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May 16th, 2014
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How do I revert my LJ?
Fortunately, the new version didn't affect my friends page, but I don't like what they've done to my new entry page or my recent comments page-- there's too much white space and the font is too light-weight.

I've heard rumors of a way to revert, but I can't find it.

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From:acelightning
Date:May 16th, 2014 10:05 am (UTC)
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On any page that's displaying in the new style, at the upper right corner there'll be something that says "Post to blog" (or something like it - I'm not going to let it display in the new style on my computer just to check!), then a space, and then an icon, either a stylized magnifying glass or an envelope. There's supposed to be another icon in the space, but LJ fucked that up too. Click in the space, and you'll get a drop-down box which includes "Revert to old style". Click that. Then go to the Help page and file a trouble ticket about how unusable the new style is, and insist that they undo the change.
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From:crypticwyrd
Date:May 16th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
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Is there a way to revert back to the new version once you have done this?
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From:fiddlingfrog
Date:May 16th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Not yet. If you want to try the new design after switching back to the old, you need to open up a Support request to ask to have it set for you.
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From:nancylebov
Date:May 16th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Good God.

Did the folks at LJ test it at all before they released it?
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From:crypticwyrd
Date:May 16th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! That is helpful! :)
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From:acelightning
Date:May 18th, 2014 06:25 am (UTC)
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That entry now includes a link that will revert back to the old version.
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From:fiddlingfrog
Date:May 18th, 2014 07:51 am (UTC)
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Switching back to the old version was never a problem. It's turning the new version back on after you've already dismissed it that requires a Support ticket. That spoiler in my ruljautonews entry just says the same thing.
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From:acelightning
Date:May 17th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Why on earth would you want to do that?
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From:crypticwyrd
Date:May 18th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
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I'm actually starting to like it after getting used to it. :)
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From:acelightning
Date:May 18th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
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See my reply to fiddlingfrog, above. I think you might also be able to re-set your choice by logging out of LJ, closing and re-opening your browser, and logging back in... but maybe not (I haven't tried it).


Edited at 2014-05-18 06:29 am (UTC)
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From:crypticwyrd
Date:May 18th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
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No that was one of the first things I had tried. I had also cleared my cache, logged out over night and then logged back in.

According to the Russian Support site,

You just have to open a support question and head it:

"Turn on new design"
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From:nancylebov
Date:May 16th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much-- that worked, and it's a tremendous relief having everything back the way it was.

I can't believe the revert icon was invisible. Did they check at all?

I've posted to help about the missing icon.

Edited at 2014-05-16 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From:acelightning
Date:May 17th, 2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
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They mentioned the missing icon in their instructions for how to go back to the old style. They do know it's missing, but (at least yesterday, when I read it) they don't seem to know why.
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From:kindmemory
Date:June 26th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!

I think this is what I just clicked on:



(my version of it) I'm not going back again either! ;D
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From:acelightning
Date:June 27th, 2014 06:14 am (UTC)
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Oh, they actually got around to inserting the icon they kept telling people to click. (But now there's a different problem, relating to being able to leave comments in some-but-not-all journals. Vladimir Vladimirovitch has a lot to answer for, beginning with the Ukraine and working down to LiveJournal...)
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From:kindmemory
Date:June 27th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
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I've been having trouble leaving comments. You talking about Putin?
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From:acelightning
Date:June 28th, 2014 06:58 am (UTC)
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Yep.
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From:oldruggedspork
Date:July 1st, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC)
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Russia seems like it's really really a crazy place right now, very poor and gang-controlled or mafia type activity all over.
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From:elenbarathi
Date:May 16th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From:nancylebov
Date:May 16th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. That link kept coming up when I searched for [livejournal help], but I couldn't believe a month-old post about heartbleed could be it.
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From:elenbarathi
Date:May 16th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Feel free to put your $.02 into the comments on that post as well; there are a lot more of them now.
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