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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: fickledame
2007-03-07 10:24 pm (UTC)
Excellent, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: thecatinthehat
2007-03-07 10:26 pm (UTC)
That was amazing. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: fleshuncovered
2007-03-07 10:26 pm (UTC)
now only if you give it to us plus users too ..*sigh
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From: mrmonkeyman
2007-03-07 10:27 pm (UTC)
Finally.
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[User Picture]From: liminalia
2007-03-07 10:27 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! I am so happy this has been worked out.
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[User Picture]From: logovo
2007-03-07 10:27 pm (UTC)
oh wow...
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From: battyblingtrash
2007-03-07 10:28 pm (UTC)
thanks! x
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[User Picture]From: johnkeats
2007-03-07 10:28 pm (UTC)
With the exception of the tag bug, which you guys
fixed pretty quick considering, it worked just
fine when I used it last week. I had already done
about 500 by hand. This saved me from doing the
last 1000 that way so good timing on this release!
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-03-07 10:35 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! Thanks again. :)
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[User Picture]From: cynic573
2007-03-07 10:29 pm (UTC)
Very cool, now I can keep people from reading my entire life story... gtfo stalkers! haha
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From: seraphina_prime
2007-03-07 10:29 pm (UTC)
This alone has inspired me to make my account a paid account again.
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[User Picture]From: photogfrog
2007-03-07 10:30 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: karenbcrazy
2007-03-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!!!!! I was not looking forward to doing this all by hand cause the only other way I found would have dumped all my tags.

Again YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!
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[User Picture]From: summertea
2007-03-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
This thing is SO COOL. ♥ Thanks! *_*
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From: wonderbadger
2007-03-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: synnoveaevael
2007-03-07 10:31 pm (UTC)
sexxcellent. i shall spread the good word. :D
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