Linking Custom Friends Filters to Text Messaging Feature
Short, concise description of the idea
Present user with option of custom friend security level in text messaging feature.
Full description of the idea
I propose that a fourth custom security level option should be implemented in the text messaging feature available to paid account holders - so that only certain friends specified in a custom friends filter are allowed to send text messages.
An ordered list of benefits
Allows greater control over who has access to phone messaging service.
Minimises potential risk of receiving high volume of possibly unwanted text messages that some phone providers may charge receiver for.
Hassle-free for user to set up: user can use the custom friends filter system already in place.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
Possible modifications of custom filter code may be needed in order to implement suggestion.
Very minor increase on server load and/or bandwidth.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
Present custom filter options with checkboxes (for multiple friends filters) in Edit Personal Info page with message along the lines of "You currenty have no custom friends filters defined - to activate this feature, please set up a custom filter [link to page allowing users to define custom groups]" if user tries to implement the custom security level without having custom friends groups.