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Sage Muraken ([personal profile] sagemuraken) wrote2007-05-07 05:30 pm

A technical suggestion

This is not directed at anyone in particular as nearly everyone has this but if you're having trouble with your comments pages here's a suggestion:

Go to the tabs at the top of the page and click on Journal ---> Customize Journal. It will be on Basics so then go to ----> Custom Options. Look down the list until you see ----> Disable customized comment pages for your journal. There is a drop-down box, which is often default set to no. Set it instead to ---> Yes.

This will turn off the individual look of your journal only on the comments page, which makes it both easier to read and stops those running errors where you can't even see the comments anymore. It doesn't affect the look of your main journal (or friends pages; etc) otherwise. Sure, it's plainer but it's much more manageable when the comments excede 50 (which often happens with RP threads).

This is only to make things easier, if you want to, and if maybe you weren't sure how to change it. Again, it's to nobody in particular since almost every journal I've come across has their custom comments pages on (it's default for most of the styles, after all, except a few of the older ones). However, if you want to keep it as is and have style over practicality, that's your choice!
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[personal profile] dame_grise 2007-05-07 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I've asked individual people I've threaded with to do that. I try to do it on my puppet journals. Have I forgotten any you know of?

[identity profile] sagemuraken.livejournal.com 2007-05-08 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
The first time the journal didn't default to the plain comments page and I had the colourful comments page was in Denis' journal (as that was when the newer designs came in, I think) and I was like WTH? XD Even the icons weren't showing up. So I fiddled and found that and changed every journal ever since. It especially gets hard when the thread gets too long and you get all those errors, huh? I think the first time I noticed that was on Armand's because we both do such long threads.

Aaah, now I geet it...

[identity profile] ryo-hija.livejournal.com 2007-05-07 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks :-) *hugs*

Re: Aaah, now I geet it...

[identity profile] sagemuraken.livejournal.com 2007-05-08 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
Easier to read the comments and see the thread and you don't get those weird errors so I think it's better anyway.

[identity profile] fateschewtoy.livejournal.com 2007-05-08 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
He he he, I didn't realize you could even do that! I changed all my journals over, yay to no more stupid error messages! XD

[identity profile] sagemuraken.livejournal.com 2007-05-09 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
They're annoying, huh? I know it's plainer this way but at least it's readable! I did think maybe not everyone was aware of being able to fix that so I thought this may be helpful. Especially to those of us doing long RP threads. XD