cmshaw (cmshaw) wrote in suggestions,
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New school shouldn't be added to user's list

Title
New school shouldn't be added to user's list

Short, concise description of the idea
When a user submits a new school, don't add it to their list of schools.

Full description of the idea
When you go to the new schools directory and click "Add a School" to submit information about a school not listed in the directory, the page that appears once the school information is submitted says: "If approved, your school will be added to the Schools Directory and automatically added to your Schools list." This automatic addition should not be done. (The only indication that this will occur prior to submitting the school is the instruction "Enter your school's information." However, "your school" could in this case just as easily be read as "the school for which you are searching".)

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users can submit schools which they did not attend.
  • Users can submit schools which they do not intend to list.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Users would have to enter a school and then return to find it once it has been added to the directory in order to have that school added to their list, if they did not request that it be added when submitting (see implementation suggestion below).

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • For the interface, I'd suggest a checkbox on the submission form, "Automatically add this school to my list of schools once it has been added to the directory".
Tags: schools directory, § rejected
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