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_support, support, bunneh

KARMA.

It's official: I'm a contributor!

I'm almost lost for words, but this ties in with what I've been doing lately.

LJ's new style system, S2, is a dream come true for code geeks like me who disliked the uniformity of the existing Edit Style page. Unfortunately, for ordinary paid users who want to create their own custom S2 styles, the language is a bitch to learn without much help and guidance, so I've already helped newly-made friends like ursamajor S2ify their journals. If any of you want help in doing the same, I'll think about helping you. No guarantees, though.

S2's been in beta for more than a year now, and it's only in the past six months or so that it's really started to take off with the new S2-only styles and features. As it's close to being finished, us support monkeys are now expected to support its use, and we can't easily do that without having a bunch of FAQs available to chuck at users who ask silly questions without looking at the FAQ first.

I never imagined when I joined LiveJournal that I'd end up writing a bunch of these new FAQs.
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More FAQ goodness

Before I forget, I have two more FAQ achievements I'd like to report, both of which may be of interest to some of my friends. *eyes foxmagic*

You might remember the events I reported in my previous post on this subject. Well, the ensuing debate resulted in a new policy regarding S2 documentation: namely, the differences between the two style systems will be reflected in the FAQ, but there will be no tutorials on how to actually do stuff in S2 until it's reached its first release version. It's a nice compromise, IMHO.

Because of this new policy (and because of related abuse issues), the documentation administrators have recently implemented my original suggested modification to this FAQ (although I must give finding_helena credit for raising the issue in the first place). More importantly, braindrain adapted my prior first draft of a proposed "catch-all" S2 FAQ; I suggested lot of modifications to his proposal, and almost all of them were accepted. The new FAQ has since been added.

Behold: FAQ #168: What is Style System 2 (S2)? How can I use it on my journal?

*dances the happy yay-I-sorta-wrote-a-second-FAQ dance*