Entirely Sonja (entirelysonja) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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FAQ 134

In order to reflect recent changes, I believe FAQ 134 needs to be updated.

I propose taking this opportunity to revise the entire FAQ. The previous text is:

Comment screening is a method of preventing abuse. Users can now choose which comments are made publically available to the journal's audience. Screened comments appear only to the user who posted the entry, the person who posted the comment, and, if the entry was made in a community, the maintainer of that community. If you are not logged in (http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml) you will not to be able to see screened comments.

If you want to set up your account's screening options, you can do so at the Personal Info edit page (http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml), where there is an option labelled: "Which replies do you want screened by default?". In this drop down box, you can select the type of accounts you wish to screen. If instead you want to ban someone from commenting in your journal entirely, please read http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=20 .

Provided it is set correctly, your comment pages will display a link labelled "( Screened Post )" if someone's comment has been screened. By clicking the link, you can view the comment, and then, based on whether it is offensive or not, you may click the eye icon to unscreen it or click the red X to delete it. If you choose not to screen any comments by default, you may still screen individual comments by clicking the eye with the red line through it (next to the 'delete' button).


Here is my proposed revision:

Comment screening is a method of preventing abuse, allowing account holders to control the circumstances under which comments that are left in their journals are visible to their readers. Screened comments appear only to the user who posted the entry, the person who posted the comment, and, if the entry was made in a community, the maintainer of that community. If you are not logged in (http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml) you will not to be able to see screened comments.

To set up your account's screening options, visit the Personal Info edit page (http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml), where there is an option labelled: "Which replies do you want screened by default?". In this drop down box, you can select the type of accounts you wish to screen. If instead you want to ban someone from commenting in your journal entirely, please read http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=20.

Once you have established these settings, comments made by users who fall into the category you have selected will be screened by default.

When you view your Recent Entries page, the link indicating how many comments a journal entry has will only list the number of unscreened comments. If an entry has only screened comments, the link to read comments will appear with the entry, but it will indicate that there are 0 comments. This will not be visible when other people view your Recent Entries page.

When you click on the link to view your journal entry, you will see the entry with all of its comments. The title bar will have a blue background for unscreened comments, and a gray background for screened comments. You will then be able to unscreen comments you would like others to be able to see by clicking on the button in the comment's title bar with an eye icon. If you would prefer to delete the comment rather than making it available to others, you can click on the button with the red X instead. It is also possible to screen comments that are currently not screened, either because they were never screened or because they were previously unscreened, by clicking on the button showing an eye with a red line through it. Further information about screening, unscreening, and deleting comments is available at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=15.


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