Gay But Not Narrow (ruakh) wrote in suggestions,
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Permit (but don't force) lj-cuts on talkread.bml.

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Permit (but don't force) lj-cuts on talkread.bml.

Short, concise description of the idea
This suggestion is like avva's, but such that &ljcut=1 would show the entry "cut" (i.e., as it appears on lastn/friends/day pages).

Full description of the idea
If you've read all the comments to avva's suggestion, then there is little new in this suggestion; I'm just posting it because things brought up in comments don't qualify for the polls.

I suggest that we keep everything exactly the way it is now, except that if a talkread.bml (Read Comments) page is passed the parameter &ljcut=1 (which would only happen if someone explicitly linked to it), then the entry would appear "cut" (i.e., as it it appears on lastn/friends/day pages). A few additional possibilities to go along with this are discussed in the section on implementation ideas.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Most of the benefits are discussed in avva's suggestion.
  • The benefit of this way over the other way is that this is more optional and backward-compatible; no existing behavior is modified. (Rather, a new behavior is created.)
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • People might get annoyed by links to "cut" entries. It's worth noting, though, that LJ would never produce these links itself (except possibly as an option; see below); the issue is that fellow users might link to "cut" entries, and this could be annoying.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • avva said implementation would be easy; who am I to argue?
  • If I use the green arrows to navigate from entry to entry, &ljcut=1 could be preserved (even if I go through entries without lj-cuts anyway).
  • There could be a &nc=#-like option to include it automatically (purposeless, I know, from lastn/friends/day views - where I just saw the cut entry - but maybe useful from the month view).
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