I am Kim (riffraff) wrote in suggestions,
I am Kim
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friend group macro expansion

Title
friend group macro expansion

Short, concise description of the idea
Add the ability to reference an already-defined friend group to simplify the definition of new friend groups.

Full description of the idea
I would like the ability to define friends groups using a reference to another group. for instance, let's say I have a "pictures" group made up of all my friends who regularly post picture entries. I would love to be able to include that group name (perhaps with an identifier to indicate that this is a group instead of a user, like "@pictures") if i make a new group and want to include all those users in the pictures group in it too. Also, it'd be very useful to be able to include the inverse of a group (all journals not in group "pictures", something like "!pictures") for the purposes of easy group definition.

An ordered list of benefits

  • expedient definition of new friends groups
  • ability to easily include or exclude existing groups of friends
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • the friend group editing page needs to include these macros in the select boxes of friends so they can be used (the code that generates that bml needs to generate the @ and ! macros for each friends group listed).
  • some code needs to be added at friend group creation time, expanding the macros @ and ! out to their respective lists (this isn't too hard in perl though, iteration through a list or a hash is trivial).
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • see above list
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