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New Feature: Ping Weblogs.com [Apr. 17th, 2003|05:17 pm]
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[jproulx]
By request we've added a new feature for paid members: the ability to ping Weblogs.com with updates of your public posts.
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From: kefkafloyd
2003-04-17 02:18 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU

I no longer have to maintain an independent pinging facility. You have just made my day.
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[User Picture]From: jackola
2003-04-17 02:31 pm (UTC)

*dances*

neat stuff eh?

*jack
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[User Picture]From: janetmiles
2003-04-17 02:35 pm (UTC)
Okay, why would I want to ping Weblogs.com when I post to LJ?

Also, assuming I did decide to do this, would it ping for every post, or only Public (as opposed to Friends or Personal) posts?
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From: naivemichiru
2003-04-17 02:43 pm (UTC)
Just public.
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[User Picture]From: phaze2
2003-04-17 02:37 pm (UTC)

YAY!

COOL!

...

what does it do?

*hides*
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[User Picture]From: jackola
2003-04-17 02:58 pm (UTC)
did you go to weblogs.com and find out, or did you think someone was going to explain it when it's just that easy?? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: tangletoy
2003-04-17 03:05 pm (UTC)

I've had a small java program for ages that does it for me. So, not impressed. I'd be more impressed if the site was more reliable between now and midnight. All the 'page not found' interruptions for a service I paid for is rather annoying.

And spare me the we're unpaid volunteers schtick. If you take someone's money for a service, you should be able to deliver it. Period.

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[User Picture]From: hullo
2003-04-17 03:14 pm (UTC)
quick! revise that list. *bump* *bump* *bump* there we go!

priority #1: impressing tangletoy
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[User Picture]From: jhumienny
2003-04-17 03:22 pm (UTC)
whats this mean? i dont understand what the hell it does. and i agree that every time livejournal is down , a day or a month or a week or some time should be added to our paid time. also, i dont know about you, but i see no difference between the "fast servers" and the "slow servers". sorry. and i know that has nothing to do with what we're talking about. but i figured id post it anyways.
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[User Picture]From: lyssa8193
2003-04-17 03:24 pm (UTC)
I second every part of this.
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[User Picture]From: jabber
2003-04-17 03:28 pm (UTC)

Searchability

This may be the wrong venue, but I don't know the right one ATM (education welcome).

I'd like to be able to retrieve past entries based on some aspect of their content. Obviously, words, but also mood and music, and possibly time of day, but without knowing the date of the entry or having made it an explicit memory.

Is LJ searchable in this manner? Could it be? Has this been requested and rejected, deferred, or is the functionality in the process of being developed?

Clues appreciated. Thanks in advance, and in retrospect for the great site.
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[User Picture]From: lucretio
2003-04-17 08:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Searchability

Questions of any kind (LiveJournal-related, at least) seem always welcome in /support/.

With regards to the question, this isn't currently possible. I believe it has been suggested quite a few times. I think the major reason for not doing it would be the extra database hits required. I don't know if there'll ever be an efficient way of doing it, but there isn't at this moment.
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[User Picture]From: z3bulin
2003-04-17 03:29 pm (UTC)
What site did that icon come from, again?
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[User Picture]From: eaterofhands
2003-04-17 04:07 pm (UTC)
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From: herbalgrrl
2003-04-17 03:51 pm (UTC)

Maybe it's influenced by the fact that I don't find LJ to be down or overloaded much compared to all one gets for free & the miniscule cost of a paid account, but thanks for this new feature-- quite cool.
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[User Picture]From: mistwolf
2003-04-17 04:23 pm (UTC)
I've got to agree here with the people who are unhappy with the service levels. It is very annoying, especially for the supposedly 'fast' servers. I have not seen ANY difference between my speeds on my paid account, or my wife's speed on her free account, and we both get far too many server failures.

Why don't I go elsewhere? Because I like Live Journal. Because I have invested time and money to it. Because I /like/ it. Because I think it could be better.

Why is it the response to someone who is unhappy with a service is always 'So leave'? When did we stop caring about quality, or making things better for everyone? Why is the response to adversity and displeasure to run away?

Also, the fee is supposed to go to the maintenance of the server as much as updates. I would trade this little feature, and text messaging, and all the other neat little widgets that we have, to feel safe in using the web interface to type a post and not worrying that it will fail when I hit submit. Sure, I can use a third party program, but that means I only update at home.

Just my .02.
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[User Picture]From: tangletoy
2003-04-17 04:27 pm (UTC)

Thank you. You managed to say what I felt minus my barbs.

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[User Picture]From: scixual
2003-04-17 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm happy with my account.

I have no idea if this feature will be something I want to take advantage of, but it looks like maybe I will

Regardless,

Rock on.
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[User Picture]From: mikeisenberg
2003-04-17 08:06 pm (UTC)
I doubt I'll ever use this new feature, but thanks anyways. As for the guy above whining about the service, I can see where he's coming from, but I don't feel the same. Yeah, the server errors suck. But I'm not about to ask for my money back.

When I decided to pay for an account it wasn't because I thought I was going to get anything particularly great that I couldn't get with a free account. It was because I believe in LiveJournal and enjoy having it. And I believe in supporting things I enjoy. A lot of webcomics out there now have donation systems set up so that their main content is free, but if you decide to support them they give you some sort of extra gift. You're not paying for the gift, you're supporting the content and getting a little incentive. That's how I see LiveJournal.

I support LiveJournal by paying for an account because I like LiveJournal and because if nobody supports it then it is going to go away. You're not paying for the extras, you're paying to keep LiveJournal afloat, period. If you think LiveJournal should be run strictly as a for-profit business, rather than an online community, then you aren't getting the point. Yes, this means that the paying members are, in essence, paying for the free members as well. But without the members there is no community, and the community is the one thing LiveJournal provides that the other blogs can't.
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[User Picture]From: cyberblaine
2003-04-17 10:47 pm (UTC)
Amen to that.
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[User Picture]From: theresaa99
2003-04-17 08:49 pm (UTC)

Another Feature!!!! Wow!
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[User Picture]From: mapleicescreem
2003-04-18 07:10 am (UTC)

I Love, Love, Love, lj...My paid lj and my free lj work just fine...no complaints here, i just take it as it comes, i'm easy going and just let everything go *over* my head!!! (my rule of thimb, don't be mad just be happy) :)...rock on lj, peace and all that stuff :)...
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[User Picture]From: lucky_chuck
2003-05-29 11:01 pm (UTC)
eye heart your icon !!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: pogie
2003-04-18 11:34 am (UTC)
i got fourth on this one
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[User Picture]From: chrishaas
2003-04-18 01:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks, I enabled it for my account.
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