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Jan. 17th, 2019 12:37 am
thenewbuzwuzz: (Default)
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So astolat has made something called a bookmarklet, and melannen has made an important improvement to it, and the thing will let one make Dreamwidth linkposts with alacrity, like... this??

[personal profile] astolat posted: SignalBoost bookmarklet

Click the bookmarklet. You should be taken to the Dreamwidth post form with the signal boost content prefilled. You can add any other content you want, copy and paste the content to create posts with multiple signal boosts, etc. Whenever you're happy, you post it like any other post.

[personal profile] melannen posted: Signal Boost: SignalBoost✔ bookmarklet

so here's a modified version that automatically warns you if you're about to link to a locked DW post

[personal profile] hesychasmposted: lieu of life: hesychasm

Fandom is where you found yourself.
[h/t hannah] The above is an old LiveJournal post chock-full of warm fuzzy feelings about fandom. I see that absolutely everyone is being rendered as a Dreamwidth user by the bookmarklet. Ah well, that can be edited (and doesn't matter if you're only signal boosting DW posts).

[profile] therem_harth
posted: nor night screaming (carnie-vorex: fierceawakening: callmebliss: ...)

Anyway, the running gag was that the king (an old Power Rangers knock-off doll) had absolute and unwavering faith in Evil Chancellor Traytor, who basically comported himself like a mix between Grima Wormtongue and Jafar from the Aladdin movies.
^^^ it doesn't do that well with tumblr posts that don't have a title in the first place, understandably

[profile] granta
posted: HER LEFT HAND, THE DARKNESS by Alison Smith

‘Don’t try to be an author,’ she said as we stood outside a lecture hall in the bitter cold. ‘You cannot control that. Instead, try to be a writer. And to do that, you must write. That’s it. It’s very simple. Why don’t people understand that?’
^^^I edited the title for this one. Entirely wonderful article, though, and I've been looking for that quote for ages! I think I might have originally read a version of the quote on Le Guin's blog before things were pulled off it to publish in a book of essays.

[profile] archiveofourown posted: Spaiku Intervention - mere_ubu - Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Archive of Our Own]

75 Spuffycentric haiku caps from BtVS, Season 5/Episode 18, "Intervention." 16 parts. 1275 syllables

Warnings for robotic naughtitude and pitiless punning.

...Like this, then. The linkposts. Too much power?

Date: 2019-01-16 10:58 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Nice! And it's pretty straightforward to edit your overall post and just put all links after, say, the first three within html 'cut' tags if you feel like the post is getting long - DW lets you expand cut tags if you choose without leaving your Reading Page.

Date: 2019-01-17 09:55 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Drawing of human J.J. in red and brown inks with steampunk goggle glasses (red J.J. inked)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Eh, it's more my own personal rule of thumb if I'm doing a linkspam posts with larger, multiple sentence quotes than any kind of Significant Hint. (It takes a really egregiously long post to move me to send a plaintive direct request to the poster to pretty please be mindful of post length outside of cut tags.)

You may have noticed I have a bit of a tendency to proselytize about neat DW features at a drop of a hat - I hope it helps make DW feel more accessible and welcoming, but if you ever find it annoying or otherwise unwanted, just let me know.

What if there are people new to Dreamwidth who don't know about html cut tags? Or assume they're just like LJ cut tags and don't know how awesome they are on Dreamwidth??? Expandable cut tags within the Reading Page was a big deal (at to me) when it was first released on Dreamwidth! etc. /wry
Edited Date: 2019-01-17 09:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-01-16 11:19 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Wesley's confused (BUF-ColorMeConfused-the_baroness)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I saw that and confess myself puzzled since I never thought it was that difficult to create a link in one's post? I could see the advantage of automating stuff if, say, one is collating a newsletter but I don't know as I've missed seeing posts full of linkspam without commentary.

Date: 2019-01-17 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rahirah
I think it just saves a step or two? And it seems to add a bunch of formatting autmatically, which is noice if you want all your links to be consistent. Ironically, I think I am probably too lazy to install the time-saving bookmarklet. :D
Edited Date: 2019-01-17 02:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-01-17 03:13 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: DifficultConsuming Anya (BUF-DifficultConsuming-earthvexer)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I used to have someone on my flist who did -- they seem to have stopped posting in the last few years. It was long uncut posts of some 20+ links each with just a title to each. Some of them were interesting but that's just overwhelming to go through and there was little guidance on why they were included and what was particularly valuable in reading them.


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