chriswaterguy (chriswaterguy) wrote in suggestions,

Avoid showing edit box when comments aren't allowed.

Avoid showing edit box when comments aren't allowed.

Short, concise description of the idea
If someone only accepts comments from friends, for example, then there should be a clearer notice, or (best of all) there should be no edit box unless one is logged in, and friended.

Full description of the idea
I just spent some time composing a comment on someone's LJ, finding information relevant to the post and fixing the formating. I did a few previews during the editing. And then when I eventually tried to post, I got the notice that I'm not allowed to post as I'm not a friend of the blogger.

The initial warning that is given is not where someone would normally look (next to the radio button for anonymous editing - clearly not relevant to someone who is logged in), and the edit box comes up as normal to receive the comment. This leads to a lot of wasted time. Can LJ fix this?

An ordered list of benefits
  • Save time
  • Avoid aggravation

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • can't think of any.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • no idea, sorry.
Tags: comments, usability, user interface, ~ listed - needs retagging
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