Knave of Hearts (knaveofhearts) wrote in suggestions,
Knave of Hearts

New feature: "on this day"

New feature: "on this day"

Short, concise description of the idea
A page like Wikipedia's "On this day" section on their front page, where entries from this day but years past are displayed.

Full description of the idea
Imagine on January 10th, 2007. It would display any entries made on January 10th, 2006; January 10th, 2005; and so forth throughout the history of that particular journal.

An ordered list of benefits
  • A quick glance at what one was posting about in past years (where "one" can be a user or a community).

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Increased database hit in the form of a possible new index and maybe referencing data that isn't cached -- most of LJ's features seem to focus on recent data or data grouped in contiguous time chunks, not stripes like this.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • If I were to do this as a third-party tool, I would visit the user profile ( to determine how many years back the journal goes, then I would visit each individual date (,, ...), then combine all the entries into one page.
  • Doing this sort of thing server-side would be cleaner, and would allow for the display of protected entries without violating basic security procedures.
  • It might also be fun to do this for friends lists, but the primary suggestion is for an individual journal or community.
Tags: entries, entry management, § duplicate
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