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[comments] Can I edit/delete/screen a comment I posted or that was posted in my journal?

This FAQ is actually getting rather large and unwieldy, and I'd like to split it up a bit, and restructure the organisation of the comments FAQs and so on and so forth, but that's a bigger job, which I'll probably do tomorrow, and could use more discussion, and for now it's nice to get the new information into the FAQ. As such, I propose the following changes to FAQ 15:

Change its title to Can I edit/delete/screen/freeze a comment I posted or that was posted in my journal?

Then edit the FAQ itself to read as follows:



Although journal entries can be edited OR deleted (see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=2), comments on journal entries can ONLY be deleted or screened, not edited.

DELETING COMMENTS

You can delete a comment if one of the following is true:

1) You posted the comment yourself. (You need to be logged in as the author of the comment.)
2) Someone else posted the comment in your journal. (You need to be logged in as the owner of the journal.)
3) Someone else posted the comment in a community journal which you maintain. (You need to be logged in as a maintainer of the community.)
4) You, or someone else, posted the comment to an entry you made in a community journal. (You need to be logged in as the author of the entry.)

You can log in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml.

To delete a comment, click the button with the red "X" on it. This will take you to a follow-up page, where you must confirm that you wish to delete the comment. At this point, you also have the option of deciding that you wish to delete the entire thread. If you select this option and then confirm, you will not only delete the comment in question, but all replies to that comment, replies to these replies, and so on. The next page you see should report that the deletion was successful.

You cannot delete anonymous comments that you post in other journals or communities. Only the author of the post (or the community maintainer) is able to delete anonymous comments. Once deleted, a comment can not be undeleted because the comment's text is permanently erased from the LiveJournal servers.

SCREENING COMMENTS

You can screen a comment if one of the following is true:

1) Someone else posted the comment in your journal. (You must be logged in as the owner of the journal.)
2) Someone else posted the comment in a community journal which you maintain. (You must be logged in as a maintainer of the community.)
3) You, or someone else, posted the comment to an entry you made in a community journal. (You must be logged in as the author of the entry.)

You can log in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml.

To screen a comment, click the eye icon with the red line through it, and confirm your intention to screen the comment. If the screening is successful, you will be taken to a page that reports the success. Full details on the comment screening option can be viewed at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=134. To unscreen a screened comment, click the eye icon (which doesn't have a red line through it), and confirm your intention to unscreen the comment. It is not possible to screen an entire thread in one go using this method.

FREEZING COMMENTS

Freezing a comment makes it impossible for anyone to reply to it any more. You can freeze a comment if one of the following is true:

1) Someone else posted the comment in your journal. (You must be logged in as the owner of the journal.)
2) Someone else posted the comment in a community journal which you maintain. (You must be logged in as a maintainer of the community.)
3) You, or someone else, posted the comment to an entry you made in a community journal. (You must be logged in as the author of the entry.)

You can log in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml.

To freeze a thread, click on the ice-cube icon on the comment that started the thread, and confirm your intention to freeze the comment. If the freezing is successful, you will be taken to a page that reports the success. This will freeze the comment, and all comments in the thread that it started, i.e. all replies to that comment, all replies to those replies, and so on. To unfreeze a thread (allow the comments to be replied to again), click on the ice-cube icon with a red line through it, and confirm your intention to unfreeze. Again, this will unfreeze the entire thread started by the comment in question, and not just the comment itself.

If you want to freeze the majority of a thread, but leave part of it as normal (i.e. able to be replied to) you will first need to freeze the entire thread, and then unfreeze the thread you want people to be able to reply to.

THE "MASS ACTION" OPTION

If you wish to delete, screen, or unscreen more than one comment at a time, you can use the "Mass Action" option at the bottom of the comment page. Select the comments you wish to perform the action upon by checking the boxes at the right of the eye icon, and then use the drop down box at the bottom of the page to select the action you wish to perform. Confirm your choice by clicking the "Perform Action" button. It is not possible to freeze comments in this way, nor will you be given the option to delete an entire comment thread.

When you use the "Mass Action" option to screen comments, you will not see a confirmation box as you would if you chose to perform the actions on comments individually. However, you will see a confirmation box when choosing to mass-delete comments. Still, you should be cautious in using this option, as there is no way to retrieve comments once they have been deleted.


Summary:

Adds sub-headings
Adds mention of deleting threads
Adds that you can't screen entire threads
Adds entire section on freezing
Adds that thread deletion and freezing aren't available from the mass action option.
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