Josh (desh) wrote in suggestions,

Return friends color display to friends/add.bml

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 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, 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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