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theljstaff wrote in lj_policy
Based on the feedback we received back in July, we have implemented both the ability to suspend a single journal entry, and the ability to place a journal into a read-only state. We've updated our policies to reflect these changes to our Abuse process.

Our goal for these new tools is to restrict access to content which violates our policies and prevent the posting of new violating content, while still allowing non-violating content to be readable. When possible, we will suspend access to individual entries rather than entire journal. Use of the read-only feature will generally be used as an alternative to both temporary and permanent suspensions. Some situations will still require the whole journal to be suspended, but we believe these new tools will drastically reduce the number of whole journal suspensions that are performed. This will allow for as much content as possible to remain intact while still removing violations from the site.

Our policies may still require some fine tuning as we begin using these tools, and we appreciate any feedback you can give us on how these tools should be used.

How long has this been in effect? I was under the impression that the code for it was pushed a few releases back.

The single entry suspend was pushed a release or two ago. The read-only feature was pushed this release. The policies surrounding the use of these features were not finalized until this release, so they weren't used yet (but now will be).

Now let's count the months it took them to do this...

Too long?

The last thing we need is for them to hurry, put out stuff that doesn't work, and have to fix the bugs it creates. At least this way service continues and we eventually get the stuff they promise... most of it, anyway.

(I say this, and then press "post comment", and I get an error page. Oh, LiveJournal.)

In before wank? But I can't think what kind of wank. But this is LJ.

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Wouldn't you just disable comments for that?

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I'll never know why it took so long for you all to get rational, but thank you for doing so.

Excellent news. Thank you for implementing this.

It's good news. However Russian users got also bad news about possibility of using of their post by gazeta.ru without authors' permissions.

This is excellent news. Thank you.