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lanterne rouée ([personal profile] lanterne_rouee) wrote in [site community profile] dw_biz 2010-10-21 07:16 am (UTC)

I don't understand any of the Boris stuff. I think for a collaboration, people should make a community. No giving away of passwords or journals. o.O

To me - and I have a feeling this may turn out to be an unpopular opinion - it's not important or necessary at all to be able to look at all of the associated journals' reading pages merged into one. If it's easy enough to switch to 'working as' one of your other journals (i.e., you don't have to log out and log in again), then you can just switch to another and look at that journal's own reading page. It's not that big of a deal and will even save on confusion as to which account you're working as/with/through/whatever at the moment.

I don't see much fiddling around required in terms of people giving/having access either... It's not really a time intensive process to grant access, subscribe, unsubscribe, or remove access. If the person has made it public on their profile that they have these other journals, too, then you can just choose to do that or not (from your primary account or all of your accounts, haha). If the person doesn't want it known that all of these journals belong to them, I don't see why they'd be multiply subscribed to the same journals and communities; but maybe that is just me. So, I guess, that is my way of saying: if you're looking at someone's journal while 'working as' a journal of your own that doesn't have access to their locked posts, then NO, you can't see those posts; scroll up to the top and switch to working as the journal that does have access. (They may not even like your alter ego. If they knew it was you, maybe you wouldn't have access on any journal. lol)

And I don't see why you would want to save a draft post for 'all journals'. Again, maybe that is just me. I'd expect 'save' and 'save to' and then you get to pick which journal to save the draft for... unless, as has become my theme here, it saves to whichever journal you are working as at the moment. Then there is no need for any new option at all.

I'm glad you're very clear that it needs to be optional whether there's any public association between accounts, at the discretion of the human who owns them. That's no less than I'd expect from you guys. :)

All of the stuff about it showing you only the options each journal has privileges for is very shiny. I'm confident you'll work it out well. (Sounds like a lot of work, too.)

I would hope there'd be an easy way (or faster way) to link journals created with the same email address, than for a person who used different email addresses for each journal. Like, once the changes were all implemented, people who'd created more than one journal with the same email address received an email/inbox notification from DW asking if they want to 'associate' them.

I'll be really curious to see what's developed as far as the shop (i.e., payment options) goes. Discounts would be great. A simple, clean way to take care of all your accounts at once (should you choose to do so) will be cool in its own right.

Thanks for working on this! You guys rock! :D

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