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Diary extension ideas..

Travel Forums System Talk Diary extension ideas..

1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 13y

Hi all,

I'll be adding some new things to the diary feature again soon and was
wondering what things you would like to see most..

One thing that I want to add is a page dedicated to showcasing diaries..
At the moment, they kind of get lost in the profiles, unless you know
whose diary you're looking for..

So, in order to keep privacy up as well, I'm thinking when you write a
diary entry, you could choose to 'publish it publically' also! This will then
put it in a searchable list of diary entries displayed on a 'diaries' page..
We could display things like 'the most recent entry' or 'featured entry'
and even have a 'top diarists' ranking order..

Let me know of any ideas on this one...

2. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Yep most recent diary entry in a separate section would be good. I am also questioning why people have to become a member to view a diary Why can't they just access a diary that is password protected and if I gave them the password then they could look at it

3. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

The idea you had regarding publishing diaries publically to travellerspoint members is a good one. I wouldn't have the first clue how to just look up a random diary. I am interested in reading other members diaries just at random but as you say you have to know who has written a diary etc. It would be nice to list in order of country to visit or most recent diary entry so all members can see.

4. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Hi again, just realised how daft my first question sounded on March 15th. I was having a really blonde day I think Of course it would be more beneficial to the site for more members to join. I think that a few members of my family would be interested in joining the site, but unfortunately not alot of my friends are interested in travelling atall. Infact I am always being advised against it by alot of people which I fail to understand

Anyway for those who are interested in seeing my diary entries in August (when I jet off) I will inform them and you will hopefully get some new members. I want to see US, Central and South America from August this year onwards. I was suggesting before that maybe you could click on a country (say for example like the photo gallery) Brazil, Chile etc. and then view diary entries for that country. Maybe some how categorise all diary entries into each country, again for example if I went to US, Mexico and Brazil and wrote a whole diary then it would be put into all three countries. Of course if members have password protected their diary this is not possible but for those who haven't. Would anyone else be interested in this or am I the only nosy member here It's just that I have seen it on a couple of other travel sites and I find it of interest. If you could let me know the score on all of this guys, Peter and Sam, I'd appreciate it!

Cheers

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 12y

Hey Rach, sorry to not get back to you sooner. Sam and I have a to-do list that we are working on at the moment and the diary updates are quite high on the list (right after some fixing up of the accommodation area really). Your comments here will be very valuable to us when we start on that and figure out how to best structure it.. I'm sure there are plenty of people on the site who would like to read other people's diaries if they could easily browse through them. I think we're pretty open to making the entries free for anyone to see also btw, even those who aren't members - we're happy enough with how many members we have and would probably rather have people join if they really want to be part of the community. Anyway, people would still have to join to send messages of course!

Goodness, I just checked the date of the original post on this and it goes back to January!! It's really about time to get something done :) I anticipate some results within the next month, so the more ideas before then the better.

Cheers, Peter

6. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Great yeah I will look forward to that then. It should prove very interesting

7. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

Hey guys,

Yeah, I also would love to be able to browse other people's diaries. Maybe you could do a search feature, or even have a random entry of the day. Of course, it would have to be the public diary entries. I think a choice to allow certain entires to be viewed publically would be a good idea, sort of like what livejournal does.

Peace,
Steph