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LiveJournal's new notifications system [Sep. 5th, 2006|03:02 pm]
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Today we launched LiveJournal's new notifications system to Paid members.  The notifications system will soon be launching to all LJ users, but we wanted to give Paid account holders a chance to use it early.  (Permanent account holders already have been using it in a sneak preview, so you can hit them up for pointers!)

With the new system, you can set up notifications for all types of things including when someone adds you as a friend.  Go to the Manage Settings page to set your preferences.  Also look for the icon in profile pages and journals to track updates and changes.  Just check in to your Message Center to keep up to date on the LJ activity that's most important to you.

Paid and Permanent account holders have the most subscriptions available and also have the extra options to get notified when a user uploads a new userpic and when users add new comments to individual comment threads.  We'll also be expanding the types of subscriptions that are available only to Paid users over the coming months.  Visit the FAQ to find out the different limits and options for each account level.

Please feel free to spread the word to other Paid account holders you know.  The engineers are still working out bugs in this complex system, but if you find something you think we should know about please leave your feedback on this post in lj_releases.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicjohn
2006-09-05 10:10 pm (UTC)
A notification for when a new userpic is uploaded?

Me thinks some LJers have too much time on their hands.
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[User Picture]From: nickmurdoch
2006-09-05 10:14 pm (UTC)
Seconded.

(At least it doesn't say when a friend removes you - that'd lead to EMO)
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[User Picture]From: hinoai
2006-09-06 12:08 am (UTC)
Because of course I'd rather know when someone uploads a new user pic over when someone defriends me.. X.x </sarcasm>

Seriously, why would finding out when someone uploads a new userpic be more important than finding out you've been defriended? I would like to get a notice.

And, um... birthday announcements. We've been waiting long enough for those to be fixed.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2006-09-06 12:51 am (UTC)
I made a private entry for birthdays a long time ago. :D
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[User Picture]From: gi_janearng
2006-09-05 10:16 pm (UTC)
That's so you can steal other people's icons without having to search or make your own icons.

/sarcasm
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[User Picture]From: d_floorlandmine
2006-09-05 10:24 pm (UTC)
[snork]

Far more fun to make your own, anyway ...
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[User Picture]From: channonyarrow
2006-09-05 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm going to set up mobile alerts with my Yahoo for that one! I simply must know when someone puts up a new userpic!

That said, though, this release is the first one in a LONG time where I haven't wanted to reach into someone's throat and tear out their spleen - probably because it doesn't replace something that worked better.
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-05 11:12 pm (UTC)
Hold tight! We're going to be adding SMS capabilities soon, so you can get notifications straight to your mobile. :)
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[User Picture]From: hinoai
2006-09-06 12:09 am (UTC)
This will be worldwide, right? I hate to think that yet another feature will be unavailable to us international users who pay the same as American users and yet still can't use the features (like voice posting, STILL no Japanese numbers).
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-06 08:30 am (UTC)
I honestly have no idea -- I don't know the details of what it requires for us to be able to provide SMS services, so I'm not sure whether it's US providers or a generic worldwide thing. Sorry I can't be of more help with this. :-/
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[User Picture]From: jewelianna
2006-09-06 02:04 am (UTC)
Agreed. What an extraordinary waste of resources that is. Dude. Who cares?
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[User Picture]From: newnumber6
2006-09-06 03:09 am (UTC)
Can I get e-notified whenever anyone on my flist posts with the mood 'drunk'? Or if they post with something that contains the word 'first person to comment'?

The pointless possibilities are endless!
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[User Picture]From: meeshy
2006-09-06 09:37 am (UTC)

Or some LJers are completely freaky insane stalkers.....
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[User Picture]From: dandelionpretty
2006-09-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
I completely agree. That's a bit much.
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