Either I'm the most horribly vague and foggy author ever, or you
misread me. It's probably the former.
I didn't even consider having the form actually in the feed (tho that
could be super cool). All I was suggesting is that you put the form at
the bottom of the thread page on rhiz's site. Currently one needs to
click the 'post a reply' button to leave a reply. You could have a
default form at the bottom of the page for a user to just add to the
thread. Saves a click once you get to the site, that's all :-)
Otherwise, it's great! I loves my RSS.
On Jun 6, 2005, at 2:47 PM, Francis Hwang wrote:
> On Jun 6, 2005, at 11:20 AM, t.whid wrote:
>>>> One thing that might make it easier. You could maybe put a default
>>>> 'post a message' box at the bottom of the threads. Then if you just
>>>> want to join the thread you can. But keep the 'post a reply' button
>>>> each entry so that people can choose to reply to specific entries.
>>>> Might save a click and page load now and then.
>>> How would such a thing work if you weren't logged in? Anybody can
>>> an RSS file, but you need to log in with your email address to post
>>> the list.
>> you would just do a check. So when you follow the link from the feed
>> to the site to reply (you could even include a 'reply' link in the
>> feed (in the description tag, after the text of the post). If one is
>> logged in, the reply box is at the bottom of the thread page. If not,
>> a 'login to reply' link.
> Yeah, I just remembered that Russell Beattie just started playing with
> this a few days ago:
> He seems like he's had to spend a little time tweaking HTML to get it
> to work in a few different newsreaders. I'll look into this.
> Here's a usability question: Let's say I post something, then you post
> something else, then, say, Curt comes along and reads the RSS item of
> my original post but not your reply. (Let's say he's working his way
> down the items in chronological order.) So he replies via the new
> shiny RSS form and then finds out his reply is redundant to what you
> posted. This wouldn't happen if you just click on the thing, because
> then you see a whole ten-text page. Maybe that's okay? Maybe there are
> ways to mitigate it?
> Francis Hwang
> Director of Technology
> phone: 212-219-1288x202
> AIM: francisrhizome
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