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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_biz2011-08-13 01:36 am
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Brainstorming: what else would you like to be able to post on DW?

So, Mark's been working on the backend for our eventual photo/image hosting offering, and soon it will be time to create the frontend. (Which, as any backend programmer will tell you, is totally the not-fun part, and as any frontend programmer will tell you, is totally the fun part.) As we've been thinking about the design of how we should allow uploads and how we should handle the resulting photos, we've both started thinking that we could do some really awesome things with making images in your space function like entry-like objects, instead of the nearly-entirely-disconnected things they are in LJ's Scrapbook.

So, for instance, in addition to specifying security, you might also choose to allow commenting directly on the image, manage the comments on the image (screening, deleting, freezing, etc), send the image directly to your journal's front page (only if you wanted to, of course!) and have it appear on your readers' reading pages, tag it (and have it appear in your journal when people view that particular tag's list of uses) -- things like that. (I know people will be tempted to ask questions and offer suggestions at this point, but please, hold them -- we'll be coming back to y'all once we have a more firm idea of how we're going to handle things, preferably with things like sketches and workflows and the like for you to give specific opinions on.)

But, my point in posting here was, I got to thinking about other things that might be able to work the same way. And then I started thinking: what if we hooked the concept of advanced reading filters into this concept? Imagine how awesome it would be, for instance, if Alice could bundle together all her Twitter updates or Twitter import posts into one type of update, and Bob, who loves the essays Alice writes but thinks Twitter updates should die a firey death, could set his subscription options to "show me everything from Alice except twitter imports". Or, say Charlie posts gorgeous photos that Donna loves, but hir entries are all about a fandom or hobby Donna doesn't share and is actively repulsed by: Donna could only subscribe to Charlie's photos. Or say that Eva is an mp3 blogger who posts five awesome tracks per day and lovely analytical essays about why she chose those tracks and what they mean to her, but in between the mp3s and the essays, she also giant photos consisting of the album cover art for the tracks she's posting, and Fred (the poor guy) is still on dialup, or is usually surfing from his phone, and downloading huge images is a pain: Fred could subscribe to everything in Eva's account but the images.

I'm totally thinking out loud here -- this is the kind of idea we've been tossing back and forth for a few weeks -- but one thing became clear: once we started thinking of the possibility, we realized there were potentially all kinds of things people might want to include in their DW accounts that aren't "entries", so to speak, but are still some form of content that people might want to share. I started making my own list, and then I thought, you know, some of these "object types" will be more popular than others, and I'd like to know a rough shakedown on how popular those things will be before we even get to the design phase. (As any good programmer knows, it's best to have a full spec at the very latest before you start designing the interface, or else you'll make bad interface design choices.)

So, behind this cut is a poll. The checkboxes for each question are all the things I could think of off the top of my head that somebody might want to put in their DW account (with some help from the #dreamwidth irc channel!) There are four questions:

* Which of these things would you possibly be interested in posting in your own DW account?

* Which of these things would you absolutely not be interested in posting to your DW account?

* Which of these things would you be interested in reading from somebody on your reading page? (Assume the person posting it is at least a friendly acquaintance, and the quality of whatever thing we're talking about is high: gorgeous photos, music that exactly fits your interests, etc.)

* Which of these things would you absolutely not want to see from someone on your reading page? (This is the type-of-content you would want to automatically filter out whenever subscribing to somebody new.) Again, assume the person posting is at least a friendly acquaintance, and the quality of whatever thing is high.

Each question has a "something else, see comments" tickbox. If you tick the tickbox, please leave a comment with two pieces of information:

* The type of content you have in mind that I haven't thought of yet;

* Which of the categories the content belongs in. (There should be two answers there: whether you'd be interested in posting it, and whether you'd be interested in reading it. Please answer both!)

I'm experimenting with anonymous polling, so while everyone will be able to see your votes, nobody will be able to see who you are. In other words, each poll response will appear to come from an anonymous user, but you'll be able to see that anonymous user #1 voted for 3, 5, 8, and 9, while anonymous user #2 voted for 1, 2, 5, and 7.


This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 253

I am taking this poll:

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Yes, I am!
227 (100.0%)

Things I would be interested in easily posting to my DW account:

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Shorter entries/status updates (like Twitter)
84 (33.6%)

Photos directly from a cellphone camera
131 (52.4%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on an external site
171 (68.4%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on Dreamwidth
222 (88.8%)

Videos hosted on another site
139 (55.6%)

Videos hosted on Dreamwidth
110 (44.0%)

Audio files hosted on another site
107 (42.8%)

Audio files hosted on Dreamwidth
133 (53.2%)

Word processing document files (.doc, .docx, .rtf, etc)
82 (32.8%)

Slideshow documents (.ppt)
28 (11.2%)

Spreadsheets (.xls)
49 (19.6%)

.pdf files
104 (41.6%)

Ebook files (.epub, .mobi, etc)
89 (35.6%)

Bookmarks or collections of links
158 (63.2%)

Location checkins/records of your day (like Foursquare)
11 (4.4%)

Collections of things done (music tracks listened to, books read, movies watched, etc)
122 (48.8%)

To-do lists/checklists/shopping lists/etc
133 (53.2%)

Something else (explain in comments)
13 (5.2%)

Things I would not be interested in posting to my DW account:

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Shorter entries/status updates (like Twitter)
105 (48.8%)

Photos directly from a cellphone camera
52 (24.2%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on an external site
7 (3.3%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on Dreamwidth
5 (2.3%)

Videos hosted on another site
14 (6.5%)

Videos hosted on Dreamwidth
32 (14.9%)

Audio files hosted on another site
19 (8.8%)

Audio files hosted on Dreamwidth
28 (13.0%)

Word processing document files (.doc, .docx, .rtf, etc)
75 (34.9%)

Slideshow documents (.ppt)
106 (49.3%)

Spreadsheets (.xls)
93 (43.3%)

.pdf files
42 (19.5%)

Ebook files (.epub, .mobi, etc)
47 (21.9%)

Bookmarks or collections of links
18 (8.4%)

Location checkins/records of your day (like Foursquare)
172 (80.0%)

Collections of things done (music tracks listened to, books read, movies watched, etc)
48 (22.3%)

To-do lists/checklists/shopping lists/etc
49 (22.8%)

Something else (explain in comments)
3 (1.4%)

Things I would like to read or see from people I subscribe to on Dreamwidth:

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Longer entries (more than a few paragraphs)
219 (90.9%)

Shorter entries/status updates (like Twitter)
90 (37.3%)

Photos directly from a cellphone camera
176 (73.0%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on an external site
196 (81.3%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on Dreamwidth
212 (88.0%)

Videos hosted on another site
172 (71.4%)

Videos hosted on Dreamwidth
179 (74.3%)

Audio files hosted on another site
163 (67.6%)

Audio files hosted on Dreamwidth
173 (71.8%)

Word processing document files (.doc, .docx, .rtf, etc)
96 (39.8%)

Slideshow documents (.ppt)
59 (24.5%)

Spreadsheets (.xls)
70 (29.0%)

.pdf files
110 (45.6%)

Ebook files (.epub, .mobi, etc)
130 (53.9%)

Bookmarks or collections of links
167 (69.3%)

Location checkins/records of your day (like Foursquare)
36 (14.9%)

Collections of things done (music tracks listened to, books read, movies watched, etc)
115 (47.7%)

To-do lists/checklists/shopping lists/etc
90 (37.3%)

Something else (explain in comments)
14 (5.8%)

Things I would likely filter out if people I subscribed to posted on Dreamwidth:

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Longer entries (more than a few paragraphs)
7 (3.3%)

Shorter entries/status updates (like Twitter)
119 (56.7%)

Photos directly from a cellphone camera
16 (7.6%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on an external site
9 (4.3%)

Photos from another source (via my computer), hosted on Dreamwidth
9 (4.3%)

Videos hosted on another site
22 (10.5%)

Videos hosted on Dreamwidth
16 (7.6%)

Audio files hosted on another site
12 (5.7%)

Audio files hosted on Dreamwidth
11 (5.2%)

Word processing document files (.doc, .docx, .rtf, etc)
46 (21.9%)

Slideshow documents (.ppt)
70 (33.3%)

Spreadsheets (.xls)
61 (29.0%)

.pdf files
27 (12.9%)

Ebook files (.epub, .mobi, etc)
26 (12.4%)

Bookmarks or collections of links
15 (7.1%)

Location checkins/records of your day (like Foursquare)
163 (77.6%)

Collections of things done (music tracks listened to, books read, movies watched, etc)
73 (34.8%)

To-do lists/checklists/shopping lists/etc
90 (42.9%)

Something else (explain in comments)
7 (3.3%)

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2011-08-13 09:42 am (UTC)(link)
If someone's generating multiple small updates, I might prefer them in a collected form, to take up overall less physical and attention space on my reading list, particularly if I'm coming to it well after the fact.
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[personal profile] voldsom 2011-08-13 10:34 am (UTC)(link)
This is one of my issues as well. I'd love to be able to make lots of small entries or frequent annotations on occasion, particularly when turning over an idea or thinking things through, but I'd far rather see these consolidated into a collected form.

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[personal profile] copracat 2011-08-13 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
I am so excited! I would be happy with something like I've got on LJ (in fact, it's the only reason I still have a paid LJ at the moment.) Of course I should have known you guys would plan for level:awesomecakes.

The thing I would like very much isn't about content. I would just love to be able to import my massive icon collection from LJ scrapbook. I could live with losing the gallery info, the tags, any meta info at all, but the reason I haven't exported them to any other service is that I can't find one that will do that. I have to save and re-upload every image. Bleh.
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[personal profile] justhuman 2011-08-13 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
This is probably straying from the topic, and I've been lazy about putting a suggestion together.

I would like to have an optional link formating that posts the description meta-data - similar to G+ and Facebook. But opposed to those services, I'd still like to retain the ability to post raw links or html code the link. I'm seeing a DW custom code to treat the link in a specific way.

I would find that really useful both for posting and reading. Sometimes, especially on the phone, I want to link a news article, but don't have the whatever it takes to thumb in a description. Likewise, I see other poster sometimes just post a link with maybe a "read this," leaving me the reader wondering if it's NSFW or potentially spam if their account has been hacked. If they had an easy option for attaching the meta data, it might not be so bare.

And have I mentioned lately how awesome you folks are for the thoughtful way you enhance the site - 'cause you are!
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-08-13 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the basics of this idea. Maybe, on the update page, a 'post link' button that lets us paste a URL that then autofetches meta and codes it, but that we can then edit after it's done the code?

I doubt I'd, personally, use it a huge amount as I code everything, but I can see it being useful for those that find coding hard, annoying, whatever and thus useful for me to see it.

G+'s linksharing is particularly impressive as it goes to fetch a chunk of stuff including the favicon for the page--I'm less impressed with the way it just picks a random picture, Facebook's let you pick the image thing is better on that (links to my journal always pick my sidebar mugshot first, I've no clue why, I want the post icon damnit!)
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[personal profile] jenlev 2011-08-13 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to able to import my existing photo galleries from LJ as they are; by gallery, with titles etc. Not sure if technology supports such an action.....the thought of re-creating all those galleries by picking out the photos, saving them, then uploading them again makes me look for the nearest fainting couch. ;)
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2011-08-13 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
+1

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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2011-08-13 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
More photos would be great, but if I ruled the internets everyone would put the big ones, or multiples ones, BEHIND A CUT TAG OMG.

Except for the daily photos of jack and daniel, of course. :)

Also if I ruled the internet people wouldn't post in fonts that I can't change back to the font I like for my layout.

Hi!
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[personal profile] vass 2011-08-13 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
You know about placeholder images, right? On DW and LJ, you can replace all photos on your reading/friends page with a little placeholder, which you click to view the image (or you can just open the link to that entry.) You can also specify if you want that for all images or just the large ones.

I have never had to see another fucking Dragon Cave egg since using that setting.

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[personal profile] boundbooks 2011-08-13 12:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I checked everything in "Things I would like to read or see from people I subscribe to on Dreamwidth," not because I have a burning desire to see all of those things for their own sake, but because I am sure that the people I subscribe to could do interesting things with those tools. So, the more tools they have, the better. :P
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[personal profile] pantswarrior 2011-08-13 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Same here - I don't usually pay attention to certain types of media, but if someone I know really wants to share it, maybe it's actually something interesting or useful.

So pretty much the only things I didn't check were filetypes I don't actually have a reader for. ;)

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[personal profile] nubriema 2011-08-13 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I just read the entry, and did the poll (concerning things I'd read/filter out on my reading page: I think you can't necessarily make that a general question, at least not in my case, because I think it depends a lot on the specific content or person you're subscribing to.), and I gotta say that I find this development increasingly interesting - I like things to be in one place, one account, but multifunctional, and in my eyes the things your pondering about are really cool.

I'm especially giddy about the photo feature, because I've been wanting to make a photo blog for a while now, and was thinking about using WordPress for that, since they already have a photo hosting funtion, but the direction you're aiming at seems even more awesome.

I've been wondering about one thing, though, since the discussion about whether or not you should offer photo hosting on DW came up: will this feature be available to free account types, too, or only paid accounts? I'm guessing that with all the space you'd have to buy servers for, it's gonna be paid only, but I'd still like to know.

It's really sad that PayPal ditched you back then, since it was the only possibility for me to get a paid account, though I certainly hope that there will be a way sooner or later for me to reward you for your awesomeness. :)
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2011-08-13 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It's really sad that PayPal ditched you back then, since it was the only possibility for me to get a paid account

You don't have any friends with credit cards?

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[personal profile] birguslatro 2011-08-13 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Something else: WebGL - to both post and view, of course. And no, I haven't a clue how you'd implement this, or even if it'd be possible. But as sure as night follows day, interactive 3D will come to blog posts some day.
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[personal profile] cheyinka 2011-08-13 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Mostly what I wouldn't want to see is autoplaying music or videos, or large files autoloading, but usually flashblock helps in that regard, and really, if someone else wants to have an entry full of that (or that is that), and it's not flashblock-blockable, that's when I bookmark that journal and take it off my reading list - I don't necessarily need the site saying no for me. :D
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[personal profile] dreamatdrew 2011-08-13 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
+1

Autoplay = BAD!

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[personal profile] haruka 2011-08-13 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd feel less fearful of photos and videos etc if they went behind some kind of 'auto-cut' ....
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[personal profile] alchemise 2011-08-13 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
+1

I think an auto-cut is an excellent idea for media posts.

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[personal profile] zooey_glass 2011-08-13 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd love to be able to autopost something from the Archive of Our Own to Dreamwidth. A lot of that would be AO3's work, but since I think a few of us over there would find this quite a cool feature to offer I figured I'd mention it while you're asking. (Speaking very much on a personal basis here, not officially!)
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2011-08-13 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
An autopost when one has added or updated a story would be great! But I agree, that would have to be done at AO3's end, I think.

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[personal profile] illariy 2011-08-13 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
To the last question:

* I'd like to not see location and things-done, to-do updates at all so would like to filter them out
* sometimes I browse DW from my rather simple phone and would like to create a filter that excludes the large file sizes like video or audio and the stuff that wouldn't be fun on the phone anyway, like spreadsheets, ebooks and stuff. I'd check that out later on the computer, perhaps in another filter that only shows me "the media" I haven't already seen on the phone-filter.

Overall, I really love the idea of a wide array of file types to be posted on DW. Stuff like podcasting, beta-ing with a DW-hosted file, sharing research results or coordinating events with spreadsheets,... *beams*
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-08-13 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The reason I would probably not subscribe to Shorter entries/status updates (like Twitter) is because it would be annoying to see so many single or double line entries with the fervor that twitter is updated with.

If they were in collected form, it would be fine on my circle, but I also feel that this is a prime candidate of something that could be worked into the profile - showing the last update with privacy settings the same as an entry on a field in your profile, and clicking on the header for that taking you to a backlog of all the small status updates.


As far as Bookmarks or collections of links - I really love the way Google+ handled it before I deleted my account with them. If you entered a link into the entry, it auto-populated the entry with a small blurb and image of the site or company you were linking. It was fantastic. It made sharing even a single link feel like there was some content behind it.
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2011-08-13 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
While we're brainstorming...

Would it be possible to host some sort of collaborative document stuff? That is, one would post something, and other people could annotate/edit it, showing who did what - and the permissions to do so would be controlled by an access filter.

This would be really useful for a number of things: collective brainstorming, fiction writing/editing/beta-reading and so on.
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[personal profile] nubriema 2011-08-13 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
This!

That would certainly be one of the most awesome features ever invented in the history of online journalling. :D

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[personal profile] pocketmouse 2011-08-13 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't see the point to most of it, but I don't care, so long as I can block hosted files via preferences, rather than having to use an external device such as Flashblock. I check my DW on my iPod and at work, and I can't add Flashblock to either of those last two. Right now I block things like youtube, since I don't watch videos, period, end of sentence, and I'm afraid if things were handled differently because it wasn't externally hosted. Because if people are hosting video files or whatever inside longer posts, I can't block the whole post, obviously, but I still wouldn't want to see/load the video/audio/whatever.

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[personal profile] elainegrey 2011-08-13 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
One thing that could be interesting is having DW do aggregation of a variety of short-form social media feeds. The user provides the RSS/Atom/OpenSocial/connections to a variety of sources (locative services, other image services - flickr, picasa, specialized sites like Ravelry, the usual suspects - twitter, tumbler, public feeds on FB & G+) and DW provides an aggregate of the day.

This produces a diary of sorts with time stamps.
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[personal profile] andrewducker 2011-08-15 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, this.

I'd like to be able to point DW at any RSS feed and have it automatically product a daily post of all new content since the last daily post.

(Or check it hourly, and if there are more than 10 items then post, otherwise wait for the 24 hour point and post however many items there were.)

Oh, and it should allow me to set the tags for each type of post, so that people could leave my delicious links up, but hide my twitter feed (for instance).
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[personal profile] existence 2011-08-13 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I both checked the "subscribe to" and "filter out" for videos on and off DW: I am quirky about what videos I will actually watch both due to personal taste and internet connectivity speed on average.

I checked "shorter entries and status updates" but I would probably only actually subscribe to that depending on how they were handled.

I violently hate automatic checkins at places like foursquare, but I am aware that mine is a minority opinion in certain userbases of the internet.

I would really love content aggregate substreams on the rlist equivalent somehow.
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[personal profile] existence 2011-08-13 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I checked "shorter entries and status updates" but I would probably only actually subscribe to that depending on how they were handled.

> refinement: depending on if they were chunk viewable, separate aggregate stream, whichever.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-08-13 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
One of the many things on my lists of "LJs great big failures" was not turning the voicepost mechanism into a decent podcasting setup very early on. It's still difficult to find a decent podcast host today, despite audio files being much easier to deal with than image files.

Jennie podcasts a bit, I keep planning on starting, but the hassle of finding a host and/or coding every update, just puts me off.

A decent multimedia platform that's able to aggregate and host a vast variety of different stuff, with tags &c for optin/out, would be a useful little niche to fill.

I didn't tick "DW hosted videos" although I think it would fit, for the simple reasons other sites do that well and normally allow embed, but if the decision is made to go multimedia ignoring vids would probably not work.

But I definitely want to be able to host podcast style audio files, preferably with a little auto player similar to LJs voicepost player.
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[personal profile] oshizemi 2011-08-13 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh geez, all of this is awesome.
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[personal profile] pauamma 2011-08-13 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Two things:
- Polls should be added to the list of specialized post content types.
- I would like Dreamwidth to treat all of those(*) as collection types in the Atom Posting Protocol, so they can be posted and retrieved from client apps.

(*) Or whichever of them get eventually implemented.
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[personal profile] tablesaw 2011-08-13 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I put in a ticky box for something else I'd like to post.

I don't know what exactly you were thinking when you were listing "Location checkins/records of your day (like Foursquare)," but I would like to be able to post geographic information, rather than textual information. I would be interested in posting GPX, KML, and KMZ information that could be displayed graphically, rather than as a listing of locations or addresses. DW still does not support the embedding Google Maps, which makes it difficult to do this without further DW support.

An example of the kind of elaborate maps I like to make is shown in this post, which includes a link to a KMZ file, and a link to Google Maps displaying it. But I'd also be interested in updated GPX files that have collections of waypoints or continuous tracks.

I would also be interested in subscribing to information presented in this way.
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[personal profile] archane 2011-08-13 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
There are a number of places where I can see people's stream-of-consciousness updates (twitter feed, photos directly from a cellphone or similar camera, location check-ins, etc.). I wouldn't object to one or two aggregation posts in a 24-hour period which include all of this stuff, but I come to DW and similar sites to see content where people have invested some thought and effort.

If I could essentially filter the stream-of-consciousness updates out with one or two clicks or checks, I could live with that. If I had to spend more than 15 seconds avoiding those updates, I'm far more likely to just stop reading the journal they're posted in altogether.

On an unrelated note, while I think that allowing PDFs, eBooks, and other documents has the potential to be fantastic, I'd like to see some sort of 'help' feature on what to do — and what not to do — so that they're as accessible and readable as possible.
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[personal profile] dreamatdrew 2011-08-13 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm probably speaking from a very small minority, but if DW is going to offer to host media, limiting the filetypes that can be uploaded is going to be... annoying. I for one have had the thought of "OK, this I want to share with people" from stuff I have built in Minecraft, but that would have to be shared as an archive (zip, or tgz, or 7z, etc) which does not fall into the available list. Also, stuff from Lego Digital Designer (Yes, I'm a geek, you know this denise) is sharable, and creative, and not on the list. I can completely understand not wanting to write code to cover metatdata for every possible filetype, but not having it available to post as would be.. kinda crankymaking.
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[personal profile] ketsu 2011-08-13 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I agree with this. I know some people who would probably be interested in sharing subtitle files (.ass and .srt), which aren't included in the above list either.

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[personal profile] roadrunnertwice 2011-08-13 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd be interested in using (and reading the fruits of) a reblog/retweet feature that lets you spotlight/share interesting stuff with all its original context preserved. This can be a problematic feature sometimes, especially in its native turf on Tumblr, but it can REALLY accelerate network effects, and I think it's a great way to be introduced to awesome stuff from outside my normal hunting grounds.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2011-08-13 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
If it does end up hosting documents, spreadsheets, etc. - please please please also the OpenOffice equivalents.

I have no interest in posting them, and my interest in reading them would be entirely depending on what the individual person was using them for. But OpenOffice as a free alternative to Microsoft Office is very important to me, and I think it rocks, and I think it should be included if going that route.
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[personal profile] catsittingstill 2011-08-14 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
I use OpenOffice too.

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