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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: abyschan
2009-02-27 11:09 pm (UTC)

From the News journal.

Ever wondered who's linking to your posts in their journal or blog? We're introducing a new feature for Paid and Permanent Accounts that lets you track references to your posts using Pingbacks. Whenever someone links to one of your entries, you'll receive a notification in the form of a screened comment from [info]pingback_bot. Get the full scoop on Pingbacks here at [info]paidmembers and in the FAQ.

So basicially, its for those lovely moments where you find 2378472 random people flooding your comments with snark and dumb, Pingbot will tell you which other-journal your post was just linked to for whatever reason.


You post something, going along the lines of "Kenny Glenn is hot lol" in your journal. It is public. Someone sees this post, nerdrages, and posts it on their rather popular PETA-supporting livejournal going "WTFOMG KILL KILL", publicly. Pingback_bot will give you a screened comment going, "Uh, yeah, this journal here just linked to this post. Just FYI." You then can go to the journal's moderator and ask them to take down the post or do a counter-snark.... thing.
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[User Picture]From: gi_janearng
2009-02-27 11:12 pm (UTC)

Re: From the News journal.

Why would you ask the mod to take down the post? The writer posted publicly which would assume the writer knew that meant everyone on the interbuttz could read what they are posting.
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[User Picture]From: abyschan
2009-02-27 11:23 pm (UTC)

Re: From the News journal.

Because it's a rhetorical example and doesn't matter.
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[User Picture]From: fusselbiene
2009-02-27 11:29 pm (UTC)

Re: From the News journal.

That's how I got it as well. And of course, just going copy/paste and mentioning your lj-name in the nerdrage instead is *so* not a save way around that...

Clever, this pingback. Protects you and your copyright if someone *links* you, fails if someone steals or quotes.
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[User Picture]From: abyschan
2009-02-27 11:59 pm (UTC)

Re: From the News journal.

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[User Picture]From: twasadark
2009-02-28 04:37 pm (UTC)

Re: From the News journal.

Butting in here, but your last paragraph made me LOL.
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