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'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:16
by rwd
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?

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:21
by fox
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.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:23
by rwd
Wouldn't it be an idea to deprecate it? It would make the UI cleaner and less ambiguous.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:30
by fox
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.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 16:34
by rwd
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.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:07
by jdelamater99
Add either of these to the Custom CSS in preferences to hide the one you don't want.

Starred

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/* hide Starred icon and category */
img.markedPic, #dijit__TreeNode_4 {
   display: none;
   }


Published

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/* hide Published icon and category */
img.pubPic, #dijit__TreeNode_5 {
   display: none;
   }

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:12
by rwd
Thanks. I know how to customize the ui, but it was just a suggestion to remove the feature entirely.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:50
by justauser
I use publish and what is nice if the single click to set/unset it, especially on the android client.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:54
by jdelamater99
It might help someone else out then.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:56
by ZeGuigui
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!

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 17:59
by rwd
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.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 18:06
by fox
No guys let's remove it because labels and cleaner UI.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 18:10
by fox
rwd wrote: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.


It would be useful to have a button like that on a web gui too, oh wait we're right back where we started.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 18:59
by rwd
fox wrote: oh wait we're right back where we started.

Not if you can configure which labels you want to be able to use with one click. At least then 'starred' and 'published' are not some kind of special label anymore like they are now.

Re: 'published articles' feature seems superfluous

Posted: 29 May 2013, 19:06
by justauser
but if you are a 'star' you like being special. and we won't want published to get jealous.