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What is LJ doing to my links? Part 6.1, damage control or the lack thereof
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Still no response on my precise and pointed support request. All the others have been answered. Well, "answered" by a cut&paste statement that speaks volumes by what it doesn't say.

Also, while LJ's "user representative" did drop by my first post on this, he never directly engaged me - there was one comment left to some random dude who was asking "has anyone contacted LJ to ask what's going on".

No appearances by staff in the big chunk of primary research everyone was pointing to. I suspect nobody actually accountable for this thing uses LJ, and none of the LJ-using staff wanted to try and deal with someone in Aggressive Researcher mode asking semi-technical questions... my entire Direct Official Response so far is one comment reply from astronewt, a Customer Support Representative.

I wonder how long it'll take to stop including the code that loads and calls the DrivingRevenue() function? Sure, they're now serving a blank .js file (though some people still seem to have it in their caches). But it's loaded by every page. If I put on my tin-foil hat it's easy to imagine a revised, bugfixed version getting silently slipped back in there. hey, Peggy, thanks for telling us what tipped you off about our script, we'll get right on fixing those glitches that make it noticeable!

I've been doing my best to not wear the tin-foil hat, though. It's just time for LJ's yearly spanking, I keep telling myself.

Anyway. I should get a tax number for the upcoming con in New York, and draw some stuff.

Amazon replied to me with a form letter. The summary is:

1. Thanks for telling us.
2. Anybody who lost revenue (or believes they lost revenue) due to affiliate hijacking should let us know via the Associate Program contact form. We'll fix it.
3. We Are Not Amused.
4. And for obvious business reasons, we can't tell you exactly what we're doing. But thanks for the tip-off, we're probably doing something. Maybe.

...which is pretty much what I expected, although #2 was a bit of a nice surprise.

That's really positive news. I actually have an Amazon affiliate account, I should mention it to them. Reinforcement is good.

Have you talked to Amazon? According to Delia, that's a violation of their services. If LJ isn't going to fix the code, then LJ shouldn't have the privilege of an Amazon account. I'd personally skip talking to LJ and just go straight to reporting them to Amazon. They knew what they signed (and if they didn't read the terms and conditions, that's their problem. It's quite obvious that it's insanely unethical to claim someone else's claim to fortune), and they deserve to suffer the consequences for breaking the contract.

Ah, I see someone else got to that point. Delia just sent out a letter, too.

I'm leaving that to people who actually do affiliate link business; I don't, myself. I was just investigating all of this because I had a puzzle to solve, and more pressing things to put off!

> I'm leaving that to people who actually do affiliate link business; I don't, myself. I was just investigating all of this because I had a puzzle to solve, and more pressing things to put off!

I have "business" with Amazon, even if little business, I'm basically only a reader, BUT I don't like at all that all the advice I gave for buying books were awarded to some stranger. I will continue to insist to have an answer from LJ, I can be pretty stubborn about it. I post the "history" here:

http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/976175.html

and I will continue to post since the day LiveJournal will not give me an official answer. The links now are working, but still I want my answer.

Elisa Rolle