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[personal profile] redhillian
Firstly, I'd rather people didn't repost stuff between my LJ and there - and there are some filters wherein the discussion is contained to that entry. If you're on those filters, you know about it and understand why.

Secondly, if you'd like remove the option to repost stuff from LJ, it is possible to partially do it through CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - the code to do so appears to be:

.b-repost-item, #repost_twitter, #repost_facebook{display:none;}

and the place to put it is in the Custom Stylesheet box at

(with noted thanks to a more experienced user I randomly met)

Date: 2010-09-02 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So does checking the setting is disabled on the settings page not do it?

Date: 2010-09-02 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Settings page? I have no idea.

Date: 2010-09-02 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ don't appear to have a place to disable it - are you thinking of Facebook? Because that would just disable it on my facebook, not stop you from doing it.

Date: 2010-09-02 03:10 pm (UTC)
fearmeforiampink: (spirits are not amused)
From: [personal profile] fearmeforiampink
There's no option to do so. You can disable pingbacks, but your options as far as Facebook/Twitter go are simply whether you defaultly publish your a) entries and b) comments through the two services.

There's nothing stopping someone else coming along to your Friends-Only post and publishing their comment on it to twitter. I'm not sure how much information is vouchsafed with the posting, and thankfully even if you defaulty publish to whichever, you have to specifically select to do so under this.

The code removes the tickyboxes helps, as it removes the option of crossposting using that method. However, it's very easy to get around, and some people may not even realise they're doing so – if you defaultly view other peoples journals or entries in your own style, it's your CSS that will dictate if you see the boxes – compare the two pictures below, one is the style of this journal, the other is my own style.

Date: 2010-09-02 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I see, I knew I'd checked something was disabled the other day and had assumed all this fuss was about that. I'll fix it on mine when I get home and can plug a computer into teh interwebs.

Date: 2010-09-02 09:01 pm (UTC)
fearmeforiampink: (Bunny Dr Who)
From: [personal profile] fearmeforiampink
The other thing that was rolled out at the same time as this was 'Pingback', essentially that's LJ implementing the same thing a lot of other blogging stuff has, which is telling you and listing on a post when that post is linked to by others.

So, if I linked to one of your posts on my LJ, it would tell you. And (depending on settings) it would also tell you if Warren Ellis did the same on his non-LJ blog.

Date: 2010-09-02 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't have a twitter account that LJ is aware of. Am I safe?

Date: 2010-09-02 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Were you planning to repost stuff to your twitter from LJ?

From what I see of it, it's something that you have to consciously do.

Date: 2010-09-02 03:14 pm (UTC)
fearmeforiampink: (Crow Sad)
From: [personal profile] fearmeforiampink
You are safe from LJ magically gaining the knowledge of your twitter account and tweeting every time you make an LJ post.

You are not safe from someone making a comment on a post on you LJ, and publishing a link to that comment on Facebook or Twitter. Even if the post in question is friendslocked, if they can comment on the post they can publish that link to Twitter/Facebook. I don't know how much information goes with the link, and I'd assume the link still won't allow unauthorised folk to read the whole thing, but it's definitely not ideal.

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