LiveJournal really confuses me sometimes. I read and comment on people’s journals using my netninja.com OpenID account. My actual blog gets syndicated there by the brianenigma_rss pseudo-account. It seems that LiveJournal, even though it is acting like an RSS reader, allows people to comment on its local copies of RSS articles. This morning, Kim pointed out to me that people have been responding to my posts on LiveJournal and I have had no clue that this has been occurring because nobody really “owns” brianenigma_rss so “you have new comments” notification emails do not get sent. That’s a bit annoying, but I guess I can deal with it.
So I want to respond to some of these comments. But it turns out that when I go to do this, I am told that OpenID users are not authorized to reply to RSS entries and am prevented from doing so. Does this seem messed up to anyone else, or is it just me? My OpenID blog feeds LiveJournal content and I am able to use OpenID to reply to the journal entries of LiveJournal users, but am unable to use OpenID to reply to my own blog’s RSS entries on LJ?
So anyway, this all came up because I tried to respond to TheBruce’s comment. And because I can’t respond to it within LJ, I guess I’ll just have to post it:
Thanks for the heads-up! I tracked down a copy if IE7 on someone’s machine at work today and fixed the CSS and image glitch. I guess that’s why I stopped being a professional web developer 8-ish years ago. Well, that and the dot-bomb.
For future reference, I rarely check comments on LiveJornal’s RSS copy of my blog posts. I only saw this (and a previous comment from Krystyn) today because Kim pointed them out to me. I’m not sure how many others I may have missed. Truth be told, I’m actually a little confused as to why LJ even lets folks write responses to RSS. The “(n comments)” image is a link that takes you to the blog’s actual comment page. Maybe I should tweak my template to make that a little less ambiguous.