editing journals/profiles

electricity's picture

Is there a way to edit journal entries? Or even delete them?

And can you delete accounts?

jeff's picture

Yeah...

You should be able to edit stuff. There should be an "Edit" button up near the title of your journals. From the edit button, I think you can delete them, as well.

I don't believe you can delete your own account.

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electricity's picture

thank you! yeah i don't want

thank you!

yeah i don't want to delete my account anyway. it was a "just in case" question.

jeff's picture

Well...

Account deletion doesn't really yield the results people tend to want anyway. If someone finds you on Google, and you freak out and delete your account, they can just go onto Google and look in Google's cache of your content, and read it anyway.

I resurrected a lot of Oasis content lost in a database crash through archive.org, which took snapshots of a lot of Oasis content over the years.

The main thing is to keep identifying information out of posts, no school names, last names, e-mail addresses, myspace accounts, IM names, etc. Then you're pretty secure online.

I sort of think of online privacy the same way you should go into a sexual encounter: protect yourself, always. The same measures that can keep your Oasis content hard to find for people in your life who don't know your sexuality are the same measures that keep you safe from people online with malicious intent.

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