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Feature suggestion [Dec. 14th, 2003|08:51 am]


[Current Mood |frustratedfrustrated]

I find it frustrating at times how poorly many of the icons in LJ mood icon sets actually match most of the moods they're supposed to represent.  Therefore, I am inspired to suggest the following feature for Logjam.

When editing a post through the LJ web interface, one can select a mood icon, but then enter an alternate mood text to go along with the selected icon, overriding the actual mood text.  I suggest LogJam could perhaps do more or less the reverse.  LogJam, according to my idea, would keep track of the mood icon set for the account, and keep a downloaded copy of the complete icon set.  The current drop-down list of moods, into which the user can type alternate text, would remain, but a new "Icon" button would be added next to it, right above the current "Detect music" button.  This button would pop up a palette of all UNIQUE icons from the current icon set, from which the user could select the icon the user thinks best fits the chosen mood, rather than whatever icon the icon set author assigned to that mood without, apparently, actually understanding the meaning of, say, "contemplative" or "pensive" or "thoughtful".  I've occasionally had to beat LJ around the head with a large stick in order to get something other than, say, a shit-eating grin for "thoughtful", or "Woe is me, the world is ending" for "pensive".

Thoughts?  Comments?  Flames?


[User Picture]From: opalcat
2003-12-14 06:02 am (UTC)
Mood themes are one of my biggest gripes about LJ at the moment (which isn't so much a slam against mood themes as it is an indication that LJ is rocking pretty hard right now if that's the worst problem I have!) in that while I can type in my own mood, I can't have an icon along with it if my mood isn't on their list. And their list is seriously lacking in certain crucial moods (and has some on there that I've never seen anyone use). If there was a way to pick an icon to go with custom mood text I'd be all over it.
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[User Picture]From: lyspeth
2003-12-14 06:08 am (UTC)
There is a way to pick an icon to go with mood text -- you can do it in the web interface, just pick the mood that goes with the icon you want, and type in text in the custom mood box. It's a relatively new behavior. You just can't do it in LogJam right now, hence the feature request.
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[User Picture]From: opalcat
2003-12-14 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh wow I had no idea. I never use the web interface :X
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[User Picture]From: himeykitty
2004-01-02 09:45 pm (UTC)
The Windows client Semagic can do this, but I didn't know the web interface could.
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