All automated bots, spiders, crawlers, data-miners, etc that access information on LiveJournal.com are subject to the following policy. If you have been redirected to this page it is because we believe you to be in control of an automated bot. If that is not the case, please contact us at email@example.com.
We provide a variety of user data in standard XML formats, namely:
You are encouraged to use these resources instead of "screen-scraping" user pages.
You are encouraged to cache the results of your bot's requests, which saves us bandwidth and CPU time. Bots making repeated requests on the same resource (URL) in a short amount of time will be blocked. Please do not multithread your bot to access multiple resources at the same time and do not connect more than five times per second.
All bots are required to have a well-formed user agent which includes a contact email address for the bot maintainer, and preferrably a URL to the organization running the bot. Bots without this information have a higher chance of being blocked. An example of a well-formed user agent is:
Bot - http://example.com/ljtoy.html; firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommended using site cookies with your requests, and strongly prefer using a logged-in session with a LiveJournal account.
If we've blocked your bot and you'd like to contact us about it, please email us at email@example.com.