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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!

[User Picture]From: mythos
2009-02-27 10:59 pm (UTC)

wait, there is none.

Couldn't workforce be devoted towards things that more users are asking for, like a la carte userpics and ongoing support issues? Don't Verizon customers have trouble using TxtLJ? And, not to mention the ever-annoying "hey-that's-not-my-userpic" issue...


Edited at 2009-02-27 11:13 pm (UTC)
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From: conejita_diabla
2009-02-27 11:19 pm (UTC)
I love ZP! May I use the icon, with credit?
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[User Picture]From: mythos
2009-02-27 11:20 pm (UTC)
You may! Thank you for asking.
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From: conejita_diabla
2009-02-27 11:23 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mayerman
2009-02-27 11:47 pm (UTC)
The Verizon problem is being worked on, but it requires effort from Verizon's end, not just LJ's, so there's only so much LJ's devs can do about it.
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[User Picture]From: willow_diamond
2009-02-28 12:13 am (UTC)
what username titling thing?
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2009-02-28 08:07 am (UTC)
That's what I wonder, too.
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[User Picture]From: thevelvetsun
2009-02-28 02:58 am (UTC)
Ugh, exactly. I HATE how they constantly ignore the wishes of their users. PLEASE FIX THE COMMUNITY INTEREST SEARCH SO WE CAN FIND MORE RECENT COMMUNITIES.
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[User Picture]From: audient
2009-02-28 04:58 pm (UTC)
maybe if you're treating your lj like a public blog? you know, blogging for an audience. the track back system isn't necessary, but i guess it's just nice to have :')
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[User Picture]From: jellied
2009-02-28 09:14 pm (UTC)
Wait what does "a la carte userpics" mean? I've just seen that twice on this page-- and I'm not familiar with the term.
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[User Picture]From: simoncion
2009-03-01 07:53 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sui_generis
2009-03-02 06:53 pm (UTC)

One would assume she meant what does the term mean in regards to getting LJ userpics, not what does it mean in general. I know what the term means in common usage, yet also have no idea why one would need to apply it to userpics. Do people honestly want to pay for additional userpics per image? How does that make any sense as a priority for the Devs? Google that, okay?

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[User Picture]From: cutelildrow
2009-03-01 01:18 am (UTC)
may I also use, with credit as well?
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[User Picture]From: zvi_likes_tv
2009-03-01 07:26 pm (UTC)
People have been requesting trackbacks for years, since before Brad sold to 6A.
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