'published articles' feature seems superfluous

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'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby rwd » 29 May 2013, 16:16

I wonder why there is a feature 'published articles'. Doesn't using labels accomplish basically the same thing? I.e. a custom feed based on a selection from other feeds?

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby fox » 29 May 2013, 16:21

It was there before labels. It also has a separate chrome button like starred, unlike labels. Essentially it's the same thing, but the implementation is different.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby rwd » 29 May 2013, 16:23

Wouldn't it be an idea to deprecate it? It would make the UI cleaner and less ambiguous.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby fox » 29 May 2013, 16:30

How is it ambiguous? Do you know what this word means?

Edit: you can hide both the toggle button and the feed with user css.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby rwd » 29 May 2013, 16:34

Ambiguous wasn't the right word. But it sounded good. In this case multiple things (features) have the same meaning, in a way that is (I suspect) not obvious to users.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby rwd » 29 May 2013, 17:12

Thanks. I know how to customize the ui, but it was just a suggestion to remove the feature entirely.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby justauser » 29 May 2013, 17:50

I use publish and what is nice if the single click to set/unset it, especially on the android client.

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Postby jdelamater99 » 29 May 2013, 17:54

It might help someone else out then.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby ZeGuigui » 29 May 2013, 17:56

Don't!

Starred and published articles are two different notions and I use both with different granularities.

I "star" items that I need to keep like in bookmarks. I use "publish" to send my favorite reeds to "followers" through a RSS feed and a gadget to update my website!

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby rwd » 29 May 2013, 17:59

If you would use a label 'published', or 'starred', and possibly change the web/android interface to toggle it on/off with a single click, the result is the same: a public rss feed (or more than one) that you can use in a gadget, and an item in the treemenu.
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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby fox » 29 May 2013, 18:06

No guys let's remove it because labels and cleaner UI.

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Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Postby justauser » 29 May 2013, 19:06

but if you are a 'star' you like being special. and we won't want published to get jealous.


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