Rian (rian) wrote in suggestions,

frequent deleters

frequent deleters

Short, concise description of the idea
If someone deletes their journal, then undeletes it later, it should somehow be annotated in their calendar.

Full description of the idea
Since LJ is populated mainly by angsty young girls, many of whom delete their journals at the drop of a hat, the occasional reader might be confused if he looks at the writer's journal and finds a 29-day gap between entries. It would be informative to the reader if he could look at the writer's calendar and see that the journal was deleted for a number of days.

An ordered list of benefits

  • 1. The reader could see if a given writer dumped her LJ after the reader broke up with her, and whether she undeleted it after they started dating again. This would help the reader determine how important he is to the writer.
  • 2. The reader could see if a given writer deletes her LJ on a cyclical basis (i.e., every payday, or every full moon, or every 28 and a half days for at least three days, etc).
  • 3. If a writer has the goal of writing at least X number of entries in his or her journal every day, this will prevent disappointment when looking at the calender, as they might otherwise forget they had deleted their journal for a week and feel guilty for not writing for all that time.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • It might cause a problem when someone deletes six or seven times in a given day.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Maybe just draw a line through the relevant numbers on the calendar, a la the deletions on the Friends list?
  • Tags: ~ historical
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