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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_biz2009-10-19 04:41 pm
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RFC: Scheduled/Draft Posts; Update page

Scheduled/Draft Posts



Now that we've finished the first draft of site search, our next major project is going to be scheduled/draft posts, which are two separate concepts that we've been bundling together since it'll likely be easiest to do them together:

* The ability to save entries midway through writing them, on our servers, as a draft that you can come back to later from any computer;

* The ability to write an entry and schedule it for posting sometime in the future, either once ("post this next Wednesday at 9PM") or recurring ("post this every Monday at noon").

We have specs for both scheduled posts and draft posts in Bugzilla, but we also wanted to throw it open to the crowd for discussion in case anyone has some awesome ideas we haven't thought of:

* What would you want to see a system like this do?

* What would make you want to use it, and what would be the "killer app" for you?


Update Page



Part of this project is also going to involve redesigning the Update page.

We want to make it possible for you to access your scheduled and draft posts at the time of update, in order to work with them, as well as giving us room to add more options in the future. The existing page doesn't have a lot of leeway for us to add new things, and some of the things we've added since we branched from LiveJournal don't integrate very well.

The resulting Update page after the redesign is likely going to be considerably different than what it is right now. (For instance, I'm tentatively thinking about folding in some of the functions of the Edit Journal Entries page, turning the update page into more of a dashboard, where you can access all of your recent posts -- published and unpublished -- along with your publishing schedule, and then edit or reschedule them, or create a new post -- but that's just a very vague idea.) There's also a lot of things we can do for that page, accessibility-wise, to make it easier for people who use assisitive technology.

We don't want to make things worse from a usability standpoint, though, since writing entries is one of the core functions of the site! Mark has done some statistics about which options are most frequently used while posting, which we'll be taking into account, but I also wanted to ask for thoughts:

* The four most-used options at the time of posting, from our data, are: icon, mood, tags, and crossposting. If you consider something else (other than those four) absolutely critical to how you use the update page, what is it?

* What's one major thing you always wanted to change about the current Update page, and why?

* What are the things you've always liked about the current Update page, and why?

We'll use your opinions to come up with the next iteration of the Update page, which will probably go through several revisions until we come up with something that we (and you!) are satisfied with.
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[personal profile] ilyena_sylph 2009-10-19 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I have nothing useful to add, I just want to say YAAAAAAAAY!!!

Y'all have no idea how excited multiple draft-posts makes me. Seriously.
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[personal profile] noxie 2009-10-20 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] telophase 2009-10-19 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
If you consider something else (other than those four) absolutely critical to how you use the update page, what is it?

The ability to change the time on the posts. I compose my posts in the Update page itself, and if it's a long one that takes a long time to write, then I like to update the time so that anyone who has me on their reading list who's checked it between the time I started the post and the time I finished it won't miss it. I've missed posts by people I read before because they didn't update the time before posting.
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[personal profile] janinedog 2009-10-19 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Entries on your reading page are actually ordered by the time they were actually posted, not the time on the entries. It's done this way because of time zones...entries would be impossible to keep track of if they were put in entry time order when everyone's entries are written in different time zones. :)

So you're certainly welcome to update the time to make it accurate (i.e. the time you posted vs. the time you started the entry), but you don't have to do it to make sure your entry shows up in the right place on a reading page.

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[personal profile] snakeling 2009-10-19 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I also use pretty regularly a Wordpress blog, and there's something on the WP update page that I wouldn't mind being copied here: On WP, you get the options grouped into boxes which you can fold and unfold according to what you use. The folding is remembered from one session to the next, so you can make visible only what you use.

* The four most-used options at the time of posting, from our data, are: icon, mood, tags, and crossposting.
See, I almost never set a mood, so I'd like to have the ability to hide it when I post. And people who don't use tags could be able to hide the tag option.

If you consider something else (other than those four) absolutely critical to how you use the update page, what is it?
The "Disable Auto-Formatting" checkbox, see below :D

* What's one major thing you always wanted to change about the current Update page, and why?
I want the update page to remember that I always want the auto-formatting disabled. I always code my posts in valid XHTML (what can I say...) and it's a pain having to edit an entry because I forgot to check that option and I've got huge blank lines between my paragraphs.

I'd also like to be able to choose my tags from a list. Auto-completing is a nice step, but not enough for someone like me who has multi-level tags, and thus a lot of tags starting the same.

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[personal profile] jenett 2009-10-19 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Very very excited about both draft and scheduled posts.

1) Where does access group fit in? I don't see it in Mark's stats which makes me think work either did a bigger number on my brain today than I thought (entirely possible) or that it's handled some other way. Can you clarify?

(That's the only other major thing I'd want to set without fiddling with settings.)

2) In my dream world, I'd be able to auto-hide all settings I'm almost never going to use, or don't need to change. (For example, I want to crosspost, but I almost never need to change that setting. In practice, I never enter mood or music, so don't really need them taking up space on my screen.)

I recognise that's probably not feasible, though :)

Some way to (on request) select from already created tags would be really nice, and probably more achievable. (similar to what happens when you hit the edit tag page, but from the posting page itself.)

3) In general, I like the proportions of the page, relative to my screen size (13" Macbook, mostly) Though one way to resolve some of the option things is to put the dashboard in a sidebar: I've got plenty of space on the sides of the entry, which isn't getting used.
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[staff profile] mark 2009-10-20 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
1) Yeah, the stats were only on what are called "logprops" which doesn't include security mode. I expect we'll do security the same as it is now: with a box that expands to show the groups.
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[personal profile] cheyinka 2009-10-19 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
As I said over there, I really don't want to lose easy access to the "my entry already has exactly as many line breaks as I want it to have" option, aka "autoformatting off". I get that hiding less-used options is good, so a setting "never hide options from me" would be great, if the default becomes to hide it. (By "never", I would mean the date-out-of-order option too, which is currently hidden - if I go ahead and say "no, don't worry, it won't be too cluttered", the update page should believe me.)
Another possibility would be a setting "my entries are preformatted; turn auto-formatting off unless I turn it on when I post", but I think it would be much more frustrating to have to find a hidden option and show it and select it for the times that someone does want autoformatting - which for me is whenever I'm making a really quick post. (This'd be especially problematic with the quick update box on the main page, which doesn't even have an autoformatting-off option - if autoformatting were off by default, quick posts would all look weird.)

I've always wanted the "do you want comments e-mailed" option to have a choice of "e-mail comments" in addition to "don't e-mail" and "account default"; that'd have to check if someone had a free subscription, I think, but it'd still be nice. (It could even be a paid-only feature; if it were it would definitely be a reason to renew a paid account, for me.)

I can't think of any feature that I specifically like, except that everything is roughly where I look for it - I don't use any non-LJ-clone sites for writing entries, so I don't know what I might like better or worse.
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[personal profile] charmian 2009-10-19 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Hurray, drafts are coming! I'd say, I like the way Wordpress does things, both for their drafting, and for their update page, which I find does a good job of putting a lot of options on one screen. The dashboard IMHO would be a great thing. It would be great to have some tiny menu or something where we could access our drafts from the 'update' page.

I'd like... automated saving, and something like an 'undo' feature (revert to last-saved draft).

For the update page: It's always bothered me that there's so much unnecessary white space at the top. It feels like it could be more compressed, maybe put something in that empty space on the right. The same goes for the bottom, where there seems to be a lot of unnecessary gray space. Also, there's a lot of things I don't use (like music) and I'd love to have a way to not see them (make some things collapsable?)

The thing that is most necessary to me is the 'set security level' feature. I guess I'm an atypical user because I don't really use anything except that and tags.

I suppose the pie in the sky feature I'd like would be something like Tumblr's 'templates' for different kinds of posts. (Ideally we'd be able to make our own to automate say, a type of post we make frequently)
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2009-10-19 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I should note that I have a test WordPress all set up if anybody wants to explore its editing interface:

http://wiki.dwscoalition.org/wordpress/

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[personal profile] branchandroot 2009-10-19 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Things I Want:

Like Telophase, I desperately want to be able to have my posts timestamp at posting rather than when the update page is opened. This seems like only common sense, and I honestly cannot imagine any utility in continuing to set the timestamp to page-load. It just means that posts that take a while are already buried down in the part of a reading list readers will mentally mark as 'already read'. It seems like this will need to be instituted for the drafts, in any case.

Some manner of quick "view all my tags" without navigating away would be extremely helpful, because sometimes autopopulate just isn't enough.

I would definitely want to see the titles of all my current drafts and scheduled posts, possibly in the form of links that would take me directly to the "editing this entry" page.

This may seem odd, but one thing I really want is, after an already-posted entry is edited, a link that goes straight back to "edit this entry". It sounds totally redundant, but there are so many times I have hit "save" and then realized I still need to change something, and have to click through two links and scroll down to get back to the edit page.

This is purely cosmetic, but I'd really like the content of the Update page to expand to fill the available screen space. I do not often compliment WordPress' UI, because goodness knows it doesn't often deserve it, but the layout of the current new/edit entries page is very useful; I'm especially taken with the ability to drag and drop the various function modules into locations that are intuitive to me, and the ability to designate how many columns the page will be displayed in. Together, these accommodate many different screen resolutions. If the update page was just a little more like the portal page (only more flexible), that might be nice.


Currently Important Things:

As for the critical feature outside the four mentioned, I use filters constantly, and the UI for that kind of sucks. I have not found any way to arrange the filters in the order I wish, and I would like that a lot; also, at least once, the order of the checkboxes has actually changed and I have no clue why. It was highly disconcerting.

I don't use preview constantly, but it is a very important feature to me.
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2009-10-19 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Like Telophase, I desperately want to be able to have my posts timestamp at posting rather than when the update page is opened. This seems like only common sense, and I honestly cannot imagine any utility in continuing to set the timestamp to page-load. It just means that posts that take a while are already buried down in the part of a reading list readers will mentally mark as 'already read'. It seems like this will need to be instituted for the drafts, in any case.

While I don't disagree with not much of a need to have timestamp as a filled in field for a new post, as discussed above, this doesn't cause posts to be buried on the reading page--reading page posts are ordered by the time the post gets made on the server, not the time they declare they are made at.

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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2009-10-19 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I would think that the checkboxes for filters would also be essential to the Update page? Unless that's handled somewhere else? (I haven't set them up on DW, to be honest.)

I always use your update page and not a client, fwiw.

looking forward to the Drafts feature. I can envision using Scheduled Posts, too.
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[personal profile] branewurms 2009-10-19 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"For instance, I'm tentatively thinking about folding in some of the functions of the Edit Journal Entries page, turning the update page into more of a dashboard, where you can access all of your recent posts -- published and unpublished -- along with your publishing schedule, and then edit or reschedule them, or create a new post -- but that's just a very vague idea."

I like that idea! Otoh, it would be complex enough that it might be daunting to new users.

I'm also excited about the drafts thing - I've been doing this already by saving unfinished posts as private, but as you can probably imagine, this is an awkward way of doing things. (...And sometimes when I go to delete the draft version after posting the finished version, I delete the wrong one, sob.)
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[personal profile] branewurms 2009-10-19 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, yes, like others mentioned, the security and filters settings are pretty essential for the update page, and for me the option to toggle the comment settings is occasionally essential.

[personal profile] rho 2009-10-19 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Well gosh, what wonderfully well written specs they are! *cough*

I'd love to have entries timestamped when they are posted rather than when I open the update page too. Even better if you can take care of the mess that is the backdate option while you're at it.
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[personal profile] kate 2009-10-19 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Stupid question (probably): this includes posts to communities, too, right?

If yes, would it be possible to send notifications when recurring posts get put up (or have that option)? I have a community where I'd like to have recurring posts, but a couple of words change each time, so I need to customize them.

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. :D

ETA: Sorry about the double-post, my hotel's internets are super-faily.
Edited 2009-10-19 22:43 (UTC)
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[personal profile] inarticulate 2009-10-19 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm also confused about access groups, but they're pretty critical to the usability of the update page for me. I change up access quite a lot and use custom filters and all that jazz, and any update page without that feature is going to be a huge pain. I do like the suggestions of basically being able to customize the update page according to usage, though-- that seems like a nice compromise if it can work coding-wise.
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[personal profile] inarticulate 2009-10-19 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Also, I don't really have anything to add to the draft/scheduled posts bit because that all looks fantastic. ♥ I can't wait.
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[personal profile] sara 2009-10-19 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
In an ideal world, I'd like an update page that's got more options than lj/dw/clones, and fewer options than the current wordpress dashboard (which has gotten so ridiculously complicated that, on the professionalstuff blog, I've more than once had to walk people through how to post. On the phone. It's, er, not intuitive.)

Perhaps an editing toolbar/sidebar with scrollover dropdowns? That way you can put in a lot of functionality but people don't have to be looking at all the options all the time.
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[personal profile] trobadora 2009-10-19 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Please, no sidebar. I'd hate to lose the full width of the window, especially when I'm working on a smaller screen. (It's annoying enough that the "edit entry" page has a smaller width for the entry field than the update page - could we get that fixed as well, please? I really don't like horizontal scroll bars.)

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[personal profile] umbo 2009-10-19 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I really, really wish that the change your icon thing wasn't the first thing on the post page. In Xjournal, it's next to the posting window, and that works great--choosing which icon I'm going to use is usually one of the last things I do, because it depends on what I've been posting, so having to go all the way back up to the top of the page is frustrating.
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[personal profile] trobadora 2009-10-19 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
THIS.

It used to be at the bottom on LJ as well, and I much preferred that.

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[personal profile] trobadora 2009-10-19 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Things I actually use on the update page: switch account, post to, date (although that would stop being an issue if it defaulted to time of posting), icon, poll creator, tags, preview, security settings.

Everything else I need once in a blue moon, perhaps. I'd love a way to collapse/uncollapse options.
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[personal profile] florahart 2009-10-19 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Posting to a community seems pretty critical, to me. I use: icon, community, the update box itself, sometimes tags, occasionally mood, never music or location, frequently the cross-poster and/or the access levels.

I agree with trobadora that collapsing and uncollapsing some things would be nice.

What I like about the existing update page is that is not busy. The only "dashboard" kind of similar thing I'm familiar with is Wordpress, which abandoned a non-busy thing recently and now wants me to have everything on one page and collapse and uncollapse and oh my god HATE. I find it barely tolerable (and I have staff who I am no longer confident could (ever) be trained to use it), and I use it because I have no choice (work, not my call). I would find a similar change in the update page to be the exact opposite of an enhancement.

Thing I may be the only person in the world who finds frustrating: I want the preview and post buttons to be visually distinguished from each other. I am aware you want not to rely on visual information for accessibility reasons, and I like that about this service despite that I'm highly visual about a lot of things. But I hit one when I mean to hit the other (usually preview when I mean to save a change to an existing post) at least a couple of times a week despite that I am aware I do this and try not to. Course, I know, no one would agree on colors and stuff if you distinguished by color. I dunno, make the Post/Save changes buttons be, like, star-shaped or something. ...I fully expect everyone else to say this is a low priority; just sayin'.
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[personal profile] sophie 2009-10-20 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
On a related note, one thing that disturbs me greatly is that when you edit an entry, at the bottom, you have two buttons next to each other: "Save" and "Delete Entry". Because the delete one has more text on it, the button is bigger, so it looks like that should be the one to press. :/

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[personal profile] sorchasilver 2009-10-19 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd really like it if the new update page allowed me to select which settings/options I wanted to see there, and hide the rest permanently. For example, I don't have any use for scheduled posts, so I'd hate it if those controls took up large amounts of the screen when all I really want is the post window, icon selection, mood selection and tag selection.
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[personal profile] princess 2009-10-20 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
Please let me be one that votes for no sidebars. I have specifically structured every site I have the ability on NOT to have sidebars because I find them hard to use and I have issues tracking them. (I can focus on the center of the page, or the sidebar, but have MAJOR issues trying to use a site that relies on both. For example, I have stopped using Facebook for anything except the occasional status update for this issue.)
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2009-10-20 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
* The four most-used options at the time of posting, from our data, are: icon, mood, tags, and crossposting. If you consider something else (other than those four) absolutely critical to how you use the update page, what is it?

Security. I use all the ones you list, but the access-locking is more important to me than any.

I don't have answers handy for the other questions, sorry. I do NOT want to see the update page lose functionality, however. I don't care if it's subdivided or organized or otherwise kept from sprawling insanely, but I would rather have an insane sprawl than lose functionality.
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[staff profile] mark 2009-10-20 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
We won't be getting rid of any options. One of the big draws about LJ/DW-style sites is that we have lots of options, so we'll be keeping that. Just moving things around in hopefully intuitive ways.

I think so far my favorite idea involves grouped boxes you can open/close and that remember how you set them, so you can, f.ex., leave all of them open and it will just always show the options like it does now. Or, if you're a user who doesn't care about half of them you can make them go away.

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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2009-10-20 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
I understand that there is a limit to backwards compatibility and browser support, but I sometimes use IE6 to access dreamwidth, and it's pretty terrible, both with the update journal page and a bunch of the styles (I can't upgrade to IE8 on this computer until I can be sure I can get it to look like IE6 with the toolbars with words and pictures and big enough to click; I never figured out how to do that with IE7). So if you're going to be playing around with the update page, please please please also provide a stripped-down version for people on old browsers. The version right now is bad enough, but at least I can coax basic functionality out of it. (I know, I know, I'm stuck on an old browser half the time. But a stripped down version would also be pretty great anyway.)
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Are you using the lynx site scheme? It is designed for non-graphical, older browsers, and is your best bet for IE6 compatibility. Dreamwidth does not support IE6. You can change your sitescheme at http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/settings/?cat=display

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[personal profile] roadrunnertwice 2009-10-20 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
I am glaaaaaad you asked. Actually, I've never liked the current update page, and on LJ I always used to use clients exclusively. Lemme see if I can distill that into specific beefs:

* I consider the access control to be the most important part of the interface; it should be right up there above the body of the post, but it's hidden down in the marginalia at the very bottom of the page. So I think that's my answer to the first two questions.
* Having to scroll to center all the post controls in the window sucks entirely. My favorite thing about using a client to post to LJ was the way the whole interface was visible and ready to roll from the moment I clicked the dock icon, and the update page fails at that. And I think making the update page feel more like an app and less like a "page" is a worthy goal. (On the other hand, that means shrinking the composition textarea, soooo, balancing act time.)
* I think some fields properly belong above or below the post body (subject, tags, music...), and some properly belong alongside it (crosspost, comment screening...).

And that's what I've got. Thanks for asking!
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[personal profile] noracharles 2009-10-20 09:21 am (UTC)(link)
The one major thing I always wanted to change about the update page is "Crosspost this Entry Manage Accounts".

I don't like having to follow a link away from the update page to change the settings, and I don't like having to go back again to change the settings back to my default every time I want to toggle comments/no comments and change the wording of the footer.

I would prefer for comments and footer options to appear when I tick the Crosspost box, and for filling them out to override my default settings, leaving them blank to have my default settings go into effect.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2009-10-20 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooo, crosspost overrides. I like it.

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[identity profile] ephemera.livejournal.com 2009-10-20 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
I'm loving the open/compact groups of posting options & save defaults/remember last settings idea.

I'm also wondering if 'create new post' and 'work with posts past present and future via a dashboard' shouldn't be kept separate. I *like* dashboard type functionality, especially with the scheduled posts coming into the mix, but it seems somewhat counter to the simplicity goal for 'new post'

I almost always post via email (total text-based simplicity, applies default settings, easy saving of multiple drafts) or via the Semagic client (one click formatting, all the post options bar the subject line are below the text**, text space constrained to put all the options right there in front of me, I'm less likely to wrongly hit preview when I mean post.)

*Personally, I want all the 'descriptive' post options below the text, and only the access-specific settings above - 'post to' and 'access groups' above, icons, moods, etc, etc, below.
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[personal profile] hagar_972 2009-10-20 01:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Read through the discussion, hope i'm not repeatative.

1. Yay drafts! Presently I save posts as "private" when I want to save a draft, and then later at "real posting" change the time and the security. Being able to save drafts as such will be great.

2. In terms of a "Posting Dashboard" (which makes sense and has the potential to increase usibility), it might be wise to have the tab-switching between the different posting/update/editing modules on a side bar rather than on top. People are more likely to "lose" options on a horizontal bar or not even notice its existance, as opposed to vertical lists.

3. Facilitation of intra-site crossposting? Let's say, if I just uploaded an icon batch to my (which I mod) iconing community, and i'd like the notices for it to go on multiple iconing and fandom communities of which I am member. Presently I need to make multiple posts, which includes copy-pasting the post body plus resetting all the options (tags, my icons, etc.) Things like this show up fairly a lot in interest-based communities, whether the interest is icon-sharing, fandom or lab practice.

4. +1 that top-of-page may not be the ideal location for the chose-icon feature. Actually, as far as i'm concerned, all the metadata fields can be together - nine out of ten times I need to edit an entry (esp. promptly after posting) it's because I missed a metadata field.

5. +1 that the current placement of the "post" and "preview" buttons is confusing. Too close, text too similar, visually too similar. (No colour differentiation if at all possible, please. Subtle grey/white differentiation can't take more than two shades, usually, and more than one highlight colour is often too heavy.)

6. Is there some way to "dock" the various metadata areas so that they stay in place despite my scrolling through the post's text? This would be great.
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[personal profile] zvi 2009-10-20 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd rather we didn't make it easy to post to multiple comms at once. Unique content helps different comms have different identities, and anything that is a barrier to crossposting helps that goal along.

What I think might ease the way on crossposting is if we had an edit as new feature, where you could pull in the text of a posted entry, click edit as new, and then you would be working on a new entry with all of the same text choices made as the old one, which you could then manipulate as you liked, e.g. by changing the community to which it is being posted.

Also, I would like for communities to be able to create templates that would become available to people posting to those communities (not necessarily only members) when someone got to the update?usejournal=
Edited 2009-10-20 15:16 (UTC)

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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2009-10-20 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
* The four most-used options at the time of posting, from our data, are: icon, mood, tags, and crossposting. If you consider something else (other than those four) absolutely critical to how you use the update page, what is it?

Security level and Edit Date.

* What's one major thing you always wanted to change about the current Update page, and why?

The ability to choose tags from a menu. I always edit tags afterwards because it's easier but I don't like this extra step.

Put security at the top. I often select it first and it makes me scroll down. I also would like a visual reminder of the security level I've chosen e.g. the correct security icon displayed next to the subject field.
Actually, I wonder if I'd like it better if everything was at the top...

* What are the things you've always liked about the current Update page, and why?

The fact that you don't force us to use RTE. The HTML version is simple and fairly easy to use. But I'd like it better if there were buttons to insert common HTML tags (and the tags were visible unlike on the RTE version where you don't see the code).
Edited 2009-10-20 13:27 (UTC)
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[personal profile] queenbarwench 2009-10-24 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
+1 to tags list, security at the top and buttons to insert visible html tags.

Especially that last one - I think that's a fantastic idea!

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