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[personal profile] ninetydegrees

Title:
Profiles: message box if I've banned this user

Area:
profiles, relationships

Summary:
If you go to the profile page of a user you've banned, nothing indicates you've done so. I think a message box telling you you've banned this user, with the reason you've banned them (if you've filled it out) and an 'unban this user?' link would be useful. It could be displayed at the top of the profile.

Description:
Something could be added to the Navigation Strip as well?

Poll #18052 Profiles: message box if I've banned this user
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 51


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Should be implemented as-is.
40 (78.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
6 (11.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (2.0%)

(I have no opinion)
4 (7.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

feicui: (Default)
[personal profile] feicui
Title:
Allow users to specify an account as a roleplaying account

Area:
accounts, statistics

Summary:
Allow users to specify an account for roleplay without affecting paid account services.

Description:
This is a suggestion mainly for statistical purposes! Dreamwidth has an active, sizable roleplaying community, a consequence of which is that there are a lot of "character accounts" scattered across the site. As someone who's very curious about DW's site statistics, I can't help but think that means there's a lot of essentially fictional data skewing things one way or another.

If possible, I'd like for roleplayers to be able to specify an account as being made for roleplay. It would have to be in a way that doesn't affect paid services, since some get paid/paid premium accounts and some don't. In addition to being able to choose it during account creation, there would also need to be an option for existing accounts to "switch over", since there are many, MANY existing character accounts.

Challenges involved: oh boy! I'm not at all familiar with site coding, especially Dreamwidth's, so I can't imagine how complicated this might be. I also don't know how many people would actually use this option, but I thought I'd throw this out there anyway.

Poll #18026 Allow users to specify an account as a roleplaying account
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
32 (58.2%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
21 (38.2%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.8%)

wailor: (Default)
[personal profile] wailor

Title:
Some privacy incoherence

Area:
Profile

Summary:
There's a way that allows people to know I have updated my journal with a filter entry (and they aren't inside that filter).

Description:
Ok so here's what I've noticed:

Imagine you have a few friends and you want to post an entry to prepared a surprised b-day party just for one of them. You don't want him or her to know about it so you'll post a filter entry right? but, if that friend is smart enough and have some curiosity, he or she could discover that I've posted a new filter entry. That's a problem because that person could feel upset about it thinking that I have something to hide to him or her.

The way he or she could discover it is by my profile page. There's some information that I can't hide that tells her or him that there's something new that she or he isn't allow to see. That information is the number of "journal entries" and the "last updated".

The example I wrote up there is just one of multiple cases where it'll be necessary to hide that information and I can't think a reason why I couldn't hide it.

So, my suggestion is to allow to hide that information as I do with other things like my birthday, my location, etc.

Poll #12623 Some privacy incoherence
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 63


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Should be implemented as-is.
10 (15.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
8 (12.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
32 (50.8%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (17.5%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (3.2%)

kunzite: (Default)
[personal profile] kunzite

Title:
Aggregate External Identities (like OpenID)

Area:
profile

Summary:
A list of OpenID identities to be shown on my profile page.

Description:
I have a lot of OpenID identities across the internet. I do not have a place to put this information where it can be authenticated appropriately.
Ideally, this information would be displayed on my profile page, with degrees of privacy settings.

I trust Dreamwidth with this information. Not all users will. Your mileage may vary. People should be informed about what this trust entails.

Poll #11692 Aggregate External Identities (like OpenID)
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 45


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Should be implemented as-is.
16 (35.6%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
7 (15.6%)

(I have no opinion)
21 (46.7%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.2%)

Goodreads

Jun. 12th, 2012 11:49 am
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[personal profile] ex_starborn656

Title:
Goodreads

Area:
Profile links

Summary:
Adding Goodreads account to profile

Description:
I really love the way DW allows its users to link to so many of their other accounts from their profile without having to fiddle about using HTML to put the info in. I wonder if it would be possible to include a goodreads username or profile link space?

Poll #11022 Goodreads
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 57


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Should be implemented as-is.
33 (57.9%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
24 (42.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ciaan: revolution (Default)
[personal profile] ciaan

Title:
Privacy-lock icon by contact info on profile

Area:
profile, privacy

Summary:
Put a privacy-lock icon by the "other services" section in "connect" on the profile if these are visible only to access list.

Description:
There is a little lock icon that shows next to the "contact details" at the top of the profile page where the email address is listed, if that address is set to be visible only to the access list. However, there is more contact info shown on the profile page, in "other services" in the "connect" section, and there is no indication next to that section to remind/reassure the user that the info is only visible to the access list. I suggest adding another lock icon in that section immediately next to the title, the same as for "contact details".

Poll #9856 Privacy-lock icon by contact info on profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 64


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Should be implemented as-is.
57 (89.1%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
7 (10.9%)

(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

Title:
Profile: Circle: link 'Edit' link to corresponding section at Manage Circle

Area:
profile

Summary:
When you're viewing your own profile, there's an 'Edit' link next to People, Communities and Feeds which goes to the Manage Circle page. People, Communities and Feeds are in three different sections on this page. It would be neat if the profile links linked you to the corresponding section instead of just the page.

Description:
.

Poll #9491 Profile: Circle: link 'Edit' link to corresponding section at Manage Circle
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
45 (81.8%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.8%)

(I have no opinion)
9 (16.4%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] the_cats_mother

Title:
Option to Hide Community Member List

Area:
Privacy

Summary:
I see a suggestion for invisibility for communities was rejected (sadly) but what about an option to hide the member list?

Description:
I'd like more privacy for members of communities with a sensitive subject matter or to avoid harrassment of members. I know you can opt not to subscribe to a community so that it doesn't show on your personal profile, but members of a community can still be identified from the profile of the community itself. Example; under another username on LJ, I belong to a small community which has attracted a very unsuitable would-be member. This person has been refused membership and is now pestering members to plead on his/her behalf, both on their journals and even by tracking them down on other sites via their profile pages. If DW would let us hide our member list, we could import to here knowing that even if our unwelcome guest found our community, s/he would'nt be able to see our (changed) usernames and start harrassing us again.

Thanks for reading. :)

Poll #9372 Option to Hide Community Member List
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 95


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Should be implemented as-is.
50 (52.6%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
23 (24.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
7 (7.4%)

(I have no opinion)
14 (14.7%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.1%)

allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (Default)
[personal profile] allchildren

Title:
move journal title controls back to Edit Profile

Area:
Styles/Profiles

Summary:
Move the editing controls for journal title and subtitle from Edit Journal Style to Edit Profile.

Description:
Once upon a time on LJ, journal titles and subtitles were edited via the Edit Profile page, and everybody was happy. (There was a dark time previously when journal titles and subtitles didn't even exist, but we don't like to talk about those days.) However, one day For Some Reason those controls were moved to the Customize Journal Style page. Much consternation and confusion raged across the land, for the journal title and subtitle and in fact THE FIRST THING one sees on one's profile, so it seems pretty natural to want to edit it there; in fact, some journal styles hide the subtitle completely. WHY IS IT EDITED THERE. WHERE IS THE LOGIC. BUFFY QUOTE.

...cried the people.

Years later, Dreamwidth came to exist and forked off of LJ's existing code, and that was great. Even greater was the fact that DW was hard at work at correcting some of LJ's more questionable coding decisions. Great, great stuff. However, this fork included the illogical switch of title/subtitle control, and thus it still sits in Customize Journal Style, making way less sense than it would to be in Edit Profile.

Sadness, and also it just took me like two minutes to find because seriously, why is it there?!

I propose that Dreamwidth undo this illogical decision and restore title/subtitle to its rightful place under Edit Profile. The only drawback I see is that it may confuse people who have gotten used to it being under Customize; but since Edit Profile is really the natural place to look for it I think that will be the lesser confusion. Plus, there could be a link where that control used to be pointing people in the right direction (or at least that link to Customize could exist under Edit Profile so I never waste two minutes again). Also it might be hard to code or something. But probably it would be awesome and everybody would be happy again, and that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Poll #9086 move journal title controls back to Edit Profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 79


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Should be implemented as-is.
29 (36.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
17 (21.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
14 (17.7%)

(I have no opinion)
18 (22.8%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.3%)

faye: (Default)
[personal profile] faye

Title:
Add Tumblr to Other Sites in Profile

Area:
Profiles

Summary:
There are many sites you can add to your profile already so why not add Tumblr? It's a very popular site that many use.

Description:
This is a pretty easy thing to add. Just allow for tumblr to be added with the rest and it to link to the users tumblr on their profile.

Tumblr is very popular, especially for photo/picture blogging. It would make for easier following of friends tumblrs if they can be listed like the other sites via the profile.

I did check to make sure this wasn't already suggested so if it has and I missed it I apologise. :)

Poll #9084 Add Tumblr to Other Sites in Profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 82


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Should be implemented as-is.
65 (79.3%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.2%)

(I have no opinion)
16 (19.5%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] starsandauras

Title:
Adding Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man to profile

Area:
profile

Summary:
Adding the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) and Isle of Man to the location drop down on the profile.

Description:
I'm sure that users from these places can easily select the UK as their location, but I suspect that they might like the option of their specific island as well. If nothing else, I doubt having the option would be detrimental.

Poll #9055 Adding Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man to profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 75


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Should be implemented as-is.
53 (70.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (2.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
20 (26.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] stormy

Title:
Add Plurk to Other Sites in Profile

Area:
Profiles

Summary:
Currently you can add many social networking sites to your profile. Add Plurk to the Other Sites area in profiles so people can include Plurk in their contact information.

Description:
Difficulty: Easy

Why? Plurk is widely used social networking site for fast paced messaging, similar to Twitter, but much more organized. It's especially prominent in roleplay communities or just as an easy way to stay in touch. It would be great to include that information right on a profile with the same privacy settings we already use for things like Etsy, Last.fm, or Twitter especially since we've already handled offsite linking with plurk for the user name tag.

Poll #8938 Add Plurk to Other Sites in Profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 88


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Should be implemented as-is.
52 (59.1%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (2.3%)

(I have no opinion)
34 (38.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] rap

Title:
Add flavors.me to linkable sites

Area:
site linking

Summary:
Add flavors.me to linkable sites.

Description:
By adding flavors.me to the linkable site, it'll become much more convenient for people to link their flavors.

Poll #8936 Add flavors.me to linkable sites
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 59


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Should be implemented as-is.
9 (15.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.7%)

(I have no opinion)
48 (81.4%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

turlough: small purple crocuses, March 2016 (Default)
[personal profile] turlough

Title:
Prevent OpenID from cluttering up the Subscribers list

Area:
profile

Summary:
OpenIDs should be separated from the rest of the usernames and start on a new line in Subscribers just as in Gives Access To.

Description:
I love having the OpenIDs in a block all by themselves underneath the rest of the usernames in Gives Access To. It makes looking through the list so much easier. Suprisingly enough (to me at least) the same wasn't done for the Subscriber list. In my experience the Subscribers list can often be even more in need of de-cluttering than the Gives Access To list. So I suggest that the same separation between DW usernames and OpenIDs that's been done for Gives Access To should also be done for the Subscribers list.

Poll #8856 Prevent OpenID from cluttering up the Subscribers list
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 71


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Should be implemented as-is.
50 (70.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
6 (8.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.4%)

(I have no opinion)
12 (16.9%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (2.8%)

helens78: A man in a leather jacket, seated on the ground, looks up hopefully. (Default)
[personal profile] helens78

Title:
Add Pinboard to "other services" section of profile

Area:
profile

Summary:
Add a "Pinboard" space to the "other services" section of one's DW profile.

Description:
Pinboard is an increasingly-popular social bookmarking site. Adding Pinboard to the "connect"/"other services" section of one's DW profile would allow one to see others' Pinboard profiles, or share their own, as easily as we now share Twitter, Tumblr, and Delicious profiles.

Poll #8407 Add Pinboard to "other services" section of profile
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 78


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Should be implemented as-is.
50 (64.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
6 (7.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (3.8%)

(I have no opinion)
18 (23.1%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (1.3%)

vilakins: Vila with stars superimposed (Default)
[personal profile] vilakins

Title:
Bring back mouse-over userpic key words

Area:
Comments

Summary:
I used to be able to mouse over a userpic in an entry and comments (in default comment layout) and see its key word(s). Now we get the options that also show up when one mouses over a userhead so functionality has been lost.

Description:
I used to be able to mouse over a userpic in an entry and comments (in default comment layout) and see its key word(s). Now we get the options that also show up when one mouses over a userhead so functionality has been lost.

I'd like to be able to see userpic key words again, especially since I can get the options shown now by mousing over a person's userhead.

Poll #8386 Bring back mouse-over userpic key words
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 39


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Should be implemented as-is.
14 (35.9%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (2.6%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (48.7%)

(Other: please comment)
5 (12.8%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Diigo user tag/external site listing

Area:
other places people use

Summary:
Add Diigo as an external site that can be listed on the profile and linked to with the <user name="" site="diigo.com"> tag.

Description:
From the comments in http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/580262.html?thread=3534502#cmt3534502

Diigo is a social bookmarking site that has increased in popularity after the sale of Delicious.

The user library (main page) is located at: http://www.diigo.com/user/[name]
The user profile is located at: http://www.diigo.com/profile/[name]

It would be nice to be able to list this on one's Dreamwidth profile, and make <user name=""> links to users there.

Poll #7849 Diigo user tag/external site listing
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 55


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Should be implemented as-is.
28 (50.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
26 (47.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

fu: Close-up of Fu, bringing a scoop of water to her mouth (Default)
[personal profile] fu

Title:
Click to show the contextual popup, instead of showing it on hover

Area:
journals, site interaction,

Summary:
The contextual popup which contains user-specific links shows up when you hover over the userhead before a username, or someone's icon. I'd like to suggest adding an extra "click" so that it only shows up when the user calls it up and can't be summoned by accident.

Description:
The contextual popup has several subtle issues, because it's triggered by hovering over something, and closed by moving your mouse off of it:

* you can trigger it accidentally by hovering over an icon or userhead while reading a comment -- the unexpected animation can be distracting, or the box might cover up content you want to read

* it fades out after a few seconds: this may be too short for people with fine motor control issues. Conversely, it may be too long for someone who has accidentally triggered the thing and just wants it to go away!

* no way to trigger it by keyboard; no way to indicate that there's anything even like this functionality to keyboard-only users



I suggest that hovering over an icon or userhead should only show a small image within the icon or userhead. This can be clicked to open the contextutual popup menu.

Pros:
* less chance of unexpected behavior and animation
* less chance of accidentally covering up the text you're reading
* more control over how you interact with the site
* it may be possible to make this keyboard friendly, by also adding the clickable trigger when someone focuses on an icon or userhead.

cons:
* adds an extra click for people who are used to the old behavior of the contextual popup showing on hover
* might not be obvious how to open the contextual popup / may not be obvious what the button does
* unexpected animation still there, just a lot subtler
* the small image overlaying the userhead will mean that you can no longer click directly on the userhead to go to that user's profile; however the link is still in the contextual popup menu (see ETA below, which may make this less of an issue)
* the small image overlaying the icon *may* make it harder to click directly on the icon to go to that user's icon page; however that link can be added to the contextual popup menu

Here's a screenshot of how it looks now, where the contextual popup shows up when you hover right over the icon.
http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/contextual-hover.png

Here's a quick and dirty mockup of how the extra clickable link might work:

When you hover over an icon: http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/icon-on-hover.png
When you click on the trigger: http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/icon-on-click.png

When you hover over a userhead (see ETA below for a revised version)): http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/userhead-on-hover.png
When you click on the trigger: http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/userhead-on-click.png

Mockups were made in less than ten minutes, so please assume that fiddly bits like where the trigger overlays text in the contextual popup can be fixed (and will be!)

Poll #7732 Click to show the contextual popup, instead of showing it on hover
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 75


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Should be implemented as-is.
9 (12.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
13 (17.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
25 (33.3%)

(I have no opinion)
22 (29.3%)

(Other: please comment)
6 (8.0%)



ETA 2011-08-10:

Some good points in the comments re: losing the ability to go to the profile!

Here's a modification of the hover behavior on the userheads. The trigger shows up to the left of the userhead, so the userhead remains clickable to go to the profile:
http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/fu-nohover.png
http://afunamatata.com/dreamwidth/journal/2011/08/fu-hover.png

pendrecarc: Woman holding a hooked hand (Default)
[personal profile] pendrecarc

Title:
Offer a "Preferred pronoun" field on the profile page

Area:
Profile

Summary:
It would be helpful to get a "preferred pronoun" field on the profile screen in addition to the "gender" field. This would facilitate discussion and linking to other users' posts. It would be important to include a "Rather not say" option, of course.

Description:
It can be difficult to link to other DW users' posts or mention other users if you don't happen to know which pronoun they prefer. Not everyone is comfortable asking You can always choose something gender-neutral or talk around it, of course, but that can be syntactically awkward, and whenever possible I want to respect other users' preferences. If someone has a gender selected, that can provide a clue, but it's not a guarantee, and of course not everyone does.

Having a space in the profile to specify a pronoun seems like a quick fix. The field could be free text if compiling a list of possible pronouns is problematic, but either way it should include the (default) option not to display a pronoun.

Poll #7556 Offer a "Preferred pronoun" field on the profile page
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 116


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Should be implemented as-is.
52 (44.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
23 (19.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
17 (14.7%)

(I have no opinion)
23 (19.8%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (0.9%)



Edited on 10/8/2011 to add that I got some of my facts wrong in this post re: the existing profile options, due to some confusion over different sites. Also, I explained the possible benefits of this very poorly. It's not just an issue of social ease for those of us linking to other users; it's also, and far more importantly, about being aware of how users of this site want to be approached. Based on comments, if this is implemented (as I still think it should be) it's very important that the field be free text.
vickyblueeyez: (Default)
[personal profile] vickyblueeyez

Title:
Testimonials

Area:
Posts

Summary:
Testimonials, the ability to leave comments on a users profile, approved by the user.

Description:
Greatest Journal had an interesting feature called Testimonials. With this feature, users commented on communities and user profiles. They would leave feedback such as 'highly recommended,' 'I love this place' or in user profiles. The comments had to be approved by the user. This isn't something that needs to be required. I just liked the feature and wanted to see it here.

Poll #6526 Testimonials
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 81


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Should be implemented as-is.
16 (19.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (2.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
38 (46.9%)

(I have no opinion)
23 (28.4%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (2.5%)

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