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Odd development: According to one of the thingies on the right, I am consistently being visited by two Russian speakers per day. Mostly new ones each time. They're certainly welcome, but I'm curious what's sent them by. Is it "go to a random LiveJournal" month? Their journals don't indicate they'd be particularly into Westworld or Walking Dead spoilers, which is most of what I ever post here anymore, so I doubt I'm being actually sought out. Anybody else having this happen?

Date: 2016-12-03 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toctoc.livejournal.com
Perhaps this is naïve, but how does one know if one is being visited by Russians?

Date: 2016-12-04 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
The visitor feed identifies their names, each of which you can click on, which clicking sends you to a journal written in Russian.

Date: 2016-12-04 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toctoc.livejournal.com
Fascinating! Thanks for clarifying.

Date: 2016-12-04 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
Possibly it's something they only foist on iPad users or unpaid accounts? After their last overhaul a number of features appear to the right on my Friends Feed page, including recent friends' birthdays, two different celebrity gossip feed, some other things I don't remember, and a list of recent "guests" - anyone who's directly clicked on your handle to see your journal. Everything now takes much longer to load, relatedly.

Date: 2016-12-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grashupfer.livejournal.com
I sometimes get notifications that I have replies in Russian but when I check my journal there are no comments. Russian ghosts.

Date: 2016-12-04 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
Interesting. I can see LiveJournal maybe blocking Cyrillic comments on Roman journals as an anti-bot tactic?

Date: 2016-12-04 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
Last several visitors all have names starting with A, also. Kak stranoye...

Date: 2016-12-05 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightspore.livejournal.com
I am still old-style style, and none of this ever appears on my page.

Date: 2016-12-05 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proximoception.livejournal.com
You must know so little about the extended Kardashian clan.

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