April 23rd, 2004

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FAQ changes

Tonight's code push related FAQ changes. Have only done one so far; will update this entry with further changes as the stuff goes live and I can see it so I can meaningfully describe it.

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FAQ 69 (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=69) re: paid comms

Hi there lovely userdoc folks. I know that someone's got a ton of work to do in the next whomp, so I'm adding one more tiny thing.

69 (adding a poll to a journal entry) really could use a blurb about how free user maintainers of paid communities can post polls in that community. I'm thinking something like this, which someone will surely tear apart and that's fine by me:

Paid users can create polls in their own journals, as well as in any community journals (whether free or paid) that they have posting access to. Free users may only vote in polls. Maintainers of a paid community who have a free account are an exception to this and may post polls in that community. They must write the code manually, as instructed below. Anyone who is not a maintainer of a paid community and is a free user may still only vote in polls.
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rename FAQ 185 (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=185)?

I'd love to have "Can I remove people from my 'friend of' list?" renamed to something like "Can I remove people from my "Friend Of" list? Can I remove communities from my "Member Of" list?" It's sort of long, but you get the idea.

Of course, my initial thought was to split the FAQ up and make a new one for communities and member of. I still wouldn't be against that, but I kind of figured this would be the easiest route and would probably work just fine.

Rah wants a new FAQ for it if we're adding info, so I pulled comms stuff out and came up with this. Collapse )

185 would need editing to pull that info out, of course, but I'm not sure how much should come out.

Modifying FAQ #195 , FAQ #69 and FAQ #62

FAQ #195: How do I import my entries from another journaling site to my LiveJournal?

I thought it might be a good idea to modify this FAQ slightly to specifically address users who wish to transfer entries from one LiveJournal to another. Mainly because the number of requests about transferring from one LiveJournal to another appears to outweigh the number of requests about users tranferring from somewhere else to LiveJournal.

FAQ #69: How do I add a poll to a journal entry?

Since non-LiveJournal people cannot vote in polls, so I think the FAQ should be edited to include a sentence that explains this.

FAQ #62: How do I set up my message boards and see comments?

I think that this FAQ should include a paragraph providing an explanation of what the "Posted:" and "Received:" text means on a user's Info page (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=exampleusername&mode=full).

Thoughts, adoration, hate mail? :D

Edited for FAQ wording ideas. The pink text is the stuff I added/modified. I know these aren't very shiny, but I have issues with writing shiny answers, so y'all will have to deal ;p

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[Syndication] Mark FAQ #153 as obsolete

See http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=262359—we no longer have syndication points, and FAQ #153 "What is a syndication point? How many do I get?" is no longer linked from the main FAQ page, but it's still there, and somebody referred to it, and it contains outdated information.

Since we can't delete FAQs (AFAIK), I suggest that someone edit it to point out that the information in it is no longer accurate.


FAQ 137 (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=137), revisited

Okay, so vanbeast wrote up a very lovely first draft rewrite of FAQ 137 in this entry. I'm doing a FAQ whomp, but I decided I can't really change this whole FAQ without more comments since I needed to change more of the text than normal. Soooo, can all you lovely people read this over and make sure it's okay? :)

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Edit: I updated the FAQ with a very slightly modified version of this. I didn't wait 48 hours since it was originally suggested a while back, and it really is a necessary change. Please comment or post a new entry if you notice any problems with it, though (as you should do with all FAQs!).

FAQ Updates

Remind me never to wait three weeks to do FAQ updates. I did everything up through yesterday (Thursday, April 22nd).

[link] FAQ 91 and FAQ 92 were updated to explain that backdated entries don't appear in one's RSS and Atom feeds.

[link] FAQ 113 was updated to clarify that an @livejournal.com e-mail address is not a separate e-mail account, and also to change a few instances of email to e-mail.

[link] FAQ 178 and FAQ 131 were updated to remove information about syndication points, and FAQ 153 was hidden from view.

[link] FAQ 185, FAQ 20, and FAQ 84 were all updated to include information about ban_list, in some form or another.

[link link] FAQ 169 was updated to include Haven in the list of styles that support Link Lists, and FAQ 171 was updated to include Digital Multiplex as a style that supports Page summaries.

[link] FAQ 148 was updated to include information about the maximum number of poll questions and options allowed.

[link] FAQ 192 was edited to make the first sentence clearer.

[link] Lots of Abuse FAQs were updated or rewritten.

[link] FAQ 91 was changed to move the last paragraph to the top of the FAQ, and the wording was changed a bit.

[link link] FAQ 137 was totally rewritten, since adding syndicated accounts is different now.