Des (deskitty) wrote in suggestions,

LJTalk: Allow the LJ Bot to be placed in an arbitrary buddy group.

LJTalk: Allow the LJ Bot to be placed in an arbitrary buddy group.

Short, concise description of the idea
Users should be able to move the LJ Bot out of the "LiveJournal" buddy group and into a group of their choosing, or delete it entirely.

Full description of the idea
Users may, for example, wish to collect all of their bots (such as LJ Bot, SmarterChild on AIM, etc.) into a single "Bots" group, and reserve the "LiveJournal" group for their friends (or remove it entirely). This is especially true for those of us that use IM clients (such as Kopete, Gaim or Trillian) that speak multiple protocols.

By forcing the LJ Bot to remain in the "LiveJournal" group, LJ is making an arbitrary decision about the way a user's buddy list should be organized. Some of us wish to organize our groups differently than LJ might expect.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users can organize their buddy lists how they choose.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • LJ will no longer be making an arbitrary policy decision about users' buddy lists.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • The LJ Bot should be treated the same as any other buddy on a buddy list.
  • Users should be allowed to move the bot into arbitrary groups, or delete it entirely.
Tags: ljtalk, usability, user interface, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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