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LJ Protocol

Okay, I'm still new to LJ, having cut my teeth on Xanga and a whole different set of expectations. I'm still trying to figure out the etiquette.

I'm starting to get used to the <lj-cut> thing. I'll use it on images, although I only use images when I feel they're an essential part of my post. I'll also start putting my long blogs behind cuts, which will probably end up being the majority of my posts, since I tend to be long-winded. Any other lj-specific etiquette things I should be aware of?

Also am curious about the protocol on this interview meme. I've been interviewed three times. Am I expected to interview those who interview me, or am I supposed to wait until I get asked to interview someone?

Thanks for your input!


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Jun. 12th, 2003 01:22 pm (UTC)
When I am referring to people on LJ, I usually use the lj user tag, so that people can go to their journal that way. Also, some people from our real lives don't always like to be mentioned in LJs, so I usually ask people or obfuscate their names. My bf is M, which is the first letter of his first name and bitty has always used SP when referring to you.

I think the interview meme works out whatever way you want it it.
Jun. 12th, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
I think that's true of all blogs. And I have been doing that. I've referred to each of you by your username's, to your ex-"boyfriend" as JC, my housemate by a nickname only a small circle of us know, etc. Been providing links to journals of anyone I mention who has a name as well. Is there a shortcut for doing this so that I don't have to type out the full URL in a hyperlink?
Jun. 12th, 2003 03:36 pm (UTC)
Jun. 12th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
I have ulterior motives

I like to get feedback to my posts, especially in the form of comments.  It seems if I don't ask questions, y'all don't leave comments.  :p  That's far more fun than looking in the FAQ!  <grin>

Jun. 12th, 2003 03:37 pm (UTC)
<lj user="username"> is the shortcut. Note that there's no closing tag.
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