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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: deceptica
2006-09-05 11:53 pm (UTC)
I have to say that this is a very cool feature. :-) I have to admit a little bit of initial confusion (accidentally deleted a comment to my journal instead of the notification about it), but after playing around with it some more I have to say that it looks very neat! I particularly like the option to track only posts with certain tags - now if only more people would use tags in the first place...

People before me have already mentioned some more things for which it would be nice to get notifications. Here's what I'd like to see:

- Someone removes you as a friend. (No drama, it would just be nice to know.)
- Birthdays of friends.
- When someone joins a community you maintain. (Those of us managing small communities could go "Yay, another one!")
- Same for when someone leaves said community.
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[User Picture]From: lied_ohne_worte
2006-09-06 12:01 am (UTC)
- When someone joins a community you maintain. (Those of us managing small communities could go "Yay, another one!")
- Same for when someone leaves said community.


Seconded!

And that's a really good feature! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2006-09-06 12:31 am (UTC)
Removing as a friend... check your Joule page.

http://marnanel.org/joule?user=deceptica&mode=chart


Birthdays of friends: I set up a private entry for that a LONG time ago! :P
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[User Picture]From: deceptica
2006-09-06 12:57 am (UTC)
Ah, but the point is not to have to do any of that. ;-) I have a calendar with my friends' birthdays on the wall too, but I figure if Livejournal is already adding a feature like that, it might as well be used to keep track of these things for me.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2006-09-06 01:49 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. Interesting. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ex_nature304
2006-09-06 08:52 am (UTC)
me too
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From: turlough
2006-09-06 02:16 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree that the last two would be very handy to have!
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[User Picture]From: troworld
2006-09-06 05:44 pm (UTC)
Someone removes you as a friend. (No drama, it would just be nice to know.)
You can do this with third-party tools. I believe LJToys does this. Also, browse through the lj_nifty's memories.
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2006-09-07 02:15 am (UTC)
Except the point is that not everyone wants to use third party tools. Or Semagic. (which I guess could be considered a third party tool) It would be shiny to have all of this in one place.
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[User Picture]From: troworld
2006-09-07 03:30 am (UTC)
I pretty much agree.
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