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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: _commonsense_
2007-03-11 08:33 am (UTC)
do you have the same thing planned for tagging as well?
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[User Picture]From: aidan4
2007-03-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
Does this tool work for communities?
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[User Picture]From: znp
2007-03-12 03:04 pm (UTC)
finally!!! well done!! =)
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[User Picture]From: wyldemoon
2007-03-12 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks for making this tool. It was a great help! And it worked quite quickly!

Thanks again!
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[User Picture]From: coventry_lance
2007-03-12 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ever considered tags that could be used for privacy?

For example, if I have a 'school' tag and a friend who hates reading about school, I could put her name on a list so that whenever a post is tagged 'school,' she's blocked out. Any chance this is possible?

Just thought I'd throw it out there, 'cause I'd sure find it useful.
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[User Picture]From: henpecked
2007-03-13 05:01 pm (UTC)
Check out the Custom Friends Filters. They do exactly what you've mentioned.
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[User Picture]From: cherryslipz
2007-03-12 11:12 pm (UTC)
I have a question is there a way to delet a Lot of post at the same time without going back to every single post and deleting it?
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[User Picture]From: iswari
2007-03-13 12:01 am (UTC)
Any chance there will be an option down the road of mass-converting custom to private? I hope so!
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From: heather_zero
2007-03-13 01:19 am (UTC)
grrr...now it comes along!! oh well...about a year ago i went through each entry and changed the privacy of them all. next time i'm all over that shit.
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[User Picture]From: hiddenglitter
2007-03-13 09:29 am (UTC)
NICE!

Now... where will this feature be located? Or do we have to hunt down this post (for the link) every time?
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[User Picture]From: hyzenflay
2007-03-13 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hi, I used the editprivacy thing when it was first available and hence buggy, so obviously it deleted my tags, is there any way I can get them back at all? From a back-up maybe?

I realise it's a little while ago now, but I didn't know where to ask about it at the time, and it's taken me a while to get around to posting this (damn procrastination of some things, but doing other things straight away!)

Anyway, just thought I'd ask.
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[User Picture]From: jealousgrl809
2007-03-14 12:47 am (UTC)

Eeeeeeeeek

Today I upgraded my livejoural into a PAID ACCOUNT... I have my 35 pictures and can now post up polls but I can't see any new layouts or themes when i go to edit journal style............ it's completely the same as before and it sucks because I wanted to change my layout....


can anyone help me out with this???? I don't think its fair to have paid and not get what paid members are supposed to get....

Does it maybe take some times to process??? eeek help!
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[User Picture]From: jealousgrl809
2007-03-14 12:50 am (UTC)

New to paid account..... help.

Today I upgraded my livejoural into a PAID ACCOUNT... I have my 35 pictures and can now post up polls but I can't see any new layouts or themes when i go to edit journal style............ it's completely the same as before and it sucks because I wanted to change my layout....


can anyone help me out with this???? I don't think its fair to have paid and not get what paid members are supposed to get....

Does it maybe take some times to process??? eeek help!
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[User Picture]From: leian
2007-03-14 06:09 am (UTC)
Awesome! :D
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[User Picture]From: agentelrond
2007-03-15 05:22 am (UTC)
You've made lots of users (me included) VERY happy.
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: crantz
2007-03-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
I like it very much. Thank you to whoever developed this!
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