Josh (desh) wrote in suggestions,
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Return friends color display to friends/add.bml

Title
Return friends color display to friends/add.bml

Short, concise description of the idea
There used to be pull-down boxes on friends/add.bml to view and change the friends colors you have assigned to a given friend. Bring them back!

Full description of the idea
The design for http://www.livejournal.com/friends/add.bml?user=exampleusername was recently changed. As part of the change, the pulldown boxes that specify friends colors were removed. If you viewed this page for someone you already listed as a friend, the boxes' default selections were the currently-assigned colors for that friend. The pulldown boxes are still available on http://www.livejournal.com/friends/edit.bml, but it was useful to have them in both places. I suggest that they be put back on friends/add.bml.

The main reason for my suggestion is that there is no longer a way to view the names of the colors you have assigned to a given person (though you can still view the colors themselves on friends/edit.bml and in other places).

If this community and/or the developers don't want to do that, though, then my alternate suggestion is to make the currently-assigned color names available somewhere else instead, such as in an "alt" or "title" HTML tag for the friend's displayed names on friends/edit.bml.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Restore the only on-site way to see the names of currently-assigned friends colors
  • Restore an additional way of editing those colors

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I'm not sure why these boxes were removed, but whatever reason there was may be considered a problem in bringing them back
  • For people who don't use friends colors (and in particular, for people who don't even use a Friends Page style that shows the colors), these boxes add additional clutter

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Just bring them back!
Tags: friends, user interface, § implemented differently
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