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The tags on the add/edit page have been moved below the form. To clarify, the links on the bottom will add that tag to the form when clicked, while the tags on the right are links to each tag and are part of the standard sidebar.
Originally posted by jeremy 1) tags are indeed searched.
2) The + and - is working as expected. When you hit + the first time it will only show tags with 2 entries for instance (more popular as the tooltip indicates).
Ok, but I checked the search (the one on the right, is there any more searchbars?) and I searched for the word "opensource" and only found one. Although freshmeat.net is tagged with "opensource", and it did not appear. And I then tried a search for "freshmeat" but nothing came up, maybe because freshmeat is called "freshmeat.net" and the search is not doing partial searching?
And now I saw that the -/+ works, but the reason why I thought that it did not work before was because I was using the +/- on the "Add entry" side where the number does not change.
Originally posted by jeremy There is only one search, but the search is context sensitive to where you are. IE. if you are on your userpage, it only searches your entries. Try your search again from the main page.
Ok, then I know. But that thing with the +/- on the "add entry"-page, shouldn't the number change there just as it does on the right panel?
this is very cool. i don't see the link to migrate my current bookmarks, though -- has it been removed already?
one comment i would make is that -- coming from a technical writing perspective -- the help instructions in the post-beta version could be fleshed out a little and clearer for the user. for example, it gets confusing when you click the "help page" link and get sent back to the very same page. at first i was like, wtf? that first part above the "bookmarks.lq help" box that talks about dragging the bookmarklet should be integrated into the actual help, imo.
btw, what is a bookmarklet? that's explained later, but it's confusing in the beginning if you don't know what one is. the person could be looking around for a button or an icon or something. it might be better to say something like, "this link to the bookmarklet" (which i think technically might be more correct anyway?).
then when you go to drag the link, there are three of them: one to "my bookmarks," one to "post to bookmark.lq," and the "popup" post to bookmark. which one do i drag? because newbies to bm.lq are probably there for the first time, just to get help, it seems safe to assume they don't already have any bookmarks. so imo that first link shouldn't even be there. at first i thought it meant go back to my regular lq bookmarks. then when i clicked it and i went to my bk.lq page (which obviously had no bkmrks), i got even more confused about what the other links did.
it might be better if the help page were in step-by-step format to guide people through the process and get them to actually do it. "step 1: drag this link to your toolbar, or add it to your browser's bookmarks. if you want to use the popup feature instead, use this link.
step 2: when you're at a site that you want to add to your LQ Social Bookmarks, click the bookmarks.lq link that you just added to your bookmarks or toolbar.
then explain what will happen when they click the link: "you will be brought to the LQ form, enter what you want, press save, and the bookmark will be added to your LQ social bookmarks and you will be automatically brought back to the page you were on," etc. i mean, that is very cool anyway, it might as well be described so people can go, "hey, that's cool!" then step 3 might be where the link to your own bookmarks comes in, explaining how you can edit them, etc. step 4. migrate your current bookmarks, and so on.
also, what are tags? there is no explanation of that feature at all. i can kind of guess what they are, but what about all the ++ and --? that seems confusing and should be explained, imo.
another feedback i would give is that it perhaps seems a little counterintuitive to have to re-register and login for the bookmarks if you're already logged in to LQ. it seems to me that most people coming from LQ will probably just use their LQ identity for the bookmarks anyway. maybe that's a programming or database issue or whatever, i'm just speaking from the user's perspective.
what about the font? it's so huge! i'll have to say, that's one thing that also turned me off to the wiki. it's very jarring to go from LQ or most websites to the huge font of the wiki or bookmarks. and i have my browser set not to use other fonts! somehow it's overriding that.
anyway, this is great feature -- groundbreaking, actually. i don't know of any other site, linux related or not, that is doing this kind of shared or community bookmarks thing (though i haven't been keeping up with the blog world lately, maybe they have something?). i think it could really catch on and be big. thanks for making a great resource even better.
i'm using mozilla 1.7.8 on arch current, and ff 1.0.4 on slackware 10.1. i have all browsers set to bitstream vera sans, 12 on arch, not sure what it's set to on slack, as that's a 1400x1050 and it might be set to 14. but it's the same on each: smaller fonts for most things i go to, then i go to the wiki or bkmarks, and they're bigger.