thlaylimothfish (boymaenad) wrote in suggestions,

Post-Date Entry (will show as new on friends view)

Post-Date Entry (will show as new on friends view)

Short, concise description of the idea
Just like back-date entry, this would cause an entry you've modified to show up at the top of your friends' pages.

Full description of the idea
Sometimes I make a much later edit to an old post, like a post containing my Top Reasons to Love LiveJournal for example, and rather than recopying/pasting it (and winding up with stacks of mostly identical posts), it'd be useful to have the modified post appear as new. Just like back-dating, this would not be dependent on the visible date and time on the post.

An ordered list of benefits

  • When making a private post public, like when working on a draft over time and then "releasing" it, it would allow people to read it.
  • Allows previously private thoughts to be released, in their original context, when privacy is no longer important.
  • Allows maintenance of a recurring post when new information is added.
  • Allows me to share a discussion with my friends' list - if new activity is going on in the Comments area that I want people to know about, I would have the option of resurrecting a post months or even years old.
  • Artistic uses, such as a post repeated on its anniversary, with the opportunity for new comments.
  • Practical uses, such as a "my journal's FAQ" or "my upcoming performances" entry which would appear monthly.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Possible abuse, with the same entry appearing at the top of your friends page over and over, to be obnoxious
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Note that there are a *lot* of ways someone can be obnoxious on LiveJournal, and the lack of this feature would not prevent someone from being a nuisance. If they bug you so much, take them off your friends list (or group).
  • Thank you, livejournal mastahs.
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