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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: ex_shattered767
2006-09-06 01:51 pm (UTC)
As far as comments go, that isn't much different from the comment emails people already get, aside from the fact that now people can get them when they weren't direct responses to something they posted (keep in mind that if you post an entry somewhere, you were already able to get all comments on that entry emailed to you before this feature, even if the comment was a response to someone else's comment).

In my experience, usdually a deleted comment happens when 1) someone didn't slow down when writing the comment (done it myself), or 2) it was flame-y/rude and when someone got called on that fact, they paniced. In those cases, re-reading your comment, or coming back in 5 minutes after you type the comment up to decide if you really want to post it or not can be a good prevention method.

As far as entries go, I don't know if it's emailing whole entries or just links to them, as I'm not watching anything yet. But personally, as someone who is making the move off of LJ, either way this feature makes things much easier for me than to keep coming back to LJ and checking my friends pages.
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