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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.

From: rid_of_her
2006-09-06 09:05 am (UTC)
I'm not going to say anything about "stalking" or "public/locked posts" at all. I just think we should be able to turn it on and off... as a Preferences thing. Obviously, people are going to like this feature. Obviously, people are not going to like this feature as well. I just think we should get a choice. That way everyone will be happy and no one will bitch.
If this is not possible, then yeah... a tracking feature on who is tracking you would be pretty neat. They just want to know what people write and those people just want to know what they read.
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[User Picture]From: troworld
2006-09-06 05:59 pm (UTC)
People will always bitch.

If this can be turned off it will probably decrease the usability of this new system and give a false sense of security to those who think that disabling it makes their public entries more secure and their public information more private.
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