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The beta is still very small (user-wise) right now, but we're already getting good bug reports from people. Here are some known issues which don't need to be reported:
  • Random 404 errors on galleries, pics, etc. (refresh and it will go away)
  • References to 'picpix.com' in a number of places, including redirections.
Please continue filling out detailed descriptions of problems using the "Provide Feedback for this page" links at the site. As we fix the first wave of bugs and become more confident in basic functionality, we'll be adding more users to the beta group. [Update: Anyone in the current beta testing group for pics.livejournal.com will know because they have been contacted personally by members of the staff in the past 2 days. This community is still for all users of fotobilder, but we're also using it to coordinate the pics.lj beta test while it lasts. Sorry for any confusion.]
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From:stinkybum
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
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question: I was a beta tester and even have a gallery with photos... It says "Your current account status does not allow you to upload pictures" is that because I am no longer a beta tester or is it because my paid journal ran out this week (and i need to pay again this week) Either way I would like to continue to beta test it :(
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From:whitaker
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
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This beta test is for pics.livejournal.com, independent of any previous fotobilder beta testing. So the only users that are in it are those who have been invited by staff directly.

If you've been invited by someone, then that message is likely because you have no paid account.
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From:stinkybum
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)
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hmm.. huh? I was a beta tester Umm way last year... Brad added me as a beta tester.. (and i just paid just now to see if the message would go away, but alas, it did not) so im canned from beta testing it?
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From:whitaker
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this beta test of pics.livejournal.com is different from anything previously mentioned here. Brad was maybe trying to test picpix.com then? Not sure. I just turned the beta cap on for you anyway. :)
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From:stinkybum
Date:June 12th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC)
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awww thanks man... yah i realized that it was picpix I guess, I thought they were the same, because if i click on the pics.livejournal.com it takes me to that same gallery... thanks though! :) I greatly appreciate it
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From:lizvang
Date:June 12th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm thinking that you should post a list of actual Beta testers so those of us who were testing it previously [that were invited and asked by LiveJournal staff] know whether or not we are still testing it. There's some confusing to what's going on and it would be best if it was all laid out for us. This community has been inactive for so long and then all of a sudden there's some action but it looks like some of us shouldn't be here anymore.
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From:jc
Date:June 13th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
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There's an easy way to test this. pics.livejournal.com uses your LiveJournal login cookie, so if you're logged into LiveJournal then you would automatically be logged into pics, which would say "Welcome, <username>!"
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From:lizvang
Date:June 13th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
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Yes, but even though it says I'm logged in, I can't do anything.

http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/accountstatus
Account Status
Disk space
Disk quota: 50.00mb
Disk used:
PicPix.com: 49.93mb
LiveJournal: 1.55mb
Total used: 51.48mb
Remaining: 0.00kb

Account status
* Your account type does not allow new photos to be uploaded, regardless of your disk usage.
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From:whitaker
Date:June 13th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
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Any registered LJ user can log into pics, and their diskquota from LJ will even carry over (as you're seeing there)... however, only users that we specifically allow currently have the ability to upload new pictures.
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From:lizvang
Date:June 13th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
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Well, everyone in this community thought they would still be Beta testing the system as they were before. Should you not tell those people that aren't, that their services are not needed anymore? This is where the confusion lies.
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From:whitaker
Date:June 13th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
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We can give you guys the cap in a couple of days. Right now we're keeping it extremely small while we fix the obvious things, but then we'll be making it larger. Sorry about the confusion, we still need testers.
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From:lizvang
Date:June 13th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
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Okay, it all makes sense now. So most of us aren't needed at the moment but during this coming week or so, we will be needed.

Looking forward to it.

Thanks. :)
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From:christowang
Date:June 15th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)

Other Features

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Even if we have not been added as a beta tester, can we report feedback on other things, like setting up gallery's, or will that also not work unless we have been given access?
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From:whitaker
Date:June 15th, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Other Features

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Yep. Really the only capability turned on for beta testers is the ability to upload new images and actually use their quota.
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