mild personality changes and possibly death (lepin) wrote in suggestions,
mild personality changes and possibly death

Customized friends names

Customized friends names

Short, concise description of the idea
User should be able to assign new names to his friends. These names should be private for user. The same ability can be seen in ICQ client.

Full description of the idea
Our friends do taking inconvenient nicknames as well as full names in LJ - to remain anonymous for public, or because her name were already taken, or for any other reason. It would be very convenient to assign real names to them and read journals and comments in way chosen by reader, not by poster. In fact, whole customization strategy supposed it. So why nicknames is out of control?
But because I will probably wish for my convenience to assign some names convenient for me but offensive for referred person, it will be wise to make these assigned names visible for me only.

An ordered list of benefits

  • make customization more powerful
  • no need to memorize who uses which nickname

An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • probably such feature requires major code changes, especially when applied not only to LASTN and FRIENDS but also to Comments pages?

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
Most convenient interface for this feature is additional column for assigned name in "Edit friends" menu at windows client. Eight bit symbols should be allowed in assigned names, stored in 8bit format.
Sorry for my lousy english :(
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