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Ninety Degrees (90d) 🌻 ([personal profile] ninetydegrees) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2009-08-18 01:31 am

Revamp Edit Entries

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


This suggestion:

View Answers

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%)

instantramen: a woman with black hair and white skin pouring water from a kettle (Default)

[personal profile] instantramen 2009-08-18 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
This is even better than what I was talking about earlier with adding a date range to editjournal. The way the page is set up now, people might as well go digging through their own journals to edit the entries they're looking for, since at least then they could make the full range of edits.
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)

[personal profile] cesy 2009-08-18 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
Adding a date range search, link to content search and making the subjects links all sound like good ideas. I'm slightly hesitant about adding lots more buttons and displaying tags, just because it might make the page too crowded, but I'll leave that to someone who's good at design.
ratcreature: RatCreature is thinking: hmm...? (hmm...?)

[personal profile] ratcreature 2009-08-18 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
I admit that I have never used that page. I guess that in itself says something of its functionality, otoh I don't edit older entries that often. So I don't really know what would be most useful.
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 ((mcr) bob approves)

[personal profile] turlough 2009-08-18 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to see this implemented!!