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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!


[User Picture]From: sparkgrrl658
2007-03-07 10:33 pm (UTC)
it's wonderful to see that i'm nothing like i was in highschool, PHEW. that trip down memory lane was one i didn't really want to take, it was embarassing! and now it's all safely locked away :D
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From: ex_kiiabby684
2007-03-07 10:36 pm (UTC)
yeah that's the same feeling I have! All those embarassing rants and whines safely out of the way :)
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[User Picture]From: swagmonkey
2007-03-08 02:15 am (UTC)
Haha, yes! The beginning of my LJ is so angsty. I thought I was like baring my heart about some girl, but it looks so much more shallow in retrospect...
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[User Picture]From: sparkgrrl658
2007-03-08 02:52 am (UTC)
yeah. i was too cranky about boys and high all the time. lol. well, at least we can look back and laugh a little!
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