Squirrel of Justice (snarkbite) wrote in suggestions,
Squirrel of Justice

Switch order of sections on Edit Friends

Switch order of sections on Edit Friends

Short, concise description of the idea
Switch the main sections of the Edit Friends page around a bit.

Full description of the idea
On the Edit Friends page (http://www.livejournal.com/friends/edit.bml), the first list to appear is the 'Fellow Friends', listing the folks that have you listed as a Friend. But this is not the main reason most people go to this page. They go there, as the name implies, to edit *their* friends. So they either want to add new friends or delete existing friends.

Therefore, I propose that we switch the order of the sections to be (using existing titles):

- Add Friends
- Your Friends
- Fellow Friends

I'd also suggest renaming the 'Your Friends' section as 'Delete Friends', since that's the only thing you can do with that list and is in fact the whole point of the list.

The 'Fellow Friends' title doesn't really mean anything to me, but I can't think of anything better to name it to. But I do think the 'Your Friends' needs changing.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Puts the sections most likely to be used at the top of the page.
  • Similarly, puts the least-used section last, where it's easier for people to find what they're looking for and not as easy to get confused by the other list.
  • The rename to 'Delete Friends' is more user-friendly as an immediate pointer as to what that section is used for.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • It's a change, so there's a potential for a bit of confusion when it is first implemented. But I think the risk is pretty small, and the benefits far outstrip it.
  • All-out nuclear war will ensue and the universe will collapse. Oh, wait. That's only invite codes and serial adders. Sorry.
  • Honestly, I can't think of any real drawbacks.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Since it's just a re-order of existing sections and a slight rename, it's just getting someone to actually do it.
  • Tags: friends, usability, user interface, § historical
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