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MM Writes ([personal profile] marahmarie) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2017-03-13 01:07 am

Show poster is banned from quickreply

Title:
Show poster is banned from quickreply

Area:
quickreply

Summary:
In quickreply there is nothing stating a user's ban status. If a user types a comment in a journal or community from which they have been (perhaps unknowingly) banned, if they use quickreply to do so they won't realize (or recall, if they've forgotten) their ban status until they try to post their comment or else if they click through to the "more options" full-size comment box before posting.

Description:
Quickreply (the instant comment box you get on the reading page under each entry if you click "reply" from the entry linkbar) doesn't currently show relationship status to other users or communities. While kludging in the entire relationship status functionality might be a bit much for a simple reply box, it would be helpful to know if you're wasting your time writing the Gettysburg address in reply to someone, only to realize at the last second, when you try to post, that you've been banned from the journal or community in question.

While I'm not sure how it might be done, my thought is to make ban status (if applicable) visible so it can be seen before you try to post from a quickreply box. While I don't see a lot of room for it as I look at a quickreply box as I type this up, I'm thinking in addition to* the JS usericon-picker saying "Browse" in big, bold letters when you hover over it, it could say "You have been banned from this community/journal" as well.

*An earlier version of this said "While I don't see a lot of room for it as I look at a quickreply box as I type this up, I'm thinking instead of the JS usericon-picker saying "Browse" in big, bold letters when you hover over it, it could say "You have been banned from this community/journal" instead", then I realized, after posting, that "in addition to" would be better than "instead of".

Poll #18125 Show poster is banned from quickreply
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 31


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Should be implemented as-is.
15 (48.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
3 (9.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (35.5%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (6.5%)

[personal profile] swaldman 2017-03-31 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
I would be saying "yes, do this", but I distinctly remember sitting in a room with somebody working on what I thought was the same thing - see https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/pull/1696. So, er, has this already been fixed, or was an edge case missed, or have I misunderstood somewhere...
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-03-31 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
As long as it's information that's exposed in other places, I don't see the harm of putting it on quickerreply. (Quickreply being the regular comment on the journal entry, as opposed to the More Options original-flavor reply as first seen on LiveJournal back when Brad implemented it.)

If it isn't exposed until someone actually tries to comment, then I might be concerned about needlessly leaking information in ways that might encourage a determined troll to try some escalated tactics instead of leaving well enough alone.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2017-04-01 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
They're going to find out when they hit post anyway. I think showing them when the form opens - maybe by just showing it in place of the form - makes more sense. Either way they find out. At least this way they have not typed a ton of words and hit post on them before they find out. The aggravation of going through that seems more likely to spark an escalation than a quiet notification.