August 31st, 2006

dear diary

Why is my gallery not appearing where it should

One of the most frequently asked questions in ScrapBook is about galleries not appearing "where they should". As the gallery management FAQ is so long and unweildy, it's hard to find the information. I think it would be nice to make a separate FAQ specifically addressing this problem. Possible outline below:

1) Gallery doesn't appear on the Manage Galleries page

- Only manual galleries appear on Manage Galleries page [link]. Tag galleries appear on Manage Tag page [link]. For information on differences between the two types, how you can switch between them and how to manage galleries of either type, see FAQ 257 [link].

2) Gallery doesn't appear on the index page (http://pics.livejournal.com/username)

- Unsorted gallery is not linked from the index page, you need to create a gallery and move pictures into it. (Make sure that it is linked from [Top level] or from a different gallery). See FAQ 257 for details.
- Perhaps the gallery is unlinked from [Top level]. Only top level galleries appear on the index page; subgalleries or unlinked galleries do not (except when you sort by date, etc. -- not sure if that part needs to be mentioned). FAQ 257 for info on linking from [Top level].
Ghost Trick, Sissel

FAQ 40 (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=40&view=full)...

...needs a section/sub-section on how unclosed HTML formatting tags (such as <u>, <font>, etc.) can cause certain effects to "bleed" into the rest of the entries or style elements of a journal or Friends page. The "Content Displaying Out of Order" section really only talks about how poorly-coded tables can b0rk a page's display and make it look as if the page hasn't properly updated.

Case in point: http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=631173

As always, thanks in advance for looking into this. ;)