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[personal profile] solarbird

Title:
"Activity"-like view of 1st page of Inbox, in a dropdown, from Navigation Strip

Area:
navigation strip, messaging

Summary:
It is currently very easy to configure your Inbox to serve as an activity notification hub. It would be very useful to have a shorted version of the first page of that Inbox be accessible via a dropdown on the Navigation Strip, and allow some manipulation of your Inbox via that dropdown.

Description:
Each line of the proposed dropdown would contain a one line description of the activity. (N replied to [your post|comment], N messaged you, subject "", N posted to group X, and so on). Each entry would contain an "x" dismissal button which would delete the notification from both the Inbox and the dropdown. Clicking on an individual entry outside of the dismissal button would take you to the item about which you are being notified - the message, the comment made, etc - and mark it as read. A "see all" entry at the bottom of the dropdown could take you to the current Inbox view. Currently, using the Inbox as a notification centre results in large numbers of page swaps and reloads, as you go from Inbox to post to Inbox to reply form to Inbox etc., etc., etc., with mark-as-read and delete-item as separate actions across separate pages. Further, it is difficult to maintain (de-clutter, etc) without engaging in that maintenance as a separate task. As a result, those of us who have this issue end up with over-full Inboxes that we tend to bulk-delete. This suggested feature would allow us both to use our Inbox more easily and maintain it more effectively, resulting in improved usability of the service and - hopefully - fewer notifications being stored on the servers.

Poll #18205 "Activity"-like view of 1st page of Inbox, in a dropdown, from Navigation Strip
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 31


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Should be implemented as-is.
6 (19.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (16.1%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
5 (16.1%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (48.4%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
[personal profile] lannamichaels

Title:
Rename "Upload Icons" to "Manage Icons"

Area:
Navigation

Summary:
Change the text of the "Upload Icons" link in the navigation to more accurately reflect the use for that page.

Description:
In the links, the link to manage icons is called Upload Icons. Other places where you can change things are called Edit and Manage. "Upload Icons" makes it sound like that's where you go to upload, but somewhere else to Manage them. I suggest the text of the link be renamed to "Manage Icons".

Poll #9094 Rename "Upload Icons" to "Manage Icons"
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 91


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Should be implemented as-is.
73 (80.2%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (1.1%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (1.1%)

(I have no opinion)
16 (17.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

sepdet: Samhain worshipping the veggies. Oooommm. (Okay, yes, catnip was involved.) (Default)
[personal profile] sepdet

Title:
Tweak login button for ham-fisted mobile users.

Area:
Control strip

Summary:
Reposition login/logout button with some space around it.

Description:
I'm not quite sure of the best way to fix this, but I keep hitting the Logout button when I try to click the "reading" link below it on the control strip at the top of my journal. I have arthritis and an iPad, so I'm testing accessibility and mobile issues for you at the same time!

For both audiences, it would be better not to have a frequently-accessed link right beneath "logout". Maybe the logout button could be moved to the right, as it's easier to hit the middle of the word "Reading" horizontally than vertically.

There's probably some way to tab to it, but I have a hunch this wouldn't be too hard to adjust. Of course, that brings in a bit of the dreaded whitespace, which makes sites easier to browse via mobile devices but tends to make pages look ugly.

Poll #9085 Tweak login button for ham-fisted mobile users.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 62


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Should be implemented as-is.
38 (61.3%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
24 (38.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

stuntpilot99: (Default)
[personal profile] stuntpilot99

Title:
Have the top-bar reading link remember your place

Area:
Reading / Commenting

Summary:
Reading link restores your place in your new posts, by loading to the last post you interacted with.

Description:
Scenario is thus:
You read a couple of recent entries
You post a reply and get taken to someone's journal, perhaps read and comment on other posts there from others
You click the top bar read link to carry on working through updates - and you go right back to the start

Have a link which memorises where you were upto, so you get a page load that links you immediately to the last post you interacted with (ie the one you clicked to dive into someone's journal).

Reason being, chances are someone would like to catch up with all unread posts from the day/week or however since last reading, so would typically work through all posts in the unread page until they hit old already read posts.

If your list is big, stepping back to where you left off could easily be several pages, so this is a nice convenience.

Browser back button doesn't cut it as you're potentially stepping back through several comment forms - so it's often equally inefficient.

Issues

Since you last were on the reading page there could have been new posts added to the list, so you might not be at the same point on the page, or even on the same page. But given you can know what post they last clicked on, this shouldn't be an issue.

The last post you interacted with is deleted. Ok, that might need you to go to the next (depends what you know when you build the page the first time, and how easy it is to retain that), or just simply reset and start from scratch in that case. It's never going to be a particularly common case (though I'm sure there's a community somewhere that proves it quite common).

Poll #8896 Have the top-bar reading link remember your place
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 67


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Should be implemented as-is.
6 (9.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
3 (4.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
28 (41.8%)

(I have no opinion)
25 (37.3%)

(Other: please comment)
5 (7.5%)

pipisafoat: a typewriter with a sheet of paper sticking out of it with a large heart on it (Default)
[personal profile] pipisafoat

Title:
Display "Default" instead of "All" on navstrip when viewing default reading page

Area:
navstrip/reading filters

Summary:
Currently, when I view my Reading Page, it defaults to my Default setting - but tells me I'm viewing All Subscriptions on the navstrip. I suggest that it instead tells me I'm viewing Default.

Description:
I have a subscription filter named "Default" (which, by the way, is one of most awesome things ever). When I click to view my Reading Page, it all functions as advertised and displays only things in my Default group - but the navstrip at the top of the page informs me that I'm reading "All Subscriptions". Untrue! And often confusing when I think about reading the people who aren't on my default list - because it's displaying All at the top, I ... think I'm reading everybody. However, if I click the "view" button next to where it says "All Subscriptions", it does indeed refresh to show me all of my subscriptions (adds "?filter=0" to the url). The dropdown box then continues to advertise that I am viewing All Subscriptions. However, if I were to view a filter called "random", the url would change to ".../read/random" AND, more importantly, the dropdown box would show the filter's name, "random". The only time that it doesn't show me the filter I'm viewing in the box is when I click directly to my reading page.

Changing this so the text matches up seems like it would save people a lot of confusion, and I can't see any particular drawbacks, though I don't know the slightest thing about what sort of effort it would take to implement it. Always worth a thought, though?

Poll #7772 Display "Default" instead of "All" on navstrip when viewing default reading page
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 59


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Should be implemented as-is.
54 (91.5%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (8.5%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ratcreature: RatCreature's toon avatar (Default)
[personal profile] ratcreature

Title:
allow navigation by date on the reading page via a calendar in the navbar

Area:
navigation

Summary:
I would like to be able to use the display by date function with a calendar for my DW reading list, like I can with my flist on LJ rather than having to enter ?date=YYYY-MM-DD manually.

Description:
LJ recently added a calendar popup link in the navigation bar with which you can go to a date not just in your journal but also on your flist, depending on which page you are using the navigation bar from.

I know DW also allows browsing its reading list by date like LJ (I think it's a paid feature here too), but it is harder to remember the URL with the ?date=YYYY-MM-DD addition than to just click. I like how the new LJ navigation bar fit in more functions without making it wider by using these hover popups for the filter field and the calendar. I think DW could change its navigation bar like this too to make this function fit there in a similar manner, i.e. if the filter field were a popup there would be room for the new calendar link in this section of the DW navigation bar too, without having to give up some other navigation bar function.

I'm not sure how accessible this popup calender and filter list is though for users with different types of browsers, so that could be a potential downside.

Poll #7554 allow navigation by date on the reading page via a calendar in the navbar
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49


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Should be implemented as-is.
18 (36.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (8.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (6.1%)

(I have no opinion)
21 (42.9%)

(Other: please comment)
3 (6.1%)

t_verano: (Default)
[personal profile] t_verano

Title:
Add link to Help or Support to the Navigation Strip

Area:
links displayed on reading pages and journal pages

Summary:
Add a Help (or Support or "?") link to the Navigation Strip, so that every page displayed (including reading pages, etc) has direct access to Help, instead of only the admin-type pages.

Description:
It would be helpful (very) if I didn't have to leave my reading page or my journal page and go to one of the admin-type pages in order to get to a link for Help. It would save me time (slow connection, and every page load counts for me), and also would feel logical, maybe, to be able to directly access Help from anywhere? (I keep forgetting that I can't, and spend time wistfully searching the Navigation Strip for the Help link before I remember that I have to go elsewhere before I can get to Help.) On my navigation strip it looks like there's plenty of room (or it could just be a small "?" symbol -- anything to allow direct access would be great).

Poll #4514 Add link to Help or Support to the Navigation Strip
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 60


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Should be implemented as-is.
38 (63.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (3.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
6 (10.0%)

(I have no opinion)
14 (23.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

jadelennox: Senora Sabasa Garcia, by Goya (Default)
[personal profile] jadelennox

Title:
move the navigation bar later in the tab order

Area:
navigation bar

Summary:
The navigation bar could be given some high tabindex numbers so it always shows up late in the tab order.

Description:
The navigation strip is useful to have around, but its forms are very rarely something I want to interact with. Usually, when I am choosing a form field, it's something in the body of the page (comment forms, polls, etc.).

The interest search in the navigation strip should be accessible via keyboard (i.e. don't use tabindex 0), but it shouldn't be the first item. If we gave it high tabindexes (100?) that would keep it available but late in the tab order.

NOTE: this actually won't take effect until all of the other tab-able objects on the site have a tab order, which is part of some already existing open bugs. On pages where tab-able objects exist but lack a tab order, the navigation strip will still come first. The question is not about whether we should have a tab order, but about where the navigation strip should fall in that order.

Poll #3971 move the navigation bar later in the tab order
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27


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Should be implemented as-is.
7 (25.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (3.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (3.7%)

(I have no opinion)
18 (66.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ide_cyan: (Default)
[personal profile] ide_cyan

Title:
Rearranging control strip

Area:
control strip

Summary:
The "log out" button is too close to the "reading" page link

Description:
On the thin control strip that's located at the top of the page for some DW layouts, the relatively large "log out" button is situated directly above the small textual "reading" page link, which means that a slip of the mouse or the touch pad can very easily accidentally log someone out who is trying to go to the reading page. The reading page link has to be one of the most-used links on that control strip -- would it be possible for the log out button to be placed further away from it?

Poll #2963 Rearranging control strip
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 47


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Should be implemented as-is.
13 (27.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (10.6%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
5 (10.6%)

(I have no opinion)
23 (48.9%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.1%)

boosette: (Default)
[personal profile] boosette

Title:
?style=site on navbar?

Area:
Navbar

Summary:
I think it would be neat to include site style with the "Reload page in: my style light style" on the navbar.

Description:
I've gone to reload the page in site style from the navbar ... lots ... of times, and while my intuition says it should be there: it's not. The link would be small and unobtrusive, though it might crowd the bar on smaller screens.

Poll #2745 ?style=site on navbar?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42


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Should be implemented as-is.
19 (45.2%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
7 (16.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
6 (14.3%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (23.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

jana: [Naruto] Sakura (Default)
[personal profile] jana

Title:
Display options for the navigation strip too limited (?)

Area:
navigation strip

Summary:
The display options for the navigation strip should include more, um, options.

Description:
You have three options to choose from to display the navigation strip; basically, you can choose between display for

a) you and logged-out accounts on your journal
b) journals in your Circle
c) journals not in your Circle

My problem is option a), because I have never quite understood why people who are not logged-in should see the nav strip on my journal just because I use it frequently as a navigation tool. How are these two even related? It would make much more sense if I could choose between

1) display for you
2) display for you *and* logged-out accounts on your journal
3) display for logged-out accounts on your journal
4) display for journals in your Circle
5) display for journals not in your Circle

Suggestion: Divide option a) into three different options, as described above (option 1-3).

Drawbacks: Well, it would mean more options to choose from, and it is already difficult to see what one's options are; it could get to cluttered if more options would be added.

As a little side note: the phrase "logged-out accounts on your journal" is somewhat confusing, because it implies that only people with a dw account will look at your journal. Maybe something like "people who are not logged in" is a more accurate (general) expression.



ETA: The comments below indicate that a lot of people do not really know how the display options available today affect the display of the nav bar. Which made me realize that my suggestion would only confuse people even more. So I sat down and thought about it bit more; I posted my thoughts in a comment here. This means this entry is not so much a suggestion anymore as it is a place to brainstorm some new/better ideas.


Poll #2056 Display options for the navigation strip too limited (?)
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 24


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Should be implemented as-is.
1 (4.2%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (4.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
9 (37.5%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (45.8%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (8.3%)

wistfuljane: chihiro from sprited away walking toward the train station in the river (Default)
[personal profile] wistfuljane

Title:
Add a link to ?style=site to nav bar

Area:
navigation bar

Summary:
The navigation bar should also include a "Reload page in: site scheme style" (?style=site) link.

Description:
Right now, there's a link to reload a page in my style and light style and it would be useful to also include the option to reload a page in site scheme style (?style=site).

Poll #1884 Add a link to ?style=site to nav bar
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 29


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Should be implemented as-is.
7 (24.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (17.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
4 (13.8%)

(I have no opinion)
9 (31.0%)

(Other: please comment)
4 (13.8%)

niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
[personal profile] niqaeli

Title:
add a link to the account settings page to the navbar

Area:
navigation bar

Summary:
The navigation bar should have a link to the Account Settings page.

Description:
Most of the time, the only Dreamwidth page I have open is my dreamroll. This means that pretty much any time I want to tinker with my Dreamwidth settings, I have to bring up a site-schemed page to get to the Account Settings page, which is annoying extra step.

And given how often people hear about new settings from the people they read, it would make sense to make the settings page accessible from the navigation strip. Especially since at this time, navstrip displays only non-site-scheme pages that therefore all require that annoying extra step of bring up a site-schemed page before you can get to Account Settings.

The only real downside I can see here is that it might clutter up the navbar unnecessarily for people who don't use Dreamwidth similarly.

Poll #1678 add a link to the account settings page to the navbar
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


This suggestion:

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Should be implemented as-is.
15 (46.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (15.6%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (9.4%)

(I have no opinion)
8 (25.0%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (3.1%)

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