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Paid user news [Oct. 14th, 2002|04:13 pm]
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Syndication
LiveJournal's syndication (RSS, RDF) is much improved from the last announcement. You can now add your own RSS feeds and see other popular feeds:

http://www.livejournal.com/syn/

It's not totally done, but it's getting there.


Servers
Apologies for the slowness. If you missed one of the recent news updates, we'd ordered new machines, got them, and they were all dead. We returned them to the vendor and ordered from somebody else.

So that second order should be arriving this week. One of the six items already came.

When that's all in (assuming it works, but it should), then we'll be good.
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From: futhman
2002-10-14 04:24 pm (UTC)
aw dude, best of luck! (i just wanted to have the first comment here)
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From: disrepair
2002-10-14 04:56 pm (UTC)
jerkcity doesn't work :(
I don't know anything about RSS feeds, but yeah, Slashdot works fine for me, but jerkcity doesn't.
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[User Picture]From: ex_nihilo
2002-10-14 04:57 pm (UTC)
I LOVE jerkcity
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[User Picture]From: sun_berry
2002-10-14 05:29 pm (UTC)
Ok, here is a question from the blonde zone... what is syndication feed, RSS and RDF? What does that mean to me? Yes I am a lammer but at least I admit it...
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From: scientaestubiqu
2002-10-14 07:36 pm (UTC)
A syndication feed is multi-point publishing. You publish in one place (eg. LiveJournal), and syndicate your content to whoever wishes to retrieve it (eg. other websites or RSS readers)

RSS stands for RDF Site Summary (RDF stands for Resource Description Framework) or Rich Site Summary, you can see the RSS feed for a paid user by adding rss/ on the end of their address. eg.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/technodummy/rss/

You are a paid user, which means you can create RSS feeds in LiveJournal from external sources, see below for examples:
http://www.livejournal.com/syn/

Creating RSS feeds for your favourite websites can save you a lot of time... I barely visit http://slashdot.org now that I can simple watch slashdot on my friends page. This allows blogrolling, which

This also means that people can read your journal via an RSS reader if they wish, or republish your content somewhere else.

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[User Picture]From: llarian
2002-10-14 05:29 pm (UTC)

A little more documentation?

Give that somebody made a feed for UserFriendly by pointing that account directory at their frontpage, I'm guessing there's a fair amount of people that have no idea what RSS/RDF feeds are.

Perhaps a little more information about what's required to create a new feed is in order?
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[User Picture]From: rog
2002-10-15 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: A little more documentation?

I just created ufies for UserFriendly.
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2002-10-14 05:36 pm (UTC)
Shouldn't paid member stuff go into paidmembers? Like, I can see why it would go into news because, well, it /is/ news, but I just feel sorry for paidmembers, all neglected and stuff.
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[User Picture]From: emmavescence
2002-10-14 05:37 pm (UTC)
...

check the URL on this talkread, abe.
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[User Picture]From: unloveable
2002-10-14 05:41 pm (UTC)

bug?

The morrissey_solo feed is reproducing the last entry every time it updates. Is this a bug on the LJ side or the Morrissey-solo side?
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[User Picture]From: susanofstohelit
2002-11-01 03:44 pm (UTC)

Re: RSS listing?

seconded
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[User Picture]From: rog
2002-10-14 06:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome!!! Added:
thinkgeek, cnetnewsdotcom and bbcnewsworld before hitting my syndication limit :)

This is gonna get messy ... probably need to do some duplicate checking if you don't already.
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[User Picture]From: elnerdoricardo
2002-10-14 08:11 pm (UTC)
thanks for the heads up! Those feeds don't show up on the /syn/ page!

I wonder if someone has a partially definitive list or link to syndicated sites???
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[User Picture]From: rog
2002-10-14 06:19 pm (UTC)
The cnetnewsdotcom feed that I just created has a little issue. The server returns a 302 Moved Temporarily response that appears to stop the feed from being read properly by LJ.

Just thought I'd let someone know. :)

Love your work.
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[User Picture]From: rog
2002-10-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
Seems to work now.
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[User Picture]From: valamelmeo
2002-10-14 06:35 pm (UTC)
maybe this isn't the best place to put this comment, but there are lots of LJ features and stuff (such as this one; the poll creator also comes to mind) that, in order to use them, you have to just remember the URLs (or bookmark them) because they aren't linked to from any LJ pages (that i know about)...is this on purpose, is this something that will eventually be changed, or is it just something we have to deal with?
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[User Picture]From: walneto
2002-10-14 07:25 pm (UTC)
I wonder who your vendor was that sent you all the deads? Can you say?
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From: scientaestubiqu
2002-10-14 07:54 pm (UTC)
memepool doesn't link to anything other than the main page... is it broken?

if RSS feeds are broken, can they be deleted?
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[User Picture]From: markpasc
2002-10-15 10:23 am (UTC)
No, that's just how Memepool have set up their feed. Everything looks right on LiveJournal's end; if you'd rather Memepool's RSS feed carry different information, you might mail them about it.
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[User Picture]From: elnerdoricardo
2002-10-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
Brad, this is just sweet!

What I want to know is this:

What other LJ features are out there that most of us aren't aware of?

If you didn't post this, I would have never found this! (Probably!)

So what else are we missing out on?
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[User Picture]From: rho
2002-10-14 10:37 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: caitlin
2002-10-14 09:00 pm (UTC)
I have a site I am hoping can be used for an RSS, but I don't know for certain. How does one check if they do that? I know they have a free headlines service (cbc.ca), but I don't know if that equates to an RSS...

Help?

C.
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[User Picture]From: rog
2002-10-14 09:13 pm (UTC)
Just did some googling, doesn't appear to support RSS.
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[User Picture]From: wolfieboy
2002-10-14 11:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Syndication

...and see other popular feeds
It's not totally done, but it's getting there.

Will part of the totally done part be a full listing of all the RSS feeds that have been created? It's so much easier just to look over what's there rather than trying to hunt an RSS feed down...
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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
2003-01-11 08:40 am (UTC)

Re: Syndication

syn_promo lists all the current feed information that has been publicised in it's userinfo, at http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=syn_promo
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2002-10-15 10:34 am (UTC)

Hows about a link?

Can we get a link to this from the main page? Or a FAQ entry or something?
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[User Picture]From: rahaeli
2002-10-15 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Hows about a link?

FAQ will be added shortly. I'm a-workin' on it :)
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[User Picture]From: davidglasser
2002-10-15 01:47 pm (UTC)
I made brunching for the Brunching Shuttlecocks.
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[User Picture]From: tsutton
2002-10-16 01:33 am (UTC)
Is there a way for us to find out who created what?

http://www.livejournal.com/users/userfriendlyorg/ is coming up as 'Parse Error' because it doesnt have xml feed. Or wrong url as it's showing me as http://userfriendly.org/ without the *.xml ending.

Maybe it should be improved, where it checks if it has xml or not before adding to the database?
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[User Picture]From: hermitty
2002-10-20 12:22 pm (UTC)

new

Just created lockergnome
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[User Picture]From: jomac
2002-10-23 07:36 pm (UTC)
I know this exactly doesnt have to do with your post but just a quick question??... I paid for my livejournal account thru my telephone account but I'm unable for the last month to find the information on here in which I did it the first time. Am I looking in the wrong area for it or does it no longer exsist? Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2002-10-29 04:26 pm (UTC)
That option is no longer available. We had to drop IBill for different reasons. The main one is that they were going to start charging some very high fees to accept Visa and Master card. We would just be losing money with IBill.

Sorry.
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[User Picture]From: julie7997
2002-10-24 04:36 pm (UTC)

Please help me!!!!!!

I know this is off topic but I figured if I posted it here I would get the most feed back. I have the worst time posting pictures. This is what I do: I uploaded my pics at MSN. I then right click on the photo, go to properties, copy the URL and then use the HTML that livejournal says to use and I know I am doing the HTML correctly. My pictures will work for awhile but usually by the next day they are the dreaded red X. Am I doing something wrong? Is there another way of posting pics without right clicking/properties/URL? I've tried uploading my pics at different places like Picturetrail, netsnapshot.com and yahoo and have the same problem. I love my livejournal but my pictures are a major part of it. I hate the fact that they will not stay on there. Any help would be greatly, GREATLY appreciated.



Thanks,
Julie
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From: venomgoddess
2002-12-07 07:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Please help me!!!!!!

Hey, sorry this response is coming so late.
The problem is not Live Journal.
The problem is the site you're uploading the pics from.
It is preventing you to link directly to them and as a
result is giving you a red, nasty X when you try viewing
them on LJ. Sometimes it takes them a few days to kick
in, so that's normal too. My suggestion is that you
upload your pics from your hard drive and not a site that
will prevent you from linking directly to them. They see
that as an unfair use of their space.
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[User Picture]From: zanespeak
2002-10-25 10:25 am (UTC)

friends of friends

ok, not related to syn at all.

how hard would it be for you guys to add a little variable on the friendsfriends page that said who this user was a friend of?

i would love you guys forever if you could do that.

i just got a paid account, and i'm loving it. you can expect $25 a year from me.
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[User Picture]From: babybeaver
2002-10-29 04:12 pm (UTC)

Paid Account Problem

This past June when my paid account expired, I paid for another year worth but on my user info it says that it is expired in December. Can I please get this fixed? I still have the emails that say that I paid for a year and that it is not suppose to expire until this coming June.

I didn't know where to direct this question and the paidmembers LJ was as good as any. Please take care of that soon. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2002-10-29 04:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Paid Account Problem

Contact accounts@livejournal.com. I suspect that you were running on the grace period, until you pay for your paid service. When the payment is received it is then used for the time that was already used. You can verify if this is what happened, check with accounts@livejournal.com
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From: am78
2002-11-03 05:27 pm (UTC)
This is totally off subject, but does anyone know about paid members and living in Canada? I have a friend who wants a paid account but doesn't know if she will have to pay the difference in exchange rates.

If anyone know I would be most appreciative for some help!
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