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