Dagger (garnetdagger) wrote in suggestions,

Journal or profile link in plain text defriending notice

Journal or profile link in plain text defriending notice

Short, concise description of the idea
The plain text defriending notice should have a link to the journal of the person who just defriended you.

Full description of the idea
When I get a defriending notice, my first impulse is to go check out their journal. Sometimes this is to see if they have left an entry that says why they have defriended me, or whether they have defriended other people that I know they previously had friended, or just to remind myself who they were, in case they added me and then we never interacted and I don't recognize the name. I can't be the only one who does this.

The defriending notice has a list of links and suggested actions, which does not include "view their journal" with a link; the text email does not even include a link to their name when saying who has defriended you.

The defriending notice email should either have a "view their journal" link for both plain text and HTML, or have a link to their journal when it says who has just done the defriending. Their journal is linked in the HTML version.

Instead of "exampleusername has removed you from their friends list", have "exampleusername (http://exampleusername.livejournal.com) has removed you from their friends list".

An ordered list of benefits
  • Easier for a common use case upon being defriended.
  • Leaving out the link doesn't stop people who are determined to cause a ruckus from doing so, and it doesn't even make it significantly harder.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Adding "You can view their journal" to the list of suggested actions would probably be a bad plan as it would tacitly endorse trolling and other forms of drama. (If this is implemented, it should be a link next to their name when it is first mentioned.)
Tags: friends management, notifications, notifications: email, § no status
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