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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-06-27 10:11
Subject: Evolving etiquette #2
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We walked past the newer 'shrine' on Saturday morning, and had a closer look. I now have another question. Why do people put in them what they do?

a) Flowers. OK, that's what we expect - they're a symbol of the fleeting nature of life.

b) A reproduction road sign, for Stamford Bridge. OK, that has meaning, the dead teenager was a Chelsea fan.

c) Cans of Red Bull and bottles of Lucozade. Hmm, well, there is a long history of libatory drinks, and given the driver was apparently drunk, alcoholic ones would have been inappropriate.

d) A shrink wrapped ball of string.

Yes, you read that right. A ball of string, still in its polythene wrapping.

Perhaps that last one just fell out of a shopping bag while the owner was laying something else.
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User: autopope
Date: 2011-06-27 09:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just got a click through on this entry: "You are about to view material that may be unsuitable for minors" as an LJ-cut, followed by a page with an "I am over 14" confirmation dialog. Have you designated your LJ as adult-only?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2011-06-27 10:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's set as 'contains adult concepts' because I don't want to have to restrict discussion to subjects suitable for under 14 year olds. Also, the odd 'fuck' may appear.

On the other hand, so long as you're logged in as you, LJ shouldn't be showing you that dialog, because it should know you're over 14.

I think the LJ servers may be failing to handle cookies correctly on occasion, because it often does the same to me with other people's journals.
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User: autopope
Date: 2011-06-27 10:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, I got logged out of LJ this morning while in mid-session -- warning's gone when I logged back in again.
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