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Reorganizing and Adding Community User Pictures to FAQ 95 (Keywords)

So my proposed addition to FAQ 77 (What is a comm?) got turned down in favor of FAQ 95 (What are keywords, and why do I need them again?)

FAQ 77: Entries made in a community journal will be associated with the user picture of the user who posted them. The community's user picture will only be shown if the entry's author has no default user picture defined and has not specified a picture to use. It is not possible to select from the community's user pictures when posting entries. However, you do have the option to view the community's user picture rather than individual posters' user pictures on your friends page.

I suggest that this paragraph also be added to FAQ 95, at the end.

Draft 95

EDITING KEYWORDS

In order to be able to post using different user pictures, you need to make sure that each user picture has a corresponding keyword. Visit http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml. In the box next to each picture, enter a keyword that you associate with the picture. Each picture can have up to five 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.

If you wish to credit the creator of a user picture, you may wish to do so in the user picture's comments, not its keywords. Changing user picture comments will not affect earlier pictures posted with that keyword.


USING KEYWORDS

You must log-in before you can use keywords to select different user pictures.

To use a different user picture with each entry when using the web update client (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml), select the user picture from the drop-down menu titled "User Picture Icon."

To use a different user picture with each entry when posting from a local client, set the correct post options (if supported by the client).

When commenting with a different user picture, 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.

If you are posting in a community, your entries there are only associated with your user pictures. The community's default user picture will only be shown if you have not defined a default user picture and did not specify any picture to use. It is not possible to select from the community's non-default user pictures when posting entries. However, you do have the option to view the community's user picture rather than individual posters' user pictures on your friends page.
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