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USENET-style LJ client? [Aug. 23rd, 2004|12:48 am]
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I've been looking around at the available LJ clients and not finding one that does what I want.  Do I have to write my own?  Most clients seem to think that their job begins and ends with helping me write WYSIWYG journal entries, but I find the LJ web interface is fine for that.  What I want a client for is
  • Tell me when new comments have been attached to my friends' journal entries.
  • Tell me which comments are ones I haven't read yet.  (Currently I have to squint at the dates and usually just end up rereading comments I've already seen.)
It seems to me that this is most easily accomplished by adapting a USENET reader, such as Pan, using the following analogy:
LiveJournal USENET
User login  → Server
Friend  → Newsgroup
Journal entry  → Thread-starting post
Comment  → Reply post
And so forth.  Of course, there are some differences (deleting a comment has different semantics from cancelling a reply, thread-starting posts can be edited if yours, etc.) but I suspect a decent job could be achieved by "just" replacing Pan's backend and leaving the UI pretty much the same.

And I completely out to lunch on this?
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[User Picture]From: vanbeast
2004-08-23 12:44 pm (UTC)

Re: NNTB, Zilla #1576

I believe ownership of comments stays with the commenter, not the owner of the journal it's posted in--at least in terms of who would be asked for permission before comments can be republished.

That's a bit of a grey area. My understanding has been that comments attached to an entry are derivative work, so therefore ownership remains with the poster of the original entry. Regardless of where the truth lays on the matter, it's something we have to at least give consideration.

Our spider blocking is meant for off-site spiders, so wouldn't have relevance (as it stands now) to the proposed feature. That doesn't mean that it couldn't!

At one point there was discussion about a flag you could set on your journal that would allow others to download it... for instance, I hoenstly don't care if people want a local backup of my journal. That just means people like what I write! So I could set that flag, and people could go to town.
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[User Picture]From: novalis
2004-11-20 08:02 pm (UTC)

Re: NNTB, Zilla #1576

My understanding has been that comments attached to an entry are derivative work, so therefore ownership remains with the poster of the original entry.

Rarely. A "criticism" or "comment" to something is usually not a dervative work (a work "based upon" another work). When it is, it constitutes fair use in nearly all cases.
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