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Changing Privacy on Posts en Masse [Mar. 7th, 2007|02:11 pm]
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[henrylyne]
Ever since I started working for LJ it seems that paid users have been asking for the ability to change the privacy of old posts en masse. Well, the brand new Edit Journal Privacy page allows Paid users to do just that. You can change a bunch of posts from one basic privacy level to another.

Here's how it works:

  1. Choose a Timeframe. You can select all posts or a range of posts between two specific dates.
  2. Choose the privacy level to change posts from, and the new privacy level they should become.
  3. Click "Update Entries" and you will get a page showing how many posts match your criteria.
  4. Once you've confirmed your settings, you click "Yes, Update these Posts". Your password might be required.
  5. We'll send you an email when your entries have been updated. The final step doesn't tell you when the changes are complete, because it may take several seconds, or occasionally even longer.

Things to note:

-- Right now this tool only supports switching from and to the basic privacy levels (public, friends only or private). Any changes you make will not apply to posts that are set to a custom friends group (the tool will just skip over those posts).
-- There is no "undo" button for these actions. If you change the privacy level on one or more of your posts by mistake, you'll have to go back in and change them to their desired privacy level.
-- We have two simple security measures in place:
  • Passwords are required when making posts more public. If someone gained access to your computer or hijacked your login session, they would only be able to use this tool if they also had your password. Make sure you keep your passwords secure and hard to crack.
  • Email notifications are sent each time this tool is used. This means you will always know if someone, you or someone else, used this tool to make changes to posts, and roughly what those changes were.

Hope you like it!

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[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-03-07 10:14 pm (UTC)
HENRY RULES :D
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[User Picture]From: dawna
2007-03-08 12:14 am (UTC)
Is he as cute in person as he is in his userpic? *giggles*
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[User Picture]From: abbiemills
2007-03-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. This is pretty much amazing.
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[User Picture]From: vampireborg
2007-03-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks. :D
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[User Picture]From: ghostwalker
2007-03-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
Bravo! Been waiting for these options for years. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: bizarre
2007-03-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
SUUURE

AFTER I go back 4+ years and change everything MANUALLY

*sigh*

owell
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[User Picture]From: xemcats
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
Haha, I did that too. Actually, it was kind of neat to go back through the evolution of myself. Satiated the self-centered part of my brain. You know.
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[User Picture]From: lurker
2007-03-07 10:15 pm (UTC)
Does this apply to us early adopters too? :)
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[User Picture]From: lizzlemermaid
2007-03-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
Aw man. I wish this had been around when I made my entire journal Friend's Only...
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From: venus_ice
2007-03-07 10:22 pm (UTC)
IAWTC. That's hours out of my life that I'll never get back.
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[User Picture]From: moriath
2007-03-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oh thank goodness!!!

(first time I've been compelled to comment on a post here but it's warranted!)
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From: kittingrrl
2007-03-07 10:21 pm (UTC)
me too. ROCK ON WIT YOUR BAD SELFS!
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[User Picture]From: taral
2007-03-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Not something I'm planning to use, but I know it's way more efficient to do on the server than with some hacky tool.
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[User Picture]From: brokendreams_
2007-03-07 10:17 pm (UTC)
Best thing ever!!!!
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[User Picture]From: xemcats
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
This is a long time coming and VERY appreciated. Thank you so much!
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[User Picture]From: papa_donna
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
most excellent!
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[User Picture]From: jedi_iwakura
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
**does a jig**

THANK YOU GUYS.
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[User Picture]From: noabsolutes
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, neat!
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[User Picture]From: sparkgrrl658
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
FINALLY!!!!

[rushing to do it right now]
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