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Today I was making a post for the nebraskans community, and after finishing it, I accidentally "submitted" it to my normal journal. That's okay, I thought, I'll just pull it up and edit the "Journal" menu contents to reflect the nebraskans community. So I go to File -> Edit Last Entry, and the entry comes up. I change the contents of the "Journal" menu, and submit it, but it snaps back at me with a "Posting Failed. Server error. Try again shortly.", each and every time I try to do so! I then quit the client and reopened it, and the same happened again. I finally gave up and edited it via the web interface, and I noticed there was no way to edit what journal I posted the entry in! I had to cut the contents of the entry and delete the subject line, and then submit it (in order to delete it), and then recreate the entry, making sure that time to it to the correct journal.

That's not right.. is it? Is there a way to edit what journal something is posted in? If so, why is the "Journal" menu useless when trying to edit that? What's with the error I was getting?

Argh, and I did it again with this entry.. Now I find it won't even DELETE entries in my journal, either?! Is it me, or are there a few thinks broken with editing in this release?


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Mar. 21st, 2002 01:02 am (UTC)
It is not the LJ way
All of the other clients, including the web, don't allow you to change the 'post to' value when you edit an old entry. I always have to copy the text to a new entry.
Mar. 21st, 2002 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
Well, I wish there were a way. Until there is, though, iJournal could at least hide the 'Journal' menu when editing a post.

And by the way, do you or does anyone know when is there going to be an interface to edit older historic entries, in addition to the sole last post editing?
Mar. 21st, 2002 10:22 am (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
I used to use Yaxjournal, which did it a different way, keeping a local copy of all your entries, and then "syncing" them with your online journal. As I recall, that method allowed for editing and resubmitting historical entries (it treated them like updates to an entry) as well as entries to groups. I stopped using it and I don't recall why--either it didn't work in OS X or it corrupted an entry. I think it was the first problem, and when iJournal became OS X-friendly I just switched.

You can check out Yax at VersionTracker if you're interested.
Mar. 22nd, 2002 07:22 am (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
I've downloaded the iJournal source and created a patch that greys out the "journal" PopUpButton menu in the situation you've described.

I've mailed it off to cryo to do what he wants with it.

If you want the patch I could mail it to you as well...

You can thank my insomnia later.
Mar. 22nd, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
Committed. Thanks for the submission.
Mar. 22nd, 2002 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
So.. you did get my comments about the client/my help, the other day, didn't you? It still says in the readme that you can use some help..
Mar. 22nd, 2002 01:32 pm (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
I'm behind on email... he caught my eye with the word patch... I'll try to catch
up this weekend. I'm always open to more help. Thanks.
Mar. 22nd, 2002 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: It is not the LJ way
Hey you don't mind me hacking around and submitting more patches do you? The iJournal code is disorganized enough to be fun but well commented enough to not be a headache.
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