Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote in suggestions,
Kate
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more helpful "bad username" error message

Title
more helpful "bad username" error message

Short, concise description of the idea
Change error message to "[bad username "foo" in tag]", as suggested by ruakh here: http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/664149.html?thread=8727125#t8727125

Full description of the idea
When someone spectacularly mis-types a username in a comment or entry, the result is an error message within the comment or entry, "[bad username in tag]", which gives the reader no ability to even guess what the author intended.

The error message should report what the author typed.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Readers can guess which username the author intended if they have the example of what the author typed.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • May increase time to post entires and comments.
  • Will look even uglier than the current error message.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • The code that processes entries and comments should printing the incorrect username typed by the author.
Tags: html cleaner, lj-specific markup, § implemented
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