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

Title:
Control emailed image display sizes

Area:
entries, files

Summary:
In the department of more options, a set-and-forget page-saver for emailed images. Set the maximum dimensions you'd like to display unaltered for attached images, and have the included images automatically use that size version with a link to the full size.

Description:
Modern smartphones take some rather large pictures sometimes. If your post-by-email use case involves a smartphone and pictures, there's the risk of warping your circle's reading pages if you forget to include a <cut> at the end of the message.

One part of the image-handling backend is going to be the resizer, which will generate appropriately sized versions of emailed-in images for thumbnails and not breaking reading pages.

Upon receiving an image attachment, the back end currently saves it somewhere in the user's /file/ area, and appends the relevant <img src="exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/12345.jpg" /> on the tail of the entry. It repeats this process for however many image attachments there are.

When activated, my proposed change would cause the back end to save the image attachment somewhere in the user's /file/ directory, and append <a href="http://exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/12345.jpg"><img src="exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/100x100/12345.jpg" /></a> (or whatever the appropriate size specification is) on the tail of the entry, repeating for however many image attachments there are, generating a scaled version of the appropriate size in accordance with how that bit is supposed to work. Fancier versions might include detecting the size of the image, and omitting the resizing bit if it's below the threshold defined by the user.

How to define this? It would be lovely if I could go in somewhere in my post-by-email settings and declare that I would like to default to images no larger than (pick from a menu of dimensions). Then I would rest secure in the knowledge that should I ever forget, my circle would be safe from my carelessness, and should they still like to view the larger version, there would be a link.

Poll #14596 Control emailed image display sizes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


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Should be implemented as-is.
27 (73.0%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (27.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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

Title:
Handling alt text with emailed images

Area:
entries, images, post by email, accessibility

Summary:
Development (mostly Mark & Fu) intend to improve the workflow of posting images, and I'm the one tagged to post this bit for suggestions discussion. :) Specific to this discussion: adding alt text to a single image that is attached to an emailed entry. We call upon the collective creativity of the dw_suggestions community: how should it work?

Description:
The existing post-by-email optional/extra/advanced features are documented:

http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/emailpost?mode=help&type=optional
http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/emailpost?mode=help&type=headers

Should the alt text take the form of another "post" command at the top, like one of these two:

post-alt: image's alt text goes here
post-image: image's alt text goes here

Should it be done another way? If so, how?

Poll #13462 Handling alt text with emailed images
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 31


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Should be implemented as-is.
7 (22.6%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (6.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
22 (71.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy

Title:
Send error if you try to email post from the wrong address

Area:
email posting

Summary:
Don't fail silently on email posting - show an error message somewhere with an explanation.

Description:
If you try to email a post to your journal, there is a setting that lists the email addresses that are allowed to do this. If you have multiple email addresses, and accidentally send it from one that's not one of the three on http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/settings/?cat=mobile, it fails silently.

Instead of failing silently with no clues, you should get a notification of some sort to let you know it happened and give you a clue why. This should include appropriate caveats about telling Support or improving your security if it wasn't you that did it, and could go either to your Inbox, to your main email, or to the email you tried from, whichever is considered to be most secure.

Poll #13461 Send error if you try to email post from the wrong address
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)
1 (3.2%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (48.4%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] alexbayleaf

Title:
Notifications to detect spoofing if posting by email

Area:
email, posts

Summary:
It's possible, though unlikely, for someone to spoof posts from you by email. Notifications would help people recognise if/when this happens.

Description:
This one's a bit out there, but it came up in discussion about replying to comments by email, so I'm posting it as a suggestion.

Currently you can post by email from any of a list of registered email addresses. You also need to use a PIN to post. However, if someone knew your email address and could guess your PIN, it would be possible for them to spoof your email and post as you.

I therefore propose a notification setting: "notify me when I post by email". This should go to your primary registered address and basically just say, "We received an email post from address blah@blah.com, here's a link to it."

As well as being a warning if someone's spoofing you, it could also just be a good diagnostic to make sure your posts are getting through, if you don't have web access. Which after all could be a big part of why you're posting by email in the first place.

(You could make the setting be a bit cleverer, if you wanted to, by offering options like: "Notify me when I post by email: always, if spoofing is suspected, never". The "if spoofing is suspected" could be based on various things, but the obvious one that comes to me is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework">SPF</a> records. But this is not a core part of the suggestion, just an idea for further work if someone were that way inclined.)

Poll #12344 Notifications to detect spoofing if posting by email
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49


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Should be implemented as-is.
34 (69.4%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (30.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

snakeling: Statue of the Minoan Snake Goddess (Default)
[personal profile] snakeling

Title:
Set age restriction when posting by email

Area:
entries, posting by email

Summary:
There should be a way to set the age restriction when posting by email.

Description:
You can choose almost as many settings when posting by email (http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/emailpost?mode=help&type=headers) as when posting through the update page, except for age restriction level, which defaults to the journal default.

Sometimes, though, you may wish to post about something not work safe while your journal is set to "No age restricted", or conversely post about something innocuous while your journal is set to "18+".

There should be an additional header for the age restriction level such as:
post-age: all
post-age: nsfw
post-age: 18+

Poll #8390 Set age restriction when posting by email
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 65


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Should be implemented as-is.
45 (69.2%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
20 (30.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

andrewducker: (Default)
[personal profile] andrewducker

Title:
Allow post by email to take the post as an attachment rather than the body

Area:
Posting by email

Summary:
I should be able to email a .txt file in and have that be my post.

Description:
If I post by email then I end up with all the lines truncated at 80 characters (or thereabouts) with the remainder of the line pushed onto the next line(s).

It would be great if rather than taking the body of the email as the post I could send a .txt attachment that would be posted instead. That way I could write the post in the text editor of my choice, attach it, and it would be posted.

Poll #7752 Allow post by email to take the post as an attachment rather than the body
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 53


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Should be implemented as-is.
11 (20.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
5 (9.4%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (5.7%)

(I have no opinion)
32 (60.4%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (3.8%)

jmtorres: From Lady Gaga's Bad Romance music video; the peach-haired, wide-eyed iteration (Default)
[personal profile] jmtorres

Title:
Override email time information on post-by-email

Area:
mobile posting

Summary:
Mobile posting via email from phones may result in incorrect time stamps on entries. It should be possible to override this.

Description:
Email from phones may just use UTC for its timestamp instead of actually indicating the time zone it's sending from. Dreamwidth currently uses this timestamp for entries posted by email, which creates entries with timestamps several hours off. In addition to showing an incorrect time on the entry in question, this can also cause problems with entry sequence and subsequent entries one attempts to post from a computer with the correct time zone needing to be dated out of order (or the date on the email entry edited) because their time stamps are earlier than the entry previously posted.

However, the email data includes information stating that it is using 0000 UTC, and it is possible to set one's time zone in one's account settings, so Dreamwidth could translate the UTC to the user's preferred time zone.

Alternately, it should be possible to add a manual override. It's currently possible to set many pieces of metadata in mobile posting using "post-tags" or "post-mood" etc. Could a "post-time" also be added?

Poll #6495 Override email time information on post-by-email
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42


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Should be implemented as-is.
23 (54.8%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (45.2%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

noracharles: (Default)
[personal profile] noracharles

Title:
Post by email random icon

Area:
Post by email, entries, icons

Summary:
Add a new post by email command, "post-icon: random"

Description:
There's a new feature on the Post an Entry page to post using a random icon. It's nifty!

I'd like that function to be available when posting by email.

Suggestion one (this is the one the poll is for):
I suggest the new command "post-icon: random"

Suggestion two:
I've only been seeing the edges of this discussion, so I'm not sure I understand it correctly, but it's about a new way of using icon tags.

It should be possible to give a whole bunch of icons the same tag, for example "fannish".

Then if I choose "fannish" from the drop down menu or write "post-icon: fannish" in the post by email email, the entry would be posted with a random icon from the group tagged "fannish". (Or would there be a list of priority?)

That way I wouldn't accidentally post an entry with a FAIL icon or a mod icon.

So if suggestion two is something you're already working on in some form or other, maybe suggestion one is irrelevant.

Poll #3975 Post by email random icon
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 31


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Should be implemented as-is.
12 (38.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (6.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (3.2%)

(I have no opinion)
16 (51.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

draconic_voices: (Default)
[personal profile] draconic_voices

Title:
Choose whether timestamp of entry is taken from email header or from time set for journal

Area:
posting by email

Summary:
Add an option under the mobile settings page of account settings where the journal owner can choose whether to timestamp email entries with the time that they are posted to the journal or the time that the email is sent

Description:
Dreamwidth recently changed the posting by email setup so that the timestamp on the post reflects the time that the email was sent at, which is taken from the email header (as per http://dw-suggestions.dreamwidth.org/147571.html). However, a problem arises if the server that the email is sent from is in a different time zone from the time zone set for the journal. The entry is timestamped with whatever time it is in the time zone that the server is in. If that server is in a timezone ahead of the one that the journal is set for, any other attempts to post from email from the same timezone as the one the journal is in encounter a date-out-of-order error.

This is particularly a problem if you are using an automated journal posting client such as loudtwitter whose server is set at EST+4, making it impossible to post by email until four hours after loudtwitter posts if you are in the EST timezone and longer if you are anywhere West of it.

The original post by email set up used the time that entries posted to the journal as their timestamp. Would it be possible to add an option to the mobile settings page to allow users to choose whether to use the time posted or the time the email was sent as their timestamp?

Poll #3091 Choose whether timestamp of entry is taken from email header or from time set for journal
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35


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Should be implemented as-is.
19 (54.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (5.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (5.7%)

(I have no opinion)
12 (34.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

ct: a shooting star (Default)
[personal profile] ct

Title:
Specify default tags for mobile posts

Area:
mobile posting

Summary:
Currently, it's possible to specify a default icon to be used when posting by email, as well as default settings for the new entry's security and comments. I'm suggesting that it would also be good to be able to specify a default tag (or set of tags) to be used if other tags aren't specified.

Description:
When posting by email, it's possible to tweak all (I think) of the various settings - icon, security, music, and so on - associated with that entry by including the right headers at the top of the message. It's also possible to set default values for the entry security, comment policy, and icon. These values are used unless they're overridden by headers in the emailed entry.

I think it should also be possible to specify default tags. As with icons, it's plausible that people might want every one of their mobile posts to have the same tag - "mobile post", for example. The ability to set default tags would be especially useful for people who have a hard time remembering the right headers, and for people trying to post via email from their cell phone, where they might be limited in how many characters can be in the body of the message.

The only drawback I can think of would be that it would add yet another setting, but since the mobile settings page isn't cluttered and has a clear category for default settings, I don't think that adding one more line to that category would make the page too complicated.

Poll #2870 Specify default tags for mobile posts
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36


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Should be implemented as-is.
22 (61.1%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (2.8%)

(I have no opinion)
13 (36.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] swaldman

Title:
When posting by email, "--&nbsp;" should be recognised as a signature seperator.

Area:
email posting

Summary:
When posting by email, Dreamwidth automatically strips signatures after a standard "-- " separator. Make it also recognise "--&nbsp;" as being the same thing.

Description:
The email client on my new phone apparently thinks that all email signatures should be in HTML, with &nbsp; every time a space is typed. Therefore, the best signature separator that I can produce is "--&nbsp;". This is almost certainly wrong in terms of standards, but I imagine that supporting it in DW would be trivial, and I can't think of any cases where it would cause problems.

Poll #2542 When posting by email, "-- " should be recognised as a signature seperator.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 46


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Should be implemented as-is.
29 (63.0%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (4.3%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (32.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

tajasel: Katie, with a purple wig on. (Default)
[personal profile] tajasel

Title:
post-location

Area:
email posting

Summary:
There exists commands to edit metadata fields for mood, music, etc, but not location. I think there should be.

Description:
There already exists a bunch of commands (post-userpic, post-tags, post-mood, etc.) to edit metadata when posting by email but the location field is missing. Creation of post-location or similar would be useful for those who use the location metadata. I don't know what it technically involves, but I doubt it would be that much, given other tags already exist.

Poll #1596 post-location
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 35


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Should be implemented as-is.
25 (71.4%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (2.9%)

(I have no opinion)
9 (25.7%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

[personal profile] swaldman

Title:
Date of posts submitted by email

Area:
Posting by email

Summary:
Date and time of a post submitted by email should be taken from the email's Date: header.

Description:
At present, posts that are submitted by email get a date and time based on when they are received by Dreamwidth.
IMHO this is wrong, because many emails are written offline and may not be synced until hours or days later. The date and time of the post should be taken from the Date: header of the email, which (depending on mail client) will usually reflect when it was written.

Ideally, it should also be possible to manually specify the date/time using "post-date:" or similar in the body, in the same way that security settings, tags, etc., can be specified.

Poll #1499 Date of posts submitted by email
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 30


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Should be implemented as-is.
11 (36.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (13.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
8 (26.7%)

(I have no opinion)
7 (23.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

thedivinegoat: (Default)
[personal profile] thedivinegoat

Title:
Turning off the cross-poster when posting via email

Area:
crossposting, email posting

Summary:
Create the ability to stop the crossposter crossposting when posting via email.

Description:
When you post via the create post web page, you are able to disable the crossposter for that specific entry, (and if you have multiple accounts you can turn off specific accounts). It would be really good to have this functionality when posting via email. You can of course, already set icon, mood, music, comments and security with a line within the body of the email - hopefully it wouldn't be too hard to have a line that would either turn off the crossposter totally, or turn of specific accounts.

Poll #1191 Turning off the cross-poster when posting via email
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
19 (59.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (12.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
9 (28.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

bodhi: (Default)
[personal profile] bodhi

Title:
Email posting should be free

Area:
posting, email, pin, blogging, free, paid

Summary:
My apologies if this hasn't already been requested 6,392 times.. but truly the #1 obstacle for me getting attached to using this site is inability to use email posting as a free feature.

Description:
It may make sense from a let's hold off a feature to get people to buy phase, but considering that every single blogging site known to chimp and mankind provide this as a feature, and in today's fast mobile world, most of us wish to post on the go and perhaps edit "on desku" at leisure.

without this feature as free, i suspect many prospective trial users will just not get as hooked into DW.

OT: frankly I'm quite perplexed and disappointed here. I don't really get what DW is for - is this like GM's Saturn? Building a Better LiveJournal? Because it's not really doing that for me.

Sorry, and thanks for listening.

/regrets

Poll #1068 Email posting should be free
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36


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Should be implemented as-is.
4 (11.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
12 (33.3%)

(I have no opinion)
19 (52.8%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy

Title:
Email summary of post-by-email commands/options

Area:
post-by-email

Summary:
Feature to request an email summary of post-by-email commands.

Description:
Inspired by http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/938685.html

Add a feature to request an email summary of the post-by-email commands. This could be simply a copy of the FAQ on email posting, including all the commands, or (vote "with changes" if you want this) it could also include a list of the names of your custom access groups, for the lj-security command, and your icon keywords.

You'd be able to click a button on the site and get an email sent to your registered address with the info that's in the FAQ, so next time you're out and about and can't remember the commands, you can look them up in your email. In an ideal world it would also be possible to request this by emailing a specific command to the post-by-email address, but that would be more complicated to implement well.

Poll #997 Email summary of post-by-email commands/options
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
20 (62.5%)

Should be implemented with changes.
4 (12.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
8 (25.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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