July 10th, 2006

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Terminology for /customize/

Now that the Journal Display area has quite a few different options and different locations for the options, we're standardising the terminology the FAQs will use to refer to these options and locations.

The Journal Display page as whole (http://www.livejournal.com/customize/) will be referred to as the "Journal Display area".

The four parts of the area ("Basic", "Look and Feel", "Custom Options" and "Advanced") will be referred to as "tabs". Also, when talking about an option on one of these tabs, link to the tab directly, rather than simply linking to /customize/. For example, when talking about the Look and Feel tab, link to http://www.livejournal.com/customize/style.bml and say something similar to "...on the Look and Feel tab of the [Journal Display] area..." where [Journal Display] is the link to /customize/style.bml.

The different groups of options on each tab will be referred to as "sections", as will the sections listed along the top of the Custom Options tab. For example, "Layout & Language" on the Look and Feel Tab is a section and so is "Presentation" on the Custom Options tab.

Keep these guidelines in mind when you're posting proposals for changes to existing FAQs or drafts for new FAQs.
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  • burr86

account payments, round two

faq21, faq235, faq236, faq237, faq238, faq239, faq241, faq242, faq44: All updated in accordance with yesterday's proposal

FAQ44: Nuked the hand-holding "then hit "check out", then select your payment type, then select continue" blah blah instructions. also nuked the "paid time will be added once you complete the process" line ... when else would it be added? :P removed the "and then enter the username HERE" line because it errors out if you don't, anyway.

FAQ260: Removed the itemized list of every possible vgift, since they're all listed in the shop anyway. Removed the "the two months bonus time doesn't apply to paid users" bit, because i'm willing to sacrifice 100% accuracy for a bit more clarity. *g*

FAQ21: Removed the "purchasing paid time gives people paid time or extends their existing paid time" blurb. (No, purchasing paid time for an existing account will cause it to, I don't know, turn into a turnip.) Standardized on "automatic/manual payments" terminology. Removed the "contact us if your country's not listed" bit. Cleaned up formatting otherwise.

FAQ190: Mostly a formatting cleanup. Nuked the link to FAQ203, because they have nothing in common except for using the phrase "open proxy" :P

Also, changed the order of the FAQs around just a little bit, so they go "paid accounts", "gift shop", "errors", roughly.