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sᴛᴏʀᴍʏ ([personal profile] stormy) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2011-04-08 11:42 am

Invite Code Automated Messages

Title:
Invite Code Automated Messages

Area:
invite codes, accounts

Summary:
Re: http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/invitecodes
This suggestion has two parts:
1) A textarea that populates the code to share the complete of available codes on the page in the following format with 'Use this code' linking as it does on the invite page:
CAJ792MAXNHZRAAAFXXX Use this code

2) When you copy and paste that code on the site, Dreamwidth should be able to check if the code is used, and disable, gray out, or strike through the link if the code is used.

Description:
Many users have extra invite codes to share. When they do, they either manually copy the list of codes, or copy the available codes from http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/invitecodes this page and paste it into the RTE. This two step process would not only speed up sharing codes, but also automate the process of displaying if a code has been used or not. It would make it easy to see what codes are available when people post to dw_codesharing. I'm not sure how difficult the backend would be on this as far as part 2 is concerned.

This suggestion has two parts:

PART 1) A textarea that populates the html to share the complete of available codes on the page in the following format with 'Use this code' linking as it does on the invite page:
CAJ792MAXNHZRAAAFXXX Use this code

PART 2) When you copy and paste that code on the site, Dreamwidth should be able to check if the code is used, and should disable, gray out, add a 'code used' indicator, or strike through the link if the code is used.

I don't see any downsides to this sort of feature. In the future, perhaps a suggestion to add a "add a code" button to the RTE (which provides checkboxes to share codes) could be added for those unfamiliar with HTML, and the same behavior applied to the code once posted.

Poll #6570 Invite Code Automated Messages
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35


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Should be implemented as-is.
20 (57.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (42.9%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-04-10 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe this is a duplicate of http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/168450.html.
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl's face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)

[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-04-10 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I've found it thanks to the Search function, which for once worked for me.