Beep (beepbeep) wrote in suggestions,

Suggestion: to make the link on the user info page that goes to LJSeek optional at this time

Suggestion: to make the link on the user info page that goes to LJSeek optional at this time

Short, concise description of the idea
LJSeek has posts of mine in their public archives that I have locked and do not wish to share with the public. I have learned I am not the only one dealing with this problem. It is therefore unsettling to have a link that goes to how to search for these posts right there on my own info page.

Full description of the idea
Until LJSeek is able to implement their plan to allow LJ users to remove entries from their journals from LJSeek's publicly available archives, I would like to see the link that LJ puts to LJSeek on our user info pages (a magnifying glass) have an option to remove. I think this is a fair compromise to deal with the problem of LJSeek having posts that we do not want available to the public in their publicly searchable area.

Incidental to my own situation for anyone interested, I have contacted LJSeek about this problem but have not yet received a response.

An ordered list of benefits
  • less likelihood for the user concerned about private posts being searched for and found to have to deal with non-approved readers having quick and easy access to where those posts are
  • lets LJSeek know that the availability of locked posts in the public archive is a problem for LJ users and that we are looking forward to its eventual resolution

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • LJSeek might not like it
  • LiveJournal might not want to take the time to make the appearance of this icon link optional or it might be difficult technically for some reason unknown to me

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I only wish I knew how to just remove the icon temporarily myself :) Unfortunately my technical knowledge is limited.
Tags: external services, searches, security, § implemented differently
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