October 24th, 2006


TxtLJ POST Command Modification

TxtLJ POST Command Modification

Short, concise description of the idea
A way to make larger posts rather than being limited to 160 characters including command and subject line.

Full description of the idea
Modify the POST command to have POST.START, POST.CONT, and POST.END.
This would allow users to beging their entries, and continue them through multiple text messages. For example...

POST.START (I hate being on the road) We just started our trip the other day, and I have to say that with out a computer this
POST.CONT is going to be the longest trip ever. My little sister is already on my nerves and I hope that we can leave her
POST.END at the next rest stop. She deserves it. HA!

I know that would mean a minimum of two posts so that the end command is read by LJ, but if the user were to just send their text with simple command of POST, with no modifications, then it would stick to 160 characters and automatically post it.

An ordered list of benefits
  • The ability to post large entries while not having access to a computer.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Service provider charges for multiple text messages. (not an LJ issue)

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I think it would just have to come with the next update. I understand that it might be difficult to send multiple texts and have them pending until the last command is sent. However, if LJ can get them to work, it would be a great new feature.