The Disgruntled Kat (kat144) wrote in suggestions,
The Disgruntled Kat

Separate journal/community posting pages

Separate journal/community posting pages

Short, concise description of the idea
Separate pages to post to a journal and a community would be great.

Full description of the idea
I can't count the number of times I've meant to post to a community, but forget to select it in the little drop-down menu and so end up putting the post in my journal instead. Sometimes with embarrassing results. And I'm not the only person I know who's done this. Having one page to post to one's journal, and one to post to one's communities, would be awesome. Or, alternately, is option B: to perhaps not show any default when posting, so that one actively must specify journal or community (and if one tries to hit "submit" without choosing one or the other, a popup will ask them to go back and choose where to post to).

I don't think this phenomenon is only a prerogative of idiots and so a solution should be ignored for that reason; I find usually this happens to me when I'm in a hurry or all fired up to get a post out, and I've seen it happen to plenty of other, otherwise-intelligent people as well.

An ordered list of benefits
  • No more anger or embarrassment on friends list because something was posted in the wrong place
  • Clear difference between posting to a journal and posting to a community (I'm sure there are people out there confused about what the difference is between a personal journal and a community).
  • May make it easier for those who manage a community in addition to their own journal
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • It'll be slightly more fiddly (will not be able to do everyone from one place anymore, unless in the case of option B in my suggestion).
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