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backdating & use current time checkboxes?

Hello I've just started using both LJ and iJournal and am not sure where to look for documentation/info. My first question is about the 'Use current time' & 'backdated' checkboxes on the New Entry page of the OSX client. What exactly do these do? When do I want/need to use each checkbox? They sound like they should be mutually exclusive, but I haven't played around with it, I hope there's someone in the know who can tell me?
TIA
Stephane

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moonlessnights
Jul. 25th, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
If you have the "use current time" checked then the time in the time and date boxes will be ignored and the time that is used in the post will be generated dynamically (yes, it is annoying that there isn't better feedback as to what this means but we can probably come up with something good in 2.0).

"Backdated" is the term that LJ uses for entries that you don't want to be posted to the top of all your friends' pages. Sometimes someone backdates an entry if they just want it to be informational on their personal page but not actively in the way on their friends' friends pages.
wooble
Jul. 25th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
In addition, LiveJournal won't let you post a new non-backdated entry that's dated earlier than your most recent one. So backdating allows you to both post entries in the distant future if you want to for some reason, and still post new correctly-dated entries, and also to post entries about old events if you've got correctly-dated current events already posted.

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