diva bitch slore from hell (anotherdream) wrote in suggestions,
diva bitch slore from hell
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Custom friends groups on join community page

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Custom friends groups on join community page

Short, concise description of the idea
On the join community page, where LJ asks if you would additionally like to add the community as a friend, allow adding it directly to your custom friends groups.

Full description of the idea
(This has come up previously in a comment to a related suggestion, but not as its own suggestion.)

When you add a personal journal as a friend, you are immediately presented with a checkbox list of all your custom friends groups so you can directly add the journal to one or many. This list is also presented when you add a community as a friend.

However, I imagine many users normally join a community before adding it to their friends list. (I know I do, most of the time.) On the join community page, there is a checkbox for "Would you like to add this community as a friend?" - but not the option to add it to custom friends groups. If I want to add the community to any custom friends groups, I must either go edit them afterwards in editgroups.bml, or join the comm and then go back to its userinfo to access add.bml, where the custom friends groups are presented. This takes extra time, and I would very much prefer if it could be done all in one go, with custom friends groups given on the join page.

This is even more of a problem for those users who filter their friends view heavily. I filter all my communities to their own groups and have a custom default view on top of that. The add as friend checkbox on join.bml is virtually useless to me, because even if I tick it, the community is added as a friend but not in any friends group, including default view. This is as good as not being friended at all, as I never view my friends list unfiltered.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Adding a community to custom friends groups would be easier and faster.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Could be considered clutter on the join community page.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Add the custom friends groups checkbox list, as seen on add.bml, to join.bml.
Tags: community membership, custom friends groups, § implemented
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