StarWatcher (starwatcher307) wrote in suggestions,

Expand collapsed threads.

Expand collapsed threads.

Short, concise description of the idea
Implement an icon-button on each post (similar to the memory icon) so that a reader can click to expand collapsed threads, thus viewing every comment without clicking back and forth.

Full description of the idea
I think the description above is clear enough.

An ordered list of benefits
  • 1. It will save time for dialup users; they won't have to click to open a collapsed thread, click out, click to open another, etc.
  • 2. It will be more convenient than adding a "grease monkey" script, and avoid piling application programs on top of each other.
  • 3. It will be optional. Readers who like the collapsed threads do not have to click the "expand" button.
  • 4. It will continue to customize each user's LJ experience.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't see any, except the time needed to write and test the program. But then, I'm not very tech-savvy; I leave that to the development folks.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • When we read a friend's post, there are a number of "use icons" attached -- "Add to Memories", "Tell a Friend", "Track This". I see another icon added to that group; just click to expand all the threads on the page.
  • I have no idea how to implement this feature, or what would need to be changed or fixed. As I said, I leave that to the tech folks.
Tags: ajax, comment viewing, § implemented differently
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