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10 April 2006 @ 11:33 pm
Once Again  
LiveJournal has passed the 10 million registered journal mark.

That's a lot of zeroes: 10,000,000! (I count seven zeros.) And once again, you get to hear something before it is put-out in news (assuming they do). You see, I happen to know who lucky number ten million is. Just don't forget -- you heard it here first! (Again. lol)

LiveJournal member #10,000,000 is... [info]interaction.
Senora Sassafrasssewcute on April 11th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)

I have a question for you. . .just thought of it actually, but if a person gets a rename token, does their number stay the same?

what happened to all the purged journals? do they keep the same number should someone create that journal?
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 11th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, if someone renames their journal, their userid (number) stays the same. If someone renames a journal with a purged username, they still retain their original userid. I think everything on the back-end is run by the userid...the username is just something that can be changed without effecting the userid, and is used to make it easier for people (similar to the way we use domain names for websites, to make it easier...instead of having to remember the IP addy of a site).

Also, since it relates to the original discussion of privs, one reason the average user will never be able to find a journal by userid is ti minimize abuse and harassment. If I changed my name and cut the forwarding-connection from the old name to the new name to avoid being harassed and that priv was public, then the people harassing me would just search for my number and find me again. So, the limitation on that feature to a priv is also done for security and privacy reasons.
Senora Sassafrasssewcute on April 11th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
it makes sense as to why numbers are so important and why they wouldn't give anyone access.

Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 11th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!