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still kind of a stealthy love ninja ([personal profile] zvi) wrote in [site community profile] dw_coolhunters2009-06-23 03:07 pm

Drive By Cool Reporting

If you don't personally know a cool hunter to talk to about making Dreamwidth better, you can leave a comment here. The cool hunters are interested in:
  • Ways you use Dreamwidth that the site wasn't really designed for
  • Ways Dreamwidth makes it difficult or tedious to do things you want to do
  • Tools you use from outside of Dreamwidth to make things happen on Dreamwidth
  • Tools your friends are using on other blogging sites, personal publishing sites, electronic diaries, etc. that you wish we had on Dreamwidth
You don't have to tell cool hunters things, of course. If you have a clear idea of how to make DW better, you're probably better off telling [site community profile] dw_suggestions. But if all you know is that "It's too hard to do X," comment here to tell a cool hunter. We're here to serve as a cool to developer translation service.

Please put a subject on your comment! This makes it much easier for me to properly corral the reports in gmail.
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[personal profile] melina 2009-07-01 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I use the LJ Firefox plugin, and it does several things I've become so accustomed to that when I'm on DW rather than LJ, I miss them sort of desperately.

The two most important to me are that you can right-click on any cut tag and it will bring up a context menu from which you can load the cut portion into a box, without reloading the page.

It can do the same with comments, so that you can either read a comment or add a reply without leaving your reading page or opening a new window. This doesn't work well for a huge post with 200 comments, but for a post with 10 or 20, it works great and makes reading much faster.

It has some other cool features, like opening all cross-links in light or your style as you prefer, but the ones I really miss are the ability to open cuts and comments in the current page without reloading. I would love to either see the LJ firefox plugin cloned/modded to work with DW, or these kinds of features added to DW itself.

(I'm sorry if this isn't the right place. Please delete if this isn't appropriate. Thanks.)
melina: galadriel: all shall love me and despair (Default)

[personal profile] melina 2009-07-01 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone tried that, but the developer said no.

If other coders could consider these features, either as an add-on or for DW itself, it would be really awesome.