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17 March 2008 @ 08:38 pm
I just learned something about LJ.  
If you make a 'friends only' post, and then a bunch of people comment on it, and then you make it public, all the comments will be immediately and irrevocably deleted.

I understand the reasoning for this behavior, and I can accept it.  I just wish I'd known before I lost those comments.

At least I still have the email notification archive.
Allisonallidc on March 18th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Which one?
thibeauxthibeaux on March 18th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
The privilege meme. I thought it was kind of silly and no one would comment. After they did, I decided it was worth sharing with others. Now, it looks like no one had anything to say about that, and I apparently deleted the email archive, too. Losing data is painful for a digital packrat like me, but fortunately this loss is very minor and inconsequential.

Public Service Announcement: Back up your data to removable storage, or preferably off-site storage. You'll be glad you did when your hard drive fails or your house burns down!
wordmadwordmad on March 22nd, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
Doh! Thanks for the warning.