the original young aboriginal (teedz) wrote in suggestions,
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"lj interest" tag

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"lj interest" tag

Short, concise description of the idea
Similar to lj user=foo, this would allow users to link to the interest page for that interest. using parameters would allow user to give another link to find for more information.

Full description of the idea
We'd need a touch of art for this one (a la "lj user" or "lj comm"). It would work something like this. Usage: lj interest="music" -or- lj interest="music" URI="http://www.allmusic.com" Both would appear something akin to the "lj user" tag. If no parameter is used, both the image and the link would take a reader to the interest page for that particular interest. If the URI parameter is used, the icon would take the reader to the interest page, and the text would take the reader to a resource designated by the writer. Example "I went to buy a {i]macintosh computer yesterday" could be written as I went to buy a <lj interest="macintosh" URI="http://www.apple.com/"> computer yesterday. where the [i] icon would take the reader to the macintosh interest page and the hyperlink would take the user to http://www.apple.com/ We could perhaps use the (somewhat international) little blue "circle-i" image.as the icon.

An ordered list of benefits

  • * Could route traffic to the interests pages, indirectly leading to more user interaction and community.
  • * would be an easy way for someone to write about an idea in their journal without having to clarify what it is. for readers -- if the reader is interested in finding out more, s/he could do so per his/her own volition by clicking the link.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • * Abuse? user could make URI="goatse.cx", I suppose, but again, it's the reader's own volition to click or not click a link.
  • * None others, offhand. It's just a variation on a current theme.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • This seems like a simple enough implementation. if "lj user" and "lj comm" are already in use, I don't see how "lj interest" would be much more difficult or different to implement.
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