Short, concise description of the idea:
Full description of the idea:
Upon updating their journal, users will be able to choose between allowing comments, disallowing, or the new "expire" feature. The "expire" feature will allow comments originally, then disallow them after a period of time.
An ordered list of benefits:
1. Users will have more versatility and control over their journals.
2. Useful for automatically squelching further comment on a "dated" subject.
3. When comments automatically expire, the user will still be able to read any prior comments, since disallowing only prevents the creation of comments and does not delete them.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved:
Clients will have to be updated to support this feature.
Other than that, I see no harm in giving users more freedom and versatility.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation:
Users will be able to choose between allowing comments, disallowing, or the new "expire" feature. The user will enter a numeric value representing how many days they would like the comments to be allowed. After the specified number of days have passed, LJ will automatically disallow comments on that post.