unamaga: (but WHY is the porn gone?)
unamaga ([personal profile] unamaga) wrote2009-03-30 02:40 am
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PSA: viewing skins

I don't know if this is going around, or if Julie and I are just being targeted because we're secret terr'ists, but if your xcolibur or dystopia view of LJ has mysteriously been replaced with vertigo, there is a sneaky back door you can take to get your beloved viewing option back.

Append &usescheme=xcolibur or &usescheme=dystopia to the end of your URL and it sort of tricks LJ into believing you already have that option checked. Make sure you save, and voila: insta-relief! I've tried it for both dystopia and xcolibur, and there's been no sign of reverting back to vertigo yet, even after some off-site page hopping. I live in hope. *crosses fingers*

Has anyone heard anything about LJ getting rid of these skins altogether? None of the news comms I poked around in have said anything about it, so it might just be a bug - please let it just be a bug!

[identity profile] darsynia.livejournal.com 2009-03-30 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
I think it's a bug. I know for a long time they weren't showing up on the options and now they're back on the options (or they were when I checked two weeks ago, and not just the sekrit options I had bookmarked, because they re-did the settings thingie and that bookmark no longer works). My dystopia has been working fine and steadily over the past months, so I think you had a bug!

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[identity profile] kashmir1.livejournal.com 2009-03-30 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
My Dystopia was working fine, too, and then suddenly, when I restarted Firefox last night, it had disappeared. I'm thinking it's a bug too but... with LJ, you never know.

[identity profile] unamaga.livejournal.com 2009-03-30 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
It was a very strange thing for a hiccup, you know? Because both Julie and I had the option on our other journals to view in that style, but not on our main journals. LJ baffles me.
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[identity profile] kashmir1.livejournal.com 2009-03-30 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
ILU. <3

[identity profile] unamaga.livejournal.com 2009-03-30 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] darsynia.livejournal.com 2009-04-04 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like they completely removed the graphics for dystopia. I have just blank space where the graphics for it used to be :(


[identity profile] unamaga.livejournal.com 2009-04-04 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
I just asked Julie, and she can still see them. Maybe it's just your connection? :\

[identity profile] darsynia.livejournal.com 2009-04-04 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
That's really weird! o.O

Maybe it'll fix itself in the morning. Meanwhile, I shall sit here with hyperactive baby belly and giggle as I have been for the past ten minutes... /non-sequitor