Cos (cos) wrote in suggestions,

Highlight schools in common

Highlight schools in common

Short, concise description of the idea
On userinfo screen, show school names in bold for those schools that you also have listed.

Full description of the idea
When you view someone's userinfo, on their friends list, any friend that is also your friend is shown in bold. The same is true for interests you have in common. Many of us list schools we attended as interests primarily for this reason: so when we see someone's userinfo and they went to the same school, it'll show up in bold. Now that LJ has added a schools feature, that allows you to easily find people by school much more easily than you could by interest, let's replicate that one missing piece. If someone whose userinfo you're looking at has some of the same schools listed as you do on your own account, show those school names in bold.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Easier to notice people who you shared a school with.
  • People can remove schools from their interests lists if they want.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Slightly higher database load? Userinfo generation code will have to cross reference schools list with your own, just as it does now for friends and interests.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • (nothing relevant to add)
Tags: profile/userinfo, schools directory, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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