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[userpics] FAQ changes to reflect new user picture comments

Other than the creation of the new "What are user picture comments? How do I give credit for a user picture?", there are a few other FAQs that will need to be updated to provide relevant information on the new user picture comments feature. I've written up proposals for the necessary changes below. Also, any FAQ that I've changed, I've also moved any FAQ references or other URLs to the bottom of the FAQ under "FURTHER READING". Changes I make to the text of the FAQs are in bold.

What are user pictures? How do I upload them?

User pictures are icons or avatars used to represent yourself, your moods or feelings, your interests, etc. They are displayed in numerous locations on LiveJournal, including your userinfo page, your journal, the friends view of people who list you as a friend, comments, support requests, and the comments pages of your entries. In certain situations, you are given the option of selecting the user picture you'd like to use, rather than only displaying your default user picture.

To upload your user pictures, go to http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml#upload.

The picture must be a .GIF, .JPG, or .PNG. The actual picture can be no larger than 100x100 pixels, and the file size cannot be greater than 40kb. The image file must be on your local computer, or be accessible via a URL.

There are also some content restrictions for user pictures, particularly for a default user picture.

After entering your username and password, click on the "Browse..." button beside the file box, and find the image on your computer. Alternatively, you can select the URL option and then type in the Internet location of your image. Submit the form, and your default picture will appear on your journal (as long as the journal style you have chosen supports user picture display), on your profile, and when you make a comment.

To set your default picture, enter keywords, enter user picture comments or delete your pictures, go to http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml.

To see all of your pictures, log in and visit: http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml.

If you are having difficulties uploading your user picture, such as encountering an error message, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=98 for the steps you can take.

If you are unable to create or edit your own user picture, you can contact the Userpics Team. They will be able to create or edit an image for you that meets the user picture restrictions.

Are there content restrictions for user pictures? Can my user pictures show anything I want?

Where can I find user pictures?

What are keywords? How do I use a different user picture?

How do I delete a user picture I no longer want? What happens when I delete a user picture?

What are user picture comments? How do I give credit for a user picture?

Who can help me create or edit a user picture?

How many user pictures can I have?

What happens to my user pictures when my paid account or additional space expires?

What are keywords? How do I use a different user picture?

In order to be able to post using different user pictures, you need to make sure that each user picture has a corresponding keyword. While logged in, visit http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml. In the box next to each picture, enter a keyword that you associate with the picture.

If you wish to credit the creator of a user picture, you should do so in the user picture's comments, not its keywords.

Individual keywords may contain spaces, but should not contain commas. Commas are used to separate keywords if you would like to have more than one keyword for a picture. For example, you may enter "happy" or "friends at mall" if you want only one keyword, or "laughing, smiles, my friends" if you want three keywords. NOTE: You do not need to enter quotation marks around your keywords.

If you change a keyword, all comments and entries using the old keyword will then show your default user picture (or no picture, if you do not have a default selected). This also occurs when you delete a user picture and the keywords associated with it.

To use a different user picture with each entry, you must be logged in, and choose the full mode update option (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), then select the user picture from the drop-down menu titled "Picture to use." You can also use different user pictures when posting from a local client by setting the correct post options (if supported by the client).

In order to choose a different userpic with each comment, you must be logged in. When commenting, select the user picture from the drop-down menu titled "Picture to use."

If you want your style to display your user pictures alongside your entries on your Recent Entries page, you will need to use keywords to select the images when posting and customize your style.

What are user picture comments? How do I give credit for a user picture?

How do I delete a user picture I no longer want? What happens when I delete a user picture?

How do I customize the look of my journal or community?

What are LiveJournal's limitations on data?

The limitations on the lengths of various input fields are as follows:

* Comments: 9,000 bytes or 4,300 characters
* Comment Subjects: 100 characters
* Custom Friends Group Names: 30 characters
* Entries: 65,535 bytes or characters
* Entry Properties (Currents): 255 bytes or 100 characters
* Entry Subjects: 255 bytes or 100 characters
* Memory Keywords: 40 characters
* Memory Titles: 80 characters
* Poll Names: 1000 characters
* Poll Questions: 1000 characters, maximum of 255 questions
* Poll Radio and Check Box Options: 500 characters, maximum of 255 options
* Poll Text Entry Responses: 255 characters
* User Picture Keywords: 40 characters
* User Picture comments: 120 characters

Usernames are limited to 15 characters, and passwords are limited to 30 characters. The characters that are allowed in usernames are a-z, 0-9, and the underscore (_). Capitalized letters and the hyphen (-) will be converted to lowercase and the underscore, respectively.

Please note that the web client (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full) limits the entry properties so that "Current Mood" can only hold 30 characters and "Current Music" can only hold 60 characters. However, if you use a downloaded client that does not limit the length of these properties, you can fill in the entire 255 bytes or 100 characters. See http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=158 for information on downloading a client.

These limitations relate specifically to the Edit Personal Information page (http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml):

* Name: 50 characters
* E-mail: 50 characters
* Webpage URL: 255 bytes
* Webpage Name: 255 bytes
* AOL IM: 28 characters
* ICQ #: 12 characters (standard)
* Yahoo! ID: 33 characters (standard)
* MSN Messenger: 60 characters
* Jabber Address: 60 characters
* City: 60 characters
* State/Province/Territory: 50 characters
* About You: 65,535 bytes or characters
* Journal Title and Subtitle: 80 characters each
* Friends Page Title: 80 characters

Interests are limited as described in http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=60.

User pictures are limited as described in http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=1.

To-do list items are limited as described in http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=86.

Phone posts and transcriptions are limited as described in http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=183.

Link Lists are limited as described in http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=169.

The number of memories and memory keywords that you can have is unlimited. For more information on memories, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=47.

The maximum number of custom friends groups you can have is 30. For more information on custom friends groups, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102.

The maximum number of users you can list as friends is 750. For more information on managing your Friends list, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=61.

The maximum number of S2 styles you can have is 10. For more information on creating an S2 style, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=177.

The maximum number of comments that can be posted on any given entry is 5,000.

Only the 75 most recent entries of your journal will display in the Most Recent view. You can change how many of those 75 display on a single page through the customization interface, if you are using S2 (http://www.livejournal.com/customize/), or with the OPT_ITEMS override, if you are using S1 (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=13). However, if you attempt to navigate back further than 75 entries, your journal will begin to use the Day view.

Your Friends view will only display entries that were made within the last two weeks. If your friends have posted more than 1,000 entries within those two weeks, your Friends view will only display the first 1,000.

You can only view the 50 most recent entries in a journal when you choose to edit from the recent entries at http://www.livejournal.com/editjournal.bml as described at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=2.

Additionally, there are limits imposed upon the earliest and latest dates that you can post on LiveJournal, using the "Backdate Entry" option (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=91). The earliest date posts are allowed to have is 1970-01-01, and the latest date is 2037-12-31.

For a moderated community, there may only be a maximum of 50 posts waiting for approval at any one time. Additional posts will cause an error message indicating that the queue is full to be displayed to the user attempting to post. Also, each user may only have one entry waiting for approval in any particular moderated community. Additional posts to a community from a user who already has a pending entry for that community will cause the error message "Maximum queued posts for this community+poster combination reached" to be displayed to that user when posting. Information about community moderation can be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=157).

I think those are the only FAQs that need to be edited. I didn't edit FAQ #148 in respect to its links and "FURTHER READING" section, as I'm not sure how that would work with that particular FAQ.


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