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Spring Day [Apr. 16th, 2003|05:50 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions


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Hi everyone! I'd like to introduce Fotola.com, a free imageblogging service. I recently included support for republishing entries to LiveJournals.

Fotola is open source and non-corporate. Features include posting images via email, Creative Commons License support, an innovative linking system, and republishing of entries to weblogs via xml-rpc.

If you like to add images to your LiveJournal, or if you're curious about webservices that are also clients, I hope you'll give it a try. I'm wrapping up beta testing and could use the feedback!

Blogged via Fotola.

[User Picture]From: theorb
2003-04-16 07:35 pm (UTC)
Cool. I've got a bunch of questions, which aren't purticularly related to lj_dev, but I don't really see a better place to put them.
The terms of service say "We will only exercise our right of removal when we have determined that the entry is posted in violation of U.S., New York, or Florida law." That's /bad/, because it binds you. Have you considered what you're going to do about people who use up huge amounts of bandwidth? What about people who post dirty pictures (IE pictures that show things that would be illegal to show to those <18)? Are you planning on showing all pictures publicly (from the frontpage, it seems that you currently do)). Is there no way to post non-public images -- "You agree to let Fotola.com and its visitors rank and categorize any entry, provided the entry itself is not modified." seems to imply that. If somebody over 18 sees a picture, did the poster commit a crime, or did you? Also, is your BML the same as LiveJournal's BML?
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[User Picture]From: psydeshow
2003-04-16 08:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Questions

I'm not *so* worried about bandwidth, as I plan to restrict external use of images to the thumbnail versions via apache's mod_rewrite -- based on the referer.

Non-public images are a must. It's on the todo list.

BML in this case is Berylium Markup Language, an HTML replacement/extension inherited from the web platform on which Fotola is built. More info here.
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[User Picture]From: dangarion
2003-04-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
Hrm, this is very interesting.

I created an account and attempted to publish an entry to my LJ but am getting the following error.

There has been an error in /home/fotola/http/berylium:
Tried to post the entry via blogger.newPost to http://livejournal.com/interface/xmlrpc, but got back the following error:
Client error: Don't have access to shared/community journal

I tried disabling the settings and then re-enabling and it still seems to have the same problem.
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[User Picture]From: psydeshow
2003-04-17 10:01 am (UTC)
Ah, so I'm guessing that LJ.XMLRPC.postevent is sensitive about the usejournal key-- if a user posts to their default journal but the usejournal key is present, it seems that the post is rejected with that error.

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[User Picture]From: psydeshow
2003-04-17 10:29 am (UTC)

Working now

Okay, the weblogSettings system now makes a distinction between your main journal and shared journals, so that it won't try to send a "usejournal" key when posting to your main journal.

In short, update your settings one more time and it should work.
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[User Picture]From: dangarion
2003-04-17 11:49 am (UTC)

Re: Working now

Yes works now very cool. I figured it was just a little something like that.

This is a great service to offer. I'm just afraid of what will happen once a large sum of people find out about it. Are you going to place any types of size limitations? It appears to reencode the file when you upload, so I'm figuring that will help with trying to make the images as small as they can be.
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