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Pingbacks and View Friends Page by Date in S1 [Feb. 27th, 2009|04:51 pm]
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As announced in news today, Pingbacks have arrived on LiveJournal! For the time being, this feature is limited to Paid Accounts. More information can be found in the FAQ.

Here is how it works: your entry (as Paid user) is linked to by another (Paid) user. As long as both entries are public, and you have your comment settings set so that you can receive comments from all registered users, you will receive a screened comment from pingback_bot showing you the link to your entry. All comments by pingback_bot will be screened, regardless of your account settings - you can choose to unscreen them if you wish. Pingbacks to and from Paid Accounts can also be sent to and from any blog that supports the Pingback protocol. If you would like external sites to interact with your entries through Pingbacks, you'll need to change your default setting for Pingbacks to "Open".

We're aware that some pingbacks aren't working, but don't have enough data to determine the cause. If you try out pingbacks and they don't work, please let us know! Here's how! EDIT 3/6/09: If you haven't yet been able to send or receive Pingbacks, you can resolve the issue by going to the Privacy tab on the My Account Settings page, scroll to the bottom and click "Save". Although the default setting is "LiveJournal.com only", this setting is not recognized until settings are changed or saved. This will be fixed in the next release.

1. First, make sure that you and the person linking to your entry are both Paid users and that both entries are public. The default setting for Pingbacks will be "LiveJournal.com only," but you can check or change that on the Privacy tab of your Account Settings page.

2. Make sure your comment settings allow comments from either "registered users" or "everybody" and that you have your CAPTCHA setting for comments on "anonymous commenters" or "nobody".

3. Wait 15 minutes - this is the amount of time needed for the Pingback system to check and deliver the ping. If you don't see the comment from pingback_bot, comment here with a link to the entry that didn't get the pingback. Developers will monitor the comments here and we hope to have this issue resolved as soon as we can.

View Friends Page by Date works in S1

In December, we announced the Paid feature View Friends Page by Date. At that time, it was not compatible with journals using the S1 Style System due to the fact that S1 had been retired and deprecated. In January, developers investigated and created a fix - so if you're still using S1 you can now view your friends page by date to your heart's content!

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[User Picture]From: laughter311
2009-02-28 10:50 am (UTC)
So, basically, this bot is going to be a tattle tail and let us know who's stalking us.


/eye roll.
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[User Picture]From: suaine
2009-02-28 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't you want to know who's stalking you? I would.
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[User Picture]From: aizome
2009-02-28 10:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for giving us the choice of opting out!
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[User Picture]From: c_eagle
2009-02-28 11:04 am (UTC)
Now that this feature is out of the way, does that mean we're closer to getting 50 (up from the current 30) friendlist groups?
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[User Picture]From: sandglasspatrol
2009-02-28 01:41 pm (UTC)


It Only works when a paid account links a paid account. And when you are linked from Wordpress, Blogger or a web? I use to use Google and Yahoo to traceback some (not all) links, and it is free! You only have to search "link:yourpage.domain.com/es/org..."
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[User Picture]From: gabe_speaks
2009-03-01 02:11 am (UTC)

Re: unuseful

Ooh, testing this out...
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[User Picture]From: zvi_likes_tv
2009-02-28 05:07 pm (UTC)
Pingbacks have been promised for years, since before Brad sold to 6A.
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[User Picture]From: elf_fu
2009-02-28 04:33 pm (UTC)
Awkwardly done, my el-jay friends, but done nonetheless. I was wondering when you'd catch up to the rest of the blogging world. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: gabe_speaks
2009-03-01 02:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tsukikage85
2009-03-01 03:03 am (UTC)
Heh, for me this would be nothing but an ego-booster. Or ego-hurter if I never get any. :(
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[User Picture]From: rebukes
2009-03-01 06:33 am (UTC)
:o I actually like this.

It feeds the need I have to know what's going on, at all times, when something concerns me.
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[User Picture]From: firefly124
2009-03-01 08:40 am (UTC)
I think this is actually rather cool. But I did just discover something that isn't exactly a bug but probably isn't exactly how it's intended to work either.

Like some of my fellow fanfic writers, I do a wrap-up post after a set time period (I do a month, more prolific types might do a week) linking to the fics I've written during that time period. I just did the one for February and got pingbacks on each link I'd posted to myself.

It's not terribly unusual for people to post self-links that reference something they said in another earlier post on the same topic, for that matter.

Not a huge deal, but it might decrease system load if it's possible to exclude links made to one's own LJ.
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[User Picture]From: zvi_likes_tv
2009-03-01 07:35 pm (UTC)
Except that someone coming across the old post might well find the new post of interest, if it's one that continues the argument or refines it or refutes it.
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[User Picture]From: kattahj
2009-03-01 10:57 am (UTC)
I'm loving the pingback feature in theory (yay for finding out what people say about my posts!) but I just got two notifications for linking to my OWN old posts. That seems rather pointless. Do you think perhaps you could change the system so it only sends notification if the link-er and the link-ee are two separate usernames?
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[User Picture]From: alixtii
2009-03-01 06:51 pm (UTC)
If someone is unscreening their pingbacks, it could be fairly useful for readers of a post to see when the author of that post had subsequently discussed it.

It's going to be a pain to have to manually un-screen every pingback, though.

Edited at 2009-03-01 07:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: raynedanser
2009-03-01 06:27 pm (UTC)
But hey, at least we can disable it right off the bat for a change.

LOVE how we continue to get new features as opposed to the old ones not being fixed proper yet, despite our protests.
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[User Picture]From: keenai
2009-03-02 02:18 am (UTC)
This makes me happy.
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[User Picture]From: tinamarie
2009-03-03 04:10 am (UTC)
ummmm...yeah. ??? *scratches head*

alrighty then.

It would be so good if all of this meant that I could see a count and IP address of each person who visits my journal... But somehow I don't think that's what this means...

*wanders off*
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[User Picture]From: shandrew
2009-03-03 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks LJ!

(stubborn S1 user)
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