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I ♥ the New Friendfeed UI

I ♥ the New Friendfeed UI

There are those that hate the new Friendfeed UI and then there are those, like us, who really like the new UI and like the direction that things are going. :)
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: http://friendfeed.com/e... - Isha (Marysia)
Marysia, yep that's where the idea to check the limit came from. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
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 Last.fm 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
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
Plurk and, maybe easier, Identi.ca - Rodericus
There are other microblogging services? - vimoh
Vijayendra, yes loads! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It would be wonderful if FriendFeed could support identi.ca :-) - Hanna Wiszniewska
Gravity on S60 can :-), but that's for when you're on the move. - Richard A.
identi.ca - 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 identi.ca 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, status.net, etc) would be supported - Adewale Oshineye
I say the best way I'd to add ping.fm support so users can have better control over syndication. Ping.fm support with trigger options would be even better. The best is ping.fm support with trigger options AND the option to NOT include the http://ff.im link back to the post. - Anthony K. Valley © from fftogo
Anthony, Ping.fm and Hellotxt support would be excellent and solve lots of problems. - Kol Tregaskes
identi.ca - 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
identa.ca - 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, Ping.fm, Plurk ...http://helloTxt.com are good guys .. so is http://Identi.ca, http://youAre.com .. check out also http://flokio.com /////////////// 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
Identi.ca for certain! - Krikit Media
sure ... meemi.com :) - Enrico
yes, meemi. - Felter Roberto
I too would like to see proper ping.fm 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
Identi.ca - it should be easy since it's using the same API with Twitter - Zulkarnain K.
identi.ca or ping.fm integration - Emsquared
Yes, identi.ca. 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
Identi.ca - Rahsheen
Identi.ca please! I'd like the same options for Identi.ca 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)
Identi.ca. Ping.fm (see Emsquared above) would be nice, too, but is probably not as important as Identi.ca. - dgw
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
An interesting idea from Eran Sandler here: http://twitter.com/erans..., 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 http://tinyurl.com/d39fk7 " http://twitter.com/CNETNew... ] 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: http://www.e-lusion.co.uk/blog... 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
Should FriendFeed's "friend list" be called "friend list" when you can add groups to them too?
What are your thoughts? #betakoltag-ob - Kol Tregaskes
Subscription list perhaps - since you are subscribing to people or groups - Nathan Chase
Nathan, that's a good 'en. - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
vijay
*Sticky* posts in Rooms. Admins will lurve it IMO. :)
Possibly interesting, sure. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Agreed vijay - Mo Kargas
oh yeah. - zeroinfluencer
Do you think stickys should be limited, e.g. by 1 or 2? - Kol Tregaskes
as long as there's a facility for atleast 1, I don't mind :) - vijay
I'm bumping this again. I think this would be really useful. The ability to lock, say, up to 3 posts to the top of the feed would be ideal and to switch off commenting on those posts. Sure you can temporarily do this but switching the room's settings but I'm thinking of a permanent lock. I'd be more interested in the locking of comments on selected posts than the sticky part. :-) #betakoltag-sg-groups - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, we should do a "Top 10 FF beta WANTS" meme. - vijay
shortcuts - "?", and "l" - as Gmail go to label , to open an Ajax box to display selection of your groups ... Im sure they are working on it ... customizeable shortcuts .. Im sure ... :] - pb:
vijay, hehe, yeah, though I might have to go beyond 10. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Group Suggestion: Suggestions for groups in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Ability to delete groups. - Kol Tregaskes
2. Ability for admins to DM members, e.g. group announcements: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. Sticky posts that permanently stick to the top of the feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4. Ability to lock comments on selective posts, useful for potential sticky posts: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
I still don't understand what rooms, groups etc. are supposed to be or how they differ from feeds. - Karl Knechtel
Karl, everything is a feed, so groups = feeds - "groups" (new UI) used to be "rooms" (old UI). Does that help? - Kol Tregaskes
5. Easy inviting system should be a similar screen to the one we have for selecting what Subscriptions to show on your sidebar. - Kol Tregaskes
6. Notifications for group membership changes and list of groups we admin on the Subscription page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Great suggestions. This is one of the big things that bugs me about the beta UI. - Jen (SquirrelGirl)
Some good ideas here. Especially the stickies and invitations. Locking could well apply system-wide (i.e. in any feed). - Karl Knechtel
Sure, possibly. - Kol Tregaskes
7. Email notifications for groups (could help migrate users used to mailing list groups like Yahoo Groups: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
8. The group description, name and username should be saved when you click to add services or change the group's picture. At the moment changes are lost. A warning should appear at least. Having them save would mean you wouldn't have to go into the group settings page twice, for example, to add a description and a service upon creating a new group. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm very picky about my urls, if I create a private group, can the url be "http://friendfeed.com/hoopsom..." ? Ultimately I'd like to be able to "tag" content and then look at all content I've tagged or labled by going to a specific url under my username. groups are more powerful than tags because I can auto-populate them in lots of interesting ways. I think of tags as a generalization of "like" I don't want to say that I like something just because I want to be able to find it later. - Hoop
Hoop, no to the URL, groups are in the format: http://friendfeed.com/<groupname>. As for tagging, yep, simply add a # before a word and that turns into a link to the search for that word, e.g. #FriendFeed or for all my suggestions and bugs posts like this use #betakoltaglist - Kol Tregaskes
How about "liking comments"...like the ones on this post? Could be a nightmare for FF coders... - Mitchell Tsai
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Observations & Likes: General comments and things liked on the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. I’m in favour of removing the service icons as it means less discrimination towards certain types of posts but still feel there is a need for a few services like Last.fm, that need to be clear to users: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. I like that there is no add link feature, it simplifies the posting process and makes the title a little tidier. Having the link at the end of the title is fine but perhaps that is one place where the full URL needs to be visible?: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. I like that the share box remembers the last feeds I posted to: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4. I think the Saved Searches should be moved back OR ideally we given the option to select what boxes appear on the sidebar and in what order: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
5. I like that "filters" are now called "saved searches" - it makes sense and makes it easier to understand, especially for newcomers. - Kol Tregaskes
6. Perhaps "friends list" should be changed to "subscriptions list": http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol #2: displaying full URL after a title is untenable in practice, since urls can be arbitrarily long (or is it 1024 chars at most?). So you'll end up having to shorten them anyway. Therefore it's be better to do away with the "http://www." bit entirely, show just the domain followed by "..." followed by a certain number of characters of the LAST element in it. E. g. this <http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...> would become <guardian.co.uk/.../film-hitler> - ianf ⌘
7. Creation of a new feed is confusing. At the moment we have to go into the Groups page and create new "groups". Perhaps the Create new Feed should be resurrected to the bottom of the sidebar?: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
8. There is some confusion with the FOAF feature and where it works and where is doesn't work: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
9. There might be less spam in the FF-Feedback room if there was a clear guide after new users have registered. The first thing they see is the FF-Feedback group group entries on their home feed (as they are automatically subscribed to the FF-Feedback group). A quick overview or tutorial would really help. Perhaps new users should go through a mini questionnaire asking them of their interests and then FF suggests some groups they might like relating to their input. - Kol Tregaskes
agreed with 9, because it's great to direct people to the room but confusing if they are not aware of what is happening - Mike Chelen
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Post/Comment Suggestions: Suggestions for posts and comments in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Dropdown menu on the comment icon with options such as “track thread from here” and a feed with these posts and the comments added after this point: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... and http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. Related to the suggestion above, the ability to share a comment directly to a user: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. Display what posts are shared to where on every page, for example, there is no display on our profile feed when posts are shared to multiple feeds: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4. Duplicate post warning when posting an article already posted to that particular feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
5. Star a post and have a feed showing these starred posts - useful to track specific posts for a period or to add to a “read later” feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
6. Ability to edit/add/remove images to a shared post: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
7. Links for comments - simply use the permalink but use anchors to link to a specific comment on that page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
8. When a thread is expanded by clicking on the more link either the comment button should drop down to the bottom of the thread or a copy of the whole line (comment, like, hide) should appear under the last comment. - Kol Tregaskes
9. Better comment viewing control, e.g how many comments to see at the top or bottom: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
10. You can expand (unfold) a thread, how about folding them back?: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
11. Threaded comments but perhaps limited to a depth of 1 or 2: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
I would love it if we could 'like' a comment. Some comments are just as good or if not better than the post itself. - Lennart Olsen
Little icons next to the items showing what service it comes from would be an awesome feature, especially if you could click on them to filter by that content type. - Mr. Gunn
Not sure what 3 is talking about. 4 seems hard to implement with so much posting being automated by services. 5 seems redundant if we can just have a quick way to repost things - then you can just repost it to a private feed that you create for the purpose. I have my own thoughts about implementing 11. Otherwise, very much agreed, especially 7 through 10. - Karl Knechtel
Karl, for 3 the link probably explains it more but if you share something via the share box to your feed + another feed, say the Feedback group, if you go onto your feed it doesn't show you that that post has also been shared to the Feedback group. - Kol Tregaskes
Karl, for 4, well it already does detect duplicates (as you can see in the old UI) so must be possible to check this *before* posting. 5. A reshare feature is certainly a workaround for this but it needs to reshare it properly (i.e not like the old UI reshare) and share the comments as well. - Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to share you thoughts on 11, Karl. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I explained my idea in the linked discussion (http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf...). I'm pretty new here BTW so I really have no idea how things work in the old UI ;) - Karl Knechtel
Ah OK, Karl. The reshare in the old UI basically is a link to the original post, so no comments are shared or synced. What would be nice is that the new reshare feature acts the same way as posting something to multiple feeds from the share box. So once you reshare it puts that post in that feed and all comments and likes. etc. are synced. Hope that makes sense? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Keeping comments/likes etc. synced has its pros and cons. Basically, it avoids confusion, but raises questions about privacy policy e.g. if something is reshared from a public feed to a private one or vice-versa. - Karl Knechtel
Karl, very true, I don't think DMs between users only should be share-able. Only ones shared to your feed and groups. Fairly easy rule? - Kol Tregaskes
It's not just about DMs... say I have an invite-only feed, and invite a few people in and they comment on my items there because I'm awesome ( ;) )... and then someone wants to re-share one of those items to a public group. Or say I want to re-share from the public group into my invite-only feed. What happens with comments? - Karl Knechtel
Karl, then DMing from a private groups should be blocked. It's a goo point on posting from public to private. Any anyone suggest what could be done here? - Kol Tregaskes
I'm sure that isn't the only issue, either, although I can't think of more right now. - Karl Knechtel
12. Ability to drag and drop images into the Photos part of the share box: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
ability to post gadgets on the left from main pane .. ability to resize everything :] - pb:
Petr, thanks. I think that comment is more appropriate for this feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... :-) - Kol Tregaskes
13. Ability to share from the share box to Google Reader Shared Items: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
14. Click-through tracking features and/or the ability to use 3rd party URL shorteners like bit.ly: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
15. A blog-to feature to post your FF entry to your blog direct from the share box/bookmarklet: http://beta.friendfeed.com/jworthi... - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, what do you do, read my mind? (all these "0 seconds ago," too). - ianf ⌘
16. To make FF useful as a user's blog, the ability to format, say, the first 3 comments from the share box before posting, this would need a comment box to return to the share box: http://beta.friendfeed.com/jworthi... - Kol Tregaskes
Hehe, 0 seconds? I smell a bug there. - Kol Tregaskes
A two-pane share box? I don't think so. - ianf ⌘
2 panel? - Kol Tregaskes
Well, thank you Kol for reheating this urlinfested missive - now I can kiss the rest of the day good-bye. Lots of interesting suggestions, some downright asking to be implemented, some misguided ones. Misguided, because you can't just pile features and options onto such a complex piece of software as is the FF without extracting a penalty in lowered usability/ raised complexity (and then there are the delicate problems of entropy and spaghetti code...). - ianf ⌘
Me, I'd gladly give up ability to share stuff to other blogs (=quite a big undertaking) if only I could unobtrusively link to and respond to comments, e.g. <http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf...> - ianf ⌘
Ianf, feel free to view your opinions on the suggestions, that's why they are posted here. ;-) Could do with more detail on "misguided ones". ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Ad #1: no dropdown menus, make it default behavior; #2: "ability to share a comment directly to a user" - like DM the commenter with commentID appended? nice, but perhaps too much of a luxury; #3: "display which posts are shared to where" – no, too much info; #4: "Duplicate post warning" - no warnings, has to be default behavior (preventing this, while noting the effort) unless posting... more... - ianf ⌘
Ad #8: disposition options should appear under the last comment - already outlined here <http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf...>; #9: YES to "Better comment viewing control" - I'd be happy with default visible topmost, [any nymber of folded ones] + last two in thread; #10: "folding back... more... - ianf ⌘
Ad #13: "Ability to share from share box to Google Reader Shared Items" - no, this cross-posting incest HAS to stop. Decide which ones are your primary web-browsing fora, and which ones post-op. This one's the latter, and what a diamond it is.; #14: "Click-through tracking features" - tracking what? how? "and/or the ability to use 3rd party URL shorteners like bit.ly" - nobody's... more... - ianf ⌘
17. Little icons next to the items showing what service it comes from would be an awesome feature, especially if you could click on them to filter by that content type. - Mr. Gunn <I agree with Mr Gunn> -] - Chris Loft
Ad #16: I'm not against making FF Be-All-To-All-People, but that's asking for trouble: "(To make FF useful as a user's blog,) the ability to format, say, the first 3 comments from the share box before posting, this would need a comment box to return to the share box." You mean "format" as in HTML? Uh-oh. Wrong metaphor. Elsewhere: you want to share text and (apparently off-page)... more... - ianf ⌘
Ad #17: The "little icons" are called "service icons" and the Beta.FF has withdrawn them. They're not coming back no matter how much you kvetch since their absence is central to the gentle visual hum-model that FF team has chosen for their project. Your (and others') longing for reinstatement of these is pure, but in the circumstances superfluous, emo. You CAN filter out posts based on their verbose "service:source" parameter, no need to do that visually on post-by-post basis. - ianf ⌘
Oh, is that what they are called? It doesn't matter what you call them - I still want them back. They are functional and descriptive, as well as iconic. Is that official that they have been withdrawn and are never coming back?? How do you know this?? I hate scanning lines and lines of text - without some graphic 'feel' FF becomes too text based - and I start to go dyslectic. I wonder if... more... - Chris Loft
17. Toggle to switch on/off the tick to reply via Twitter on tweets: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
18. Timestamps to update real-time too: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol ..what comment? ..but if a comment is made on crossposted item, it'l show up everywhere, so by default, it may be less on the topic at some groups, which is not the problem anyway ..its not a police regime of can-we-talk-or-not - pb:
19. Selectively hide posts from non-subscribers: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
20. Cancel button on the share box: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Chris - yeah, my comment was a little on the smartass side. I'm using this userscript http://userscripts.org/scripts... to put them back and http://dltj.org/article... to remove the avatars and excessive <strike>ad</strike>whitespace. - Mr. Gunn
21. Options to display times (not just day names or dates) on timestamps older than 24 hours: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
22. Use the drag-and-drop username feature then have that display as the user's name and linked (via a ff.im link?) to the user's profile page: http://friendfeed.com/scoblei... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Tips: Tips found while using the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Use brackets () to shorten your search text: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. To search for a group or user just start typing the name in the search box and options that match will appear in the dropdown. - Kol Tregaskes
3. For adding photos via the share box use the image's URL instead of the long route of saving the image to you local machine and adding it that way. - Kol Tregaskes
4. To quickly get to the advanced search page just click the Search button with nothing in the box. - Kol Tregaskes
5. In Firefox and Chrome at least you are able to drag and drop a user's name into the comment box. Perhaps one way to mark a comment as a 'reply'. Tip came from: http://friendfeed.com/scoblei... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF External Services Suggestions: Suggestions for external services in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Extended support for microblogging services, other than Twitter, for replying to and forwarding to. Hellotxt and Ping.fm would be ideal too: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... and http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. Multiple Twitter account support: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
EDIT BELOW: 4. A better reshare feature that shares the post and comment like you can share to multiple feeds from the share box: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
5. An option to show the 'in-reply-to' tweet on Twitter @replies, preferably as an expandable link/button that appears under the tweet: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
6. Selective "liking" posted to Twitter. - Kol Tregaskes
7. Ability to bulk import your Twitter friends not on FriendFeed so can use FF as your Twitter client. Ability to import Twitter groups from the likes or Tweetdeck or Tweetvisor would ideal too. - Kol Tregaskes
8. Better RSS importing, say, up to 3 paragraphs imported as separate comments and improved image/media importing (see Ivan's script which helps a lot: http://code.google.com/p...). - Kol Tregaskes
9. Minor request to unframe the embed code for use on our blogs: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4 RE-EDIT. A better reshare (now the 'Share button') feature that combines editing the post's title, URL and images (add, remove and rearrange order), sharing the post to new feeds (complete with all comments and likes) and editing/removing existing feeds: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
10. Many issues with Twitter publishing, for example settings should be synced between each settings page: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
11. Ability to import Flickr friends: http://friendfeed.com/thomash... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Bugs: Bug that have been found in the new UI for FriendFeed: #betakoltaglist
1. There appears to be issues with excluding search terms, i.e. via the minus character (-): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf.... UPDATE: I believe this is to do with point 20 (refresh issue). - Kol Tregaskes
2. Perhaps more a suggestion, but pasting text longer than 350 characters into the share box should cut off from 351 characters: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf.... UPDATE: Character limits and bugs are listed here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. New UI and Notifier need to sync, currently likes on the Notifier are half working: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4. The dropdown list on the search box is sometimes slow (tested on dev Chrome), related post: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
5. Using “?num=1” doesn’t work: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
6. More a tidy-up than a bug but better error reporting, for instances when a post is deleted and you post a comment to it afterwards without knowing of its deletion: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
7. Search URLs are not being resolved properly, for example: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
FIXED. 8. Probably a dev Chrome issue but cannot see the header names very well: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
9. Small bug for profile pics not refreshing if changed while on real-time (VERY LOW): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
10. Long RSS feed URLs on the Add/Remove services page were overlapping the sidebar: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
11. Character countdown for CC to Twitter should take into account the link, so in fact you have 121 characters not 140: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf.... Moe detail here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
12. You can still receive group invites from user's you've blocked: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
13. "Photos" overlaps text in the To: dropdown menu: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
14. Sometimes adding a photo via the share box form using the image URL freezes the browser or doesn't upload the pic (occurred in both Chrome and Firefox): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
15. The 21-page bug is still on the new UI: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
[Redacted on Kol's advice] - Chris Charabaruk
Chris, it's more a suggestion than a bug so have added it here: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf.... EDIT: Thanks, Chris. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
16. When editing a saved search the friend list selection defaults back to your first list + if multiple lists used in your saved search and is edit the list: parameter is completely removed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
17. If editing a saved search which has used brackets, more brackets are added automatically: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
18. The annoying character that is placed at the end of the URL in the browser's address box once we use the bookmarklet is still there and there are history issues with Chrome (probably Chrome's problem though): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Matthew, that is the plan. I've not checked them all but edit a few I've noticed that have changed. - Kol Tregaskes
19. Dropdown menu option to search the group only disappears as soon as you type the : from typing "from:": http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
20. There appears to be a refresh delay on saved searches: http://ff.im/2pmxa - Kol Tregaskes
21. The Twitter character counter counts leading spaces but are not posted in the tweet (so the counter should take this into account and not count them): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
22. The & symbol is shown as "&amp;" in the To: box: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
23. Questionable timestamps on certain timestamps. Suggests that a few posts are not in date order: http://ff.im/2rufn - Kol Tregaskes
24. Slowdown issues with the FF service: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... and here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
FIXED 25. Cannot save the uncheck the setting to "FriendFeed (when there's no Cc box)": http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
FIXED 26. If a post is posted to multiple groups or a group and user's feed the admin of the groups cannot delete the entry: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
27. Search operators are not case insensitive: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
28. Problems with Images appearing while viewing new entries popping in a real-time feed: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
ad #27: "Service Unavailable" - ianf ⌘
Scanned this as Beta Bed Bugs. And was thinking Damn arent the Alpha Bed Bugs bad enough :O - Tony C (Unrated) from fftogo
29. Possible a Twitter issue but anything CC'ed to Twitter from FF takes about 10mins to appear on Twitter: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
30. The 'Friends' link on the side bar should show friends only, not friends and groups. We already have a page for Groups in the sidebar below: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
31. The Save button on the Twitter publishing page appears level to the last sidebar (which could be a long way down and create a huge space from the settings to the save button): http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
32. Probably removed intentionally but not sure why: links to the tweet status pages is missing: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
33. No need for notifications of our own posts and comments: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
34. What you see prior to posting via the share box is not work you get once you've posted (i.e the images positions change): http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
35. You are able to DM yourself from email: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
36. The URL lengthening for shortened URLs does not work if you post via the site's share box: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
37. Imaginary friends from the old UI are not displayed on the search dropdown menu + might be best to remove the DM link on the imginary friend's profile page: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
38. You are able to add yourself on the Find your Friends/Twitter feature: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF (Saved) Search Suggestions: Suggestions for searches and saved searches in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1.Search term “room:” to be changed to “group:” to related the new terminology: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. Ability to search for punctuations (LOW): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. Additional filters:- - Kol Tregaskes
endwith: - Kol Tregaskes
startwith: - Kol Tregaskes
serviced: - Kol Tregaskes
has:audio - Kol Tregaskes
has:image - Kol Tregaskes
datefrom: - Kol Tregaskes
dateto: - Kol Tregaskes
timefrom: - Kol Tregaskes
timeto: - Kol Tregaskes
site: - Kol Tregaskes
4. More search fields added to the Advanced Search page, for example, Service - Kol Tregaskes
5. Sort filters added, for example, best of, number of comments/likes, date of original post: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
6. Auto-complete feature on the Search page for fields like friends/groups: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
7. Ability to search per language if possible? - Kol Tregaskes
8. Ability to search on the Best of on feeds: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
9. Ability to edit a filter with amendments without having to create a new one and delete the old. - Kol Tregaskes
10. IM Alerts and Feed Publishing features for filters/searches - Kol Tregaskes
11. Ability to select the number of items per page per filter. - Kol Tregaskes
12. Ability to select the feeds to delete on for a post if the post is shared to multiple feeds: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
13. Ability to edit the "nickname" (the URL) for the filter: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
14. Searchable Subscriptions page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, have you considered setting up a feed for your UI suggestions? - Karl Knechtel
Karl, note some of these are not mine (check the links that point to the original post or related posts) but you can currently use this filter: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... - Kol Tregaskes
15. Search within direct messages only: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
17. Ability to search for the hash and at characters (# and@). - Kol Tregaskes
18. Minor request to have "service:ff" added to changed from "service:friendfeed": http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Ahsan, that's really what the FF-Feedback group here is for, so feel free to comment. :-) The FFRequest group is Petr's. - Kol Tregaskes
Ahsan, just for you I've created this: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... but I think there is already perhaps too many groups for such posts. What do you think? :-) I don't mind putting them all in this new group but I'll either way for probably post sharing or do it when I get time to re-post all the posts and comments again. - Kol Tregaskes
OK. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
17a. Make # and @ searchable characters: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Chris Charabaruk
19. Notifications on saved searches. - Kol Tregaskes
3b. Additional filter to search by date posted: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF General Suggestions: General suggestions for the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Indications for all your feeds (not just DMs) to show the number of new posts and possibly new comments + 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: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. New comment flash duration increased or optional length setting: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
3. Optional auto-translation: translates (perhaps uses Google Translate?) to a selected language: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
4. If the service icons are not to turn (which I’m kinda switching to liking) then we need the duplicate detector to be added with settings to prioritise selective services: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... UPDATE: Dup detector is back but not perfect and still does not work with micro-blogging services. See suggestions... more... - Kol Tregaskes
5. FF Status update feature: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
IMPLEMENTED: 7. A “smooth” real-time feature – with real-time still on and new posts and comments coming in that are pushing entries down the page, have the post you are viewing mid-page down stay exactly where it is on your screen while the scroll bar moves down. Avoids the “jumping” effect: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
8. New bookmarklet with the same new features the new share box. - Kol Tregaskes
9. New Notifier which allows, for example, selection of your filters. - Kol Tregaskes
10. DiggBar like features for FriendFeed (VERY LOW): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... and http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
11. Real-time everywhere, including searches with a pause button on every page. - Kol Tregaskes
IMPLEMENTED: 12. RSS feeds everywhere, including filters/searches: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
13. Best of pages for every feed including the “Everyone” feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
14. Options from the Accounts page added, preferably to the new Settings page? - Kol Tregaskes
15. Import Google Share Items comments: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
16. Better importing of images via the Google Reader service: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
17. Improved User Recommendations for new users: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
18. Subscribe to specific services for specific users. - Kol Tregaskes
19. Support for services like Gravatar: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
21. Convert imaginary friends to public feeds (bulk if possible). - Kol Tregaskes
22. Amend the “People and group search URL: http://beta.friendfeed.com/peoples... to, say, http://beta.friendfeed.com/feedsea...? (LOW) - Kol Tregaskes
23. Floating pause button. (LOW) - Kol Tregaskes
24. Static mode refresh rate, like the old UI: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
25. Categories or tagging, for example to set posts in “photography” so that they can be found under the URL http://friendfeed.com/koltreg... then users could have the option to select what categories to subscribe to for each user: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
26. Widget to integrate our real-time profile feed into our blogs. - Kol Tregaskes
27. More keyboard shortcuts, for example, J = next post, K – previous post: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Dm reply to all or to sender only :) - Felter Roberto from twhirl
28. Ability to collapse and expand the separate sidebar panels, e.g. a +/- to open/close your list of Subscriptions. - Kol Tregaskes
Jerome's idea applies generally. Keyboard shortcuts currently have virtually no discoverability beyond word-of-mouth. - Karl Knechtel
29. A private feed showing us our new subscribers - with an RSS feed: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
The "Find your Friends" in the beta seems limited - can't search for email or Twitter contacts like in the non-beta. - Stuart Miniman
just testing. I'd like to be able to resize the collums. I find reading comments less intuitive here. - Richard A. from Friend Deck
Are you talking about FriendDeck, Richard? If so leave feedback in the FD room here: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendd... - Kol Tregaskes
30. Imaginary friends URLs need to be looked at, we don't want to be taking away nicknames of users that might want to actually join FF later: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Another reason to do the namespacing thing I was getting at elsewhere (i.e. /namlhaz/feeds/johnqpublic wouldn't prevent Mr. Public from signing up later). Which also allows me to have a "webcomics" private feed while other users also have one. :) - Karl Knechtel
Karl, this could be a reasonably good workaround for my request for categories. I'd still need to tag the entries in some way but could use, for example, http://beta.friendfeed.com/koltreg... for my photography tagged posts, which I could share out in a nice tidy-ish URL. It's not perfect as I would need to use a unique tag name but not a bad solution. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
31. Subscription request should appear on your profile page, not just your home feed page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
The "/" search shortcut conflicts with the firefox search shortcut, which uses the same key. - Jason P
32. Ability to select what boxes appear in the sidebar and in what order: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
33. Ability to see how many times your posts have been re(shared): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
34. Possibly extend the amount of entries per page from 100: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
35. In relation to the newly implemented scroll option from point 7, perhaps the sidebars should stay with us too: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
36. Privacy settings on services; set which ones are visible to which friends (so need 2 of more levels of friends): http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
39. Tweetdeck does not expand ff.im urls. - Roberto Bonini
37. If we have group email notifications (see point 7 here: http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) could we have options to show images in emails that are linked in comments plus show our comments so to see the whole thread in email without the need to go to FF: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
38. Subscribe notifications need to be clearer for when someone subscribes to your likes or your comments: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
39. Tooltip to show full length URLs of ff.im links: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
40. Shortcuts to Friends/Lists, Groups and Saved Searches: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
41. Ability to turn off notifications for specifics posts: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Sort my groups based on update time the way it used to. I really miss that. - amygeek
42. Sidebars move down with your viewing post or as Kevin Fox has suggested have the main body and the sidebars as 2 separate scrollable entities: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Kol - PLEASE can we have daily/weekly email digest facility that we ALREADY HAD in the old FF? - Matthew Todd
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Direct Messages Suggestions: Suggestions for Direct messages (DMs) in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. DMs to everyone regardless to if you subscribe to each other, but with a on/off toggle. - Kol Tregaskes
IGNORE: 2. Public DMs (LOW). - Kol Tregaskes
3. Change “Direct messages” to “Notices”: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
IMPLEMENTED: 4. IM alerts for DMs. - Kol Tregaskes
5. DMs also shared to a public feed need to be far clearer so the user knows the message is publicly visible: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
1: I assume you mean a toggle like "accept DMs from people you don't subscribe to". 2: makes no sense to me. 3: Agreed. 4: +1, but a bad implementation could ruin the idea. 5: My gut reaction is that there are a lot of logical pitfalls lurking about here. 6: I don't really like the idea of distribution lists. If you just add to a feed, everyone can see it anyway. What we need is a way to draw subscribers' attention to the presence of a new item. - Karl Knechtel
Karl, for 1, I believe DMs will be open to everyone regardless of whether each of you subscribe to the other. If so, then a toggle to turn it off for people who don't want to be DM'ed would probably be need. - Kol Tregaskes
Karl, for 2 I think this can actually be done anyway, you can post to a user but also to your own feed, thus a "pulbic" DM. So can ignore 2. - Kol Tregaskes
Karl, the idea for 6 came up from Alex as he sends out his stock market game results as DMs. If you look at one of these the list is huge and messy. Sure the names need to be seen but to have a dist. list that you can post to would be far easier to maintain than adding all those users every time you post to them. So it's more a private dist list you can create, edit and use. - Kol Tregaskes
can i delete a DM sended to me? i don't want to see it and his comments. - Felter Roberto
a choice "comment only to sender" or "comment to all" - Felter Roberto
Felter, you are able to delete the entry but that would delete it from your DM page and he feed. There is no way to remove it from his feed only and thus turned into a private-style DM. Interesting feature to have though. - Kol Tregaskes
Felter, I think the two comments options would get very complicated. What does everyone think, though? - Kol Tregaskes
if i receive a DM, my reply could be important only for the sender, why all the other have to read it? - Felter Roberto
7. The ability to send a DM or DM to multiple users and groups via email You can reply but not initial send atm. [cannot find reference post, sorry but was with discussion with Johnny] - Kol Tregaskes
8. Ability to unsubscribe to a DM (remove yourself from the feed: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol .. I believe that gentleman's name is Roberto:]] ..and i suggest - focus placed directly into the tet box once typed "gd" - pb:
9. Ability to mark DMs as "read": http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF: OK, I thought I’d organise my preferred suggestions, bugs and observations for the new beta FriendFeed UI. I’ve painstakingly tagged any related posts I could find “#betakoltag-“ in the comments. So if you use this search you’ll find them all: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... #betakoltaglist
Who said hashtags were dead? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Please let me know if I've missed any posts? - Kol Tregaskes
If you want to view all my posts, use this search page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... - Kol Tregaskes
I have this search saved as "Kol's notes". :) - Karl Knechtel
:-) It wasn't the idea but I've started adding any other suggestions or bugs I come across that I like (be it mine or others). Everyone is free to comment and add to the lists if they like. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
OK, I've tidied all my posts up and added a few new items: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
FF Profile Suggestions: Suggestions for profiles in the new FriendFeed UI: #betakoltaglist
1. Ability to select what service icons appear on our profile pages (possibly for both external and internal views): http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... and http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf.... UPDATE: ON its way: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Kol Tregaskes
2. Dropdown menu on the service icons on your profile page that lets you edit and refresh the service. - Kol Tregaskes
3. Weekly stats added. - Kol Tregaskes
4. New stats, such as: date joined FF/time user has been on FF and number of posts. - Kol Tregaskes
5. An expanded profile, perhaps that links off from the profile feed page: http://beta.friendfeed.com/scoblei... - Kol Tregaskes
Bumping this FF ssuggestions at #betakoltaglist for my reference while Search is working. Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions but not these are very old and I'm using this weekend to go through them. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I've just soft launched the Beginner's room: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - feel free to subscribe and pass on. It might be a good idea to point any newcomers you find this way too.
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Any feedback can be left here: http://beta.friendfeed.com/friendf... and you can see all the "guides" here: http://bit.ly/10vcK. The whole group needs a thorough check, so if you find any problems give me a shout and please suggest any new content on the feedback post. - Kol Tregaskes
I hope the new room is useful? - Kol Tregaskes
Where's the hi Logo? - sofarsoShawn
Shawn, awaiting for delivery, hehe: http://beta.friendfeed.com/dffrnt... - Kol Tregaskes
comin' right up Kol - vijay
This is a great idea, I am not a beginner, but could still use the tips - Lorraine Ball
Lorraine, thank you, everyone is welcome to join, ask and help. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Why not point any newcomers to this group. It was made with them in mind to help them starting out on the service. - Kol Tregaskes
Ted Roden
Looking for some new folks to follow on Labor Day. List some of your favorites.
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Music: Jandy, MWM & Mrs Botts Art: Emma & Lindsey is Fierce Science: Fossil Huntress & Michael Moran Personality: Akiva, Rochelle, Derrick & Edythe. Photography: Thomas Hawk, Melissa, Carlos Ayala and I could name about two dozen others in various categories like comics (James F, Derek etc..), movies (Shawna) etc... - RAPatton
Ted Roden
Is there a list (either RSS or otherwise) of the most active users or groups on FriendFeed. I know ffholic has one. Just curious if there is an official one.
No official one but search results from the group search are ordered by the number of users I believe. - Kol Tregaskes
Andrew Leahey
So then, theres no sense fighting it. Facebook users, do add me. http://www.facebook.com/leahey #whatsyoururl
Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Mathew™ aka Youngblood
On August 10th, 2009 Facebook did something that thousands of people now hate them (or hate them more) for. Facebook bought Friendfeed for $55 million. Thus assuring the end to the best social networking site to date. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood from Bookmarklet
Mathew™ aka Youngblood
I created this group on Facebook for everyone who is on Facebook and is either sad or disgusted by the news that came out today about Facebook taking over Friendfeed. I know that it won't matter and we can't stop it, but at least we can have a place on Facebook to maybe make a stance and complain away from Friendfeed. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood from Bookmarklet
Just to let everyone know I plan on also using this group to chronological keep track from this day forward with whatever happens regrading all this. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Where is the FF equivalent of this group? - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
As far as I can tell there isn't one. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Let's start one? Could you do it? - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Yeah, I can. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Andrew Leahey
Any chance FF will be adding support for Shelfari in the near future?
I dont think they will. Shelfari doesn't have API or feeds - Kaspar Minosiants
Andrew Leahey
What Friendfeed theme is everyone using? I'm almost liking Helvetica, am I crazy?
Its that or Blue Wave, IMO. - Andrew Leahey
Tried the others, keep coming back to Helvetica. - Jack&Cleo
Glad to hear I'm not alone. - Andrew Leahey
Same - Robert Kenney
I used helvetica for awhile, been using grasslands for the last few days (spice of life, etc.) - Brett Kelly
Blue Wave. But did use helvetica for while, before... - Abhishek from fftogo
Steampunk - love it! - Elizabeth Parmeter
was using 'fresh' - to put abit of color on my stream - just changed to 'Helvetica' - to try it out. - Chris Clayton
I hadn't tried any of the themes until I saw this thread. Just ran through what's available and have to say I like Helvetica, too. Simple, clean interface. - Will King
Fresh is my fav. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
I've loving Orion - Glenn Slaven
Yeah Orion is interesting as well... - Andrew Leahey
I am liking Helvetica and I am most definitely crazy. - Jim: with more caffeine!
tehKenny
Wow. Today, I added a real-time embed to my blog.... and I'm posting to FF.... FROM MY BLOG. AWESOME!
Nope. It's just there. At the top of my feed. Hang on. - tehKenny
http://friendfeed.com/andybol... -- Andy, it's just like that page... on my page... complete with post area. - tehKenny
PROTIP: This doesn't mean I can post to your feed. - tehKenny
Tried that in a blog post. It was so awesome I gotta remember to stick it in a column ... somewhere. Real-time is outa control in a good way. - Charlie Anzman
Ted Roden
I created a new account for work and FF inserted this little "find people you may know" tool. Good placement, looks great. Nice job FF!
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Thanks, Anything you would change or add? - Ross Miller
I'd add a search box. Those services and an input box that is just a user search or users already on the site. - Ted Roden
Andrew Leahey
Friendfeed Protip: Go to the add-friends-by-Twitter field, put in the Twitter username of someone like LeoLaporte and subscribe. They don't require you log in and lets face it, his friends are smarter than yours.
I wish I hadn't read this. I'm now subscribed to way too many people I know nothing about. It's probably a fairly good crowd, but with most posts being obscure-to-me twitter posts, it's not working out real well. I have not found a very efficient way to move people off of home and into a group. The way the normal friendfeed.com site allows you to do that is not efficient enough to suit me. - Chuck Baggett
I dare ya to put scobleizer in there. heh. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Chuck: I was lucky in that I put all the Twitter friends into a separate list. That list has about 1000x more noise than my other three lists. It's too bad that friendfeed didn't do that by default. - Robert Scoble
So right, Robert. I just setup an account the other day, and removing nearly 2k people from the HomeFeed on that account was a PITA. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
@chuck - Same here - I tried this tip too and subscribed to way too many people and now it's a royal pain to manually try to go through them all. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
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