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Make some family viewers only

Can you invite family that you want to view your content but not be able to comment on it?

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm more concerned about limiting the ability to upload/download, but I think limiting the ability to comment should also be possible.

        There are many other services/social media platforms which offer fine grained permissions - why not be able to tick a box for each user re viewing, downloading, uploading, commenting, loving, and sharing on social media?

        I love lifecake, but this issue is really holding me back from sharing it more widely...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be so great. I appreciate the drive for simplicity but I think here flexibility wins out over a little extra complexity - facebook has multiple permission levels very successfully.

        This is really holding me back sharing our baby's lifecake more widely. I want to 'curate' the stream, to make it concise and appealing for people to flick through rather than full of lots of overlaps, duplicates etc. At the moment I have to have this conversation with everyone I invite, it would be so much easier (and more reliable!) if there was a standard permission level to just view and comment.

        If people who are given this privacy setting click on the '+' button, they could just see a message asking them to email their photos to the parent perhaps?

        Thumbs up also to the idea of limiting sharing to social media - one of the main reasons we're using lifecake is because we don't want photos of our baby all over social media..

      • Rachel Houtman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have a family member who makes inappropriate comments regularly (mostly about our parenting as "jokes"), but it would cause major strife for us to make it so she couldn't comment at all. I'd like to be able to delete comments when necessary. Yup, not confronting the problem, we confront enough with this person all ready.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want family to be able to see the photos but not to be able to upload them to social media...it would be great if we could select permissions...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My mom started uploading random photos of people I don't even know to my son's photo alums. Not cool, and I have to have a conversation with her that will be totally uncomfortable and to me that should need to be in the first place but that's my mom! She obviously just doesn't get the point of lifecake.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd love a permission level for family members to only be able to view content, rather than adding anything

      • Joanna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just ask them not to comment. and if they can't handle that level of communication, then don't share photos with them.

      • Jeroen Jansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would really appreciate this feature. Another 'permission' that I am keen to see, is the possibility to disable sharing or direct posting to Facebook. Currently everybody you invite to Lifecake has a button to share things directly on Facebook. We decided to use Lifecake because we don't want anything on Facebook. It would be really helpful if we as parents could control who can and who cannot share any of the content beyond Lifecake.

        Thanks for this great product.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like everyone to be able to comment, like, etc, but would prefer to be able to restrict who can download pictures. Not being able to stop people downloading photos and doing what they like with them is stopping me sharing this great product with my extended family.

      • J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is it possible for you to create a new setting which allows certain people to only view photos and not download them from lifecake?

      • bcherng commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I set up a life cake for my daughter and added my wife as partner but sister and mother in law as family.

        My sister set up a life cake for her children and added me as family.

        My wife can now see my sister's children but my mother-in-law can't.

        Partners should have to be explicitly invited by another member instead of defaulting to the same permissions as the member who set up the account.

      • Sarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I used to be able to delete comments from family, but now I can't - help!

      • RGT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also want to be able to disable downloads. I was under the impression this was an option...I might just have to stick to my Flickr account instead!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would it be possible to create a content approval process on the site? This Content Approval Process would allow the parents to approve/deny the uploaded content before it appears on the timeline.

      • Amelia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,

        I see from a similar comment that you used to offer this feature. I'd really like to be able to have another option than just family or parent for sharing. I would like to create a group/ settings that can view the album, but that can't download or upload photos to it.

        Thanks!

        Amelia

      • Amelia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,

        I see from a similar comment that you used to offer this feature. I'd really like to be able to have another option than just family or parent for sharing. I would like to create a group/ settings that can view the album, but that can't download or upload photos to it.

        Thanks!

        Amelia

      • Amit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a new user, and I love the concept of this site! gathering photos from all the different sources and placing them on a time line which I can share privately. However, I would like to be able to be the only one who upload contents and have full control on what is on my boy's life cake page.

        I am aware i can delete content which I don't want, but it has the potential of adding too much overhead to the maintenance of the page which is opposite of its purpose.

      • Melissa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has been a great website/app for our new family addition. One reason I love this app is the privacy it offers (inviting only those we wish). One reason I don't use or like Facebook is that anyone can add photos of my baby without my permission. I would like a website where only the parents can add content. I like to have control as to which photos of my child are posted. I love having family members comment and love photos, I just don't want them adding content.

      • Beth Sanders commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. I as a parent, want to be the only one to be able to post to the site. However, it is fun to have others be able to comment on what we post. If someone is savy enough to get on the site and use it in any capacity, then they should not be confused about levels of permissions. I agree with the comment about hurting someone's feelings when I remove a photo that I don't want on the site, but I will do it if I have to...just don't want to if it can be avoided.

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