did you change the poll?
'cause the first time i voted
it was 2 questions
then it was 1, and none of my answers were listed
yeah, i merged it from 2 polls into 1..
do we have the ability to go back and edit the polls?
'cause i noticed at least with the win32 client, when i edit a last entry thing, it just says like < lj-poll18> or something
no, not yet. that's one of the features you can vote for. :)
i just recreated it. (i'd written it in another editor first, and pasted it into the client)
2001-03-30 10:15 pm (UTC)
Jsut an idea
your runing linux right?
Have you considerd writign a request for help
with the data base to Slashdot?
They seem to accept post like that from
every tom dick and harry, so one would think
LJ would get a nice mention.
Is 1 HELL YA!!! & 10 GET OUT!!!
Is 10 DatsDTicket & 1 WHO CARES
It would be a mess up poll if people view it differently.
2001-03-26 10:07 am (UTC)
Re: Clearly State the Values...
I agree--I can't tell if 10 is being very interested in something, or if it should be 10th on the priority list :)
You should throw in a sentence explaining what the scale stands for.
2001-03-26 05:08 am (UTC)
What is WAP?
2001-03-26 05:33 am (UTC)
WAP is a feature available on some mobile phones and other wireless devices which allows the phone to access certain services on "the web". All LiveJournal needs to do to support it is provide content in a slightly different format in addition to the format it supplies it in now. Having said that, given the size and nature of LiveJournal, this will likely be quite a time-consuming task.
2001-03-26 06:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the explaination!
martmart could have also said that it is an anagram for Wireless Application Protocol.
It's one thing to know what it is, and a totally different thing to know what it stands for.
2001-03-26 09:17 am (UTC)
Thumbs down on WAP, thumps up on PDAs
I'd say thumbs down to WAP, unless someone can tell me how it would be useful. Small screens, and horrible input methods mean rarely would anyone be reading journals or updating journals-- not to mention that WAP support itself is a big huge tangle right now between phones. Maybe, if there's some other notification use or quick messaging or something via WAP, that'd be useful.
What I'm finding VERY useful off and on is journal via PDA. I copied down and simplified a version of the web journal update form and synched it to my Visor via AvantGo software, and so now I can submit new entries via PDA and the AvantGo holds onto the submission until next time I synch the device. I can't imagine a WinCE device with AvantGo would be much different. Biggest problem right now with what I did is that I have to enter my username and password every time, or include some hidden fields hardcoded in the update form to make sure my PDA form works.
And then there are the lucky few who have wireless PDA devices...
2001-07-26 05:42 am (UTC)
Re: Thumbs down on WAP, thumps up on PDAs
I'd greatly appreciate the ability to journal from my Pocket PC. Right now, I'm filling out text files, and cut-and-pasting after synch -- clunky and dissatisfying. PDA-able journalling was my write in candidate on the survey, and is actually my greatest 'please add this' priority for lj.
If/when this becomes available for download (or -reeely- detailed notes for the non-coder)I'd be greatly interested.
Are the polls (results) too wide for the punquin style?
Also, did you edit the FAQ to include the command for the 1-10 poll items? I haven't checked yet, so if you have, please ignore this half of the question.
I, too, am wondering what the scale is.
<lj-pq type=scale from=1 to=10>
you can leave off from= and to= if you want... the default is from 1 to 10.
Actually, what I was wondering was what the scale was re 1 or 10- does 1 equal great, or does 10 equal great?
You can decide what they mean.
I always use 10 meaning greater than 1.
Just wanted to say that I'm really happy with tech support--I know there have apparently been updating problems for all users today, so you guys must be swamped with support requests. Nevertheless, I put one in this morning and got a response back in like 2 minutes.
Big thanks to all of you who are out there helping everyone. We really appreciate it.
2001-03-27 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'd just like to elaborate a little more on my comment about wanting six-degrees features... the friends graphs are sort of something in this direction, but as someone else pointed out - they don't seem to work as one's number of friends increases.
six-degrees features would be things like looking at lists of your friends friends... seeing how you are linked to other people - I get comments from people that I recognize as friends of friends from looking at my friends' friends pages... but it would be really cool to be able to click a "how am I connected to this person?" button, like on six-degrees. you could generate statistics of how many people you have in your first, second, etc degrees. You could generate a combined "friends of friends" view page that would be similar to a friends page. It's probably not necessary to do this for more than the second degree though :)
keep up the good work. live journal is great. fabulous. wonderful. I'm highly addicted after only 2.5 months.
I've thought about this idea too, I think it'd be neat.
The 2nd degree thing would be much much larger than your friends list though.. bear that in mind. If they have things set up like they should though, that shouldn't be too hard a thing to get.
that when we choose a different picture to use for one of our entries that the picture would actually show up next to that entry in our journal...rather than only being viewable by my 'friends'. When I go to my journal I only see my one default pic and I think it would be really cool to have the pic chosen next to each entry.
2001-04-05 08:39 am (UTC)
Re: I wish...
care to elaborate?
actually i didnt mean anything by that "no" i was just bein a silly boy. loves.
2001-04-05 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I wish...
aaah I see. *smooches*
one feature i would kinda like involves when you change your default user pic that the default picture for all of your past entries doesn't change as well. like, the default picture you had set for a series of entries remains hard-coded in spite of if you decide to change the default picture. does anyone understand what i'm saying?
2001-04-14 10:49 am (UTC)
If the picture I have chosen matters for a particular post, I tend to select it specifically despite it being my default. That way, so long as that image remains, it will always be used. My userpics are mood-related, so this is easier for me I suppose, but it does seem to work well for me. I pre-determined a list of image keywords I was going to use and then took the pictures, so I plan to keep my list of keywords even if I change my images.
I realise I'm being a whole lot more organised than most people care to be, though!
I understand and agree as well.
Oh my *GOD* that is the coolest idea!
Style of The Month! Sounds like a downright smashing idea for Paid Members.
Here are some more ideas:
- Styles would be submitted and judged by a panel of style-developer/experienced judges (to critique styles), and then non-developers (to rate them), as well as for a period of time, the entire LiveJournal community (for fair input!).
- SOTM winners could receive extra time (like 2 months, 6 months, or maybe even an extra year) added on to their Paid accounts (after all, you have to be paid to create styles). For us Permanent Users, maybe we could be budgeted extra space on the "photo" server or somesuch. Better yet, the extra money from all of the Paid Accounts being purchased could be put into making LiveJournal merchandise! LJ T-shirts, hats, mousepads, and whatnot. Then those could be given to winners... they would wear them, and it would also be advertising for LiveJournal! There might also be like a "Hall of Fame" or somesuch for winners, so they can all be recognized. Also perhaps a "1st Place Winner, SOTM Contest May 2001" badge on their User Info. That would equally rock.
- Also, SOTM entries that win would be placed as "specials" like at a diner. They would only be available for "use" during the month after they win the contest. For example, If someone wins the May '01 contest, Only during May can Paid Members apply the style to their journals; after that, use will be suspended, and the new SOTM entries will becoem the "specials" at the "Style Diner" ;) Of course, those still using their SOTM from May or whatnot, will not lose it in June or July or whatever. They will still be abel to use it. Only, other/new users won't be able to use the old styles.
- What that means is more individuality, less "everyone using the same really cool style" kinda stuff. As a style developer, I constantly wrestle to make non-unique and non-individual types of styles, so that they will be "long lasting" and applicable to everyone. Unfortunately, thinking this way requires much more effort and always results in more boring and lifeless photocopy styles. So, if a particular "cool" style could only be chosen for a month at a time, that would sufficiently harbor that time of thinking, and styles could become mroe individualized and creative; also, any one style wouldn't become too popular, or just cliche.
Such a cool idea though! I sure hope the other Brad reads this. This would make me feel energetic and enthusiastic about LiveJournal again!
All of this would also make an interesting summer project! ;)
2001-04-14 10:55 am (UTC)
Even if it isn't done as a monthly thing, this could make a great "launch event" for S2, when it finally happens! )
Regular things don't seem to work out on LiveJournal going by past experience. The people who have been appointed to run them tend to get bored, or are unavailable, and the projects seem to die. If anyone wants to prove me wrong, go ahead and start an informal style contest! Obviously, not all of what ibrad listed will be doable without "official" intervention, but it could still be run on a lesser scale within the community.
In addition, I think if the "community" starts the project and proves it to be a success, the powers that be (read: bradfitz) will want to back it!
2001-05-04 01:57 pm (UTC)
Just voted on the poll and scanned the results
and I wanted to comment on the line entry one.
I originally put down "Photo Server! 10"
And I still mean it. LJ needs a good photoserver.
BUT right above my entry was a request for a printable version (and I assume they don't mean the text hack that was available for printing) of lj.
Would be nice to put this stuff into a book. Especially now that I've been writing since August 2000.
Anyhow, it's just a comment.
I think you guys are doing fabulous on this. Am very greatful to be able to use the service. Best money I ever paid.
I wrote in a vote for a better OS9 mac client, but I also saw two really great ideas for "Offline Journaling"... Offline mode would be great. I have found something very "similar" to offline mode though, and it works for me when the need comes... I sign on the web, then sign onto The LJ client... I leave the LJ icon "alive" in the systray or on the mac finder, and then disconnect.. this allows you to type in lj while offline. Then, when you are ready to post, you get back online. Just thought I would post this little tip.
2001-07-31 10:31 am (UTC)
alternative to using the directory
those of you who are really missing the directory feature, here's another way to find specific journals. For example, say you want to find journals written by people in your area.
Go to Google and search for "livejournal" and the name of a local popular place, like a club or a school. Then select "view all results" because otherwise it will only give you a few hits from livejournal.com.
hi. i need someone's help please. id just like a relatively simple, straight forward explanation as to how to create polls in my livejournal. also, can i post polls in communities i belong to?
I think a counter is hands-down the best idea. I am not currently a paid memeber, but if that feature were added, I would definately become one... and I imagine that there a plenty of others like me. I think adding that feature would encourage more people to become paying members, because everyone wants to know how many people are reading thier stuff.
Just my 2 cents :)