Somebody in the lj_releases
community finally got a response from the support forum:(Oh hai, you're here! Thx chaobell for capping this insanity ;])
In case it hadn't been noticed before, all support requests relating to the "connectivity
feature" had been marked 'private'. Now, while it might be nice to believe that this was truly done to "aggregate user questions and feedback", I just can't bring myself to do it. I mean, you'd think they would have solid DNW data after we maxed out the news thread.
Yeah, nah. Seems more likely that they're just trying to shut us up and hide their shame.
What's worse... there's not even the slightest shred of a rumour going around headquarters that this problem might be fixed? Nice attempt at a straw-man, there, bringing up the morals and ethics of controlling how other people can use their words. Well, if you want to shake your finger at us for wanting to "control what User B does with their words", then you should probably take away User A's ability to screen, freeze, and delete comments, as well. That's the only way your little issue-of-ethics could even begin to make sense.
But really, I don't want to control what User B does with their words. If they want to say, "I read a blog, and it got me thinking...", that's perfectly fine! I want to control what they do with my
words, and my information
At any rate, Tuesday is essentially gone here on the East Coast. So I suppose we'll hear no news today. Tomorrow marks a week... and will hopefully serve as the final-straw for even more dedicated journalers.