Dana <:3)~ (alsatia) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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[community] #119

Based on this discussion, I've rewritten the proposal for #119 "Can I edit/delete an entry in a community journal?" Basically, I copied the entire text of FAQ #2 and added in the community-specific bits. Still want the title changed too. Since the aforementioned discussion included the statement that we don't want #119 to link back to #2, I have not included #2 in the Further Reading section.

How do I edit or delete an entry in a community?

You can edit or delete any community entry that you posted. If you are a community maintainer, you can delete entries other users post in the community, but cannot edit them in other ways.

When editing entries through http://www.livejournal.com/editjournal.bml or a downloadable client, you will be able to view all entries posted in the community. However, you will only be able to save your changes if you are authorized to edit or delete the individual entry you are viewing.

Remember that once you edit or delete an entry, there is no way to reverse this. If you delete an entry, any comments left on it will also be made inaccessible. If you think you might change your mind, you should save the text elsewhere before making the change.


Go to the "Post Comments" or "Read Comments" page for the entry you want to edit. You can get to these pages by clicking on the entry's comment links if comments are enabled, or by using your Calendar view. Click on the Edit Entry button (a blue pencil icon) on the small blue toolbar near the top of the page. This will take you to the Edit Journal Entry page.

You can also get to the Edit Journal Entry page by using http://www.livejournal.com/editjournal.bml. This page allows you to choose an entry to edit either from your most recent entries or from a specific date. When using this page, you will need to specify which community you want to retrieve entries from.

From there you can make the changes you want. To edit an entry, make the changes to the text and then click "Save Journal Entry" to save your changes.

To delete an entry, click the "Delete Entry" button. You can also delete the entry by deleting all the text from the body of the entry and clicking "Save Journal Entry."


Many clients available for download can edit and delete journal entries. For information on a specific client, consult its documentation or its menu options.


While editing or deleting entries, if you receive the error message "Client error: Invalid text encoding: Cannot display non-Unicode posts unless default encoding has been selected", see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=133. The process described there will need to be performed by the community maintainer.


How does my Calendar work?

What is a downloadable client? Where can I get one?
Tags: cat-community, faq119, status-resolved

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