Baloo (baloo_ursidae) wrote in suggestions,
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Merge redundant IM contact fields, require elements required by IM system

Title
Merge redundant IM contact fields, require elements required by IM system

Short, concise description of the idea
LJ Talk, Google Talk and Jabber are all the same thing, and require an @ in the jabber ID.

Full description of the idea
Presently, Google Talk and Jabber IM fields do not require an @ sign, while no ID on Jabber lacks an @, and are redundant along with the LJ Talk field. Current "Do not show this field" checkbox on LJ Talk field could be replaced with a "Use LJ Talk" checkbox.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Consistency and usability. Incomplete Jabber IDs are not useful for making contact, no other protocol has multiple fields.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Makes Jabber field more usable.
  • Brings Jabber fields into consistency with other IM protocols in user profiles.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Self explanatory.
Tags: ljtalk, profile/userinfo, § no status
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