March 24th, 2002

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  • jnala

Edit Last Entry in community

I post to macosx. I decide I want to change the post. The Journal pulldown is still set to "macosx". I select "Edit Last Entry". It pulls up the last entry in alanj, while the Journal pulldown still says macosx. This is wrong. I change the text, hit submit, and get a server error. Bad.

I wrote a one-line patch which fixes this behavior. With it, Edit Last Entry will edit the last entry in whatever journal you've currently selected.
enterprisebridge

Auto-Saving

This may have been posted before, but I haven't checked. Anyway I recently had a kernel panic on my machine and it was right before posting a long entry. Naturally I hadn't saved my file thinking my portable machine would't crash.

Would adding an auto-save option for any modified text within the last 5 minutes or so be difficult to implement. I know it would save people that momentary grief when posting an entry if the unthinkable happens.

Just my 2¢.
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  • spike

Friend group(s) for checkfriends

I love the checkfriends feature and the auto-open-friends features. I have two ideas for improvement that I wanted to share.

First the big one: I have a fairly large number of 'friends', but there's really only a much smaller group of friends who's journals I check frequently. I have them set up as a friend group, and I have a browser bookmark set for "http://www.livejournal.com/users/spike/friends/{closefriendsgroupname}" I believe that the checkfriends mode supports a mask field that lets you check for changes in a specific friends group. I would really love to be able to specify even just one friends group that I wanted to check for activity, instead of all of my friends.

Second, if the UI allows the user to specify a friend group to check for activity, the auto-open-friends function should drive the browser to the corresponding URL for the Web page for that friend group (as shown in the URL example above). That way, the user could watch just a select group of friends, and when their journals were updated, they could link directly to their corresponding friend group page for that group.

-Spike, who likes having loads of LJ friends, but really likes friend groups, too!

PS. An extra beer to whomever first lets me turn off the jumpy little "barber pole" status indicator that runs every time iJournal does a checkfriends every few moments... it's more distracting than informative (to me, 99.9% of the time).
cute rupert

post deleted?

Sometimes when I post to my livejournal, and hit "submit", the confirmation window says that the post has been deleted from my lj instead of added. It actually posts properly, but the window gave me more than a little scare the first time it did that, as I was posting an absolutely monstrous entry.