I don't think there's much point granting me "access" when you subscribe... as far as I can tell it has no effect. The only way for me to read your Livejournal entries through here is if I syndicate the RSS feed, I can do that with or without your permission, and it only shows public entries. Similarly, when I "subscribe" to an OpenID it doesn't seem to have any effect. I don't know why the system even allows us to do these things.

ETA: sounds like it does have some effect after all (see comments). Probably not the effect you intend, though.
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From: [personal profile] foxfirefey


There are actually reasons for this, although they might not be immediately clear:

For access: it allows OpenID users to limit who can send them private messages. It also allows them to only show certain fields on their profile to people who have access.

For subscribe: it has to do with certain notification features. One example is that OpenID users can upload icons, and there's a notification for icon uploads from people you subscribe to.
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We probably ought to make that clear - maybe display some different strings when the account is an OpenID one.
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