Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in suggestions,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit

Always allow posters to access their own friends-only community posts

Always allow posters to access their own friends-only community posts

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow users with community posting access to view their own members-only posts to communities they're not members of and comment on those posts.

Full description of the idea
Currently, a LiveJournal user can have posting access to a community without being a member of it (usually for a closed/moderated membership community). When posting members-only to that community (either by choice or because the community was set to members-only default posting), the user will not be able to see or edit their own post, comment on it, reply to comments, etc. This makes less sense now than it may have made in the past, since the user can now be notified of comments by email, with the original post included in comment notifications. The suggested change would give posters full access to their own posts, thus letting them edit, delete, or tag them (if allowed to tag by community settings), comment on them, reply to comments, manage comment threads, etc...

This could be done either for the current "can post, can't join" access, or through a new "can post and manage own posts, can't join" access level.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Would give authorized posters the same access to their members-only posts that they have to their public posts (assuming public posting is allowed).
  • Would remove the irritation factor of not being able to correct typos, reword for clarity, or reply to comments that you're notified of.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Giving posters full access to their own members-only posts could prevent or hinder current uses of that feature. That could be remedied by using the new access level mentioned in the detailed description above.
Tags: comment creation, comment deletion, comment viewing, comments, community membership, community tagging, entry creation, entry management, entry viewing, security, § implemented
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