Katie (mybonnykate) wrote in suggestions,
Katie
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ability to comment right from Friends page

Title
ability to comment right from Friends page

Short, concise description of the idea
An expandable/collapseable comment box, following suit with the new expand/collapse cuts feature.

Full description of the idea
It would be great if we could leave a quick comment right from the Friends page, without having to click through to the entry and then comment. I am inspired by the new collapseable lj-cut feature, which allows us to view and hide cuts without needing to make a page jump. I love this feature -- however, I think it deters commenting and therefore weakens community interaction, because now it's so easy to just browse along, expanding and collapsing, without ever finding yourself with a comment box in front of you. Adding a quick ajax (or however) way to drop a comment into an entry at the same time would, I believe, promote community and a rebirth of social exchanges.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Makes it easier to navigate and use LJ, so basically many of the same reasons that the recent cut unfolder was introduced.
  • Fosters social participation and interaction.
  • Erases some of the drop-off in comments (and therefore in investment in the LJ community) that the recent cut unfolder is encouraging.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Where would it go? Automatically appended to the end of every entry?
  • Would the text box be limited to a certain number of characters?
  • Would this be a spam issue?
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