Aug. 18th, 2009

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

Title:
keep track of last read post on reading/network pages

Area:
reading list

Summary:
When I reload my reading list, there should be a way to keep track of what used to be the most recent entries. This would make it easier to keep up to date without missing entries by not reading far enough down.

Description:
For people who load their reading list infrequently and/or have reading lists with a lot of traffic, it's easy to lose track of which entries are new and which are old and miss new entries as a result.

I'd like to see a flag of some sort that tells me which entry used to be at the top of the first page when I last viewed it. In other words,

1. When you're logged in and you go to your reading page (the first page, with no entries skipped), the site should make a note of which entry is currently the most recent.

2. Whichever entry was previously the most recent would be displayed in some special way, regardless of whether that entry is on the front page or somewhere further back. The best way to do this would probably be to add a CSS class to the appropriate entry so that each person can style it as they'd like or can choose not to style it at all if they don't want to keep track.

The main drawback in implementing this for the site would be extra load on the database (loading the first page of the reading list would cause a database write). The main sticking point I foresee for users would be that if you reload your reading list before catching up, the marker would be in the wrong place.

This could also be added to the network page.

Poll #1026 keep track of last read post on reading/network pages
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


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Should be implemented as-is.
9 (24.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
13 (35.1%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (8.1%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (27.0%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (5.4%)

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

Title:
Revamp Edit Entries

Area:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/editjournal

Summary:
I always forget this page exist because I can't really use it to manage my entries: if you don't remember the exact day when you posted something, you can't find older entries. Displaying several entries is nifty but since the Edit button doesn't load another page, you lose your list of results (or have to use your browser's back button).

Description:
Here are some features I suggest be added to this page:

- Add the option to view entries between two chosen dates (within a limit, of course).

- Add (Merge???) Content Search (http://www.dreamwidth.org/search) into the search options.

- Turn subjects into links.

- Display tags.

- Add a button to tag entries.

- Add a button to delete entries.

- Find a way to let you edit your entries without making you lose your list of results.

- ETA: when you get your results, add link to perform a new search (or don't display results on a new page but below the search form)


If you can think of other ways to improve this page, please do suggest them in the comments.

Poll #1024 Revamp Edit Entries
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
25 (78.1%)

Should be implemented with changes.
3 (9.4%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
4 (12.5%)

(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:
Allow Custom Virtual Gifts

Area:
vgifts, shameless moneygrubbing

Summary:
Allow users to send a custom virtual gift if nothing in the shop suits their needs. Users would purchase the "custom" virtual gift, then be prompted to upload a picture or pictures and set a description. Custom vgifts would have separate security settings than regular ones, in case someone did not want custom gifts from strangers (or anyone) but still was OK with regular ones.

Description:
Virtual gifts are coming soon. I understand from dw_biz discussion that the gifts will be carefully selected to be fun and/or uplifting, and thus low-controversy.

Some people, between friends, enjoy the sort of vgift that it might be inappropriate to send to a stranger (for example, LJ's flaming bag on the doormat, the black rose, the finger, the inexplicable octopus). However, those might not be appropriate for general use. This would be a disappointment.

Rather than attempt to have Dreamwidth's owners tread the line between hilarious and offensive, or have a dizzying array of this-is-ok-but-this-is-not options that users could pick, let users pick their own images to send, and let the would-be recipients decide *who* is allowed to send them custom vgifts.

Most of the discussions I've witnessed about LJ's vgifts and their appropriateness start at "LJ shouldn't allow anyone to send these because no one could possibly find them funny" and end closer to "Well, *YOU* and *YOUR FRIENDS* find them funny, but *MY FRIENDS* and *I* sure don't, and people I trust wouldn't send them to me anyway!"

Allowing users to upload their own vgifts would open the door to people with odd senses of humor uploading vgifts perhaps better left to the imagination, but this sort of image shows up in comments/entries/profiles anyway, and there are likewise no restrictions (other than length) on what one may write in a vgift note.

Users would choose vgifts enabled or disabled. If enabled:
Regular vgifts: everyone (allows anonymous), Registered Users, Circle, Access List, Custom Group
Custom vgifts: everyone (allows anonymous), Registered Users, Circle, Access List, Custom Group, No One

I'd suggest Enabled: Registered Users/Access List for the default.


When purchasing a vgift, (depending on the recipient's settings), the sender would (possibly) be able to select and purchase Custom Vgift. Once purchased (or as part of the purchase process), they would be prompted to upload a large image (possibly undergoing some server-side manipulation to resize/crop to the appropriate size), and either resize/crop that image to provide a thumbnail or upload their own thumbnail (could be used for a "wrapped" package), and provide a description as well as gift text. They might have to click a checkbox attesting that they had the rights to upload this and use it as a vgift.

The images would be stored on-site, in a special directory of the user's image hosting space (perhaps the ability to purchase custom vgifts would be a paid feature?) (this would require the image hosting space to be up and running first). On subsequent purchases, they would be able to select from their own previously-uploaded custom vgifts (and might be able to pre-load things into that area to make later purchases easier).

Poll #1031 Allow Custom Virtual Gifts
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42


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Should be implemented as-is.
31 (73.8%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (4.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
3 (7.1%)

(I have no opinion)
4 (9.5%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (4.8%)

kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
[personal profile] kate_nepveu

Title:
editprivacy recognizes custom groups

Area:
entries

Summary:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/editprivacy can only recognize posts that are public, locked to your entire access list, or private. If you want to change the security of posts made to a filter, you have to go through and find them by hand.

The tool should recognize custom groups. Alternatively, it should give you an option to change every post at once.

Description:
The edit privacy tool would be far more effective it could change entries that were filtered to particular groups, ideally to other groups as well as to private/public/access list.

This was discussed a couple of years ago on LJ: http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/730600.html Apparently because posts can be filtered to more than one group, it would be difficult to code.

I know nothing of code, so it might not be an improvement to suggest that if any post is multiply-filtered, the most restrictive setting takes precedence (that is, a post with two filters and one filter is set to public or friends stays filtered to the other group, but one filter is set to private and the post goes private).

Alternatively, the suggestion that everything gets changed regardless of its status would be a decent fallback.

Poll #1033 editprivacy recognizes custom groups
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


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Should be implemented as-is.
26 (70.3%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (27.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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

Title:
Change subject line for poll response emails

Area:
notifications

Summary:
Change subject lines for email notifications of polls to "Someone replied to poll #111 'Topic'" so they thread more sensibly.

Description:
Subject lines for emailed replies to a poll are all "$User replied to a poll", so if you've got several polls running, one user's replies to all your polls go into a conversation, and different users' replies to the same poll go into different conversations. I'd rather have that switched round, so a conversation had all the replies to a particular poll.

(Keep the rest of the email the same so you can still see who made the reply and everything, just change the subject so it threads more sensibly.)

Poll #1032 Change subject line for poll response emails
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 44


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Should be implemented as-is.
43 (97.7%)

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

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
0 (0.0%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.3%)

archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
[personal profile] archangelbeth

Title:
Add "Memories" link to default beige sidebar

Area:
Navigation via sidebar

Summary:
Add a Memories link to the sidebar that is... Well, I presume it's the default style for reading comments, or looking at random pages. It's beige.

Description:
I often want to make a comment that includes a link to something I found Memorable. With LJ, I use the Dystopian style, scroll up the page, open my Memories link in a new tab, and navigate to the memorable post in question.

With DW, I search the beige sidebar in vain! I remember the link's not there, remember where it *is*, open a tab, type in enough of the URL to auto-complete to my journal page, then click the Memories link, etc.

Could a link to Memories be put somewhere next to Tags, under the Read sidebar-header?

(I honestly do not know if the beige sidebar belongs to a given style; it hasn't changed when I swapped my other styles around, so I presume it's the default. And I don't think anything else in the customize styles page is affecting it.)

Poll #1034 Add "Memories" link to default beige sidebar
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 26


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Should be implemented as-is.
7 (26.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (3.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
7 (26.9%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (42.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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