CAPS LIKE WHOA (jc) wrote in suggestions,

Activate "friends" link when viewing filtered friends page

Activate "friends" link when viewing filtered friends page

Short, concise description of the idea
Using the punquin w/sidebar style, the "> friends" link in the sidebar should re-activate when the user is viewing a filtered friends page

Full description of the idea
In the punquin w/sidebar style, the link to the journal page you're currently viewing - be it recent, calendar or friends - is deactivated, which is sensible enough. Unfortunately, the friends link is deactivated not only on the default /~user/friends/ page, but also on any friend group (/~user/friends/foo/) page. Ideally, the "> friends" link in punquin's sidebar should always link to the unfiltered or default friends page, and should only be deactivated when that page is being viewed.

An ordered list of benefits

  • The *_WEBSITE override already lets punquin style users link to extra friend groups directly below the main friends page link if they so wish
  • Readers will always have a link back to the default or unfiltered friends page of someone's journal, unless they're looking at it
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • While punquin is a popular style amongst LJ users (and IMO the best looking), its age shows in its inflexibility when dealing with overrides. This would be irrelevant to my suggestion if the changes could be made in BML
  • S2 is still "just around the corner", so if it's that close this suggestion might not be worth investigating
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • This is a tricky one. First, a distinction has to be made between the default friends page and all other friends pages. Next, a new variable would have to be created and made accessible to the friends style. This variable would provide the link to the default friends page only when someone is viewing a different friends group from the default.
  • Alternatively, a new entity could be created which outputs a list of links to all accessible (and to those not logged in, public) friends groups within any style. This would probably be worth more to S2, if it's all it's cracked up to be.
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