr on February 12th, 2011 06:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
peanutbutterer: Concurpeanutbutterer on February 7th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
THIS. And also, can you tell this to everyone on Facebook? Kkthx.
Rafiki, the crazy baboon: Feeling - moodyirony_rocks on February 7th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
... I am apparently woefully out of the loop this weekend. What is this referring to, because i am confuzzled.
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stexgirl2000stexgirl2000 on February 7th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
What? They are putting those awful games on LJ now too? I HATE THOSE GAMES!

(Well I like Bejeweled Blitz but no one cosigns loans to play that game. That game you can play and not bother anyone. Or better yet, just buy from Pop Cap games and play on the PC.)
Little Red: sg - jonas dork - lindir_jaxmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
YES. I am so anti-social when it comes to games. I play multi-player things like WoW that are cool especially FOR the multi-player aspect and go off by myself. ;)

I love pop cap. I cannot even express. I recently re-played Plants vs. Zombies because there was not enough pop cap in my life. <3 <3 <3

I feel like I would probably enjoy these games! And then I would so quickly FORGET how irritating they can be from the outside! So I don't let myself play, lest I succumb to the drugged haze of farmville.
Fallon Ash: marlee failfallon_ash on February 7th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
F-list filters are my friend already, I feel we will become even closer in the future...
Little Red: trek - screammylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I feel like I'm going to MISS SOMETHING IMPORTANT when I use filters. I have a flist that's quite good with lj-cuts, though, so that helps in avoiding reading long posts about things which are not relevant to my interests. :)
Fimuldy on February 7th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
I want to *like* this comment, but that's the one aspect of Facebook I keep wanting on my LJ that I don't think they'll ever have.
Little Red: sga - sw cute facemylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm glad we don't have it, actually. I enjoy commenting (and other people commenting) just with "hee!" or "hooray!" or whatever, because sometimes that turns into chatting with each other in comments. :)

Or maybe I just DON'T LIKE CHANGE.
Icepixie: [DS] Stealth Mountiesicepixie on February 7th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Co-signed. *snerk*
Little Red: b5 - ivanova oven - crazybeemylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
*sigh* you laugh, but I actually got about eight requests for that from friends before I found the HIDE PLEASE DO NOT SHOW ME THIS GAME ANYMOAR button.
A.j.: amusedaj on February 7th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
As the daughter of a serial cosigner, I APPROVE.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
YAY! You can join me on my front porch. I have rocking chairs, and kids on the lawn who sometimes need yelling at.
(no subject) - aj on February 8th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
miera_cmiera_c on February 7th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
*clings*

I vote we make a little island of "no rip off games" on lj. (And seriously, anyone who plays those things? they are a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge scam.)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on February 7th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Really? Here I thought they were just a timesuck. Which is kind of a scam, I guess.

Having put no money into it, I'm at a loss to splain why it's a scam.
(no subject) - miera_c on February 7th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on February 7th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I won't use the LJ games because they require a download, and I'm not at all sure what they've got in that download.

That said, I play facebook games. The fact that on facebook, you can actively block content from game providers (like Mafia Wars) with a single click, is nice.

But I don't block the games I actually play.

And actually, I filter those posts, to only people who are also playing the games. I've thought about posting to the filter to ask if anyone would like to be removed from the filter. But it's a fun diversion, and not something I feel I need to be shunned for.

BTW, I've finished the necklace modification - sorry for the delay! I hope to get it out soon, but unfortunately I'm working late through Thursday. I hope I can get to the post awful soon, though.
qwirky on February 7th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Ditto except for the necklace part.

I play Facebook games, use filters for the games, and encourage people who are tired of certain applications (whether they're games, surveys, news media, or other) to block them (click the X that appears to the right of any offending post, then select "Hide all by [Application Name]").

FB games are what keep FB alive, for better or worse, much like Ohnotheydidnt is what apparently drives a lot of LJ's revenue. I think it's disturbing that LJ thinks games are now necessary on a journal website, but if they offer the options FB does to filter and, most importantly, to block (for those LJers who aren't savvy enough to set up filters), I don't think it'll be that big of a deal.
(no subject) - mylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Phrenitis: my rock and roll (thetissuebox)phrenitis on February 7th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Considering that videogame marketing is how I make my living, I should probably be more supportive of LJ/i-Jet and their endeavors, and actually attempt to play one of these games. However, I've never been a fan of Facebook games (despite the need to actually have a fake Facebook account to use for gaming because it is my job, but spamming other co-workers doesn't really count, right?), and definitely don't plan to be a fan of the ones here.

That said, I completely agree with qwirky. If it brings in revenue for LJ, and we have the ability to block/filter related flist requests, then I've no qualms.
Little Red: trek - ani destroy - rightoniconsmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Really? I did not know your job had changed from sender-outer-of-HP-merchandise. It's kind of funny that your issue with these games would totally be "YOU ARE MAKING ME BRING WORK HOME FROM THE OFFICE. NO I WILL NOT EXCHANGE SEEDS WITH YOU."
(no subject) - phrenitis on February 11th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ridiculously Fanaticnel_ani on February 7th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
But but but...I was so looking forward requesting cows in Frontierville!

Little Red: trek - screammylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
WHY THE GIF!? WHYYY??? I am helpless against the gif!!!
(no subject) - nel_ani on February 8th, 2011 09:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
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dark_cygnet: Uncle Smirkdark_cygnet on February 8th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Oh, if only there were a like button to click! ;)
Little Red: trek - ro whatevsmylittleredgirl on February 8th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
:-P ... I kind of hope LJ never adopts one of those. Then I would miss the chance to comment like this with you! :)