Harold (fiddlingfrog) wrote in suggestions,
Harold
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Add profile and journal link back to hovermenu

Title
Add profile and journal link back to hovermenu

Short, concise description of the idea
Use the existing username in the hovermenu as a link, and add the userhead as a link to the profile.

Full description of the idea
In release 86 the hovermenu was redesigned and the links leading to the user's profile and journal were removed. I had always thought those links were redundant, especially as the userhead is a link to a user's profile, but I hadn't fully considered journal styles that removed the userhead.

What I'm suggesting is that the userhead be added to the hovermenu, right next to the user's name, and that both be made links just like when they're added via the lj user= tag.

hovermenu-suggestion

An ordered list of benefits
  • Adds back an apparently much-missed functionality.
  • Displays a user's chosen userhead, even if the journal style doesn't display userheads.
  • Won't take up any more vertical space in the hovermenu, and only adds 17 pixels to the width of a rather short line.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • People who don't like to see userheads will see them again.
Tags: contextual hover menu, § no status
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