22 June 2015 @ 10:51 am
Are our friends lost to other social media? Is there any way to draw them back? I have tried the "Nudge a Friend" but see no evidence that it worked. I tried the program the LJ offered six months ago where people were invited back with the lure of some member benefits. I saw no evidence that brought anyone back. (In fact, even LJ has been quiet about that program lately.)
So . . . What do we do? Any ideas?
(I do think the Nudge a friend needs some updating. I think the text isn't very effective and we need to be able to add a personal message but if it doesn't actually work then why bother.)
15 May 2014 @ 10:33 pm
The user interface and display seem to be drastically changed, but there is no post in news or anywhere else that I can find. Who here knows more?
31 October 2012 @ 05:51 pm
Anyone have any further information on the news that paid and/or permanent accounts may be going away or changed dramatically? Seen here:
Current Mood: confused
05 May 2012 @ 09:47 pm
What is up with this in-text advertising co-opting various words in my post? I thought one of the benefits of owning a permanent account was being free of advertising?? Am I the only one whose had this happen in their journal?
Current Mood: angry
11 November 2011 @ 03:33 pm
What is your prediction for the date of the next Permanent Account sale?
By the end of 2011
Current Mood: curious
16 November 2011 @ 03:01 pm
Some retired userheads have been returned to the shop for today only. More information available at this post in lj_userheads. Incidentally, if there are any other retired userheads you'd like returned to the shop, or if you 'd like to comment on the policy of removing less popular userheads (to make room for new ones?) that seems to be the place to comment as well.
24 August 2011 @ 09:24 am
Greetings fellow permanent account holders! If you have a moment, I wonder if you'd mind helping me troubleshoot something? I've been running into a really frustrating LJ bug, and I know that many permies also value the ability to back up their LJ content so I thought this might be a good place to ask.
Recently, any attempt that I make to export my entries and comments from Livejournal have failed. It's not like I get some content with bits missing here and there, rather I get no content whatsoever. Instead, whatever software I'm using immediately throws the error:
couldn't retrieve anum for entry at /home/lj/cgi-bin/ljprotocol.pl line 3952
Having read through LJ documentation, I understand what an "anum" is, but in sort of a catch 22 situation I am unable to verify if any of my entries are actually missing an anum in their database row because, well, I can't export my data with that kind of granularity...so there's no way for me to know if this error is due to a data corruption problem with my journal and a couple others, or if it's just a bug that hits LJ users on a more widespread level.
I don't want to inconvenience anyone, but if you already happen to use a backup/export tool (like ljdump, ljarchive, or export tools for dreamwidth, wordpress.com, etc) would you mind trying to sync/backup your journal real quick and just let me know whether you're getting this same error? Please note that Xjournal and the LJ export page still use the older, "flat" method and not XML-RPC (that's why they don't back up comments and lack other functionality).
If you find you are consistently getting this error like me, please submit a support ticket, similar to this one. Also, if you do, please let me know the URL to your ticket. I am linking to all related tickets in my own ticket's comments, in an attempt to help the developers who are working this bug. TIA!
01 August 2011 @ 08:33 pm
If you're heavily into posting photos in your journal, or have used ScrapBook a lot, you might be interested in looking at lj_pics_beta (Google translation here). Basically, LJ is going to start beta testing a new photo hosting service in August and is looking for about 1000 paid and permanent members to join the community and be part of the test. Right now they're far short of that goal and the English-language users are heavily under-represented in the community. If you're interested in giving it a go just apply for membership and wait for further posts. It's already early August so the test can't be too far away now.
24 April 2011 @ 11:02 pm
People can be passionate in their feelings surrounding LiveJournal. That passion sometimes manifests in comments that're negative in nature. This community has over 1300 permanent account holders, and has managed to exist for some time now without the need for warnings or bans.
As a reminder, common courtesy is expected. There is no cause for some of the abusive language, rude arrogance, or disrespect for even marginally different opinions I've been seeing in the last several months. Tongue-in-cheek, one might say this defines LJ; this should not define your interactions in this community. I've had several people express that it makes them uncomfortable to participate in the community, and in a community where our discussion revolves around shared interests, that shouldn't be the case.
Please be civil and respectful of other. If we need to start warning and/or banning accounts, we can do that.
20 April 2011 @ 12:31 pm
Sometime earlier this month, LiveJournal introduced a "Spam Protection" feature which screens comments made to any community or personal journal. LJ turned this on by default for all communities without any notice to community maintainers. LJ belatedly and incompletely described the new feature in this news announcement, several days or weeks after releasing it.
In an LJ community, this feature has the following effect:
- Comments that contain links (to domains not on a secret whitelist) are automatically hidden and moved to a "Suspicious Comments" page
- The user who made the original post cannot see these hidden comments and receives no notification that they exist
- Community maintainers also receive no notification that the hidden comments exist
- Community maintainers CAN look at the hidden comments, and then mark them as non-spam, but only if the maintainers know to look for them periodically in each and every new post to the community
If you maintain a community, and this doesn't sound good to you, turn the feature OFF by going to http://www.livejournal.com/manage/setti
I also recommend that you look over all of the comment pages from the last two weeks or so in your community, and see if any of them have an "(Read N suspicious comments") link on them. If they do, follow the link and mark each comment on that page as non-spam (using this button: )
The members of your community will appreciate this.