whispercricket (whispercricket) wrote in suggestions,

Maintain text entered when switching from the simple entry page to the full entry page

Maintain text entered when switching from the simple entry page to the full entry page

Short, concise description of the idea
If text is entered into the simple journal entry page, and then you decide that you need to go to the full journal entry page for whatever reason, pass the already entered text along with it.

Full description of the idea
There have been times when I've been updating my journal, finished my entry, and decided that I want to make it friends only after all. Usually, I have to open up notepad and copy over the subject and the entry, then click the link and paste the text into the full page. This works but is cumbersome, and it's easy to forget if I'm tired. Depending on the browser I'm using, sometimes the text is lost and sometimes it isn't.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Less of a chance of inadvertent entry loss.
  • More intuitive - if you've entered text already and then click a link that says, "For more options, click here", then it infers that you're just going to get more options, not that your already entered text is going to go away.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Need for implementation - this isn't really a big issue (although it annoys me when it happens), so if it's difficult to put into place, it's probably not worth it.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I would think you need some way to store the information in the Subject textfield and the information in the Event textarea and have it passed to the full journal entry page and presented in those same text boxes there. I think you could do this all the time, and if nothing has been entered, blanks would be passed and nothing would show up (which is correct).
  • Tags: entry creation, entry editor, § obsolete
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