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One reason I pay for LJ is to be spared advertising, which is why I was pretty angry to see the info-ad about Stan Lee at the bottom of *all* my LJ screens, with no apparent way to turn it off (no handy little X mark to click on).

I put in an LJ request and was told this:

Thank you for your report. Your feedback regarding this menu has been forwarded to appropriate personnel for consideration. The banner appearing at the bottom of the page can be disabled at http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/?cat=extensions by unchecking the box next to "Bottom information strip" and saving the changes on the page.


I did that, and it works.

It's really too bad LJ seems determined to alienate those last of us who cling to it. Grr. But anyway.

Meanwhile, I'll put up some jack-o'-lanterns next post.


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negothick
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! It worked for me as well, though we'll probably have to repeat it every time we log on. . .
asakiyume
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:10 pm (UTC)
I *think* that since it's a settings-level thing, we shouldn't have to do that. Fingers crossed.
cucumberseed
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
Trying that now.

Oh, LJ.
asakiyume
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Honest to God.
mrissa
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
For mine it was "LJ Magazine," for timprov's, "LJ Times." So there are apparently special variations to do the same annoying thing. Wheeeee how great.
asakiyume
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
The whole *point* of paying is to obviate the need to be advertised to. I guess this is the digital future? Bah.
genarti
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ughhhhhh. THANK YOU for the tip, but no thanks at all to LJ for making it necessary!
genarti
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
...Never mind; it looks like without a paid account, I can't disable the bottom strip. Bah.
asakiyume
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Seriously?! LJ, you truly suck -__-
genarti
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
Well, it's entirely possible I'm just missing it! But I don't see any option about removing it in the extensions tab. The bottom banner thing doesn't show up for me on your journal (yay!) but it does when I'm reading my friendslist.

I used to have a paid account -- heck, I used to have multiple paid accounts, because I did a bunch of LJ-based fannish stuff -- but I stopped giving LJ money years ago when they started repeatedly pulling this kind of thing. So I realize that seeing ads is the price I have chosen to pay, but still, bleh.

Edited at 2014-10-31 04:17 pm (UTC)
mnfaure
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
Indeed they do. *mutters and fumes*
mnfaure
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
I have a fracking permanent account, I see it, and I DON"T have the option, like you, to turn it off. GRRRRRR
cobaltika
Oct. 31st, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
it's weird. i had a stupid banner whether i used new or old version this morning and couldn't disable it. now it is gone on both versions and i don't see that option to remove in extensions. maybe enough complaints got rid of them altogether. yay.

now if just tumblr would not be so MEAN to people with older browsers who can't afford to update their entire systems and software just to use a schmancier browser. grrrrrrr.
asakiyume
Oct. 31st, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
I know. Thanks, guys, for isolating folks on the other side of the digital divide -_-
yamamanama
Oct. 31st, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
That's totally me with regards to Tumblr.


Google's doing that too. Disabling image lookup and not allowing me to go directly to the image on older browsers just comes off as spiteful.
mnfaure
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
*nods* I'm getting this "incompatible browser" flak with Pinterest. :-/
mnfaure
Oct. 31st, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Now it is gone for me, too. Maybe they *did* disable it.
heliopausa
Oct. 31st, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Or it was just there for a fixed time, and the time ran out.
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
I think your guess is probably right.
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Probably heliopausa's right, and they only wanted to blare their news at you/us for a limited time, but if it happens again, you should complain to them. The whole point of a paid account is to avoid seeing things like that :-(
amaebi
Nov. 2nd, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Oddly, I haven't had the banners at all, and the option doesn't appear in my profile at all. (Paid account.)
asakiyume
Nov. 2nd, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
That is lucky! I'm glad, though. A few lucky breaks are a good thing.
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