Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in suggestions,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Free Retroactive Privacy for All!

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Title
Free Retroactive Privacy for All!

Short, concise description of the idea
LiveJournal should offer use of the Edit Journal Privacy tool at no charge to all users, at least to make public entries private.

Full description of the idea
Inevitably, people will post things on the internet, then realize that they oughtn't to have posted it in public. Not all of them can afford $5 USD to purchase a 2-month paid account to clear up the evidence of their past indiscretions in one fell swoop.

The task of making anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand entries private one at a time (either by hand or with the assistance of a downloadable client) being a daunting one, naturally the affected parties would like this convenience free of charge.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Peace of mind and privacy for people who can't afford to buy a paid account and/or can't spend the time manually editing.
  • Fewer support requests asking for this feature.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Less revenue for LiveJournal.
  • Users able to request a server-intensive, costly process without directly helping defray its expense.
Tags: mass-editing, paid features, privacy, security, upgrade unpaid features, § no status
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