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Changing Privacy on Posts en Masse [Mar. 7th, 2007|02:11 pm]
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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: desire_billy
2007-03-15 07:28 pm (UTC)
Is there a way to do this in paid comms as well?
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[User Picture]From: reborn_spirit
2007-04-01 03:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for creating this feature. Making 2000 entries friends-only was becoming a pain in my ass.
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[User Picture]From: mrsquizzical
2007-04-01 05:05 am (UTC)
i'm not sure where to post this. if this is the wrong place - please direct me to where i should be. thanks. :~)

my account was paid for by someone else as a gift. and i have received another gift which i would like to use to extend my paid time/icon space.

however i can't find the certificate or whatever it may be for this. it was only around christmas/new year time. surely it hasn't expired?

thanks for your help.

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From: jellykarma666
2007-04-20 11:00 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble adjusting my colors in generator. It's very frustrating. Any idea when this will be better?
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From: _r_e_q_u_i_e_m_
2007-04-20 04:08 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ladiabla
2007-05-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
I know this has nothing to do with your post what so ever. But I saw your photo in your icon and did a triple take. You are a dead ringer for a guy I knew back in Detroit. I used to see him ever week at Patrick O'Ryans........ not that you care. But sir, I do believe you have a doppleganger in the Metro Detroit/Greater Windsor area
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[User Picture]From: lloydsgurl
2007-06-06 06:05 am (UTC)
I know this is a few months late, but this news makes me very happy.
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[User Picture]From: lainy
2007-07-23 10:21 am (UTC)
I was dreading changing 7 years worth of entries to friends only manually.

I've got to say that this was actually the deciding influence for me to go paid again.
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[User Picture]From: bickichick
2007-10-12 01:49 am (UTC)

I like I like!!

hurrah Henry

it's about damn time :)
I been asking friends about this
I have all these entries that are public how do I make all my journal friends only?

I actually went through my live journal wrote out all the dates of those marked for public enteries and I been slowly going through old old LJ entries and replacing friends only on them all time consumating

in one swoop all dates to friends only- that's some sweet action

Thank you Henry
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2008-03-13 07:41 pm (UTC)

Tag dump

Hi. I just used this as a security measure, and it dumped all my tags! Help! Is there any way I can reverse this?!
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