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Noticed, and a few ideas

Just downloaded 1.48, and like the user interface improvements.

I like the fact that you can select a journal and select 'edit entry', and it will go to the last post you made in whichever journal you selected. I probably missed out on this feature since 1.47 (or whenever it came out), but I finally noticed it. ^^;

However, I've been having a few problems with this: I have selected the journals of communities in which I haven't posted a thing, and when I select 'edit last entry', up pops the latest entry from that community. For instance, in denglish, where I've never posted, the entry that popped up was the last entry made by nabinea.

I wasn't able to post the modified version of the entry that I made (namely, add 'music' to the entry). Whenever I tried to submit my edited version, it came back with a 'server error', so I figure that the LJ servers are realizing that I don't have the authority to edit that entry. But still, isn't simply getting it a problem...?

I would also like to point out that it doesn't always do this, either. In the stuyvesant community, when I selected to 'edit last entry', again, the most recent post made in the community popped up, not my last post in that community. This, as opposed to when I selected 'edit last entry' in ijournal, where the last entry I made in this community popped up. I didn't try editing it.

Also, are we going to introduce the new " lj comm " tag into iJournal soon as a shortcut?

Just a few thoughts and observations. I also enjoy the smaller font size.

EDIT: Really weird things happen with this 'edit from other communities'. After the first 'Server Error' message, the menu that determines which journal you're posting to un-dims. I chose to post to my journal next, and submitted the entry to my journal. Then, it appeared in my journal: but at the time that the original post in the community was made, not at the top under 'most recent entry'.

I think I've lost the entry that I originally made, as well. I believe that posting the edited post from the community's number (the nth post made in that community, whichever it happens to be when you edit, is next to the 'delete' checkbox) must have deleted that particular nth post I made in my own journal. Why do I say this? This entry is the 'edited' version of the last post made in denglish. I can no longer find the original entry which that particular user commented in (I've searched through dates around 3/25), and the rest of the comments that were made in that entry when I posted it two months ago are also gone.

EDIT2: That entry which the 'edited' post from a community 'replaced' has definitely been erased. YaxJournal has my original 100th post. My online calendar does not. The last entry from denglish which I 'edited' and put into my journal was denglish's 100th post.

Also, these 'edited' entries that have gotten posted in my LJ seem to be automatically backdated; they don't show up on friends pages.

Something doesn't quite seem right about this picture.


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May. 30th, 2002 11:10 pm (UTC)
"don't do that". Editing in communities is something that people wanted, but it has a lot of caveats... being that the client can't tell if you were the person who posted that entry or not, so it just tries...if not, you lose. I'm not sure what you're seeing with the other messages, because iJ can only affect one entry, one itemid.

Brad made changes regarding the backdating issue... they need to have backdate set, which iJ does not do because it doesn't support backdating yet. There's some stuff in lj_dev about it. backdating will be supported when the history code is done... until then... "don't do that unless you know the consequences of what you are doing" :)
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