|Yet Another LJ Client
||[May. 29th, 2002|12:23 am]
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I'm developing a new client with some friends. It's going to be called Paprika and done as a Java web start application. We are still organizing logistics, and developers so it's only slightly more than vapor.
I have a questions I want to create a journal for the client do I need permission to do lj_paprika?
paprika was unfortunately registered February 2001, but not a single post has been made to that journal. I've contacted the user by email, as well as her only friend by email. Is there any other way to contact the person so we can use that journal?
I had another question but I don't remember it right now.
LiveJournal does not delete accounts for inactivity, nor are deleted usernames currently available for re-use. Please see this FAQ
My real hope was to contact the user, and change all the info.
Yeah, but unfortunately, the only contact information that LJ can give out is what the user makes publically available. And if that doesn't work, there's no way. :(
Good luck thinking up another username.
2002-05-28 11:16 pm (UTC)
I'd say wait until you have a real client before you worry about making a journal for it-- most of these sorts of projects end up as vaporware.
Actually--in addition to what others have said--most client authors have thought of some inventive ways around spent usernames. Affixing lj to the beginning or end of the name will certainly work; in the latter case you can also get away with an underscore. So ljpaprika, paprikalj, paprika_lj, and probably a few others will work fine.
As for the lj_ underscore, the only client journal that has been allowed that prefix so far is lj_win32
, for the "official" client. It isn't really prudent to give out lj_* usernames to developers at this point, mainly because so many people are developing clients and such a prefix isn't really neccesary. But that's just my take on the situation. ^_^