Tracking Own Comments (modification of past suggestion)
Short, concise description of the idea
To address both users' desire to track comments and server load issues by utilising the memory feature as an "opt-in" tracking system.
Full description of the idea
I am aware that server load and database queries have been a barrier to re-implementing the tracking of one's own comments in community and friends' journals. (See past discussion of this issue). It occurred to me that it might be possible to achieve a more limited and less server-intensive tracking using the memory feature. In the "Add Comment" dialogue, there could be a checkbox labelled "Add This Entry To Memories? (Logged In Users Only)" If the user chooses to check the box, along with adding the comment, the entry that is being commented on automatically gets added to the user's Memories with "Posts I Replied" or similar in the "Why memorable" field. This could either be auto-set to "Private" or perhaps the user could have the option of setting a default security setting of their choice for "Posts I Replied" memories. In this way, journal entries rather than individual comments would be marked. So for long threads, instead of the database tracking ten or twenty remarks, it would track a single journal entry. And because it's opt-in, the onus would be on the user to decide whether the entry was worth tracking or not. (A long reply might be, but "LOL!" probably isn't). It seems to me that this would address the users' desire to track without undue strain on the server. FWIW, I already use the memories to track my comments in this way myself, and I know others who do so as well. But we do it manually, and it gets quite fiddly. I'd love an automated way of doing it. It seems to me that this could be the best of both worlds.
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