Appendix E. S1 Variable Reference: Friends View

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FRIENDS_5LINKUNIT_AD — The HTML tag needed to show a 5 link unit ad on your journal.
FRIENDS_ALTPOSTER — When a user other than the journal owner posts a top-level journal entry in a journal, this variable is inserted into the %%altposter%% property of FRIENDS_EVENT.
FRIENDS_CLOSE_SKYSCRAPER_AD — Conditional close wrapper around ad and/or user content.
FRIENDS_CURRENT — When a user has specified "current" information (like current music or current mood), this variable is added to the %%currents%% property of FRIENDS_CURRENTS.
FRIENDS_CURRENTS — When a user has specified "current" information (like current music or current mood), this variable separates those entries apart from the rest of the journal entry in FRIENDS_EVENT.
FRIENDS_DATE_FORMAT — Describes how dates/times are formatted in each FRIENDS_EVENT variable.
FRIENDS_END_DAY — The opposite of FRIENDS_NEW_DAY. This variable is inserted into %%events%% in the FRIENDS_EVENTS.
FRIENDS_EVENT — An event from the user's journal. A bunch of these (as specified by FRIENDS_OPT_ITEMS) get put together to form the %%events%% property of the FRIENDS_EVENTS variable. See also FRIENDS_EVENT_PRIVATE and FRIENDS_EVENT_PROTECTED.
FRIENDS_EVENTS — A container for a bunch of FRIENDS_EVENT variables. Gets inserted into %%events%% of FRIENDS_PAGE.
FRIENDS_EVENT_PRIVATE — An optional specialized form of FRIENDS_EVENT to be used on entries that are marked as "private" (only the original poster can see them). If you leave this blank, the standard event variable will be used instead.
FRIENDS_EVENT_PROTECTED — An optional specialized form of FRIENDS_EVENT to be used on entries that are marked as "friends" or "custom" (only a select group of people can see them). If you leave this blank, the standard event variable will be used instead.
FRIENDS_FRIENDPIC — Creates the IMG tag needed to show your friend's picture on the friends view page.
FRIENDS_HEAD — Any arbitrary HTML you want placed in the <HEAD> of the friends page. This is a good place to put CSS or META tags. If you want to add the same tags to all your pages, use GLOBAL_HEAD.
FRIENDS_NEW_DAY — Before any FRIENDS_EVENT that's on a day that no other event has been shown before, this block is inserted into %%events%% in the FRIENDS_EVENTS.
FRIENDS_NOFRIENDS — This variable is used as %%events%% in FRIENDS_PAGE if the user has not defined any friends.
FRIENDS_NO_SUBJECT — When a journal entry does NOT have a subject, this variable is inserted into the %%subject%% property of FRIENDS_EVENT.
FRIENDS_OPEN_SKYSCRAPER_AD — Conditional open wrapper around ad and/or user content.
FRIENDS_OPT_ITEMS — This is an integer value between 1 and 50 that sets how many items are shown in the "events" property of the FRIENDS_PAGE variable.
FRIENDS_PAGE — The HTML for the friends' most recent journal entries page (friends view) that's sent to the browser. Customize this as you'd like your page to look.
FRIENDS_RANGE_HISTORY — This should be the text that says the user is not viewing the most recent entries, but is instead viewing back into the history.
FRIENDS_RANGE_MOSTRECENT — This should be the text that says the user is viewing the top (most recent) entries, and there are %%numitems%% of them.
FRIENDS_SKIP_BACKWARD — The HTML to make the link to the next (less recent) page of the friends view... going back in time.
FRIENDS_SKIP_FORWARD — The HTML to make the link to the previous (more recent) page of the friends view... going forward in time.
FRIENDS_SKIP_LINKS — If the user can go back a page or forward a page, this variable is inserted into the %%skiplinks%% property of FRIENDS_PAGE.
FRIENDS_SKIP_SPACER — The HTML shown if both the skip backward and skip forward elements are displayed.
FRIENDS_SKYSCRAPER_AD — The HTML tag needed to show a skyscraper ad on your journal.
FRIENDS_SUBJECT — When a journal entry has a subject, this variable is inserted into the %%subject%% property of FRIENDS_EVENT.
FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS — Define here HTML (if any) that you want to be displayed for the links to read comments and post comments on the current event. The contents of this variable are inserted into %%talklinks%% in FRIENDS_EVENT if the user has commenting enabled.
FRIENDS_TALK_READLINK — If there are comments on the existing journal entry being displayed, then one of these variables is inserted into the %%readlink%% property of FRIENDS_TALK_LINKS.
FRIENDS_WEBSITE — When the user has specified their website URL, this variable goes into the %%website%% property of FRIENDS_PAGE.

Abstract

Shows what all of the user's friends have been doing, combined in a page that looks almost identical to the lastn view.

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