Bernd (b3rnd) wrote in suggestions,

Addition to 'Tell a friend' feature

Addition to 'Tell a friend' feature

Short, concise description of the idea
Add the possibility to tell non-LJ-using friends about non-public journal entries

Full description of the idea
Right now, you can tell people you know but who don't have an LJ account about non-public entries, but they can't read them because of the security setting. Neither could they comment on them. I suggest a system that enables such people to read and comment on such entries. To mind comes a system like Support's auth codes. Someone who receives such a mail can then click on the authorized link and be able to read and comment (as Anonymous, perhaps with a marker that this was an authorized viewer) on the entry. Obviously for security reasons, such mails for friends and private entries could only be sent by the journal owner itself. A journal entry that hasn't been sent to someone shouldn't have an auth code and therefore shouldn't be readable through 'auth code guessing'.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Greater sense of community
  • Let friends read personal thoughts
  • Get more comments on entries
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Security (oops, I told the wrong person)
  • Increased server load (check for authorization)
  • Someone guesses an auth code and could read what they shouldn't (this is a slim chance if they had to guess journal, entry and code!)
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Implement an auth code system like Support's but for journal entries, but I'm not very "coding sure" on this.
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