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Hide banned users activity

Short, concise description of the idea
Create an option to hide all postings and comments of the banned users from those who banned them

Full description of the idea
I think many users (including me of course) would like the annoying people whom we banned to disappear completely from our virtual world - i.e., not to see their postings and comments in ANY journal, and to see "This user is banned" instead. Just like disqus.com does, for example (it does not display even the names of the banned ones). This feature should be very easy to implement and can be regulated by a checkbox like "Hide banned users activity" in Settings.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Will make LJ much more comfortable place where everyone can completely protect himself from annoying people and their texts. Those who still want to see what the people they have banned are writing will have that option, too, so everyone will benefit, except for those who like to annoy others.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't see any.

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3rd Way verification

Short, concise description of the idea
If and when hacking makes authentication difficult/impossible, then physical verification of account at house address could be used in feasible rare cases. It has the added advantage of bridging online and physical reality, for those who opt for it.

Full description of the idea
This is a suggestion. Authentication in special / occasional cases can be enhanced by incorporating a 3rd way of physical verification at the home address one has provided (2nd-way verification being mobile phone).
For example, when there is a problem, you are providing your company address also as a point of contact. In rare cases, a person would take the effort to actually write a letter by post or in the rarest cases may even walk in to our office for clarification. The same could be done on the side of users too.
For example, a facility may be provided as an option for the first time activation of an account to be done by physical postage, if a user wants it for reliability, privacy or any other reason. This will involve considerable cost and is a slow process, but if internet becomes an unsafe place due to a lot of hacking, this added layer of authentication may help (assuming that post office personnel don't steal letters). Google did this with Google Ads, and so this is not new, although it may involve considerable effort in streamlining the business process.
It has the added advantage of bridging online and physical reality, for those who opt for it.

An ordered list of benefits
  • transparency, integrity, security, privacy, legality
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • exposure, discordance, cost, slow down, more gateways for error

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Update the share to ok.ru link.

Short, concise description of the idea
The Classmates / одноклассники website ok.ru informed me that the share to OK process currently used by LJ is out-dated and slow and that a new method is available.

Full description of the idea
The LJ method of sharing to ok.ru is out-dated and slow. Please consider updating the share to method as outlined here... https://apiok.ru/ext/like

An ordered list of benefits
  • The better the ability to share to other social platforms, the more viable LJ becomes.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The LJ method of sharing to ok.ru is out-dated and slow.
  • Rather than removing the share to Ook.ru option, as LJ did with my.mail.ru at the end of 2017, why not update it?
Magdalene

Title
Search my own private journal

Short, concise description of the idea
I want to be able to search my own private or locked journal entries, going back 9 years. I would be willing to pay.

Full description of the idea
Currently, in order to make my own journal searchable by myself, I have to make it publicly searchable. I use it as an actual journal, not a blog. It is entirely private and personal, and I do not want it to show up on anybody else's search unless I have given them access to the specific post already.

I do not want my private journal published, I just want to be able to make full use of it myself. At present I have a free account, but I would definitely be willing to pay if this function were available. Please?

An ordered list of benefits
  • It would allow me to look back at how my thinking has evolved in time.
  • It would allow me to look back at events that did not seem important enough at the time to put in "memories", but in retrospect are significant.
  • I cannot reduce my whole inner life to tags ... I need to be able to search.
  • I can't remember how long I've lived in this house, let alone what year a specific conversation took place, or how a particular shift in thinking happened.
  • The journal is good for working through things by putting thoughts in writing, but it would be much, much more useful as a therapeutic tool if I could go back and see patterns in time.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't know what your coding constraints are. I can't think of any drawbacks functionally.

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Showing actual posts in the privacy tool

Short, concise description of the idea
Show the posts which will be processed by this tool

Full description of the idea
You've got a nice tool which allows to mass edit privacy settings of posts: https://www.livejournal.com/editprivacy.bml

I would like you to make it possible to see all the affected entries which this tool operates on as a list of ["Post Title" linked to an actual post] which are being affected.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Without knowing and checking the affected posts I cannot use this tool.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Right now it only shows some number, like "NN posts will be affected".
21st June 2017 @ 09:23 am - Removing Tag Limits
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Title
Removing Tag Limits

Short, concise description of the idea
It's time LiveJournal removed tag limits for journals and communities.

Full description of the idea
For many long-time LiveJournal users here having unlimited tags would be a huge benefit to their journal. Each tag can have a maximum length of 40 characters.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Convience for all LiveJournal users.
  • Tags focus on specific topics of interest so one can find similiar posts.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • No tag hierarchy could make organizing unlimited tags difficult.
19th May 2017 @ 08:20 am - #hashtag
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Title
#hashtag

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow users to continue to use the # number sign outside of the #hashtag

Full description of the idea
Rather than making the # number sign be a separator, merely continue using the comma as the separator will allow user to create hashtags if they want to, rather than hashtags being created accidentally.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users would still be able to use the # number sign for things other than creating a hashtag

  • Users would not have their tagging system screwed up if they’ve been using the # number sign in their tags

  • Users would not have to got back and edit all the tags they’ve used a # number sign in if they want to keep a systemic tagging system

  • Users would not inadvertently create hashtags when they had no intention of doing so
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None that I can think of
15th May 2017 @ 02:33 pm - View Inbox content in reverse date order
Smoking Soldier

Title
View Inbox content in reverse date order

Short, concise description of the idea
It would be nice to view Inbox content in reverse date order, I mean oldest Inbox messages are at the top of Inbox.

Full description of the idea
It would be nice to view Inbox content in reverse date order, I mean oldest Inbox messages are at the top of Inbox.

An ordered list of benefits
  • I think it would be very convinient
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • No problems as I can see.

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"Open membership communities" cannot be found easily

Short, concise description of the idea
1-I should be able to find name of "open membership communities" through search box. 2-Make LJ easy and simple please.

Full description of the idea
If I want to start posting easily, i have to go through traditional slow process of requesting to moderators/ maintainers....Just a slow process...Make things fast and easy. If someone want to join, it should be fast.....That is why most of your communities are empty.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Avoid failures.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • LJ is complicated, please make it simple.
3rd December 2016 @ 06:52 pm - Fix the WYSIWYG editor
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Title
Fix the WYSIWYG editor

Short, concise description of the idea
The WYSIWYG editor must generate HTML without any presentation markup by default.

Full description of the idea
Currently, LiveJournal offers two ways to post; the classic HTML editor where the poster sees all markup and has to keep it in mind, and the rich text editor where the poster clicks buttons and the editor generates markup.

The markup generated by the rich text editor is often excessive and non-semantical, especially if formatted text is copy/pasted from Word or another web site. Posters cannot easily see that their post specifies white background, gray text, a fixed font size or a hardcoded font face such as Proxima Nova or Helvetica Neue.

Such posts are annoying when viewed in a customized Friends feed or even in the list of community posts.

The ru_chgk community, for example, has an explicit rule against excessive and obnoxious markup, and it is violated on a regular basis. When called out, posters retort that they are “just typing text into the post message window”.

I hereby suggest the following list of modifications to the WYSIWYG editor:

* As long as the author does not use any of the visual formatting controls, the post shall not contain any presentation markup, as deprecated in HTML 4 and obsoleted in HTML 5, nor style="…" attributes.

* Pasting from clipboard, when the clipboard contains formatted text, shall strip all formatting, unless the clipboard copy source was the current instance of the LJ visual editor. (That is, content copied from another site, or another post, or Word, shall lose all formatting.) This must be tested in all major browsers.

* If the author *has* invoked any of the visual editing controls, there shall be a way to remove any applied formatting in a way that removes the previously inserted style attributes or reduces their scope.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Readers benefit by seeing all community posts in a reasonably consistent style.
  • Posters also benefit by being confident they are not unknowingly annoying their readers.
  • Moderators benefit by having less yelling to do.
  • The Internet benefits by becoming closer to the ideal of semantic markup.
  • Kittens benefit by not being killed by gods every time somebody posts in 12px #333 Proxima Nova on a white background at 19.6px line height.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Internet providers and mobile carriers indirectly lose by having less data to transfer and therefore less money to extort from users.
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