[rant]

Aug. 16th, 2007 01:49 pm
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One of my huge pet peeves is people who post anything on the internet under their significant other's account/screen name.

I can understand if it's a joint computer and someone forgot to sign out, or you're borrowing your SO's machine and forgot to switch--but for the love of codependency, if you have to make more than one statement on any particular registration-required medium for any reason, get your own damn account.

Group creative endeavors squeak by, as do multiple systems--but if you occupy a separate body, you are physically and mentally capable of posting to the internet yourself, and there is no good reason for co-opting another's account (laziness does not qualify): please, please, please, claim a distinct internet identity.

As a side-note, while I can understand the convenience of one account per physical pair of hands, it would also be great for system journals who do not have separate accounts for each member to at least identify each post by who's fronting to write it. If you're not sure, or your system doesn't work like that, or all/most posts are collective efforts, fine; but if you are separate people and writing as such, it's a whole lot easier not to have to piece who's writing what together by writing style or attitude. You have a name for a reason; use it.

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Date: 2007-08-16 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanesmuti.livejournal.com
I can totally see how annoying that would be to deal with.

Date: 2007-08-16 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kevintorvalds.livejournal.com
some people (such as happily married couples) find it more convenient not to have multiple accounts. And especially when they have a very young child, they can't both be at the library using the internet. And some people find livejournal confusing - that's nothing to count against them. Some just aren't computer savvy. The only reason I know all that I know about computers is because that is what I chose to spend my time learning as a child, so now as an adult I have those skills, where others, who chose other paths, may not.

Date: 2007-08-16 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
some people (such as happily married couples) find it more convenient not to have multiple accounts.

Why?

And especially when they have a very young child, they can't both be at the library using the internet.

So the parent that's on child-watching duty writes up a post for their SO to put online on SO's journal while SO is at the library? No.

And some people find livejournal confusing - that's nothing to count against them.

No, but I don't know how borrowing an SO's account makes LJ less confusing?

Date: 2007-08-16 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rainbowzia.livejournal.com
So I guess this means we aren't merging accounts. :-) Damn.

Date: 2007-08-16 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
I knew you would be heart-broken. ;)

Date: 2007-08-17 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mr-bastian.livejournal.com
Well then. .__.

Date: 2007-08-17 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
The system you and Thy have on Gaia isn't really what I was getting at--I guess I was unclear. I count that under "group creative endeavers," because you have one account for the purposes of each posting, your account is even a portmanteau of your names.

What annoys me is when someone posts on their SO's account because they're lazy, or because they think no one's paying attention to their own account, or because they never had an account but they just want to say this one thing which turned into a whole long thing under the other person's screen name. That's where it just gets silly.

And you would be exempt anyway because I <3 you. :D
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Re: I will say this again

Date: 2007-08-17 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astoldomiel.livejournal.com
No that was my post, not my wifes. I just forgot to remove this one. I apologize again Dumblemop.

Re: I will say this again

Date: 2007-08-17 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dumblemop.livejournal.com
Thank you Lewis. I appreciate it. I'm sorry about the confusion, and I'll remove my reply as you have so graciously removed yours.

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