LJ technical question: I just for the first time made a (locked) post with comments screened. And was annoyed to discover that replying to a comment unscreens it. I was thinking I'd just send replies using LJ's send-a-message interface, but that's clunky and loses context. So now I'm thinking
go to the edit entry interface
resave the entry as private (i.e. viewable only to me)
reply to all the comments
re-screen all the comments, and my replies
go to the edit interface again, and
save it as friends-locked to that same filter again
What a fucking kludge! Also, given how stupid LJ's interface appears to be with regard to this, I find myself wondering —
if I re-save a post as private, will LJ retroactively delete the existing comments?
Is LJ really this brain-damaged around screened comments, or am I missing something?