LJ features not in Dreamwidth
Some features LJ has aren't going to be available in Dreamwidth, at least at launch. Some of these will never be put into Dreamwidth while others are just too difficult for now but will be added later. You may also wish to see the changes from LiveJournal page which lists things that have been added or changes, as well as those which have been removed.
- 1 S1 Journal Style System
- 2 Scrapbook Photo Hosting
- 3 Phone Posts
- 4 TxtLJ
- 5 Pingbacks
- 6 Notes
- 7 m.livejournal.com
- 8 Automatic Location Detection
- 9 LJTalk
- 10 Many of LJ's popular layouts
- 11 LJ Messenger
- 12 Todo Lists
- 13 Your Journal, Your Money
- 14 My Guests
- 15 MySpace Widget
- 16 Snap.com previews
- 17 Singles
- 18 LiveJournal.app iPhone/iPod Touch Client
- 19 Nudge
- 20 Ads
S1 Journal Style System
Maintaining and documenting S1 is a lot of work that we would rather put into updating and fixing the newer S2 system. This will never be available on Dreamwidth.
Scrapbook Photo Hosting
This is absent for technical reasons; we hope to eventually add our own photo hosting service with better integration and usability.
We hope to add the phone posting ability some day but would have to re-write it from scratch and negotiate contracts with each country's phone providers which is difficult and expensive.
We're in the same situation with this as phone posts.
We're working on this one--we don't want to implement it the same way LJ did.
We want to add this, but haven't yet! See more about this feature on LJ here.
This is LJ's new mobile interface; ours is still the old one that was from livejournal.com/mobile.
Automatic Location Detection
We don't have this right now. Read more about this feature on LJ here.
DW doesn't have a Jabber service yet, but it's possible.
Many of LJ's popular layouts
Many of LJ's popular layouts aren't open source, including popular layouts such as Smooth Sailing and Flexible Squares.
So far, we haven't heard about a demand for this. MSN's requirements that users sign up for promotional email is also a little offputting.
This never came out of beta on LiveJournal and has not been used much. If we add something similar it will be re-written with better integration and usability.
Your Journal, Your Money
We took out the ad code, and it's probably not going to be added back.
This hasn't been released on LJ yet, but DW won't have it. We give Google Analytics to paid users instead.
Haven't heard any demand for this one yet.
This won't be added - we generally think it's better off dead. People who like them can install Snap.com's technology on their browser anyway.
We're not in the business of getting Brad laid. (and, sadly, it never worked for the rest of us)
LiveJournal.app iPhone/iPod Touch Client
Nudge is the work of the devil and has been removed with great glee on the part of our developers.
See also "nudge".