Squirrel of Justice (snarkbite) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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Suggestion for FAQ 120

A small suggestion for FAQ 120, "Can I make my whole journal Friends-only or Private?", behind the cut.



I think the first couple of sentences of 120 should be revised/reorganized to more accurately fit the title of the FAQ. Specifically, it's slightly disconcerting to have the question be "Can I do FOO" and have the first sentence start as "LiveJournal doesn't yet provide any means to change all of your past journal entries from Public to Friends-only or Private..."

Of course, the end of that sentence is "...with one command." And yes, that statement is true and we do get a lot of people asking "can I do it all at once," which is how that FAQ text is geared. But not *all* users ask that question--some just ask "can I do this" or "how do I do this." They don't mention wanting to do it all at once anywhere in their request. So the FAQ we point them to appears to be telling them right off the bat they can't do what they want, when in fact they can.

Therefore, I'd like to suggest a small revision/reorganization to the first paragraph.

BEFORE:

"LiveJournal doesn't yet provide any means to change all of your past journal entries from Public to Friends-only or Private with one command. You must edit each post (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=2), changing the security level on each individual entry. See http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=24 for details about the various security settings."

AFTER:

"Yes, you can make your entire journal Friends-only or Private. However, you must edit each past entry individually (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=2), changing the security level on each one manually. LiveJournal doesn't yet provide any means to change all of your past journal entries from Public to Friends-only or Private with one command. See http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=24 for details about the various security settings."
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