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Frequently Asked Question #86. What is the "to-do list" feature?

LiveJournal offers a to-do list feature for your projects and goals. Basic and Plus Accounts can have 25 to-do list items, while Early Adopter, Paid, and Permanent Accounts can have 150 to-do list items.

See another user's to-do list by entering his/her username on http://www.livejournal.com/todo/?mode=pickuser or http://www.livejournal.com/todo/?user=exampleusername, replacing exampleusername with the journal or community.

Managing Your To-do List

Adding a to-do item takes 3 steps:
  1. Log in and go to your to-do list.
  2. Click the Add Item link in the Actions section.
  3. On the Add To-do Item page, enter a subject and other information about your to-do list item, then click the Add button at the bottom of the page to add this item to your to-do list.
Edit or delete a to-do list item by clicking on a subject line to reach the Edit To-Do Item page.

The To-Do List fields are:
  • Subject: the title of your item. Each to-do list item must have a subject.
  • Priority: the relative urgency of your item.
  • Details: the description of your item.
  • Status: the status of your item (e.g., "starting stages", "drawing board", or "almost done".)
  • Percent Done: the percentage amount accomplished for your item.
  • Due Date: the deadline for your item, formatted Month-Day-Year (4 digit year) Hour:Minute / mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm
  • Categories: up to 10 keywords (e.g., "personal", "work", or "school") for filtering your to-do list.

To-Do List Security

If you are an Early Adopter, Paid or Permanent user, each to-do list item can have its own security. If you are a Basic or Plus user, you can only use the Public security level for your to-do list.
  • Public: Anyone can see this item.
  • Friends: Only your Friends can see it, while logged in.
  • Private: Only you, when logged in, can see it.
You can also let your Friends add, edit, or delete your to-do list items by adding Friends to specific custom friends groups: priv-todo-add, priv-todo-edit, priv-todo-delete. Community maintainers can use these group names to let members add, edit or delete to-do list items.

Last Updated: September 12th, 2009

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