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elusiveat ([personal profile] elusiveat) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2009-11-11 11:52 pm

html and OpenID

Title:
html and OpenID

Area:
OpenID

Summary:
I think you're going to develop a more receptive user base if you give OpenID folks the ability to use html in comments.

Description:
I recently had some OpenID folks expressing unhappiness with their inability to use html in a thread in my journal. I've already met with quite a bit of resistance to my decision to switch to dreamwidth from livejournal, and I suspect that others are meeting with similar resistance. I don't know whether OpenID is handled differently when posting to paid accounts (I do have a second account that is paid but have not done much with it so far). I think that at minimum you should try to fix this for paid account users, but will do best to elliminate the problem entirely.

Here's the thread: http://elusiveat.dreamwidth.org/325169.html?thread=1730609#cmt1730609

Note: I chose not to report this as a bug because I don't know whether it was a deliberate design decision.

Poll #1690 html and OpenID
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42


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Should be implemented as-is.
13 (31.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
15 (35.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
11 (26.2%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (4.8%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.4%)

pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)

[personal profile] pauamma 2009-11-12 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded, on all counts. (And I thought identity accounts with validated email addresses could do that already? Or am I thinking of something else?)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)

[personal profile] afuna 2009-11-12 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Nope. Maybe to you were thinking of being able to comment on entries that block anonymous comments?
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)

[personal profile] pauamma 2009-11-12 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, probably.
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)

[personal profile] cesy 2009-11-12 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I also thought that OpenID accounts with validated email addresses could already post links, and I think they should be able to.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

[personal profile] triadruid 2009-11-12 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Agreed. Provided that we (and by we, I mean DW) can cut off an OpenID server if it starts to validate badly, this seems a good compromise.

Then again, will that let through spammers from (forex) LJ?
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)

[personal profile] cesy 2009-11-12 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Validated email addresses" is validation on DW's side, so that shouldn't be a problem. In order to post links, someone would need to validate their email address on DW, regardless of what their OpenID server was, so this should stop spammers.
triadruid: Apollo and the Raven, c. 480 BC , Pistoxenus Painter  (Default)

[personal profile] triadruid 2009-11-12 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, that makes more sense.