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Livejournal Crossposter and LJ as an aggregator

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery | Posted on 25-08-2006

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Live+Press works, but it gives me lots of messy error messages. I don't like error messages, even if the post does eventually go where it's supposed to go. Oddly, it works just fine on Katie's site. We're using the same version of WordPress on the same server. Very strange.

So now I'm testing LiveJournal Crossposter. We'll see how this one works. It's simpler, with far fewer options. I can't customize the LJ post in any way (user picture, mood, etc.) but most of those options weren't really working in Live+Press anyway.

I've gotten the idea that some of you just won't comment if you can't do it on LJ, so I'll just go back to having comments in both places. At least I'll get notifications (or should).

That's a real problem I have with using LJ as an aggregator: there's no way to get LJ to disable comments on the syndicated feed account, and the blog author never know the comments are there. Few people actually go back to the blog to respond, and bloggers (on LJ or elsewhere) want comments. They are the ego-cookies that make us happy. You wouldn't want to miss your comments, would you?

Comments (3)

It does seem like LJ should be able to set a feed to dis­al­low comments.

What would be ide­al is if the com­ment but­ton on LJ could some­how point to the right place on the blog to do it.

What would be ide­al is if the com­ment but­ton on LJ could some­how point to the right place on the blog to do it.

That would be ide­al. Of course, there are so many dif­fer­ent blog­ging plat­forms, I can see that being difficult.

LJ cer­tain­ly could dis­able com­ments on all syn­di­cat­ed feeds. It wouldn’t be that dif­fi­cult. I can’t imag­ine why they won’t do it.