Allow Community Maintainers to Change Entry Security
Edited (11/4 2:50PM EST)
Title Allow Community Maintainers to Change Entry SecurityMake Public Posts Friends-only
Short, concise description of the idea Give community maintainers the ability to edit security on postsmake 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 wouldFor 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