Friends Only Entries

I have now completed, and installed the latest change to the DearDiary code – friends only entries.

Its something that people have wanted for a LONG long time, and that’s the ability to restrict viewing of your entries to particular people, and now you can. If you mark an entry as friends only, then anyone who wants to look at that entry will need to provide their username and password AND be on your friends list in order to see it. If the person isn’t on your friends list but does successfully authenticate themselves, they will be presented with a button that will enable them to request to be added to your friends list.

Please be aware that ONLY friends that YOU have chosen can view your friends only. People can NOT gain entry to your friends only entries if THEY choose you as a friend. Or, perhaps more clearly, ONLY people that appear in the list marked Your Friends on the Manage Friends screen will be able to gain access to your friends only entries. People that appear in the ‘Friends who have chosen You’ list will NOT be able to gain access.

Hopefully that all makes sense!

The terms and conditions of use for DearDiary.Net will altered shortly as a result of this feature. There will no longer be a need for people publishing erotic material to be in the Adult Genre, BUT those entries that contain erotica MUST be marked as friends only. Diary authors should be careful to ensure that if they write such material, then ONLY ADULTS are listed on their friends list. Any diarist willingly providing erotic material to under 18’s will be removed. Erotic material in public entries will not be permitted unless the diarist is in the Adult Genre.

As always, drop us a line if you’re unsure!


8 thoughts on “Friends Only Entries”

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    (You get the idea *smile*)

  2. A thought and and observation.

    First, the observation: When people commented on my private entry, unless they clicked ‘private’ the comment appears on the login screen for the entry for anyone to read, even non Dear Diary members. I wonder if comments on a ‘for friends’ entry could default to private?

    Second, Could there be an option for a whole diary to be available to friends only? That would solve the above issue. So, you could click ‘make private’ or ‘make available only to friends list’ in the customizer. Just a thought. Maybe be way too complicated. I also realize you would have to someone let people know your diary is there to be added as a friend, or no-one will ever see it at all.

    (In my case I would want to leave one of my diaries public, and another as friends only).

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