January 11th, 2006

mizunashi akari

Enable voice posting without use of # key

Enable voice posting without use of # key

Short, concise description of the idea
Some users are unable to make voice posts due to calling cards terminating calls when the pound key is pressed - work around this by adding a secondary method of advancing through voice post prompts.

Full description of the idea
This problem is prompted by a friend of mine who recently has gone overseas on military duty, and had purchased paid time on LiveJournal before departing to make voice posts. Unfortunately, the calling card company he uses terminates the call when the pound key is pressed (a feature that allows one to make multiple calls on the same session), so he is unable to authenticate nor end recording of his post. I was hoping an alternate method of advancing through the menus could be implemented, so that my friend and other users in similar situations can make use of this paid feature.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Allows a specific userbase to make use of a feature otherwise unavailable.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Depending on solution, may change the voice post menu options. Frequent users accustomed to the current options would have to re-learn.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Use of another key, such as * or 9.
  • Use of a timeout.