Syndication of Non-Public Entries
Short, concise description of the idea
Allow the partial syndication of non-public entries from other LiveJournal-based sites.
Full description of the idea
Currently, syndicated feeds only grab public entries from journals on other LiveJournal-based sites. This is (obviously) for security reasons, since friends lists can't be merged or checked between sites. However, I think it would be nice if, whenever a non-public (friends-only, group, or private--or, if it's easy to distinguish, then just friends-only and group) post is made to the journal that's being syndicated, the feed makes a post like the following:
[URL to protected entry]
A protected entry has been posted.
Then, people could go to the entry, and if they have an account on that site and are friended by the person, they can read the entry. This allows people who have accounts on other sites to makes friends-only posts without having to worry about their friends on LiveJournal (or wherever) missing the entries. Of course, they would need to have accounts on the site and be friended...but it's good for people who don't want to have to check friends pages for multiple websites.
Along with this, since some people who write entries may not want their feed to say when they post non-public, there could be an option added to update.bml that says "Do not syndicate this entry." It would be unchecked by default, and for any entry (even a public one) the poster could check it so that that entry isn't picked up by the syn feed.
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