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Kol Tregaskes
I'd like the ability to search/filter on the Best of pages.
For example, search on -likes:koltregaskes so show me what is on Best of but not "liked" by me... yet. :-) #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
hoax - gabrielblake
A reply on a thread over 3 years old, yikes! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
haha - mjc
Stephen Mack
My #1 FF RFE at this point: I'd like to be able to go back and Edit in a photo/graphic for an existing post (or change an existing image). If something is picked up from my feed, I'd like it to have an option to automatically pull in the images. (Especially, for example, if it's a photo or cartoon entry on my blog.)
I could be wrong here, but far as I understand those things, if you post a photo to your feed here, and then share it elsewhere, that photo will be a part of that stream. Or what did you mean by "pull in" - as in "retain/ retract," or as in "ladle out" to all comers? Anyway, conditional feeds are not FF's primary bag. - ianf ⌘
Yep, the new share dialog needs to turn into a share/edit/delete combo where we can share to new feeds, edit the pic, title and URL, and remove it from it's existing feeds. To put it into one tidy box would make things easy to understand and use. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
also rearrange the order of images! - Rachel Lea Fox
Well stated, Kol. And excellent addition, Rachel. We have a basic edit capability for groups we create (i.e., you can edit the description and group logo at any point). I think every posted item needs that ability as well. - Stephen Mack
agree on request to be able to edit/add/delete photos, and edit where the post is placed ... this would make Friendfeed even better than it is now - pb:
Rachel, agree. - Kol Tregaskes
Definitely need the ability to add a photo to an existing post. - rønin
It's hard to dispute wishful thoughts, but have (the collective) you reflected upon the fact that FFeeders may already have considered this, and rejected it for reasons ours-not-to-question-why? (It's such a no-brainer, and yet it's not here). I mean, we get to edit textual portions of posts and comments, so why at least not a basic delete/replace one picture with another? Apparently,... more... - ianf ⌘
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks for the bump, Kol. Still my #1 RFE but honestly not likely to happen at this point. And that's okay, I love FF anyway. - Stephen Mack
Hi!!!! - Elena
Andrew Trinh
It's great having service icons removed from the posts, that way we focus more on the content rather than the source of the information. That way users won't ignore certain services subconsciously because they've noticed a service icon, rather users ignore a post because it's just not interesting.
Would be nice to have a simple way to sort/filter posts by services though. - Andrew Trinh
Exactly :D - Johnny
I hadn't anticipated it, but it seems so evident now. - Micah
Some how I think people's hidden filters should be reset just because it's a new way to see FriendFeed. Before people probably just hid all these services because one person kept flooding it. - Andrew Trinh
I never liked how FF posts get more activity than posts from other services. I always saw FF as meta to all the services you can import so why should it matter if an item was shared on Google Reader or posted directly to FF. The other trend I don't like to see is people ripping off Reddit or Digg by copying and pasting the headline and linking directly to the article, giving no credit to the original. - Graham English
For me it helps sort whether content is likely to be original or shared. Now I still look for that first, and it just wastes my time, having to find it amongst the rest of the text. - Alix May
What difference does it make if the content is original or shared? If it is interesting and brings about a discussion or enlightens another user then it has served its purpose. - Andrew Trinh
Of course original content (and the conversations around it) matters... it's FriendFeed, not DataFeed. Stuff like Digg bugs me because it's several clicks to get to the meat, just to see if it's interesting enough to talk about. Also, I may not care about person X's tweets, but I may care about their (for example). Service identification and discrimination is valid for many and varied reasons. - Tinfoil 2.0
It depends on what your purpose is, Andrew. Mine is to usually get to know individuals better. - Alix May
I never said you can't ignore a particular service, that's what the hide is for. But let the users see the information first without any bias and then let them decide. - Andrew Trinh
Alix, if your purpose is to get to know the individual better then you deserve every right to hide feeds of a user because of which services they use more. But don't let the same bias affect posts by other users, hide it for once and not for all. If after you've considered it that you may not like tweets overall hide it, you don't need to see a service icon to see that. - Andrew Trinh
Isn't the service part of the information? - Andy Bakun
Andrew, it's attention prioritization. Especially in a faster-moving realtime page, with user avatars and service icons (like the old realtime feed) I can instantly hone in on where to focus my attention, before I even start reading any titles, comments, or other text. - Tinfoil 2.0
Actually, there is a great risk of people being unfairly labeled as moronic without the icons, if their posts make little sense, as is the case with a lot of stuff from twitter. I can excuse moronic posts from twitter if I immediately know that's where they are from. Without the icons, I can't really do that. That means everyone I follow has to be a twitter poet, or I might mistaken them for idiots. - April Russo
But the service has never disappeared, under each post it still states where each post originates from it's just not the main focus any more. The question is, if you have to filter out so much of your feed that you need icons to see which ones to read why do you have it shown in the first place? - Andrew Trinh
I don't ignore or hide based on service. The icon just often tells me in an instant if this is something the person created or something they think is worth sharing. I never felt the icon was the focus, just an organizational tool. - Alix May
Andrew, I think you might be misunderstanding something, The service icons have informational content themselves, allowing certain types of information to be given greater or lesser or just different weight from the rest. So instead of "allowing people to focus on the content itself" it forces you to focus on all the content equally, which is clearly inappropriate. Twitter posts are different than delicious items which are different than blog posts which are different than things shared directly. - Mr. Gunn
Exactly. I agree with Mr Gunn. Now we have less information than we had before. - Chris Loft
Andrew, agree with you. #betakoltag-ob - Kol Tregaskes
The service icons represent in part the information that is being presented and how/what services that information was found. Without those it makes it more difficult to tie the information together. Plus those little icons are cute. :) - sofarsoShawn
Also the service icons are a way of filtering the information, for example: by clicking on a user's stumbledupon icon all their sites fall into a nice column which is FAR simpler then the complex filtering system in the beta - sofarsoShawn
I have noticed that Friend Feed users are more likely to respond to a post based on the person doing the posting not what service it is rolling out of. - Tony C (Unrated)
I think there is an important point here that I've made on other items. I think there are two qualitatively different modes of using friendfeed. One is person-centric, similar to friendfeed or Twitter. People interested in what a specific person has to say. The other is content centric, the person is secondary to the content they are bringing in or promoting. My guess is that the content-centric viewers do a lot of filtering based on the source of the information, as well as the people it is coming through - Cameron Neylon
Also that the research community (e.g. Life Scientists rooms and others) are more content centric than the general user community. I would think the UI can support both modes of use with a few display options (do don't display service icons, using filtering over service type/number of comments/liks etc.) - Cameron Neylon
That's a good point, Cameron, and considering that the Life Scientists room has over 700 members, one would think their collective opinion would carry some weight. - Mr. Gunn
Just loaded the stylish scripts that remove the personal icons and put back the service icons (HT to Neil Saunders) so I'm happy now. - Cameron Neylon
That may be true, but I still miss the icons :'( - stanjourdan
I appreciate the help, but I'm on chrome ! - stanjourdan
I'll cast a vote in favour of showing service icons whereever they plausibly make sense. - Karl Knechtel
I ignore certain icons too especially when it's the source of most of the content that I find to be boring. Makes sense to me. - Corvida
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I always was a fan of the service icons. I still run the old school realtime FF in the Firefox sidebar, so I get my service icon fix that way ;) - Tinfoil 2.0
My (and chrisofspades) service icons script still works (in Firefox) too. :) - Micah
Kol Tregaskes
Would you like an option for auto-translating text in FriendFeed to a choose language?
Not anything i need i guess - Peder Stray
Nein ;o) - Rob Sellen :o)
I'd like to have the ability to translate stuff in English. #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
oh yeas. definitely - pb:
Yes! People will finally understand what important things I'm posting about all day long... ;-) - Ton Zijp
Ton, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
absolutely - I don't subscribe to non-English speaking users because I can't read their content. If this feature was in place, I might be more inclined to subscribe to them - Nathan Chase
Sounds like a useful option, but it would all depend on the quality of the translation. Poor translations have the potential to cause a lot of confusion, misunderstandings and heated arguments. - Ray Metzen
I'd love to interact with non-English writers on FriendFeed. - Kol Tregaskes
Yes. - Anika
you mean like klingon? sure why not. - grant fox
yes - vijay
Yes ditto what Helen and Kol said, I wanna hear my peeps in Iran, Turkey, Japan and around the worlds thoughts. - Steve C, Team Marina
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I use Google translate to see what is being said. Some times I even interact, using GT and explaining bad translations. I like getting different perspectives on things. - Anika from Android
Kol Tregaskes
Daniel ( has made a very good point here: Perhaps we need a clear indication, at least on the 'Direct messages' page when a DM has also been shared to a public feed.
I know the feeds are listed at the top of the post but feel it needs to be much clearer. #betakoltag-sg-dm - Kol Tregaskes
As a workaround, could a GM script, like AJ's CleanerFriendFeed for Beta script, highlight this? - Kol Tregaskes
All the new comments? - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Is there a need (if possible at all) to have more than 100 entries per page?
From testing the ?num=xx parameter it appears the maximum number is 100 but would you like the ability to have more than 100 entries per page? #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
Yes. Since at times over 70 of them are hidden from me. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I wonder if FF have set the limit for a reason? - Kol Tregaskes
Yes, it would help a little in relation to this issue: - Isha (Marysia)
Marysia, yep that's where the idea to check the limit came from. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I like that when you have new DMs a number appears in brackets after the "Direct messages" text. It would be even better if all the lists, groups and subs had this too (perhaps optionally)?
The only question is whether the number in brackets should show the number of new posts or new comments. Maybe both figures should be shown but can anyone suggest how to show this without being too untidy? #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
agreed! - Nathan Chase
That seems like a prohibitively expensive operation. - Tristan McCann
Tristan, expensive? - Kol Tregaskes
this seems like a no-brainer to me to have the "unread count" next to filters on an optional basis. Please, please let this happen! - Nathan Chase
Even better have the ability to click on the number and have it go to a page where it shows only these new posts (and probably ones that come in after) and not the old posts. Just makes it a little less confusing. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
or at the very least, some designator for the posts that are new - perhaps a small colored circle next to new posts, or a slightly different color post title - Nathan Chase
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
What do you think, if the service icons were not coming back would having the duplicate detector with optional service priorities (where you can pick, for example, FriendFeed as priority and thus other services dumped under Related Entries) be a solution?
I can see the reasoning behind hiding the service icons but I'd be happy with this solution. #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks to the magic of Greasemonkey I can get service icons showing up in the stream, so while it's annoying that they're not there, it's not so big a deal. But if the full set of service icons aren't restored on user pages, there's no way to really rectify that. - Chris Charabaruk
I'm kinda changing my mind about the icons. If the icons are not visible then you interact with each post without discimination. - Kol Tregaskes
In the old FF, most commented on FF posts and less so on Diggs, for example. Now that you can't see the icons people might ignore this? Just a thought. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol... My thoughts exactly. As per Thursday's demo, each post is treated equally no matter what the service - Johnny
Yep, methinks so too. Gosh, it's a hard one to decide. - Kol Tregaskes
You know, some content needs to be discriminated against. I don't see it as desirable to get equal comments on different content. It's also a big pain to filter by service without the icons, because you'd have to manually create a filter for each service, and it's the rarer content types where the filters were most useful. - Mr. Gunn
Perhaps services like iLike and should be playable within FF if the track is available? That might have music-related services. It doesn't really help those posts without tracks. - Kol Tregaskes
I want to discriminate against links to music and movies if I'm somewhere where people's heads will turn at sudden blasts of noise; or if I'm somewhere with low bandwidth capacity. I want the cues that let me subconsciously skip over stuff I don't have time for. The Greasemonkey script is great - if I'm somewhere I can install it, but I work almost every day at a computer where I can't. - Deborah Fitchett
beta is so buggy. the add to list window doesn't scroll. why do they work on live feed when there are so many options they should be working on?? - NoahDavidSimon
I'd definitely like to see a service priority setting in my account settings. FriendFeed native posts should always take #1 priority if the linked content is identical. - Nathan Chase
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Should we have page numbers in the Beta? Currently with have "Older items"and "Newer items" options only at the bottom of the page.
I quite liked the ability to click on page 5, for example but you cannot do that on the beta atm. #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
yes - Lu Tao
yes - vijay
I would definitely prefer page numbers. - Daniel Rowley
yes. its very convienient - Roberto Bonini
Yes. When I get to the bottom of the page, I would click on "1" to refresh it and move to the top of the page. - Joey Gibson
+1. Yes! - Bill Sodeman
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
The constant jumping down of the feeds/posts in real-time on the beta is annoying (me and a lot of others it appears). If you are mid-page down, why not make the page static (i.e. stop the screen moving when new posts come in at the top but have it scroll down)?
So when you are reading a post you wouldn't see any movement expect for the scroll bar slowly moving downwards (as the posts are moving towards the bottom of the page). The only issue is what would happen if when you get to the bottom of the page, would the post stay on the screen or disappear onto the next page? #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
++Kol - vijay
Did that make sense? Sorry if not. - Kol Tregaskes
I like the way the real-time version does it. Things come in at the top, even new comments. But if you're writing a comment it all gets paused. Or if you're scrolling down reading it gets paused. - Araceli
Araceli, yeah it's for when you are reading and writing. I'm still pondering on a way to do this, any better suggestions? The "jumping" is a little annoying. - Kol Tregaskes
Can anyone suggest any ideas? I saw Bret comment on a thread saying they are working on the jerkiness, so will see how FF fix it. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Can I get the searches/filters as RSS feeds? #betakoltag-sg-gen - Kol Tregaskes
We'll be adding feeds to the beta very soon, thanks for the suggestion. - Casey Muller
Excellent, thanks, Casey. And for searches? - Kol Tregaskes
We will have feeds for everything - just a dumb oversight. - Bret Taylor
Excellent, ta guys. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Could we filter by posts with or without images?
Appreciate this is probably not a popular request but sometimes I just want to filter in or out posts with images. #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Especially for (ex)room aka Group feeds - zeroinfluencer
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
On the advanced search screen here: could we have auto-complete on fields like the 'Specific friends/groups'?
Makes sense if it's possible? #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Could we please have sorting options on the search page? I'd like to sort by 'best of' or by number of comments, number of likes, date of original post, etc.
Any other sorting options? #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Date of last comment - David HC Soul
Daniel, so to ignore the last comment activity and sort by latest comment only? Yep, could be useful. - Kol Tregaskes
Another sort that would be *really* useful is sort by last reference of the search term in the comments. - Kol Tregaskes
So, for example, I have a vanity search which picks up posts where my name is mentioned in the comments. I would like to have newest references of my name at the top (i.e. sorted by the time of the latest comment which mentions my name). - Kol Tregaskes
At the moment it is ordered by last comment (any comment). My name might not have been mentioned for ages and I probably would have seen it already and responded. Ordering like this means I seen newer references instead of older ones that I've probably already checked. - Kol Tregaskes
Hope that makes sense? - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Is it possible to please have additional filters, startwith:x and endwith:x which searches for posts/comments that start or end with x.
For example you could search for startwith:"What is " AND endwith:"?". #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
create em.. :o/ - Rob Sellen :o)
Rob, how? - Kol Tregaskes
I've tried too with tweets which start with @ but filtering them out, it fails to work; but Rob seems to know - sofarsoShawn
so you have tried then.. ok.. ;o) - Rob Sellen :o)
I'd like to have a regex filter, but that's because I'm such a NERD. - Chris Charabaruk
regex suggestion seconded. ;) maybe a checkbox to turn the filter (field) into a regex - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Are we able to search for punctuations?
I'm trying to create a search and filter for this group: that filters on posts with titles like [HOW-TO]:. Any suggestions on alternatives ways to edit the post so I can create such a filter? #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Shouldn't the search term "room:" be changed to "group:". ;-)
Just so we get the terminology correct. :-) #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
+1 Kol - Bill Sodeman
well the orig FF is running /like it/ so there are rooms there .. so "both" might be a good solution ///// i just unhooked my likes and comments from Twitter, so I can use them, reflect only here, more freely :] - pb:
"Room" is a better term: friendly without smacking of clique-ishness. - Eyoki
Eyoki, but "rooms" are now called "groups". ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
There should be no rooms or groups. Only feeds. - Vezquex
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
When you select to delete an entry and it's been shared to multiple feeds, can we please have the option to select where to delete the entry from, e.g. from all feeds or from a selection?
Perhaps a simple dropdown list of the feeds the entry is shared to could appear when you click on Delete entry and you can tick the ones to remove it from (with all ticked by default). #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
How does it work atm, if I select to delete an entry on my home feed that is also shared to the Feedbackk room/group, will it only delete the entry on my home feed? Gosh lots to test tomorrow. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Answered it myself here: hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Can we please have some sort of notification when we are elected as admins for groups, or any change of group status?
vijay kindly made me an admin for the FFFilters group but I had no idea of it. It would also be useful to have an "Admin" section on the Subscriptions page showing what groups we are admin on. #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
up voting this. NEED. - vijay
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
For the filters could we please have the ability to edit the 'nickname', i.e. the URL?
After some changes mine are a mess. :-( #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
How about just redoing how the names are created. For example, if I have a filter named "foo", I would think the logical URL is . Actually, this also gives people the ability to share their filters, like feeds. Actually, why not just drop "filter" from that, and also put my created feeds under /namlhaz? :) - Karl Knechtel
Or /namlhaz/filters/foo, /namlhaz/feeds/bar . In case someone wants to name a filter or feed as "subscriptions" or something silly like that :) - Karl Knechtel
What if you want to keep the existence of a filter (somewhat) private? - John E. Bredehoft from fftogo
Of course the system would allow for that, the same way it allows you to make your home feed private. It's just that you currently can't make the filters public because of name collisions. This way, everything is namespaced in a way that allows for sharing. - Karl Knechtel
Karl, I like the idea of sharing filters. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Is there a way to search in our Direct Messages only? If not, can we please have this ability?
I think as our DM messages grow this could be useful #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Agreed. Seconded. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
and How can i remove an old DM from my DMpage? I must see it forever? - Felter Roberto
Felter, if you posted it you can click on Edit then Delete this entry. If it's someone else's it looks like you're stuck with it. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
A small request, could the search term "service:friendfeed" be changed to "service:ff"?
Or at least be an addition. :-) #betakoltag-sg-searches - Kol Tregaskes
Laaaaaaaaziness! ;) - Glenn Slaven
Hehe, that's it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I believe the reshare feature is to be added to the beta in the future. As we can now post to multiple feeds/groups and the comments sync between all those feeds, could the potential new reshare feature share the comments in the same fashion please?
It's a little annoying on the old UI that you lose the comments upon resharing that it's just a link to the FF share and not really shared. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
I did not try this yet, but this looks indeed very useful. I would have shared a lot of stuff differently knowing this :P - Sanne Buurma
Sanne, it's a brilliant new feature. You can also share to rooms (groups) AND individual users. But I don't feel this is very clearly indicated on those users Direct messages pages? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, Is that where it ends up then? But individual users your connected with only right? - Sanne Buurma
Sanne, not sure what you mean? For example, when I posted this suggestion I did it from my home page so the default location was "My feed", I then added the FF Feedback and FF Beta rooms. I could then have added, say, yourself into the To: field. This would have meant then posted to my feed, the 2 rooms (groups) AND to your DM page... - Kol Tregaskes
I see, my point was that in rder to send DM's you needed to be subscribed to each other... - Sanne Buurma
...Then if you replied your comment would have shown up on my feed, the 2 rooms and one your DM page. My worry is that if you don't look careful and think that this post was to you only you might reply thinking your comment is private when it's actually public. - Kol Tregaskes
Ah I see what you mean. It's not clear enough indeed - Sanne Buurma
If you wanted to DM me, I would need to be subscribed to you. But I believe this is to change and DMing between anyone and everyone will be allowed. Hopefully, though, everyone will have the option to turn off DMs as some people don't like being directly messaged. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
VOTE: Twitter is well supported on FriendFeed (with replying to and pushing posts to it, etc.) but name one other microblogging service you would like supported in a similar way?
Plurk - it's my second most used service. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
There are other microblogging services? - vimoh
Vijayendra, yes loads! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It would be wonderful if FriendFeed could support :-) - Hanna Wiszniewska
Gravity on S60 can :-), but that's for when you're on the move. - Richard A. - Anton
Richard, I'm utterly frustrated I can't complete the Gravity buying process.. :( - embee
Embee? How come? Worked fine for me, first try and it worked :-) - Richard A.
I think a lot of people are after support. - Kol Tregaskes
Supporting the Open Micro Blogging spec (despite its flaws) would be a better approach. They'd only have to do it once and all the other microblogs (bloggy, qaiku, jaiku, rejaw,, etc) would be supported - Adewale Oshineye
I say the best way I'd to add support so users can have better control over syndication. support with trigger options would be even better. The best is support with trigger options AND the option to NOT include the link back to the post. - Anthony K. Valley © from fftogo
Anthony, and Hellotxt support would be excellent and solve lots of problems. - Kol Tregaskes - James Rishabh Mishra
Yammer - sofarsoShawn
Actually I agree. Plurk would be nice to have here :-) - Richard A.
Google Reader shared items. Yeah, it's a wild deam, but why not dream? And it may appeal to Google as a way to promote its comment feature. - John E. Bredehoft from fftogo - D Lets
FF is an aggregator of feed. i like all the input, not the output. ok for the reply to (twitter) but the link at FF is useless. - Felter Roberto
name one? that be email, Blogger, Facebook,, Plurk ... are good guys .. so is, .. check out also /////////////// now, mouseover box might be customizeable too ..// and, as said before, users should have all feeds listed at the top, or selectable 5, and also, groups should have these all service feeds listed .... - pb:
Identica, especialy federated instals like twitarmy. Please please - Christian Burns for certain! - Krikit Media
sure ... :) - Enrico
yes, meemi. - Felter Roberto
I too would like to see proper support -by proper I mean that when I have ping post to mutiple services, somehow FF should "know" that I've done this, and not post a zillion items (esp back out to twitter) as they come back in from the various services. Make sense? - guruvan (Rob Nelson) from Friend Deck
I'd also like to see outbound push to Facebook. That would be very cool in my book :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson) from Friend Deck - it should be easy since it's using the same API with Twitter - Zulkarnain K. or integration - Emsquared
Yes, And please support groups as well and not just hashtags. - Lennart Olsen
No way would I invest engineering resources in another specific service at this point. Some general functionality to push updates out via webhooks or push to any Twitter compatible API, sure. Another specific service? Nope. - Ken Sheppardson
Ken, what if the service were as big as Facebook (see guruvan's suggestion). Something that big might justify some expenditure of resources. And what if other, smaller companies paid FriendFeed to implement outbound links to their services? - John E. Bredehoft from fftogo - Rahsheen please! I'd like the same options for in my account settings that we have for Twitter. - Paul Wade
It would be very cool if laconica based sites were supported, and could be registered with FF easily so there was a minimum of work (after the first one) for FriendFeed staff to support additional sites. Maybe they need to meet a few non-technical criteria, and be manually approved. This would go a long way (IMO) in popularizing Open Source microblogging, and lessen the hold that Twitter currently has. Would be really cool if I could set up to post out to whatever (microblogs) that didn't post in, plus FB - guruvan (Rob Nelson) (see Emsquared above) would be nice, too, but is probably not as important as - dgw
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Just a thought but could we please have the option to re-tweet tweets on FriendFeed?
For me this would mean I could FriendFeed instead of Tweetvisor or Tweetvisor for most of my tweeting. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
what timing. via Zee - - vijay
+100000000000 - Zee.
Zee, that is easily the highest score I've achieved on F> ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
There already sort of is this function. Just send your likes to Twitter. But yeah, might be cool to be able to customize the prefix for likes to Twitter, so you could use "Liked" or "RT" or whatever. Would need the option of including the @name, too. - Grey Drane
Grey, yep you can share your own posts to Twitter but it would be nice if you could RT anyone's tweet. - Kol Tregaskes
yeah, you really need to be able to include the @username of the person you're retweeting. Just isn't fair otherwise - Zee.
No, I hate the re-tweet. I've unfollowed everyone guilty of retweeting, - Richard A.
Just so I know, you want to be able to take a tweet from Twitter that has come into FriendFeed and push it back to Twitter with the original tweet and a prefix etc... So the person who sees the RT wouldn't have to come to FriendFeed? Is that right? - Johnny
Kol: You can share others' FF posts to Twitter, too, by sending your "likes" to Twitter, but like I and others have said, it would be better if the @name (when available, since not all FFers will have Twitter accounts) was included in the tweet that gets generated. - Grey Drane
Grey, ah OK. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
An interesting idea from Eran Sandler here:, could FriendFeed please display, link, or ideal have an expand option to show the 'in-reply-to' text for @replies tweets?
This would help with the annoyance of the @replies on FriendFeed which a lot of people have. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
Seriously needed! Even just a link would be better than nothing. - Boris Gordon
In general it would be great if FriendFeed would be a full-featured Twitter client. It would remove the feeling of having to choose to be on FriendFeed or on Twitter. Most cool thing would be if FriendFeed could actually make conversation threading for tweets. If a tweet has a in_reply_to id, then it should be shown on FriendFeed as a comment on the original tweet (from perhaps a "virtual" FriendFeed user, if the Twitter user is not on FF), together with all other replies to that tweet. - Meryn Stol
In this scenario, only tweets which do not have in_reply_to id specified would be shown in the user's feeds. The rest would be attached as comments to other people's tweets, and would be shown to subscribers to that user through the regular FF "FoaF" feature. - Meryn Stol
Meryn, I don't think it should be a comment but a link or something to expand under the tweet. A comment would make it very confusing. - Kol Tregaskes
Yeah, which is why the expanded Twitter entry should be included last inside the FF post/comment proper, and clearly delimited as such; e.g. [In response to CNETNews: " Second Life cracks whip on adult content " ] or similar format. - ianf ⌘
Yep, like I say either a link to the 'in-reply-to post' or the ability to expand it under the entry. it definitely shouldn't be a comment or visible initially. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Is there anyway of unframing the embed code so it avoids vertical scroll bars on your blog when you get lots of comments beyond your selected height?
For example I have placed Bret's post about the new share button here: but I've had to manually adjust the width and more importantly the height. I fear this is impossible but it would b nice to have it out of frame and no scroll bars when you get more and more comments and avoid the huge space at the bottom of you select to have a large height amount. #betakoltag-sg-extservices - Kol Tregaskes
Technically possible, but not straightforward. Basically you need to have a javascript script running at your end that will watch for length of incoming FF-stream, and local screen-redraws (when a user ups font-size, say) and adjust –i.e. rewrite– height argument of the iframe element. Alternatively, you could put the feed sans iframe on a layer of its own, and superimpose it on a part of the page, but that takes effort to get it running in platform-independent and browser-compatible way. - ianf ⌘
Shame, so basically we'e stuck with the frame. Perhaps if part of the comments are hidden in the 'x more comments' link that would be an interesting option? - Kol Tregaskes
<Embed> is always explicit as to the width/ height (or length for text "tails") argument. Try amending it, set them to "" (nil), see it take over the entire page (depending on browser, btw). The proscribed way to do what you request would be to calculate how many lines of embedded stream at current (just-detected) font size will fit into the iframe (not "frame") box, then page the output with own-supplied "More" link at the end. Simple, innit? ;-(( - ianf ⌘
Hehe, I need to lie down. Oh well, it's pretty good as is. Perhaps I could blog my favourite posts I've shared on FF as embedded versions. It's better than nothing which is what is happening on my blogs right now. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, you could write a custom Wordpress add-in to do that for you. - Roberto Bonini
If only I could code. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thought you worked in computer games, Kol?? - Roberto Bonini
I wasn't a programmer, I was a webmaster, admin, accounts, tester, network admin, mastering, etc. etc. No coding. - Kol Tregaskes
Awwww :( - Roberto Bonini
since it is an iframe you can probably use some css to control the y-overflow or x-overflow property of the frame to remove the potential of scrolling.. it should be fairly trivial block scrolling from happening The problem of course, is that once the comments fill the space you won't see any comments you can't scroll too. - Bill Rawlinson
Bill, you're thinking "static" reading. But what if user bumps up font size, you think your absolute overflow values will change? An iframe is an iframe is an iframe. Never used them, nor do I intend to, but perhaps they have a no-scrolling argument. But without additional intricate scripting it's bound to remain a kludge. - ianf ⌘
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Perhaps a wacky idea but you are able to share a post directly to a user, how about posting/sharing a comment directly to a user?
So it's posted as usual on the thread but also goes into the 'Direct messages' inbox or something similar. Kinda like saying, 'Hey I'd like you to see this comment' or it could act as a reply to that person. It might help with tracking 'replies' in comments? #betakoltag-sg-postscomments - Kol Tregaskes
OK, maybe too wacky an idea? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I mentioned here: that perhaps this option could be accessed from a dropdown menu on the comment icon? - Kol Tregaskes
This shouldn't be an option, but by-default behavior: click the comment icon, comment dialog will open [EDIT: in context beneath the commented item, but end up] last in the tree with first word an @commentUserName element made into a hyperlink leading back to the comment one responds to. - ianf ⌘
Yep something like that would be the plan. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I had to amend my previous contribution, because, with long comment threads, it becomes impossible to respond in context. So the reply-box might as well appear after the commented item, but get posted at the end of comments (with leading @link inside back to the argued point). Followed by, as has been suggested elsewhere, a second, trailing copy of the disposition links now found only... more... - ianf ⌘
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
When editing an entry can we edit the images too?
This has been wanted on both the old UI and new UI. #betakoltag-sg-postscomments - Kol Tregaskes
what Kol said. - vijay
I asked for that in the old UI too. - Morton Fox
This would be useful for me when I add Flickr images and then need to replace an image. Heck, I'd be happy if I could delete something from my feed and then when I re-upload/re-add it the original source it gets re-added to my feed. Which isn't the case right now and is really frustrating. - Araceli
I was just thinking that *AGAIN* today - Mr. The Jason Fleming
any traction on this issue? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I've suggested that the new share dialog be turned into an edit/delete/share combo and all sharing, deleting and editing of any part of the post can be done from one single box. - Kol Tregaskes
Pretty please, what Kol said? - Anthony Citrano
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Any chance we could have the to option to share articles to Google Reader's Shared Items on the share box?
I know, not very important but it would be a very-nice-to-have. :-) I wouldn't need to visit Google Reader then as I'm really liking that I can read my feeds in FriendFeed atm. :-) #betakoltag-sg-postscomments - Kol Tregaskes
Google Reader doesn't have an API for setting shared items, so it's pretty much impossible without some sort of greasemonkey or firefox extension. - Kevin Fox
Shame, I have a bookmarklet that does it so might start using that, thanks Kevin. - Kol Tregaskes
The bookmarklet can be found on your notes page btw: Details here: - Kol Tregaskes
I take it back. I forgot they'd added the bookmarklet. It's likely then that they also have a 'post shared item' url. - Kevin Fox
OK, cool! ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
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