The Electric God of Technology (tyr_arcana) wrote in suggestions,
The Electric God of Technology

Mandatory subject when using the Jabber bot.

Mandatory subject when using the Jabber bot.

Short, concise description of the idea
It is not currently possible to submit a post via Jabber that has no subject. I believe it should be.

Full description of the idea
When posting to a journal using any other method, the subject line is optional. Frank the LJ-Chat bot has the ability to post entries to your journal for you, which appears to be his only function in life. This is handy, it lets you put short status-update messages up from your chat client, all great so far, except that if you don't include a subject line (in square brackets), or if you include an empty subject, i.e. "[]", he adds one that says "posted by lj-chat", containing a self-promoting hyperlink. I don't see why this should be the case, and would like to request that it be removed.

An ordered list of benefits
  • People who do not want to be advertising the LJ-Chat service in their journals will not have to make any special effort to avoid doing so.
  • More people will make use of the bot to update their journals.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • A slight loss of advertising for the LJ-Chat service.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • The journal submission code already appears to accept empty values for the subject of an entry, so the only change that should be needed is in the Bot's code. There is already code there to detect an empty subject, all that needs to be done is to remove or disable the code which automatically replaces an empty subject with the advertisment.
Tags: entry creation, ljtalk, § implemented
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