March 12th, 2003

Green Leaves

Recommended addition to FAQ #54.

FAQ #54 ("Why am I not showing up in the Directory? I chose to be listed!") currently says just the following:

"The Directory is not automatically updated. If you are a new user or have changed your settings, it can take between 3 and 12 hours for updates to take effect."

I'd recommend adding this additional text (or something like it) as a second paragraph:

Also, please note that only Paid, Permanent, and Early Adopter Accounts have access to the Directory. This means that you will not be able to see yourself listed in the Directory if you have a Free Account. Free Users can, however, list themselves in the Directory so that other users with the proper account type can find them. Please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=123 for more information on the Directory and who can use it.

That paragraph a) links to the FAQ on the Directory and b) explains why Free Users won't be able to find themselves listed in the Directory. I think those are two worthwhile changes. Thoughts?
Happy

Suggested title change for FAQ 47

I find it confusing that the title of FAQ 47 is, "What is the memory feature? How do I use it?"

The reason I find this confusing is because I think of this as the "memories" feature. I remember the first time I specifically went looking for an FAQ about this, I totally missed it because I was looking for the wrong word. I don't know that I've ever seen this feature referred to as the "memory feature" outside of FAQ 47, and since it's called "Memories" in the LiveJournal sidebar, I suspect that's how our users think of it as well.

Therefore, I'd like to suggest that the name of the FAQ be changed to "What is the memories feature? How do I use it?". This would also necessitate a change to the first sentence of the FAQ, from "The memory feature on LiveJournal allows you to mark your favorite entries from LiveJournal in an easy-to-use keyword archival system." to "The memories feature on LiveJournal allows you to mark your favorite entries from LiveJournal in an easy-to-use keyword archival system."

Actually, while I'm at it, how about changing the first sentence to, "The memories feature on LiveJournal allows you to mark your favorite entries and categorize them for easy access in the future."

Good idea? Bad idea? Previously discussed and I'm just clueless?