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19 February 2008 @ 03:00 pm
Back-dating feature on LJ.  
Does the mass change entry security feature not pick up on back-dated entries? I have several entries I'm trying to change, many of which were back-dated entries I copied from an older journal, and if that's the case... ugh. I'm not finding information about it in the FAQ.

This is frustrating.
 
 
 
qfemaleqfemale on February 19th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I've just tried it and it works fine on my back dated entries.
alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
See below :D
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alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Tried it, the two comments below from other LJers helped me with it :)
lied_ohne_wortelied_ohne_worte on February 19th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
It would be the first time I heard of it (as I'm a Support volunteer, that makes it a little unlikely ;-). Are those entries posted to a custom Friends group? Because the system doesn't change those.

If you can't get it to work, you might wish to open a Support request, giving as much information as possible: - the current security level of these entries, what you are trying to change them to, what the result is, and some example entry URLs, if possible (if those entries are protected, Support volunteers won't be able to see them, but the URL can give some information nonetheless).
alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Crap, I think that may be the problem, I didn't even think of that haha. It seriously doesn't recognize custom groups? Does LiveJournal have any plans to change that that you know of?
qfemaleqfemale on February 19th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/ljsec/

This tool can mass-change custom friends entry.
However please note that it is not supported by LJ.

Personally I used it to change the security of over 3000 entries in my journal and it worked flawlessly!
alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Does it work on macs? It isn't clear from the download URL linked from the comm.
qfemaleqfemale on February 19th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Sadly no :-(
lied_ohne_wortelied_ohne_worte on February 20th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I recall that when the tool was implemented, people asked about it, and they said it would be a nightmare to code, so I don't know...
alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Mass Security Update Halts
Does it work on macs? It isn't clear from the download URL linked from the comm.
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alicemarkovski on February 19th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Mass Security Update Halts
I think this also might be part of the problem too, thanks!
You're stabbing my cortex when you know I'm insaneglowing_dragon on February 20th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: Mass Security Update Halts
Can you really have an entry that's not on a legal date? Wow! Never knew that! (not that I'll rush to test it with past entries)

February 29, 2003... here I come! haha.
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You're stabbing my cortex when you know I'm insaneglowing_dragon on February 20th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: Mass Security Update Halts
Haha, okay. I was joking about doing up a new entry set to some date that didn't exist. ;)
steve98052steve98052 on February 20th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Mass Security Update Halts
I just tried posting a 2007 February 29 entry, and I got an error message. So apparently the problem has been fixed.

Had it worked, I would have linked a message something like this:

04:42 pm February 29th, 2007
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This date does not exist.
Except in a leap year, there's no such thing as February 29.