Brad (ibrad) wrote in lj_dev,
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Community cross-posting

Well, this has been on my mind a lot, but I think thre really needs to be a way to cross-post to multiple communities.

What's this all about? Well, I know that I, among others, am part of both the
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Well, this has been on my mind a lot, but I think thre really needs to be a way to cross-post to multiple communities.

What's this all about? Well, I know that I, among others, am part of both the <a href="http://livejournal.com/~macosx</a>Mac OS X</a> and <a href="http://livejournal.com/~macintosh">Macintosh</a> LiveJournal communities, and a lot of the Mac-related stuff in there would be great in both, reaching different people (and there are even more mac communities that could be posted in, that are not watched by me). Plus, a lot of things I post in communities--which I am part of quite a few--I would also like to post in <b>my</b> journal, but then there might be even <b>more</b> duplicates! Though, some of us, including myself, might see it twice. The same goes for posts in all of the lj_whatever places (biz, dev, maint, &c), and many more places on LiveJournal where different posts might apply to multiple communities, and thse communities, usually related on a single point, may <i>both</i> be on someone's friends list... The fact is, it happens to me, and I've heard some other people saying something about it as well.

It would seem like another little "easy" thing to just plop right onto LiveJournal, merely at first, but when you think about it, it would really blur the meaning of "entries," and require what would seem to be more cross-checking, and, of course, a new interface for the client(s). Therefore, new protocol as well. So it really isn't an easy change, or a quick one either, but it certainly would help make cross-posting and posting to other communities easier, to think of adding in this new ability, in the future, or even gradually. Please.

Happy 15-minutes-till-Mother's-Day, LiveJournal. Isn't Brad kind of like LiveJournal's Mom? Well, and Dad. Maybe Blythe is LJ's Mom. Heh. :) Anyway.
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