Chris Carlin (volkris) wrote in suggestions,
Chris Carlin

Subscribable portfolio of user postings in communities

Subscribable portfolio of user postings in communities

Short, concise description of the idea
Automatically add community postings of a user into a portfolio for that user.

Full description of the idea
This is inspired by ccupguy's suggestion on viewing community posts made by friends.

Give each user a subscribable portfolio (better terms are welcome) that would by default store all of the posts made by that user in his various communities. This would be very welcome to many users who would like a record of the posts they make in other communities, and by making the portfolios subscribable this would fulfill ccupguy's suggestion to allow other peoples' community postings to show up in the friend's lists.

Having community postings aggrigated in portfolios, and allowing others to simply watch these, is a more elegant solution than going directly from community to friends pages while also providing archives of postings for the users.

Note that nothing in this suggestion would affect the normal process of viewing communities...

An ordered list of benefits

  • It would give users archives of postings they've made in communities.
  • It would provide a simple way for others to view community postings made by users as they happen without having to subscribe to the communities.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • To get the most out of such a setup a carefully designed interface would be needed, though a mediocre one would still do good.
  • To get the most out of it would also require fair levels of integration into LiveJournal.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Ideally users should be able to disable or privitize their portfolios. Also, there should be a way for users to decide on a post by post basis when not to add a post to the portfolio. The best case would include users being able to select communities which would never be archived.
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