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[syn] FAQ 137 -- unfriending syn accounts

Yes, I'm being spammy. Sue me. One of the more common questions in the syndication support category is how to remove a syndicated account from one's friends list. As such, I'm proposing that FAQ 137 (How do I create a new syndicated account or add an existing one to my Friends list?) be changed to read as follows:

You can add existing syndicated accounts to your Friends list in the normal manner or by visiting http://www.livejournal.com/syn/. This page lists the popular syndicated accounts on LiveJournal. If the feed you are interested in already exists as a syndicated account, but it is not in the list of popular feeds, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to add it to your friends list by entering the feed URL.

There is no special interface to remove a syndicated account from your friends list. They can be removed in the same way as any other account.

Only Paid and Permanent Account holders can create new syndicated accounts on LiveJournal. To do so, you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of http://www.livejournal.com/syn/ in the same manner as explained above. You must enter the correct URL of the site's RSS or Atom feed. You cannot enter the URL of a regular HTML page on the site. You may be able to learn the URL of a site's RSS or Atom feed by contacting the webmaster or support service of the site.

If the feed URL you enter does not exist on LiveJournal, you will be prompted for a username. Please keep in mind that the username you choose must not be registered on LiveJournal yet.

Once you have entered your desired username, or if the feed URL already existed as a syndicated account, you will be taken to a page where you can add the syndicated account to your friends list, as well as your custom friends groups.

Once you have created a new syndicated account, it may take up to several days for posts to begin appearing. If you have added it to your Friends list, there will typically be a large number of entries that appear at once on your Friends page. This is a one-time effect upon account creation.

When adding a new feed URL, please note that LiveJournal supports most versions of RSS, as long as the code is valid. Officially, the supported versions of RSS are 0.9, 0.91, and 1.0; however, versions 0.92 and 2.0 are based on 0.91, and so most feeds using these versions of RSS will work on LiveJournal.


FURTHER READING

What is LiveJournal's syndication feature?
http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=178.

What is LiveJournal's Friends system? How do I use it? (including adding and removing friends)
http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=61




Changes here are:

Changing to further reading style
Adding a brief section explaining that you defriend a syn account the same way as any other account.
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