Trejkaz Xaoza (trejkaz) wrote in suggestions,
Trejkaz Xaoza

Allow non-paid users to have public keys.

Allow non-paid users to have public keys.

Short, concise description of the idea
Public keys should not be limited to paid users.

Full description of the idea
There seems to be some sort of assumption by the development team that public keys are only useful for people wanting to make submissions via email. I have no paid account but it would possibly be useful to my friends if my public key were listed somewhere other than the current 'best bet', which is listing it in the Biography.

I would propose also moving the entry of the key to the userinfo page.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Allows users to more easily find each other's keys.
  • Makes the Biography shorter for various people who have jammed their keys in there, thus making the userinfo page easier to read.
  • Having a separate field in the userinfo may encourage more people to enter their public keys, thus building up an LJ trust network of sorts as users sign keys belonging to other people on their friends list.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Takes up more space on the editinfo page, which is already pretty big.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • All the framework seems to be in place already.
  • Tags: public keys, § implemented
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