Automatic back-linking from FotoBilder/Scrapbook
Short, concise description of the idea
When LJ Post-by-E-mail is used to send a picture and a LJ entry, that the long description field automatically contain a link to the LJ entry that the image is attached to
Full description of the idea
Alternatively, it could just be an item in the database, but that would be harder to implement.
A simple href line back to the LJ entry with the words "entry here" or somesuch would probably be enough to make it work. Or, if the design decision to not allow HTML in the descriptions is intentional (see below), some kind of macro could serve the same purpose.
- The primary benefit is that it allows people who are just wandering your pictures to see the context in which a picture post was made: often times, the text in the LJ entry sets up the story, or makes a grainy cellphone picture a little more identifyable
- Typing the information from said LJ entry is duplication of effort, and not always desirable
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- Currently, the description field does not allow URLs. This may have been a design decision.
- The alternate approach would, of course, require some re-engineering of the database
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
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