I am I (bridgetester) wrote in suggestions,
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Allow Community Maintainers to Change Entry Security

Edited (11/4 2:50PM EST)

Allow Community Maintainers to Change Entry Security Make Public Posts Friends-only

Short, concise description of the idea
Give community maintainers the ability to edit security on posts make public posts friends-only, rather than deleting them.

Full description of the idea
There are many friends-only communities on LiveJournal. Almost all of them seem to have a few public posts with comments from the maintainer to make them friends-only. This way, maintainers could fix the security and make the posts friends-only, rather than deleting them.

I would prefer that the option would For abuse and privacy reasons, this option should only be Public to Friends-only, but I don't know whether the code would allow that.

An ordered list of benefits
  • No need to maintainers to remind people to post friends-only, and comment on public entries
  • Potential privacy gain with quick changes to public posts
  • No loss of comments or post content
  • Potentially less anger than caused by post deletion

    An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Anger caused by post editing
  • Potential for abuse by maintainers
  • Friends-only information revealed

    An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Look at the Security code from the Edit Entries page
  • Apply it to the Community maintainer's Edit Entries page or Create a separate page.
  • Create a button labelled "Make Friends-only" that will switch Public entries to Friends-only
  • Tags: community maintenance, entry editing, security, § duplicate
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