Captain Spam (captainspam) wrote in suggestions,
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lj tag icon for rss feeds

Title
lj tag icon for rss feeds

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a new tag and icon for rss feed journals.

Full description of the idea
There's the <lj user="blah"> tag that puts up something like captainspam. There's also the <lj comm="blah"> tag that puts up something like suggestions. Thus, I'm suggesting to add something like an <lj rss="blah"> or <lj feed="blah"> or some such tag, along with a different icon, for syndicated journals and rss feeds. An icon that looks different than the user or comm links.

An ordered list of benefits

  • In the same way that the comm tag makes it easier to tell that a journal being linked to is a community and not a normal user, the rss/feed/whatever tag would make it easier to tell that a journal being linked to is a syndicated feed and not a real user.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Getting someone to make a new icon for this tag.
  • Coding it in, though the functionality IS there already (the only difference between user and comm tags is the icon displayed).
  • Spreading the word about ANOTHER LJ-specific tag...
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • A new tag could be added in LJ's HTML parsing tools that would work similarly to <lj user> and <lj comm>, but with a different icon.
  • Tags: lj-specific markup, syndication, § obsolete
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