March 9th, 2004

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How feasible would it be to create a feature that showed how many, if any, of your posts have been kept as memories, and by which users?

Perhaps it could display on the userinfo page: "X memories have been created from this user's posts." X would be hyperlinked to a page that showed which entries, who memoried (memorized?) them, and how many times (in the case of multiple memories for a single entry).

It could also be displayed on the LJ page for any entry, perhaps just as a hyperlinked number under the heart icon.

Just thought I'd throw that out. It could be useful.

Editing very old memories to other users deleted journals / journal post we no longer have access to

evan suggested in the the comment section of the last post that I make this a top level post here. Delete, move, take action as you see fit, blah-blah...

[copy pasted comment to last entry, hence the reference to a "feature", just so I don't have to rewrite it]

I can take this opportunity to pitch a small tangent complaint yet again, if someone works on this I would also finally really like a way to simply get some of the old memories off of my memories list that I STILL can't edit or delete. I still get that "Error: couldn't determine journal from arguments." and "Sorry, database temporarily unavailable." message. This has been a problem for a while that I've reported twice to support, the first time being at least a year ago, and I can't believe that I still can't delete some of the memories that I had marked from journals that have LONG since been deleted. I'd really like to see the system fixed first, or at least in conjunction with this feature.
test pattern

S2 layer promo question

So the folks in s2styles didn't know the answer to this, so I'll ask it here:

Short version: who/how/where do I ask about making a layer publicly available on the S2 Customize screen's list of layers, along with Component, Haven, etc?

Long version:

Dear All,
After I grumbled for years about the poor state of the HTML in the public LiveJournal styles, both S1 and S2, I finally decided to make an S2 style/layer that would use produce sane, modern HTML, whose actual look would be set by a CSS stylesheet -- ideally not requiring any change to the HTML or the S2 that generates it. So I did. It's called CSSerole, and it's what TorgoX uses -- plus a particular layer ("CSSandra") that says what stylesheets to use.

The point of this is to allow users a lot of freedom to shape how their journal looks, without having to deal with the rather idiosyncratic S1 or S2 languages, but instead by simply applying some CSS after having a look at the HTML produced by this CSSerole layer (e.g., go here and view the source</a>)

Here's some example stylesheets I've written:

I've been using these stylesheets for a while, and test-driving them by applying it to other people's pages (via "?style=mine" on the URL), and I think I've got all the kinks worked out. (And I've validated my CSS and even had a stab at using the W3's largely broken HTML validator on it.)

So, now the questions seem to be:

  • who/how/where do I ask about making a layer publicly available on the S2 Customize screen's list of layers, along with Component, Haven, etc?
  • And also: anyone have any feedback on the HTML that my layer outputs? (e.g., go here and view source).
  • Any i18n tips?
  • Any notes about whether/how I can go about hosting the actual CSS files on the LJ server instead of on mine?

(Browser note: the CSSes I've designed probably look like crap under MSIE and Opera, since their CSS implementations are ancient and flakey. That's a property of my CSSs, not the HTML that my layer produces. Anyway, use Firefox! or another Mozilla! It's good, and good for you.
BTW, you can switch thru the stylesheets I've set by using the style switcher icon in the lower-left-hand corner of the Firefox window; in other Mozillas, it's on the View pulldown, I think.)

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RSS Feeds: What started as a support question

Edit 2004-03-12: Reported to Zilla as bug 1798
Edit 2004-03-12: Fixed hyperlink in html in post for original support issue

This began with me posting a support question.

It featured some undocumented behavior of the RSS feed generator.

After about 4 hours I figured the question was harder than, "I can't read a faq, how do I delete my journal" so I decided to look at the code. The code answered my question above, but possibly exposed a bug...


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Creating livejournal for senior project

This place is great... I am still learning everyday and I am glad to see such a community here. I hope I can get some help, and if this isn't the right place to post problems I am having let me know where I should go.

For my senior project (computer science) I am setting up a weblog system on our campus (using livejournal). I am not a moron, I have taking several programming courses (several times unfortunately) and I spend most of my life on the computer. I have run into a few initial problems and I was hoping somebody could help me fix.

First, while following livejournal's excellent documentation on setting up your own livejournal, I have arrived to the "populating the database" part (II.10.3) with the commands :
$ bin/upgrading/ --runsql --populate
$ bin/upgrading/ load
When I run the first command I get:
Can't locate Image/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1 .) at bin/upgrading/ line 11.

I am sure I will have more questions later, but this is the one I am stuck on now... any suggestions?