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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: lilithschilde
2007-03-07 10:18 pm (UTC)
Finally! Thank you so much for this.
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[User Picture]From: chemodax
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
It's great, but too late. Because I've just changed security level of all my 500 entries by hand! :)
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[User Picture]From: kellzilla
2007-03-07 11:14 pm (UTC)
Heh...over 2000 entries here... :D
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[User Picture]From: sjp
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much.
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[User Picture]From: dravenreborn
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very, very much. :)
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[User Picture]From: walking_by
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL.
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From: hineko_eloriel
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
I could have used this so many times... Oh well, better late than never. Thank you so much for this!
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[User Picture]From: evaporate
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
sdkjl;ljsdfkk!! Awesome.
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From: dinglewhoosh
2007-03-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
Cool.
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[User Picture]From: unforeseenfury
2007-03-07 10:20 pm (UTC)
Not something I will likely ever use, but a nice feature none the less.
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[User Picture]From: africanashes
2007-03-07 10:20 pm (UTC)
Excellent! You just made my day SO much better with this news! :)
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[User Picture]From: jessparizek
2007-03-07 10:21 pm (UTC)
how awesome is this, if only it was a feature that was possible way back when when i went though my many entries, but even so, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: alexthedevil
2007-03-07 10:21 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks :D
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From: ex_kiiabby684
2007-03-07 10:22 pm (UTC)
wow, how embarassing, I just changed over 1000 posts... all from the last year. I think I'm on LJ too much!

Thank you for this wonderful tool! :D
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[User Picture]From: kylara
2007-03-07 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *__*
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[User Picture]From: renrui
2007-03-07 10:23 pm (UTC)
it was only last month that I went through 6 years worth of posts.. ;__; but thanks for finally coming up with this!
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