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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] par_avion 2009-09-17 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
I recently posted a poll for opt-in filters, and man, managing filters is a PITA. That's why I never use them.

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a special kind of poll that could manage opt-in and opt-out filters?

I think that LJ's original design was all about letting the journal owner control who was on what filter, but LJ users evolved the idea of opt-in / opt-out filters. Who wants to hear about my kid? Who doesn't want to hear about my garden?

*poof* Magic happens. (This may be completely impossible, but it meets my deefn of cool.)

I currently have poll-vote notifications turned on so that I can track who votes, and add them, but man, this is slow-going!