Allow limited access to scripting, beyond current embedding options
Short, concise description of the idea
Loosen restrictions on scripting in journals.
Full description of the idea
Perhaps the feature could be restricted to permanent and paid users--users with a financial stake in LiveJournal are probably a lower risk [EDITED: The stricken assertion strongly rebutted in comment-space. Read the comment threads for alternate implementation suggestions].
- LJ users can take advantage of various semantic and "Web 2.0" tools, mashups, and extensions.
- Stay competitive with Blogger, WordPress, and other platforms that allow these technologies.
- Some tools out there automate the addition of Affiliate tags, allowing one to "monetize" links from their journal.
- Harder to prevent cross-site scripting attacks and content that breaks friends pages.
- Care must be taken to prevent "breakage" of friends and friendsfriends views.
- Possible increase in support issues that are actually related to embedded or scripted content from other sites.
ETA: Many people have commented that $5 is not a high enough bar to prevent bad behavior. So set the bar higher [perm accounts or pre-paid annuals for example].