|How do you fetch a friend history (of people that have been unfriended)?
||[Dec. 20th, 2004|09:44 am]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
I was looking at these two quizzes, the LJ stalker one and the friend-o-meter one. It seems they fetch the names of people I have friended in the past. Some of the people listed have never commented in my journal and aren't mentioned anywhere in it, leading me to believe this somehow fetches a friending history. How does it do it?|
In order for them to know who you friended a long time ago they would have to crawl data looking for users and then do it repeatedly to maintain a database of changes.
I know there are several tools out there that show you friending history. They don't catch things that happen really quick, but generally they pick up on changes within a month or so.
Anyway, for more information on what is and isn't allowed, please see our handy page
about this very matter.
Thanks for that information. I haven't written any "bots", but figured that the rules for them would be based on "common sense" and "politeness".
The only program I've considered writing was a program to cache my LJ entries in a local directory for indexing purposes. It would only need to pull posts I'd made that are newer than the latest post in the cache.
I created a concordance-style index for my journal, but the post-gathering was done by hand and is not automated. I'd like to automate it evenutally, though.
2005-03-18 01:25 am (UTC)
Do you maintain this page? The link to the example client is, um, broken I think.
...what example client where?
2005-03-19 01:42 am (UTC)
That's pretty rad. :)
Oh well! Can't please everybody, I guess. He should capitalize on it and put something there that'll bring him profit! That or goatse. Teach users not to follow example links.