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01 July 2014 @ 05:06 pm
Finding Userpics and Other Profile Links  
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So, I figured this out pretty quickly but it has come to my attention that I'm just geared to think like a developer and designer and not necessarily like a users. Which means LJ (my too sometimes) made the stupid move of making things harder on us but have no fear. Your links to updating your userpics or going to your memories aren't gone they are just hard to find.

1. Go to your profile. You are going to see some useless information. We are looking for Statistics on the right.
 photo profile01.png

 photo profile02.png2. Under Statistics there are a lot of things that may or may not make sense to you. The first thing is the number of Journal Entries you've made, then comments you've posted, comments made to you. And then the important links come in.

Journal Entries will simply take you back to your journal.

Tags will take you to your tags page.

Memories will take you to your memories.

Photos will take you to your Scrapbook.

V-Gifts will take you to a page of all you v-gifts which I don't love. I miss some of them being on my profile.

Userpics does take you to your userpics but doesn't take you into editing them.

3. Instead your Userpic link will take you to this familiar page. You have the edit userpics at the top of this...
 photo profile03.png

4. Which take you here.
 photo profile04.png

5. Some have told me they don't actually have these statistics on their page and therefore have no links which I find insanely strange and I recommend going to that cloud on the new LJ bar and submitting feedback which tells LJ this. In the meantime a few links to help you out. I recommend making bookmarks for these.

Scrapbook: http://YOUR-USER-NAME.livejournal.com/pics/catalog
Memories: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=YOUR-USER-NAME
Edit Userpics: http://www.livejournal.com/editpics.bml
Birthdays: http://www.livejournal.com/birthdays.bml

If you think of any other links I've forgotten please comment and I'll add them!

Haroldfiddlingfrog on July 2nd, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
A useful tip for submitting Support Requests: screenshots are enormously helpful. It doesn't do you or the volunteer trying to help you any good if you first have to spend a couple days talking past each other about what you do/should see.
tracyj23tracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that'd be very useful but I have no idea HOW to take a screen shot. Call me stupid but I know nothing about computers and just get super annoyed when things I used to understand and that worked just fine, get messed up 'cause someone decides they need to make it "better". No, not better, just harder to work with for us stupid people.

How do you take a screen shot? I need to show them none of this stuff is actually there - my stats are a blank screen.
Haroldfiddlingfrog on July 2nd, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
This website gives instructions for all the major computing platforms. After you have your screenshot you'll need to upload it somewhere on the web, like Scrapbook or Tinypic or Photobucket.

Edited at 2014-07-02 04:48 pm (UTC)
tracyj23: AoS - May  strongtracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'll give it a try. And sorry for the ranting there - you didn't deserve me being snarky. I was just in a bad mood and getting frustrated with LJ.

Thanks so much for the help!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 2nd, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Tracy, I know you are super frustrated. I could always go about this for you if you want. Just let me know.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Peacock Feathersireesanwar on July 2nd, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for helping my friend! You are extremely helpful!
Haroldfiddlingfrog on July 3rd, 2014 06:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! And so are you. Have you ever considered helping out with Support?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 3rd, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yep. I've gone into the help section but often times the issues aren't my expertise. I keep stopping by. I do want to help but I can only help on so many things.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 2nd, 2014 01:06 pm (UTC)
wait, you're older than me? really?! I thought I was older :D

Yeah, totally the point I was supposed to take for this post, I know :D
tracyj23: Yogatracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm older than BOTH of you. By a decade ... so you're both young still. :D
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 2nd, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
:D I didn't mean it like we're OLD, I just really thought I was older :D But we're all still young! No one can take that away from us! I climbed trees on vacation and built a sand castle! :D
tracyj23: Hammocktracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Definitely still young. :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 2nd, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
We are both very young. I mean it is crazy how young we are! LOL Tracy too!
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 3rd, 2014 08:28 am (UTC)
Yep, and we can do whatever we want to :D

This feels very Peter Pan-y :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 3rd, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Well I plan on never growing up fully so yeah... Peter Pan.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 7th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
Just don't jump out of any windows, please :D
Jill aka Jo: ST: Dual Spocksireesanwar on July 8th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Here we jump off roofs like in Mary Poppins. Just kidding... you couldn't get me on the roof for anything. I'm a little bit afraid of heights.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 8th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC)
Depends on how high the roof is... but mostly, I'd say no too :D
Though I always loved the parts where people sat on the roofs outside their windows, but those aren't the kind of houses we have over here :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 9th, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, I always liked that too but I don't think I'd be able to do it.
Jill aka Jo: SH: Headless Horsemansireesanwar on July 3rd, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah you're a little over a year younger. Even after meeting me you thought I was younger. YAY!
Phoenixburned_phoenix on July 3rd, 2014 08:32 am (UTC)
Yep, absolutely!
tracyj23: Kitty watching raintracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, unfortunately none of this helps me find what isn't there. IF I can figure out how to report it to LJ I will.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 2nd, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
Did you see the url for the userpics? Just let me know if you want me to work on it for you.
tracyj23: Heart - patchworktracyj23 on July 2nd, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
I did thank you, and saved the links. Kirsten suggested I try going back to the old style journal to see if that would help so I did and everything's back where it used to be and all makes sense again. I think I'll stay with that for now but if I want to switch back to the new I'll let you know and get your help to make sure it works. *hugs*. Thanks for being such a great help!
Haroldfiddlingfrog on July 3rd, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
I'd recommend still submitting a bug report to Support. Eventually (two to four months is my guess) the new design will be the only design, and it'll be better for you if whatever is causing this problem now is fixed by then.
tracyj23tracyj23 on July 3rd, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll do that.