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13th November 2007 
eldrich gaiman barry wavy ermine sable v

Title
Identify my comments in other users' journals that have been replied to.

Short, concise description of the idea
In the 'Latest Posted' section at the bottom of the the 'Manage Comments' page (http://www.livejournal.com/tools/recent_comments.bml), I'd like to see an asterisk or similar marking next to each link if and only if someone replied directly to that comment.

Full description of the idea
In the 'Latest Posted' section at the bottom of the the 'Manage Comments' page (http://www.livejournal.com/tools/recent_comments.bml), it lists recent comments that I've made in other journals and provides a link to the journal entry marked "(link)". I suggest placing an asterisk or similar marking next to that link if and only if any replies have been made to that comment. Thus, if I have commented on someone's journal entry, and then they responded to my comment, an asterisk or similar marking would appear like this: "(link)*".

Alternately, you could mark it with an asterisk or similar marking if any comments on the entry or any of its comments have been posted after mine.

Alternately, you could mark the first case with a double dagger (‡) and the second case with a single dagger (†).

Of course, there might be better and more meaningful ways of marking comments that have been commented on. You could, in fact, give users the option to treat their comments the same way they treat their own journal entries so that replies would appear on the Home page (http://www.livejournal.com/) along with replies to their journal entries. If so, you might want to give users the options to see comments from friends' journals, unfriended journals, community journals, and feeds seperately.

An ordered list of benefits
  • I as a user would be able to tell if anyone has started a conversation based on my comments in another journal without having to investigate each entry.
  • Comment-conversations would be easier to find, so LiveJournal would become better at cultivating the interaction that fuels its ongoing use.
  • As users wouldn't have to investigate entries that they'd already read searching for dangling conversations, there would be a reduced load on the LiveJournal servers.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Implementation cost.
  • More complex queries to retrieve entries from other journals and whether they've been commented on.
  • Depending on the implementation, could clutter the Manage Comments page or the Home page, especially if conversations got popular.
StellaMac

Title
FAQ printout

Short, concise description of the idea
For beginners as well as advanced users it would be nice to have the chance to open the entire FAQs (instead of having to click "read more" for each paragraph), so that the user can print them like a manual for himself.

Full description of the idea
I'm a newbie on LJ and a friend recommended the FAQ area because a lot of things have been described there in detail. I agree, the explanations seem to be really good and easy to understand, but I would like to have them printed, so that I can take them with me and read (and take notes) where and whenever I want. But since you always have to open each paragraph individually, it's gonna be really complicated to open and print everything.

Maybe it would be possible to either take the "read more" thing out - or since you should have all the data available, make a PDF file for download available. Those who are fine with the links, can continue to use them, the others could get the PDF "manual".

An ordered list of benefits
  • Easy access and complete overview over all sections of the FAQ in printed form or as file with bookmarks on the computer
  • No need to have the computer online to just check some little detail about LJ
  • Possibility to take personal notes in the printed manual
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Not sure about what you mean with problems, but of course this idea would cause a little work for you - but since the data should be available, all that's needed to be done is to get it together and create a PDF file. I would be willing to help if I can :-)
puffin

Title
Posted comments per day as a livejournal post

Short, concise description of the idea
I can post all of my twitter tweets to my LJ but cannot yet post all comments that I have made today as a post to my LJ

Full description of the idea
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/recent_comments.bml#posted lists all of the comments that I have made but is dynamic. It would be great to be able to post all of the comments that I have made today (on any journal or community), with links, as a post to my LJ (even if it is private to preserve the privacy of the journals that I was commenting on).

An ordered list of benefits
  • A way to get the content that I have written into my journal for backup and re-reading purposes. I have multiple sclerosis and so have great difficulty remembering where I wrote something to find it again. This would really help all of us with memory disabilities and aging memories!
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I am thinking that a third party solution might be possible (like LoudTwitter for twitter -> LJ) but that it would need my login details to see stuff that I post on friends FO posts. An LJ solution would therefore be a much better idea but might, instead, have bandwidth issues...
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