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2nd August 2013 @ 08:01 am - Community Search Tag Interests

Title
Community Search Tag Interests

Short, concise description of the idea
When a person enters an interest to search for new communities, the community with the most recent updates should show up first.

Full description of the idea
When I search for different interests, I notice that a LOT of old communities that haven't been updated for months (or years) shows up in the list. However, I know of communities that have the same interest tags, but they don't show up at all.

An ordered list of benefits
  • People will be able to find communities that match their specific search interest that are active, not dormant.
  • New communities that are active will attract more members.
  • If the most recently active communities show up in an interest search for every interest tag that is listed in the profile, then this will help to show others that there are communities on LJ that are active.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • The problem with the current tag interest search is that communities with little to no activity for such long periods of time lead people to think there are no active communities with the particular interest they are looking for on LJ.
29th July 2013 @ 01:58 am - navigating in scrapbook [scrapbook, § no status]
Thinka

Title
navigating in scrapbook

Short, concise description of the idea
add another row of navigation buttons

Full description of the idea
Place a second row of navigation buttons at the bottoms of scrapbook pages, mirroring the buttons currently at the tops of those pages.

An ordered list of benefits
  • quicker navigation when using link button at the bottom of the page when using multiple images in a single entry (at least for when HTML coding in an external editor).
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Perhaps too much clutter at the bottom of the page.
need a new account for my life

Title
More Layout Options for Paid Accounts

Short, concise description of the idea
As a benefit of becoming a paid account member, LJ users should have many more "paid account only" layouts available.

Full description of the idea
It is becoming increasingly difficult to justify the benefits of continuing to pay for a LiveJournal account, and many users are simply not going to go through (mostly inactive) LJ communities to customize their LiveJournal style. At present, many layouts are available, but very few in proportion are available only to paid account members.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Potential for an increased number of individuals deciding to renew their paid accounts or sign up for a paid account.
  • LJ users will be able to change their layout with a simple "click" instead of having to explore inactive communities where many layouts are unavailable and lack troubleshooting assistance.
  • Tumblr has been extremely successful in offering a plethora of style options to members, and a surprising number of Tumblr users actually pay for layouts; however, if someone is already paying for a LiveJournal account, they should not have to pay extra for a customized layout.
  • There are many established designers on LiveJournal who have either stopped making layouts because of the decline in LiveJournal's popularity or because it is very rare that LiveJournal announces new layouts. Talented users who have abandoned this site may be attracted back here if their layouts became part of the default layout system for paid users.
  • Many of the active layout sites are in Russian/Cyrillic. This does not appeal to the English-speaking membership. If you truly want to make LiveJournal a global phenomenon again, this is a very small way to acknowledge those of us who have been here with multiple journals and priceless memories since the late 1990s.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I assume that it will cost money to pay the LJ layout designers, but I also believe that the revenue coming in from featuring many paid-only layouts will offset this cost.
  • It will require making LJ users aware of this new benefit. I almost did not renew my paid account this year, but I would have done so without question if more paid account only layouts were available; therefore, LJ will have to prominently feature these new paid layouts on the main page and in e-mail updates.
  • One or two or even five new paid layouts a year is simply inefficient. This will have to be an ongoing process, with feedback from LJ users, and new layouts will take up more bandwidth.
  • LiveJournal as a company does not seem to be invested in non-Cyrillic/Russian members, and even if gorgeous stylesheets are made available to LiveJournal users, many will still remain skeptical and may not purchase a paid account so they can have a theme that they truly love.
6th May 2013 @ 04:45 pm - Combining Tags [tags, § implemented]
i'm having COFFEE!!!!

Title
Combining Tags

Short, concise description of the idea
I would like to be able to combine two tags into one.

Full description of the idea
When one enters the "manage tags" portion of their journal, it allows them to see what tags are already existing, as well as providing an option to view the journal entries with that specific tag, an option to rename a tag, and an option to remove a tag from one's journal. Unfortunately, one cannot simply click on two tags and combine them into one or change the tags on multiple entries at once. For example, I have several entries with individual family members' names as tags. If I wanted to change it so that all of those entries were simply tagged "family", I would have to go one by one through each family member, to each individual entry, and manually change it. When you have over a thousand tags to several hundreds or thousands of entries, this can be a daunting task that is more easily put off more and more or forced to be a gradual thing when one has the time. Therefore, I propose that LiveJournal release a feature allowing us to combine multiple tags into a single, much simpler tag. Or, if it is possible, make it so that I can rename the tag and give it the same name as an already existing tag. If I give it a unique name that doesn't currently exist as a tag, it already edits all entries with the old tag and give it the new one instead. With the new feature, we could just rename the tag "sister" as "family", and LJ would automatically remove the "sister" tag from the entries and replace it with "family".

An ordered list of benefits
  • Managing one tag that is attached to several entries would be much simpler.
  • You could manage tags on multiple entries, not just one.
  • Reducing the number of tags would take a lot less time.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • It would take time to update the current "Manage Tags" page.
  • I do not have the brain power or coding knowledge to hack and fix this problem myself.

Title
Calendar!

Short, concise description of the idea
You should make it possible for people to make events on their calendars that they can invite people or groups to.

Full description of the idea
I think that more people would join livejournal if it was easier to communicate and organize with your friends, and I think that if people could somehow make events on their calenders it would ad a lot to your site. Livejournal is nice to use because it's so simple, and I think you could be a top social networking site if you added just a couple more features like these that makes it easier for users to interact with eachother.

Being able to click on a date on your calender and make an event for that day would be an easy way to ad that feature. I was kind of disappointed that you couldn't- it makes a lot of sense!

Then people could invite friends on that event page, go to their friend's journals and check out their calenders.

An ordered list of benefits
  • People will be able to make events and organize with friends
  • Makes livejournal more fun and interactive
  • Make people want to join livejournal
  • Livejournal NEEDS it!
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I think any technical issues that may occur are worth having this feature

Title
LJ Spoiler Cut

Short, concise description of the idea
Currently, text that is behind spoiler cuts is visible in email notifications without being marked as spoilery. Is it possible to change this?

Full description of the idea
My idea is simply to make sure that the spoiler cut shows up in all forms of notifications, including emails. So the person reading the spoilerish content within the cut will have knowingly decided to do so. Currently, the content shows up in emails from Livejournal without it being obvious that it's under a spoiler cut. Is it possible to change this?

An ordered list of benefits
  • It will make those who don't want to be spoiled less likely to be spoiled!
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't know! Seems like a no brainer! Of course there may be issues in the delivery! :/

Title
Mark the lj-cut length

Short, concise description of the idea
I sugest to mark the cut length in it's description.

Full description of the idea
I sugest to mark the cut length in it's description. For example: (Read more, 58 lines and 14 pics...)
The 'line' must be an arbitrary unit.

An ordered list of benefits
  • One can estimate the post reading time. If you doubt about wether unroll the whole text, this mark can help you.
    Suppose it could be the huge post on 1000 lines and 50 pictures? In that case it's better to open it in the new window or do not open it at all if you rate your time high.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I can't them.
Piccolo

Title
Make renaming free...but with a little catch.

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow a user to change their username for free, but with a catch; they can only do it once a year or once every two years, so they have to pick wisely.

Full description of the idea
I think it's fair to allow renaming. 15 USD may be difficult for those who have financial issues or don't feel comfortable tossing money around online. If a user can only change their username once per year or once per two years, it'll prevent abuse. Perhaps a little message under the new username or on the user's profile that says "Formerly so-and-so-name" for a month will help prevent confusion over who this new person is. Also, users won't be able to rename to taken usernames or usernames that are too long.

An ordered list of benefits
  • People with financial difficulties won't be burdened.
  • Someone can change a username that no longer reflects them without losing years of journal entries.
  • The hassle of informing communities of a new username will be diminished.
  • The long wait time between changes will prevent abuse.
  • Users who abandoned their Livejournals may come back.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Serial abusers might wait out the one to two years.
  • People who just made new accounts because their old one doesn't reflect them anymore will probably feel put out.
  • A troll might change a username to something similar to another user to cause trouble. (Banning them from communities will take care of this, leaving the person being trolled to keep posting without issues.)
  • Communities who organize post tags by usernames will have to change the tags.
11th November 2012 @ 07:07 pm - Larger max size for icons [userpics, § no status]
kame - smoking hot kato jiro

Title
Larger max size for icons

Short, concise description of the idea
To extend the limit of icons that can be uploaded as userpics.

Full description of the idea
Since I like animated icons I prefer and make gif icons for my lj. However, it has always been a bother for me how LJ's max icon size is up to 40kb only. Majority of the icons I create are larger than 40kb; mostly 200kb. So it would be great if LJ goes beyond that limit.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Larger sized icons may be uploaded
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None
Cap and Nat

Title
Choose order of groups for pop-up Filter menu on Feed

Short, concise description of the idea
I would like to be able to choose the order of the groups displayed when hovering over the Filter menu on my Feed page. We lost the drop-down menu, so now "lower" ranked groups can only be accessed via multiple clicks, starting with 'More...'. Alternatively, if selecting 'More...' simply expanded the full list of groups on the Feed page, that would be an excellent solution as well.

Full description of the idea
I have tried moving groups up and down the priority list on the Edit Friends Page, but the Filter on the Feed page persists in an alphabetical order. I want one-click access to filter for any group on the Feed page.

An ordered list of benefits
  • One-click access to any group from the Feed page
  • Enhances the streamlined features of the new Feed page
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Requires more coding of the Filter menu on the Feed page
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