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Pingbacks and View Friends Page by Date in S1 [Feb. 27th, 2009|04:51 pm]
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Pingbacks


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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From: pir
2009-02-27 11:26 pm (UTC)
Why not use the message system to notify about linking (since it's a system for sending notifications) so you don't need to allow users to comment on your entries to receive information?
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[User Picture]From: rikes
2009-02-27 11:36 pm (UTC)
+1
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[User Picture]From: mayerman
2009-02-27 11:48 pm (UTC)
Well, that of course assumes that you also have private messages enabled. Though I think that's more likely than having comments enabled on all your entries.

ETA: Though I should add that I do like this idea better than comments.

Edited at 2009-02-27 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: pir
2009-02-28 12:38 am (UTC)
The system doesn't need permission to send you notifications of friendings and such, if you turn them on, I don't see why this ould need private messages. There shouldn't be any need to use a bot account.
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[User Picture]From: zvi_likes_tv
2009-02-28 07:39 am (UTC)
Part of the point of the protocol is to encourage back and forth traffic between blogs, i.e. publicly link the two entries. In the case of LJ, privacy is a much more finely grained and user controllable thing, so it makes sense that the comments are posted screened, but it's actually a very weird implementation, and using the message system would make it even weirder and less like the rest of the Internet.
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[User Picture]From: alixtii
2009-03-01 06:23 pm (UTC)
Agreed. At least with the current system it'll be possible to unscreen them, so they're for the benefit of everybody and not just the journal owner, although aesthetically it'll look a bit awkward.
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