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7th November 2007 

Title
Theme Favorites

Short, concise description of the idea
I would love a "favorites" list of themes.

Full description of the idea
While browsing your themes, I liked so many I couldn't decide between my favorites. But switching in between them to try them out was time-consuming. I would like to be able to save my faves into a favorites folder of some kind. Maybe add a check-off box next to each theme?

An ordered list of benefits
  • This would make it easier to use seasonal or holiday themes that you might only want to use for a short time.
  • This would make it easier to change my "look" with my mood!
  • I would use more of the themes.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • artist copyright?
  • computer language stuff? (not an expert here)
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Title
jabber interface for private messages

Short, concise description of the idea
Create an LJ Talk (jabber) interface for the new private message feature.

Full description of the idea
It should be possible to private message someone from the LJ Talk interface. One way would be some sort of command you can send to Frank. But a better way, I think, would be that IMs sent to an offline user automatically get converted into a message for the message center.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Easier access to the new feature, especially for people who don't use the message center.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • People will hit rate limits more easily, since the IM interface encourages more use
  • The ever-ubiquitous more coding time
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Title
Idiot Mode for community postings

Short, concise description of the idea
Use elementary javascript to prevent potentially embarrassing or disruptive posts to incorrect communities.

Full description of the idea
LiveJournal users have a wide variety of interests, and consequentially, many of us are members of multiple communities. These communities, aside from having different themes or core ideas, will also have different expectations regarding decorum, formatting, use of images, and general attitude. Consequentially, when someone posts something to the wrong community (a very distinct possibility at present), the effect can be extremely disruptive--particularly if they aren't familiar with the process of deleting a post. (Which itself is arguably counter-intuitive.)

What I propose is an elementary javascript box that opens when you submit a post to a community through the general "post" page, verifying that you've selected the right community for the post. While this certainly isn't an idiot-proof solution, this would nonetheless be useful in its own way, especially for those who are members of several communities.

"Idiot mode" (probably named something gentler) would be deactivated by default, and users would self-identify as requiring the added caution and reminder.

An ordered list of benefits
  • The net result would hopefully be fewer accidentally-posted off-topic/irrelevant/improperly-formatted/otherwise well-meaning but disruptive posts in communities, and less embarrassment for LJ users who are most likely to make this error.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • As this would be limited to users who choose to partake in it, I can't forsee many major problems beyond the difficulty inhere in coding it, including determining if a journal is a community or personal LJ. In the long term, someone who has used Idiot Mode for awhile may start to disregard the popups, but they do so at their own peril.
  • This suggestion may also be seen as "protecting the careless from themselves". However, in this case, I don't think it's appropriate to hold people up to ridicule and embarrassment for making relatively minor (and, in some communities, common) errors.
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