Jessica (jessicala) wrote in suggestions,

Add notification on comments and entries published via Facebook Connect

Add notification on comments and entries published via Facebook Connect

Short, concise description of the idea
When a user opts to publish their entry or comment via Facebook Connect/Twitter Connect, a small line of text is added at the end of the entry or comment, similar to what is currently shown on edited comments

Full description of the idea
When a comment is edited, a small line of text is added to the end that says "Edited at [date] [time]". This is done automatically and the editer does not have the option to turn it off.
Could a similar notification be added to comments and entries that are published using the new Facebook Connect and Twitter Connect? Something like "Published to Facebook at [date] [time]" at minimum, or perhaps even including a link to the cross-published item.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users could confidently know whether comments on their protected entries were being cross-published
  • Notifications would increase awareness of the Connect feature
  • Notifications on cross-published entries would give potential commenters fair warning that comments left on that entry might be viewed by users of multiple social networks
  • Having the date/time of publication allows clarification of exactly when the content was cross-published, since it is currently possible to do so either when entry/comment is originally posted or when the author edits it later
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Might be annoying to see over and over if the user is one who automatically publishes all entries
  • Would need some order of precedence for items that are cross-published to both sites
  • Might also come into conflict if a comment is cross-published and later edited (need to make sure text doesn't overlap etc.)
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