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pauamma ([personal profile] pauamma) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2013-07-20 01:07 pm

Remove sticky entries from ?poster=(mumble) community journal view

Title:
Remove sticky entries from ?poster=(mumble) community journal view

Area:
page: journal, site: community features

Summary:
When viewing entries by a specific poster in a community, like http://dw-dev-training.dreamwidth.org/?poster=pauamma, sticky entries shouldn't be displayed on top. This is because the reader is likely looking for a specific entry by author name, and the sticky entries will likely stand in the way of seamless scanning.

Description:
It's unclear to me what should happen to sticky entries by the user specified in ?poster=. wouldnt want them displayed as sticky/in sticky position. Instead, I'd have them display in normal time-of-posting order. But there may be reasons to do it otherwise, or with a controlling option in the URL or elsewhere.

Poll #13978 Remove sticky entries from ?poster=(mumble) community journal view
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42


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Should be implemented as-is.
18 (42.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (11.9%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
4 (9.5%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (35.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] swaldman 2013-07-29 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree that if one has asked for only entries by user x, then only entries by user x should be shown. This isn't the case at present (because stickies by other users are shown), and I think that fixing that could be argued to be a bugfix rather than an enhancement.

I'm not in favour of messing with stickies otherwise, though - I think that stickies by the user in question should show at the top, otherwise it's introducing an undocumented (and, IMHO, unnecessary) special case.
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2013-07-29 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] fujicori 2013-07-30 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] coprime 2013-08-01 02:13 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] cesy 2013-08-08 09:29 am (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] solitarywalker 2013-07-30 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
I think ignoring stickiness is not a good idea, but you do have a point. Perhaps adding a tag to the url to specify ignoring stickiness, rather than making ignoring stickiness the default, could serve that need in the situation you describe. e.g. .../?poster=username&unsticky
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[personal profile] montuos 2013-07-30 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I have the same concern [personal profile] solitarywalker does, but I think this solution addresses it fairly.
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[personal profile] solitarywalker 2013-07-31 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
I wasn't thinking about there being a UI for it; I figured it'd just be done by typing in the navbar. Then again, DW's design generally errs strongly on the side of discoverability, so you may well be right about the feature ending up in the UI. So perhaps an "ignore stickies" checkbox.

I hadn't been thinking of stickies by other posters... when searching for this_user, I think any sticky posts by this_user should appear at the top (as expected for sticky), and posts by other posters should not appear, whether sticky or not. Maybe I'm missing something, is there a reason why it'd be desirable for search results to include sticky posts other than those by the poster being searched for?