Sprote Rsrch. (sprote) wrote in lj_clients,
Sprote Rsrch.

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Is checkfriends now disabled for free accounts?

We've gotten a few reports of Journalert's new-friend-post feature not working: the users never get any updates that friends have posted. These reports came from users with free accounts, and one said that the problem persisted when he used iJournal. We just tried checkfriends from this very account, which is free, and got the same results. Interestingly, the 'interval' parameter in the response is 36000, which means the server is saying we're only allowed to check every ten hours! If this is true of all free accounts, then it means no free user will get any notifications unless they stay logged in for that long.

This must have changed sometime in the past two or three months — checkfriends seemed to work for free accounts before that. I just checked the support page, the FAQ, and the description of the checkfriends protocol, and didn't see any mention of this. Anyone know what's up?

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