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Has anyone tried the rename token feature & have it work correctly? I'm thinking of buying a few renake tokens for friends for Christmas but I'm not usre if their pictures will show up as the red xs or what. It stands to reason if the rename would fix their comments, the images wouldn't be the ever-dreaded X. & it would be a pain in the rear to have to go back through entries & change the url for the picture. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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From:whitaker
Date:December 17th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
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Rename tokens will work to rename the user, and all of a user's galleries will be available via pics.livejournal.com/new_username/, but urls to pics.livejournal.com/old_username/* will NOT forward through.

So since the image links in livejournal entries refer directly to the old username in the url, those images will appear to be broken, as you'd suspected.

Hope this helps.
From:kyrielle
Date:December 17th, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
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That's good to know, but unfortunate, since usernames on LJ forward and you'd expect (I would anyway) this to work the same. Is there any intention of adjusting it so that this also remains working, or no?
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From:whitaker
Date:December 17th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we'll get it done eventually. I'm all for it.
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From:nat
Date:December 17th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
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thanks for posting this! I finally have an internet presence listed in my own name!
From:vjtod
Date:December 27th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
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Wouldn't it be nice if there was a url form like
<img src="ljpic://000123g" That would convert to <img src="http://pics.livejournal.com/username/pic/000123g" Then the links could follow the user's new name at least within their own posts.
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