Questions about LJ: A FAQ
- Q. But I don’t want an online journal–could I just use it to post to the community one, instead?
Although you have to have a LJ journal /account/ to post to the community, just because that’s how LJ works, and that’s how the security settings are set up, that doesn’t mean you have to use /your/ journal. Think of it as having a username–there’s no need to actually post to your journal.
- Q. How can I control who views my entries?
You can set it so all your entries are viewable by only someone who you’ve listed as a ‘friend.’ They will also have to be logged in. You can set this as the default for all your entries, and even set security levels individually, afterwards. See: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=120
- Q. How secure is it?
LJ is an open-source project, and only receives funding from its members, meaning there are (to my knowledge as of writing this) no 3rd party sponsors. You can download the source code and run it. It’s also built on PHP and MySQL.
- Q. How much does it cost?
It’s free, and doesn’t require an activation code, even.
- Q. How easy is it to post entries?
Very easy. It can be done online, or via a client.
- Q. Do I /have/ to?
Not at all! However, it’s a great place for chatting, community, and feedback. Check out the earlier post about the security hole, for example. It’s also a great place to post RP logs, to say hi, and…ask for feedback about ideas.