December 5th, 2006

samba

Add/edit tags on update.bml like del.icio.us

Title
Add/edit tags on update.bml like del.icio.us

Short, concise description of the idea
There is no way to see your tags when you update your journal via the LJ editor (update.bml). Add AJAX search-as-you-type for selecting tags, similar to how you can tag on del.icio.us

Full description of the idea
When updating my LJ, I have to leave the tags blank, then edit the tags later to see a list of my tags. del.icio.us (among other sites) have implemented a search-as-you-type feature which displays your current tags in an auto-filtered drop-down list below the tags text box. This helps with tagging accuracy, especially for plurals (e.g. update vs. updates) and abbreviations (e.g. apps vs. applications).

An ordered list of benefits
  • More accurate tagging
  • Convenient list of your tags directly from the Update Journal page
  • Possibly increase usage of tags

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Use of AJAX might conflict with other JavaScript programming on update.bml

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Use search-as-you-type functionality enabled via AJAX