* stealth mode

Entry Tracking on LJ

I've been using entry tracking as a version of RSS feeds for LJ - which has greatly reduced the strain on my feedreader :) It also lets me just track entries with a certain tag - like for icons only, or a particular fic tag.

TIS AWESOME FOR LURKERS \o/

So here are most of the ljs/comms I track entries of:


General posts: LJs I'm trying out or STALKING, LOL
_jems_ posts a new entry
rainmage posts a new entry
azurelunatic posts a new entry tagged lj
charlesatan posts a new entry
fotojournalist posts a new entry - FOOOOD
johnlevitt posts a new entry
sleepingfingers posts a new entry
mbeasi posts a new entry
news posts a new entry
nokiirat posts a new entry tagged anime
oatmeal_cookie posts a new entry
phrenk posts a new entry
sarahtales posts a new entry
shinigami39 posts a new entry
telophase posts a new entry
topazera posts a new entry
visualinsight posts a new entry tagged comics
Someone posts a new entry to lj_releases

Fic Tracking
aisushi posts a new entry tagged recs: fic
corvidae9 posts a new entry tagged switchverse
rykaine posts a new entry tagged story - honor bound
rykaine posts a new entry tagged story - panacea
skylark97 posts a new entry tagged to harvest a soul
skylark97 posts a new entry tagged wolves
tsaiko posts a new entry tagged original
tygati posts a new entry tagged stories
Someone posts a new entry to snail_mail_porn

Recs
halcyonjazz posts a new entry tagged harry potter
Someone posts a new entry to list_links
Someone posts an entry tagged harry/draco to crack_broom

Icon LJs
I like having my icons on comms and not ljs - so I just track those instead of friending. Also, some have a lot of other content I'm no that into, so I just track the icon tags:

_iconicreations posts a new entry
_rhea posts a new entry tagged stock
ad_choc posts a new entry tagged icons
call_me_daisy posts a new entry
gorramdoll posts a new entry
iconseeyou posts a new entry
lemonpunch posts a new entry
lucky_penny01 posts a new entry
mowd_icons posts a new entry
obaona posts a new entry tagged icons
rave_icons posts a new entry
reira_21 posts a new entry tagged icons
unclesalty posts a new entry
xeyra posts a new entry tagged graphics:icons

Icon Comms
Sometimes I just miss a lot of icon comms' posts and find entry tracking easier.

Someone posts a new entry to _feigenbaum_
Someone posts a new entry to antikku_kohiten
Someone posts a new entry to biconic
Someone posts a new entry to collar_blind
Someone posts a new entry to cult
Someone posts a new entry to epicfail
Someone posts a new entry to fonobi
Someone posts a new entry to hazelsparkle
Someone posts a new entry to hikkie_heaven
Someone posts a new entry to iphoenix
Someone posts a new entry to jamtimegraphics
Someone posts a new entry to khalls_stuff
Someone posts a new entry to last5
Someone posts a new entry to lux_decorus
Someone posts a new entry to rarelyordinary
Someone posts a new entry to reuninstall
Someone posts a new entry to sanguinet
Someone posts a new entry to sentientxx
Someone posts a new entry to speedicons
Someone posts a new entry to stolenlights
Someone posts a new entry to sundry_icons
Someone posts a new entry to well_of_desires
Someone posts a new entry to whoresque
Someone posts an entry tagged icons to dokuji_graphics
Someone posts an entry tagged icons: anime to tasteofblame
Someone posts an entry tagged stock to amarylis
Someone posts an entry tagged zo_cat to grarpirates

Layouts
The individual comms get drowned out by mintyapple et all so individual tracking is easier :)

allwashedout posts a new entry.
milou_veronica posts a new entry
minty_peach posts a new entry.
Someone posts a new entry to cartonage
Someone posts a new entry to fruitstyle
Someone posts a new entry to infusive
Someone posts a new entry to novaless
Someone posts a new entry to refutare
Someone posts a new entry to refuted
Someone posts a new entry to thefulcrum
Someone posts a new entry to spire
Someone posts a new entry to toyhouse

Art, Comics & Manga
_odella_ posts a new entry
90009 posts a new entry
aidosaur posts a new entry
antiship posts a new entry
bluestraggler posts a new entry tagged art dump
gikun posts a new entry
headtrip posts a new entry
kayjkay posts a new entry tagged art
kayjkay posts a new entry tagged daily sketch
jdillon posts a new entry
maxdasuki posts a new entry
questionstar posts a new entry tagged pictars
sherant posts a new entry
Someone posts a new entry to glockart
Someone posts a new entry to rahly_furverted
Someone posts a new entry to sherant_art
Someone posts an entry tagged golden days to free_manga
Someone posts an entry tagged hyakkiyakou shou to free_manga

Often Miss Their Posts, On Hiatus, Rarely Post
emmagrant01 posts a new entry
fallia posts a new entry
fausti posts a new entry
issen4 posts a new entry
masterofmercury posts a new entry
meiface posts a new entry
misterwalnut posts a new entry
prpl_pen posts a new entry
starlitshore posts a new entry
undressah posts a new entry
Someone posts a new entry to bellefic
Someone posts a new entry to privetdrive
Someone posts a new entry to slashcast

Crap, that was long o_O

Edit: Refer to comments for how I use tracking on LJ
Tags:
Question! Because this has made me curiousss. How does tracking work, exactly? I've never tried it personally, and really never heard anyone talk about it until now. Once you 'track' something, where does it show up? Obviously it seems different than just having stuff show up on your friends (or filtered) lists.
I'd been wanting to do this for months but only finally got to it today XD There's really no need for entry!tracking to be private on LJ - in a way I wish it were public ^^
Okay, this is nifty specially if I want to check new updates on fics for comms.

Question Time:

1) Do I need to watch/join a comm to be able to track something? Or can I just track without?

and 2) This is a dumb one but how do I track? I get RSS but I rarely use that. TAT
1) You only need to join if the comm's posts are members only or friend if a lj is friends-locked.

For comms, you can first join, then track the posts you want and then use the ban_set command at the admin console to hide the comm from your member of-list.

2) Where the links for "comment", "add to memories" etc. are located, there's another link called "track" or maybe "subscribe" - this lets you track post, comments or even when someone uploads a new userpic :) It automatically checks "email notification" which I usually UNcheck immediately XD

So where before I used to have a dozen comms on RSS feeds, now I just add them to entry!tracking :) My feedreader is for stuff off of lj.

(( Off topic: Am considering making two new public filters too: one for non-lj feeds (like smashing magazine) and one for tumblr rss feeds. I just need to make syndicated feeds for them and then add them to custom friends group ^_^ ))
Wasn't there a limit on how much tracking you could do at once, at one point? I seem to remember there being one... or, I hope I remember that, since it's what's kept me from doing this very thing all this time.
Free accounts have only 25, and Plus have 200.

Paid and permanent though have 1000 XD I'm nowhere NEAR the limit so not worried \o\o/o/

Found the numbers over here
That's so cool! I might have to try something like that for a couple comms.
I just started tracking for posts, and it's the best thing ever. 100% behind you on this.
Hi.

I just came along and now I'm curious. Does this list mean that you keep track of your f'list via those track notifications in your LJ inbox?
I keep track of people not on my flist via entry!tracking usually -its an alternative to rss feeds and the flistt, at least for me.