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Expanding collapsed comment threads [Dec. 12th, 2007|08:01 pm]
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Hi guys! We have a new experimental feature that is something a lot of people have been asking for: collapsed comment thread expansion!

This feature is in testing stages, which means that it's still in active development. It was created by our friends over at LJ in Moscow, and we'd love your feedback on it. Here's what you should know:

  1. It's currently only available on entry pages using the Expressive, Expressive Winter, or Mixit S2 layouts. We do plan to expand it to other layouts (and the unstyled, site schemed entry page) once the kinks have been worked out. We also plan to make it available for use in custom layouts.
  2. Paid users can use the feature on any journal using one of these layouts. Additionally, a user of any account level can use the feature on a Paid journal using one of these layouts. So it works if either the viewer or the journal being viewed is a Paid account.
  3. To expand a thread, click the link labeled "Expand" next to comments in collapsed threads. This will expand that comment and all comments under it in the thread so that you can read these comments without going to a separate page.
  4. There is a known issue that causes the "Expand" links to not work when viewing a journal with the ?style=mine argument (it will show the loading wheel forever and not expand anything). We hope to have this fixed by next week.
Again, we'd love your feedback on this feature. Let us know if you run into bugs and if you have any suggestions for how it should work. Thanks! :)

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[User Picture]From: qfemale
2007-12-13 05:39 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel that way about the stats program.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2007-12-13 05:43 am (UTC)
you are correct in not liking it.
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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2007-12-13 05:53 am (UTC)
Uhm, most people I know have an invisible counter that pulls your stats on their pages. So... I'm thinking your paranoia is a tad late and could possibly have other sources to pull from.
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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2007-12-13 06:06 am (UTC)
Nope. It's actually fairly easy.

I, personally, use statcounter.com. It's a free source but because LJ only supports html counters it can't pull what site you came from to get to my LJ, but that's fine. I still have IP address, browser, operating system, connection speed, country/province/city of origin and a pile of other stuff of every visitor that goes there.

Ditto for my writing journal, but that one has a counter on each entry as well as the main page. And like I said, ditto for a huge chunk of my friends.
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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2007-12-13 06:00 pm (UTC)
Originally, it was to see if a certain someone was reading my journal even though he swore he wasn't (he was). Then it just became this neat thingy that showed from where around the world people were coming from! It astounds me how much of a global village we have because of the internet, and it's what my brain thinks is fun.

I know, I'm a weird one. Maybe all my friends are weird too so you don't have much to worry about.
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[User Picture]From: noabsolutes
2007-12-13 04:52 pm (UTC)
I used to use statcounter on another site, and then one day Firefox updated and all of a sudden the statcounter never went above 0, because Firefox was blocking the script it used. So your numbers may be off.

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[User Picture]From: kayt_arminta
2007-12-13 06:09 pm (UTC)
Huh, interesting. Thank you! Maybe it's time I went to another site... or possibly some other method. Gracias for the heads up.
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[User Picture]From: minxy_baby
2007-12-20 01:15 am (UTC)
I use stat counters too. I find it fascinating to see where visitors come from. A friend told me about this site: http://ljtoys.org.uk . It does everything http://www.statcounter.com/ does and more. It tells you which LJ user visited your journal and tells you the exact post they were reading.
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[User Picture]From: grumbler43
2007-12-13 08:26 am (UTC)
Well, if you want to read public entries you can use rss and you won't be counted. Mostly, all previous possibilities could be blocked, but this one - i don't know any way cause it's implemented inside lj.
as i know, there would be opt-out feature soon, which make you able to be hidden from this stats. but also you won't see stats for you journal.
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