Kiran Jonnalagadda (jace) wrote in suggestions,
Kiran Jonnalagadda

Exporting comments for communities

Exporting comments for communities

Short, concise description of the idea
The export_comments.bml interface only works for individual journals. It should take a `usejournal` parameter to export comments for communities.

Full description of the idea
LiveJournal's flat and xml-rpc interfaces take a `usejournal` parameter to indicate that the client wants to work with a specific community that the user has administration rights for. This can be used to download all posts made to a community, even by other users. There is currently no way to do the same when exporting comments since the `usejournal` parameter is ignored there. The export_comments.bml page could do with this feature.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users who use personal communities to classify their posts (for example: evan_tech and jacemobile) will be able to backup comments.
  • This closes a gap in the data backup API.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None.
Tags: comments, communities, community maintenance, export entries, § implemented
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