There has got to be a better way to control where journals show up. It seems when someone responds to a journal it shows up on the sidebar of every forum that person belongs to and the sidebars of all of their friends forums. Usually it just jams up a forum's sidebar with journals that leave those in a particular forum going "huh?" or "WTF is this sh!t" WWlll just about started over a journal that showed up on the ovarian cancer sidebar. That poor girl had no idea that her journal, which was meant for the anxiety forum would find it's way to our forum, but we didn't know that. Okay, some of us kind of knew, but we had no way of knowing for sure that it was a big mistake and most people don't understand how the journal/photo stuff works. I'm not even sure exactly how it works. Does it show up on the sidebar of all the forums the responder's belong to? Does it show up on the sidebar of all of the forums that the authors friends belong to? Does it show up on the sidebar of all of the forums the responders friends belong to?
Also, most of the time when someone writes a journal we don't know about it unless we go looking into our friends profiles every day and who has time for that? When someone writes a journal how hard would it be for IT to set it up where everyone on your friends list would get a PM? NOT an email to our registered email accts, but a note to our MH email. That way you would know there was a journal you might want to see without having it on the sidebar at all. No one wants to wade through a sidebar full of stuff from other forums and I think this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed ASAP. I am obviously not alone in my feelings on this as the below link will show. You can clearly see the upset it caused and the hurt feelings and anger it provoked, not to mention the embarrassment to the poor girl who wrote it. This has happened so many times before, but this is the worst and most outrageous case. PLEASE try to come up with some way that our friends will know we have a journal we want them to see without plastering it all over the entire site.
Thanks for the feedback. Journals show up in the Friend's Feed on your logged in home page. Since this feed is limited to just your friends, the feed usually has fewer items than in the community feeds, so new journal entries will cycle out slower. If you haven't looked at your Friend's Feed, go to the home page and you'll find it there.
Journal entries and comments show up when a member of a community writes an entry or a comment. This particular member's journal that you referenced did NOT show up in the Ovarian Cancer community. Only when someone from the Ovarian Cancer community commented on it, then that comment showed up in the community, since it was something that an OvCa community member did. It does not, as you say above, also show up in the forums of the commenter's friends. It only kept showing up in the OvCa community because members of the OvCa community continually commented on the journal. If the members had not continuously attacked this journal, it would have disappeared from the OvCa feed after a few minutes.
Similar to postings within in a community, people should NOT attack members of this site in journals (or other ways), whether or not they belong to the same community.
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