Kalypso (kalypso_v) wrote in suggestions,

Don't tell us to "go have fun" when we log in

Don't tell us to "go have fun" when we log in

Short, concise description of the idea
Sometimes, we log in to announce something very sad, and it's painful to be told to "go have fun"

Full description of the idea
Last night, a friend posted that her father had just died. She is my third friend this year to have used LJ to describe the terminal illness and death of a loved one. Much of what happens on LJ is fun, but we also use it to describe painful experiences like bereavement, the break-up of relationships, and losing jobs. When I read of my friends' suffering, I wince to think that they were greeted by LJ ordering them to "go have fun". Please can we cut those three words from the page that comes up after log-in.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Not adding to the distress of LJ users who are going through the worst times of their lives.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't see any technical problem.
  • Unless you want LJ to be reserved for those who are happy all the time.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Just delete the words "go have fun" from the page that comes up after logging in!
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