Cos (cos) wrote in suggestions,

When adding friendslocked post as memory, keep title, change security

When adding friendslocked post as memory, keep title, change security

Short, concise description of the idea
When you add a friendslocked post as a memory, LJ could default the "Security" of the memory to "private", and should automatically fill in the post title as it does for public entries.

Full description of the idea
Recently, it seems LiveJournal changed the way the "add memory" feature works: When the post you're adding is friendslocked, the memory name defaults to "username: (private entry)" regardless of what the original post's title is. In the past, LJ would fill in the post title after the username. I don't recall any discussion here of this change, though perhaps I missed it.

Very annoying, as it means I always have to go back once I notice it, highlight the post title, copy, click add memory again, and paste it in. Two extra page loads, and an unnecessary copy and paste.

I assume the idea here is to prevent people from accidentally revealing the title of a friendlocked post to others who can see their memories but not see the original post. Laudable, but a stupid way of doing it.

LJ should revert to the old behavior, and fill in the post title automatically. To prevent accidentally revealing a friendslocked post title to others, LJ could make the security level of the memory default to private when the post being added as a memory is friendslocked. It would still take a conscious decision and action to make it public, but it would involve merely changing a menu setting, with no extra page loads.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Improved usability
  • Reduced load on LiveJournal
  • Still meets the goal (if the goal is what I guess it is)
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None that I can think of. It'd be the same behavior we had until recently, with a minor change. At worst it can't be any worse than what was the status quo on LJ for a decade.
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