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<a name="specific"></a><h3>Searching for a Specific Person</h3>
If you know the LiveJournal username of the person or community you are looking for, you can find their journal by going to the following link, replacing <i>exampleusername</i> with that person's username:<lj-raw>
</lj-raw>Alternatively, you can use the "search" box in the top right corner of main LiveJournal pages to search for someone using their username, email, or Instant Messenger identity.

The email and Instant Messenger identity searches are the easiest ways to find a LiveJournal username when you do not know the person's specific username and are not able to ask them. However, many users do not make this information public, which hides them from search results.

<a name="methods"></a><h3>Other Search Methods</h3>
If you are not looking for a specific individual, or if the method above did not work for you, then you may wish to use another search method. These include:<lj-raw>
<li><b>Communities</b>: You can search for people through <a href="lj://faq/85" title="FAQ #85: [[faqtitle:85]]">communities of similar people</a>.</li>
<li><b>Interests</b>: You can search for people based on their <a href="lj://faq/60" title="FAQ #60: [[faqtitle:60]]">interests</a>.</li>
<li><b>Latest Posts</b>: You can search for people by reading the <a href="">Latest Posts</a> page, which is a list of the recent public entries posted by LiveJournal's users.</li>
<li><b>Others' Friends pages</b>: You can search for people by looking on the <a href="lj://faq/219">friends pages of your other friends.</a>
<li><b>Random</b>: You can search for people at <a href="">random</a>.</li>
<li><a href="lj://faq/249" title="FAQ #249: [[faqtitle:249]]"><b>[[gmlitem:/schools/index.bml.title]]</b></a>: You can search for people who <a href=>list particular schools</a>.</li>
<li><a href="lj:faq/285" title="FAQ #285: What is the Explore LJ page?"><b>Explore LiveJournal</b></a>: <a href=>This page</a> highlights recent posts in various content areas, links to several search methods, and displays Latest Posts/<lj user=lj_spotlight> communities.</li>
<!--<li><lj-raw><a href="lj://faq/291" title="FAQ #291: What is the &#8220Find Your Friends&#8221 feature? Can I search for my email contacts on LiveJournal?"><b>Find your Friends on LiveJournal</b></a></lj-raw>: <a href="">This page</a> allows you to search your email address book/contacts list for people who may be using LiveJournal, so that you can add them as a Friend or notify them that you have a LiveJournal. You can also invite people who are not using LiveJournal to <a href="lj://faq/104" title="FAQ #104: [[faqtitle:104]]">create an account</a>.</li>-->

<a name="paidmethods"></a><h3>Special Search Methods</h3>
<li><b>Location</b>: You can search by <a href="">location</a>.</li>
<li><b>Directory</b>: All users can search the <a href="">Directory</a> to find other users or communities. These searches can include age, friends, interests, location, etc.
<ul><li>All LiveJournal users are listed in the Directory, but users without access to the Directory cannot see their own listings.</li>
<li>You can remove yourself from certain Directory searches at the <a href="">Edit Profile</a> page, by unchecking the "[[gmlitem:/manage/profile/index.bml.location]]" option (to be removed from location searches) or selecting "[[gmlitem:/manage/profile/]]" for the "[[gmlitem:/manage/profile/index.bml.share.birthday]]" option (to be removed from age searches).</li></ul></li>
<li><b>Friends' Friends page</b>: If you have an account with <a href="lj://faq/21" title="FAQ #21: [[faqtitle:21]]">Professional</a> or Permanent package of service, you can view a single page which combines the friends' pages of all of your friends.
<ul><li><a href="[[journalurl]]/friendsfriends">[[journalurl]]/friendsfriends</a></li></ul>

<a name="findme"></a><h3>How do I encourage other people to read my journal?</h3>
<ul><li><a href="lj://faq/350" title="FAQ #350: What is Promo? How can I promote my entries on LiveJournal?">Promote your entries</a> on the main page (<a href="lj://faq/286" title="FAQ #286: What are Cyrillic Services? How can I opt in or out of these services?">Cyrillic services</a> users only).</li>
<li>Find <a href="lj://faq/61" title="FAQ #61: What are Friends? How do I manage my Friends list?">other LiveJournal users</a> who are interested in the same topics as you are. Add them to your <a href="lj://faq/219" title="FAQ #219: Where can I read the entries my Friends post? What is a Friends page?">Friends Feed</a> and comment on their posts.</li>
<li>Share your <a href="lj://faq/60" title="FAQ #60: What is the Interests feature? How do I add or remove interests?">interests</a> on your Profile page.</li>
<li><a href="lj://faq/85" title="FAQ #85: How do I find a community?">Join interesting communities</a> and find users who might be interested in your journal among their members. Comment on their entries and post your own entries in the communities.</li>
<li>Share your location in your <a href="">profile settings</a>.</li></ul>

Code: [faq] 202.3summary (2019-12-19 15:19:44, diff)Sev: 1
English (LJ):
LiveJournal has many search methods to find specific people or meet new people, including the Directory. After you find someone new, you may wish to <a href="lj://faq/305" title="FAQ #305: What is the Inbox? How do I communicate with other LiveJournal users?">communicate with them</a>.