Aaron (xiaomi) wrote in suggestions,

Combining Journals

Combining Journals

Short, concise description of the idea
The ability to take two journals that you own and combine them into one, with the entry history showing both entries seamlessly.

Full description of the idea
Take two journals and combine them - In viewing previous entries, they will show up in order of date, regardless of which journal they originally came from, although they could still be tagged with the original username. - People who had multiple journals but no longer need that could be able to consolidate into one journal. - In doing this, you would pick one username to use permanently, and the other one would be deleted - if you combined journal "brooklyn" and "long_island" into the "brooklyn" journal, the "long_island" username would no longer be registered and would be available for new users.

An ordered list of benefits

  • - Less journals, and a higher percentage of paid accounts - many paid accounts lapse after first purchasing the account.
  • - Give users with multiple journals a way out. ;p
  • - Save server space and database entries by simplifying the number of users. No one is likely to pay for more then one account at a time.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • - Coding it would be difficult, if not impossible.
  • - Since I'm not an accountant, it could (theoretically) reduce the revenue stream at LJ, although I doubt it.
  • - Inevitably, people would want to seperate out their journals again, which ought to be impossible to reduce the amount of coding - as demonstrated by Windows, the more code you have, the more chances you have for there to be problems.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I honestly don't know - I think I hit the high points in all of my other information fields. Realistically, this would have to be coded from the site itself, as it'd possibly involve a major overhaul. This idea approaches pie-in-the-sky.
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