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Because of the recent wave of spam comments I've set the community to require membership before you can comment. Membership is still open, so if you have something to say please join the community first. When this current situation is over I'll set us back to open commenting.
LiveJournal предлагает мобильные приложения для iPhone/iOS, Android, Windows Phone, и Windows Mobile. Также существует ряд приложений сторонних разработчиков, которые позволяют вам использовать Livejournal без необходимости открытия в веб-браузере.

Мобильные приложения

На странице Мобильный LiveJournal вы сможете выбрать операционную систему вашего мобильного устройства и получить ссылку на последнюю версию официального приложения LiveJournal для вашего устройства.

Ключевые функции текущей версии (2.0.4)


- Отправка записей в свой журнал и в сообщества, в которых вы участвуете;
- Выбор тегов для записи с автодополнением;
- Выбор юзерпика и уровня доступа для записи;
- Значения по умолчанию для всех свойств записи;
- Добавление фотографий из галереи и из камеры;
- Определение местоположения (функция может быть отключена) со ссылкой на Google Maps;
- Вместе с определёнными географическими координатами можно добавить произвольный текст в поле для местоположения;
- Возможность вставки тегов LJ-user, LJ-cut, и выделения текста полужирным, курсивом или зачёркиванием;
- Личные сообщения, сгрупированные по пользователям, как чаты или SMS-переписка;
- Автоматическое сохранение при нажатии на кнопку «Домой» или при принятии звонка.

Приложения для рабочего стола и браузера

Вы также можете пользоваться сервисами Livejournal с помощью дополнительных программ и приложений для вашего веб-браузера. Программы, перечисленные ниже, разработаны сторонними сервисами, поэтому Livejournal не несет гарантий за функциональность и безопасность дынных приложений.

Semagic

Semagic - приложение, разработанное и доступное для загрузки для операционной системы Windows, которое также может использоваться для MacOS и Linux посредством WINE. Semagic позволяет публиковать новые записи и изображения в Livejournal, а также редактировать ваши существующие записи. Semagic может быть загружен со страницы SourceForge . В сообществе ljwin32_sema вы сможете найти информацию и последние обновления о приложении.
[Edit] Changes are now live - http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/290.html

This is a total rewrite of FAQ #290 which refers to an older iPhone app. The old version has been preserved at the end of the FAQ.

This FAQ's new purpose is going to be to point people to both mobile apps (http://www.livejournal.com/devices/) and any other non-mobile apps that are up to date with the disclaimer that they're third party software. Please let me know of any current apps you are aware of which are not listed!

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Clients category removal & outlined changes

This is an outline of the plans to remove the Clients FAQ category and what to do with the FAQs currently in it. The word "Client" isn't even a term I see in use anymore, and should be phased out in favor of "app" which the world has decided is the only acceptable word to use when referring to any form of software. The entire category (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/cat/clients.html) is a mix of references to desktop apps that exist, how to build your own app, and why the app you built/use is returning errors. Most of the information and apps are extremely outdated. There isn't enough here to warrant having an entire category, so the FAQs will be moved to appropriate categories.

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/158.html - This mainly just references http://www.livejournal.com/download/ which is horribly out of date. This FAQ will be removed, and information will either be added to http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/290.html along with updated information about mobile apps, or if there are more current apps out there than I am aware of, this can have its own FAQ. Other than Semagic, though, I'm not really aware of any up to date and still being used LiveJournal apps. If you know of any, please comment with any information you have about them! All references to the /download page should also be removed from other FAQs and anywhere else on the site links to it appear.

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/27.html - merge with
http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/216.html into a single FAQ about troubleshooting app errors. New FAQ category should probably be Troubleshooting.

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/218.html - Re-write into a basic explanation of the various APIs / protocols that exist, but mostly just refer to http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.csp.protocol.html and http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.api.html. Should move to "Working with other sites" FAQ category.
[Edit] Changes to draft made based on feedback, and changes are now live on http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/259.html.

Largely rewriting and partially repurposing this FAQ as it contains some outdated or no longer relevant information in several places.

Summary of changes:

  • Question changed to "How do I simplify the appearance of LiveJournal and minimize bandwidth usage?"

  • Minor changes to summary

  • Removed Site Settings section (only 1 site setting is still available)

  • Removed ?nohtml=1 and ?format=light sections. These only partially work, and require some combination of the old site design, customized comment pages, or old friends page style in order to do anything and aren't worth including with all of the necessary exceptions outlined.

  • Moved http://m.livejournal.com/ to its own section, made minor wording changes.

  • Removed all references to Lynx as it requires the old site design; FAQ #186 still has a brief explanation of it.

  • Styles section:

    • Entirely rewrote intro section

    • Removed no longer selectable styles: A Sturdy Gesture, Classic, Clean and Simple, Magazine, Variable Flow.

    • Minor wording changes in ?style=mine section

  • Minor wording changes to Filters section

  • Off-site section - minor wording changes, Removed references to deleted FAQs from off-site section


Note: FAQ #290 is referenced in the Off-Site section even though it isn't currently the correct FAQ to use. FAQ #290 is also going to be re-written soon to be a more general FAQ about LiveJournal mobile apps & downloadable software.

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http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/186.html

FAQ contains information on various site schemes, but is only applicable if you are using the old design version of the site. Updated to add an intro sentence explaining this. New text:

The information in this FAQ only applies if you are using the old design of LiveJournal. The design version you are using can be changed on the display tab of the settings page.

Tags:

The referenced service either no longer exists, or is so minimally used that it makes no sense to offer an FAQ dedicated to the app. FAQ text preserved under cut.

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The referenced MySpace widget no longer exists as best I can tell, and even if it does, this is not a commonly desired function any longer. FAQ text preserved under lj-cut:

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This is something we just don't see people request to do any more. Deleting the FAQ, raw code for FAQ preserved under lj-cut:

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Removing this FAQ as it was written at a time when mobile apps either didn't exist or were much more primative. http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/187.html sufficiently covers issues related to email posting, which is the method this is promoting. Preserving raw FAQ code below lj-cut.

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What video file types are supported?

The following file types are currently supported:
  • WebM (.webm)

  • AVI (.avi)

  • QuickTime File Format (.mov)

  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)

  • MPEG-4 (.mp4)

  • Matroska (.mkv)

  • 3GPP (.3gp) (please note that 3GPP2 format is not currently supported.)


What file size or time limits exist for a single video?

There is no limit for file size except for that imposed by LiveJournal storage capacity for the user.

What are account storage limits for video hosting?

The storage limit is based on your account level, and your limit is shared with your photo hosting space as well. The current limits are:

  • Basic & Plus users: 1 GB.

  • Paid users: 2 GB (expandable to 10 GB through the shop.)

  • Permanent accounts: 15 GB.

Are there any known browser incompatibilities?

The video player is known to have problems when running in Internet Explorer versions 9 and earlier, and has intermittent issues with Firefox. LiveJournal developers are working to resolve these problems.
This is a draft for a new FAQ about videos, and could theoretically be split into 2 different FAQs (one for albums, one for how to post videos). Let me know if you see any changes that are needed!

Summary:

Your video albums can be viewed and managed at http://[[username]].livejournal.com/video/. You can directly upload videos, create albums, and view your video albums from this page. Inside each album you can easily add your videos to entries, edit the album's security level, delete videos, and change the album or an individual video's name.

Main:

Album management



On your Albums page, you can create new albums, upload a video, and see your current storage use as shown in the image below.

Albums page

Clicking on one of your albums allows you to manage the album and see all of the videos you have uploaded to it. Within a specific album you can:

Edit album title & security - Clicking the pencil icon Pencil next to the album title will allow you to edit the album's name and security level.

Managing a video - When clicking on a video, it will load the video and you are also be presented with management options for it. You can change the video's name, move it to another album, change the video's security level, mark it as containing adult content, and post it to an entry from this menu.

Add videos to an entry - When your mouse hovers over a video, its title will appear and a checkbox will appear to the left of this. You can check the box for one or more videos, and use the "Add to post" button to add the video(s) to a new entry.

Adding videos to entries


To add a video to an entry you are composing on the Update Journal page, click the "Insert Media" button Insert Media. You are then presented with several options:

  • Upload video: This option allows you to upload a video from your computer or mobile device directly to LiveJournal by clicking the "Browse..." button. Once you have selected your video, you can also give it a name, assign what album the video should go in, adjust the security level of the video, and specify whether or not it contains adult content.

  • From albums: You can select videos you have uploaded to LiveJournal in the past with this option. Select the album from the "Your albums" dropdown menu, select which video you would like to add to your entry, and click the "Insert videos" button.

  • From another website: You can use the embed code provided by another website and paste it into the field provided here.


If you are using the HTML editor, you can also add the code manually by using <lj-embed>[embed code]</lj-embed>, replacing [embed code] with the embed code provided by the hosting site.

Userpic Factory

The Userpic Factory. I'm not quite sure when we started calling it the Create Userpic page. Must have been at least a year ago. Would this be just a minor thing or is it confusing enough for users that the name also needs to be changed in the FAQs?

There's FAQ98 and FAQ194. Maybe more, probably not.


FAQ260, V-Gifts

FAQ260 still mentions that the last ten Virtual Gifts received are displayed on your Profile page.

FAQ232

There is a typo (or two) in FAQ232.

I'm talking about the following sentence:
Ddd them to your Friends list them with the Add Friend button at the top-right of this page.
The error console is becoming more and more useful for troubleshooting as JavaScript is becoming more prevalent on the site, so I'm throwing together a quick & dirty FAQ for how to open it and use it in common browsers.

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[edit] Added: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/400.html

New FAQ: How do I deal with spam?

This FAQ is meant to tie together all of our spam-related information, currently spread over several different categories. Ideally, I'd like to have a whole set of these quick-intro or chapter-listing style FAQs all grouped under the Quick Answer category, so they appear at the top of the FAQ list. When we have enough of them, FAQs like 286 and 105 should be moved up there as well.

I'm really looking for critique on how approchable this is, plus I'm still totally clueless on what to put in for the "E-mail from LiveJournal" section; any ideas are welcome. I'll be out of town until Tuesday, so I might not get back to this until then.

[version 4]
Spam comes in a variety of ways, and how it is delivered constantly changes. Marking comments, entries, and messages as spam instead of just deleting them helps LiveJournal to identify and remove spammers. You can control your exposure to spam, and deal with any spam you receive, by taking the following steps.

Dealing with spam

Because of the variety and amount of spam that arrives daily, it's important for LiveJournal's staff to see what is being called spam and how it arrives. Marking comments, entries, and messages as spam, instead of just deleting them, helps to identify repeat spammers and the latest avenues of attack.
Spam comments on your entries
Spam will often take the form of random comments in your journal or in your communities. By clicking on the "Spam" link or button for that comment you will mark it as spam, delete it from your entry, and ban the commenter from your journal.
If you have enabled Spam Protection for comments and messages comments that are likely to be spam will be screened and sequestered in a separate list of comments to an entry. When you click to view these suspicious comments you have the option to unscreen them or delete them. Deleting them from the suspicious comments list has the same effect as marking them as spam from the regular comment listing.(

Spam in communities
Spam in communities can come in the form of entries or comments. The community's owner or maintainers can delete an entry in the community as spam. They also have the same ability to mark a comment as spam as the entry author. Community moderators can reject any entry in the moderation queue as spam before it's even posted.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam messages are less typical but still possible. If you receive spam in your inbox you can delete it by clicking the "Mark as spam" link below the message.

Email from or about LiveJournal
If you are receiving unexpected email from LiveJournal, and you do not use LiveJournal, you should first look to see if your email address is associated with any active LiveJournal accounts. If so, you can delete the account to stop any future emails from LiveJournal.
Beyond that, you can read more about the various emails that LiveJournal does and does not send. If you believe that any of the emails you have received are spam, please contact the Abuse Prevention Team to report this spam and to receive assistance.

Protecting yourself from spam

The following options can all help limit your exposure to spam, and to separate likely spam away from your journal/community/comments.
Spam comments on your entries
You can enable Spam Protection for comments and messages from the Privacy tab of the Account Settings page. You may also want to consider changing your comment settings to restrict who can leave comments on your entries. Restricting anonymous comments, or disabling comments entirely on certain entries popular with spammers, can help relieve any spam problems you are currently having.

Spam in communities
There are many ways to moderate your community to prevent spam entries from appearing. A combination of moderated membership and moderated posting can help to protect your community from spam, but you should examine each option fully before choosing what works for your community's situation.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam Protection for your messages is part of the same option that enables spam protection for comments in your journal. You can also limit who is permitted to send you private messages.

Email from or about LiveJournal
If you do not use LiveJournal, you can prevent future email spam by looking up and deleting any LiveJournal accounts that may be associated with your email address. You should also consult with your email provider to learn about any available methods for blocking unwanted email.

Help! My entries and/or comments are being marked as spam

Due to the variety of anti-spam features that LiveJournal employs there is always a possibility that your legitimate entries or comments will be mis-identified as spam. If your entries or comments have been incorrectly mis-identified as spam, please open up a Support request, making sure to include where you were trying to leave the entry/comment and providing the exact text of of your entry/comment. In addition to contacting Support, you can also contact the journal owner or community owner/maintainers and ask them to mark your comment or entry as not-spam.


[version 3]
LiveJournal is constantly working to improve its anti-spam processes. LiveJournal's staff and engineers consult regularly about updating tactics in order to be most effective against spammers while not restricting legitimate users, however as spammers continue to develop new methods you may encounter spam on LiveJournal.
Spam itself comes in many forms including comments, entries, private messages, and even plain emails. You can control your exposure to spam, and deal with any spam you receive, by taking the following steps.

Dealing with spam

Because of the variety and amount of spam that arrives daily, it's important for LiveJournal's staff to see what is being called spam and how it arrives. Marking comments, entries, and messages as spam, instead of just deleting them, helps to identify repeat spammers and the latest avenues of attack.
Spam comments on your entries
Spam will often take the form of random comments in your journal or in your communities. By clicking on the "Spam" link or button for that comment you will mark it as spam, delete it from your entry, and ban the commenter from your journal. In community entries the community's owner and maintainers have the same ability to mark a comment as spam.
If you have enabled Spam Protection for comments and messages comments that are likely to be spam will be screened and sequestered in a separate list of comments to an entry. When you click to view these suspicious comments you have to option to unscreen them or delete them. Deleting them from the suspicious comments list has the same effect as marking them as spam from the regular comment listing.(

Spam entries in your communities
Spam entries to communities are also typical. The community's owner or maintainers can delete an entry in the community as spam. Community moderators can reject any entry in the moderation queue as spam before it's even posted.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam messages are less typical but still possible. If you receive spam in your inbox you can delete it by clicking the "Mark as spam" link below the message.

Spam email from or about LiveJournal
If you are receiving unexpected email from LiveJournal, and you do not use LiveJournal, you should first look to see if your email address is associated with any active LiveJournal accounts. If so, you can delete the account to stop any future emails from LiveJournal.
Beyond that, you can read more about the various emails that LiveJournal does and does not send. If you believe that any of the emails you have received are spam, please contact the Abuse Prevention Team to report this spam and to receive assistance.

Protecting yourself from spam

The following options can all help limit your exposure to spam, and to segregate likely spam away from your journal/community/comments.
Spam comments on your entries
You can enable Spam Protection for comments and messages from the Privacy tab of the Account Settings page. You may also want to consider changing your commment settings to restrict who can leave comments on your entries. Restricting anonymous comments, or disabling comments entirely on certain entries popular with spammers, can help relieve any spam problems you are currently having.

Spam entries in your communities
There are many ways to moderate your community to prevent spam entries from appearing. A combination of moderated membership and moderated posting may be the best way to protect your community from spam, but you should examine each option fully before choosing what works for your community's situation.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam Protection for your messages is part of the same option that enables spam protection for comments in your journal. You can also limit who is permitted to send you private messages.

Spam email from or about LiveJournal
If you do not use LiveJournal, you can prevent future email spam by looking up and deleting any LiveJournal accounts that may be associated with your email address. Afterwards, you should set up your email account to automatically filter out any mail that appears to come from or mentions "livejournal.com". You will need to consult your email client or email provider's website to learn how to do this.

Help! My entries and/or comments are being marked as spam

Due to the variety of anti-spam features that LiveJournal employs there is always a possibility that your legitimate entries or comments will be mis-identified as spam. If your entries or comments have been incorrectly mis-identified as spam, please open up a Support request, making sure to include where you were trying to leave the entry/comment and providing the exact text of of your entry/comment. In addition to contacting Support, you can also contact the journal owner or community owner/maintainers and ask them to mark your comment or entry as not-spam.


[version 2]
LiveJournal is constantly working to improve its anti-spam processes. As spammers contine to develop new tactics you may encounter spam on LiveJournal. LiveJournal's staff and engineers consult regularly about updating tactics in order to be most effective against spammers while not restricting legitimate users.
Spam itself comes in many forms including comments, entries, private messages, and even plain emails. You can control your exposure to spam, and deal with any spam you receive, by taking the following steps.

Dealing with spam

Because of the variety and amount of spam that arrives daily, it's important for LiveJournal's staff to see what is being called spam and how it arrives. Marking comments, entries, and messages as spam, instead of just deleting them, helps to identify repeat spammers and the latest avenues of attack.
Spam comments on your entries
Spam will often take the form of random comments in your journal or in your communities. By clicking on the "Spam" link or button for that comment you will mark it as spam, delete it from your entry, and ban the commenter from your journal. In community entries the community's owner and maintainers have the same ability to mark a comment as spam.
If you have enabled Spam Protection for comments and messages comments that are likely to be spam will be screened and sequestered in a separate list of comments to an entry. When you click to view these suspicious comments you have to option to unscreen them or delete them. Deleting them from the suspicious comments list has the same effect as marking them as spam from the regular comment listing.(

Spam entries in your communities
Spam entries to communities are also typical. The community's owner or maintainers can delete an entry in the community as spam. Community moderators can reject any entry in the moderation queue as spam before it's even posted.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam messages are less typical but still possible. If you receive spam in your inbox you can delete it by clicking the "Mark as spam" link below the message.

Spam email from or about LiveJournal
If you are receiving unexpected email from LiveJournal, and you do not use LiveJournal, you should first look to see if your email address is associated with any active LiveJournal accounts. If so, you can delete the account to stop any future emails from LiveJournal.
Following that, any emails you receive from livejournal.com, or linking to any page at livejournal.com, are likely to be spam. Please contact the Abuse Prevention Team to report this spam and to receive assistance.

Protecting yourself from spam

The following options can all help limit your exposure to spam, and to segregate likely spam away from your journal/community/comments.
Spam comments on your entries
You can enable Spam Protection for comments and messages from the Privacy tab of the Account Settings page. You may also want to consider changing your commment settings to restrict who can leave comments on your entries. Restricting anonymous comments, or disabling comments entirely on certain entries popular with spammers, can help relieve any spam problems you are currently having.

Spam entries in your communities
There are many ways to moderate your community to prevent spam entries from appearing. A combination of moderated membership and moderated posting may be the best way to protect your community from spam, but you should examine each option fully before choosing what works for your community's situation.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam Protection for your messages is part of the same option that enables spam protection for comments in your journal. You can also limit who is permitted to send you private messages.

Spam email from or about LiveJournal
If you do not use LiveJournal, you can prevent future email spam by looking up and deleting any LiveJournal accounts that may be associated with your email address. Afterwards, you should set up your email account to automatically filter out any mail that appears to come from or mentions "livejournal.com". You will need to consult your email client or email provider's website to learn how to do this.

Help! My entries and/or comments are being marked as spam

Due to the variety of anti-spam features that LiveJournal employs there is always a possibility that your legitimate entries or comments will be mis-identified as spam. If your entries or comments have been incorrectly mis-identified as spam, please open up a Support request, making sure to include where you were trying to leave the entry/comment and providing the exact text of of your entry/comment. In addition to contacting Support, you can also contact the journal owner or community owner/maintainers and ask them to mark your comment or entry as not-spam.


[version 1]
Controlling spam is an ongoing battle between the spammers and LiveJournal's team of engineers, and staff teams consult regularly about updating tactics in order to be most effective against spammers while not restricting legitimate users. Spam itself comes in many forms including comments, entries, private messages, and even plain e-mails.
You can control your exposure to spam, and help fight back against any spam you receive, by taking the following steps.

Dealing with spam

Because of the variety and amount of spam that arrives daily, it's important for LiveJournal's staff to see what is being called spam and how it arrives. Marking comments, entries, and messages as spam, instead of just deleting them, helps to identify repeat spammers and the latest avenues of attack.
Spam comments on your entries
Spam will often take the form of random comments in your journal or in your communities. By clicking on the "Spam" link or button for that comment you will mark it as spam, delete it from your entry, and ban the commenter from your journal. In community entries the community's owner and maintainers have the same ability to mark a comment as spam.

Spam entries in your communities
Spam entries to communities are also common. The community's owner or maintainers can delete an entry in the community as spam. Community moderators can reject any entry in the moderation queue as spam before it's even posted.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam messages are less common but still possible. If you receive spam in your inbox you can delete it by clicking the "Mark as spam" link below the message.

Spam e-mail from LiveJournal
I'm not sure what to write here. Any ideas?

Protecting yourself from spam

The following options can all help limit your exposure to spam, and to segregate likely spam away from your journal/community/comments.
Spam comments on your entries
You can enable Spam Protection for comments and messages from the Privacy tab of the Account Settings page. You may also want to consider changing your commment settings to restrict who can leave comments on your entries.

Spam entries in your communities
There are many ways to moderate your community to prevent spam entries from appearing. A combination of moderated membership and moderated posting may be the best way to protect your community from spam, but you should examine each option fully before choosing what works for your community's situation.

Spam messages in your inbox
Spam Protection for your messages is part of the same option that enables spam protection for comments in your journal.

Spam e-mail from LiveJournal
After looking up and deleting any LiveJournal accounts that may be associated with your e-mail address, you should set up your e-mail account to automatically filter out any mail that appears to come from or mentions "livejournal.com". You will need to consult your e-mail client or provider's website to learn how to do this.

Help! My entries and/or comments are being marked as spam

Due to the variety of anti-spam features that LiveJournal employs there is always a possibility that your legitimate entries or comments will be mis-identified as spam. If your entries or comments have been incorrectly mis-identified as spam, please open up a Support request, making sure to include where you were trying to leave the entry/comment and providing the exact text of of your entry/comment.

filtering Friends Page by tags

Perhaps I am just missing something, but I combed through the FAQs and couldn't find a reference to the feature that lets you exclude or only track certain tags for a person on your Friends Page. Am I missing something (and if so, can we get some search words into that so it's easier to find?) or should I make up a draft?

Identity Account FAQs

As LiveJournal Support regularly uses the term identity accounts both in answers to users and amongst themselves, and some system pages refer to identity accounts, the FAQs should be updated to use this term.

For clarity, an identity account is an account that validates they user's identity through another service such as Google, Facebook, Mail.ru, and Twitter, as well as sites that support the OpenID protocol.

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Proposed FAQ Merge: 283 and 318
New Name:
How can I log in to LiveJournal with OpenID, Facebook, Twitter, or Google? What is an identity account?

LiveJournal offers the ability to log into LiveJournal with your credentials from a number of other external sites. You can log into LiveJournal using your other site's account in one of two ways:


  • From the Home Page, click the Google icon (), Facebook icon (), or the Twitter icon (). You can also log in from other supported sites, as well as sites that support OpenID, by clicking the select more button () and choosing the appropriate service. From the next page, click the "Login" button for the site you wish to use. You may be directed to that site to authorize logging into LiveJournal with your username and password.
  • When posting a comment to a journal, click the drop-down menu with the LiveJournal userhead to select the site you wish to use to comment. Type your comment and click "Submit", then follow the prompts to log into your other account.


All accounts that use your identity from another service to allow you to comment on LiveJournal are known as identity accounts. Identity accounts use a trust relationship between LiveJournal and the identity service to allow you to comment on LiveJournal using an identity others will recognize without having to create a LiveJournal account. LiveJournal does not gain access to your password for the identity service and the identity service does not gain access to your LiveJournal password if you have one.

You cannot use an identity account to log in to an existing LiveJournal account. If you choose to upgrade your identity account to a full account, you can log in to that specific account using your identity account.

An OpenID account has a username of the form ext_number. Its profile is accessible through http://ext-number.livejournal.com/profile, and its Friends page is located at http://ext-number.livejournal.com/friends/, replacing number with the number associated with the account. An <lj user> tag for an identity account will link to its profile on LiveJournal when the alternative userhead is clicked. Clicking on the username will take you an appropriate page such as a profile page on an external site, since the account does not have a journal on LiveJournal.

Because identity accounts are not full LiveJournal accounts, they are subject to limitations on LiveJournal. An identity account can:

[bulleted list goes here. Suggest using list from from whichever FAQ has the correct limits and be sure to include the the email validation commentary from 283. Need to determine if OpenID accounts and other identity accounts use the same limits - they should.]

In addition, HTML placed in the bio of an identity account's profile will display as text.

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FAQ 314
New Name: How do I convert my identity account into a LiveJournal account?

If you are currently using an identity account*, you can upgrade it to a full LiveJournal account while you are logged in using the following steps:


  • From the Home Page, click the Upgrade to Full Account link at the top of the page.
  • Select a username and password for your account.
  • Fill in required fields. Some may be be pre-filled for you depending on your identity service.
  • Lastly, fill out the human test, and click Convert Account.


At this point, you'll be taken to a page to fill in your profile. Again, depending on your identity service, some of this information may be pre-filled for you. You can edit anything that has been pre-filled if you desire. If you'd like to upgrade your account to a Paid Account, you can also do so during this process.

Once you have completed these steps, you'll receive an email confirming this process, and you can get started using your new LiveJournal! If you have not already validated your email address, this email will also contain a link asking you to validate your email address.

If you need some tips to help you get started, <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=207>this FAQ</a> contains some common questions and ideas for learning how to use the site.

Update FAQ 14

FAQ 14 currently states that no use of the <iframe> tag is permitted. This is wrong. It hasn't been updated since 2010, so here's my suggestion for a change to the last paragraph:


LiveJournal prohibits the direct use of several HTML tags: <iframe>, <embed>, and <object>, as well as some attributes of the <div> tag. Exceptions are made for the <iframe>, <embed>, and <object> tags when used to embed music, videos, or other active content into entries or profiles. Please note that the <iframe> tag can only be used in conjunction with sites that are on a site-wide whitelist of approved services. Using the <iframe> tag in conjunction with an unapproved service will result in no content being displayed.

In areas such as comments and customizations, you may need provide a text link to content you like to embed, rather than including it directly.

updating FAQ 160

I am surely beating a dead horse, but FAQ 160 is out of date and has been so for awhile. For one, we don't support IE7, says FAQ 324, so those instructions can be removed. The latest Firefox version is 13, and the current instructions are fine; the "9.x" can be replaced with "13.x".

lemur prevention specialist

fiddlingfrog has been added as docadmin.

Congratulations! They're all yours, chap! (New docadmin clears out, etc.)

Needs more information

FAQ 338 has some info on the "suspicious comments" thing, but I think it needs expansion.

1) People don't realize that once/if a comment has been sorted into the suspicioius comments section, deleting it will automatically mark it as spam. (It would be preferable for the "comment deleted" message to say so, but this is easier I think).

2) Journal owner is the only person to see the suspicious comments.

3) I'm not sure if this is from the comm's manual whitelist, general community whitelist, the spam protection, or an unholy combination of the above, but sometimes comments are screened. The FAQ should make it clear that it's from one of those and then links to how to get rid of it/instructions on how to disable the autoscreening, since many sites get blacklisted.

(ah, also, can someone add the tag "faq338"? I can't create tags.)

no further reading

FAQ250 has a section named Further Reading. The only thing in that section, the link "FAQ category: Customization in the Old Style System" goes to a place that does not exist.

Preview Button No Longer Exists

Sophie mentioned on IRC that there is a section of FAQ 72 that explicitly states a preview button is available for comments. This hasn't been true since R88.

Similarly, FAQ 15 says only Paid users can edit comments, which was changed shortly after R88 as a result of the preview function going away on the new site scheme pages.

Addendum, 4/11/2012:

FAQ 131 also lists the ability to edit comments as a paid account feature.

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