Elfy (elfy) wrote in lj_nifty,

Subject links to entry

Personally I wasn't aware of that, I'm not sure if it's around since along time or if it's new:

If you click the subject of an entry (for example on your friendspage), it leads you to a page with the entry and it's comments.

I found that interesting, because until now I always clicked on the "xy commented" link to open a page with that entry in a tab for later reading.
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December 12 2008, 15:57:05 UTC 6 years ago

Its not been around that long. Its messed up my S2 style, so I noticed when it changed.


December 12 2008, 16:10:02 UTC 6 years ago

It messed up my S2 style as well. I had to switch to some other one.


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December 12 2008, 16:00:22 UTC 6 years ago

Ooh, another reason to be annoyed by posts with no subjects! :)


December 12 2008, 16:47:56 UTC 6 years ago Edited:  December 12 2008, 16:49:07 UTC

Most styles will allow you to customize a subject heading for posts made without a header. The default is "(no subject)".

Granted, some styles don't. (EDIT: I believe the ones that don't allow you to do that are the ones that don't link the subject.)


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December 12 2008, 16:01:00 UTC 6 years ago

This will depend on the user's style. It's not necessarily true for everyone.


December 12 2008, 16:21:59 UTC 6 years ago

Yes, I've never seen it, doesn't apply to mine (so far).


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December 12 2008, 16:02:21 UTC 6 years ago

It's annoying as hell, as I click on subjects to highlight them to mark my place when scrolling. I don't need three links-to-posts on my style.


December 12 2008, 17:01:54 UTC 6 years ago

Just highlight the subject (Click-drag)? I don't understand why clicking on the subject would do anything for your visual navigation...


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December 12 2008, 16:02:59 UTC 6 years ago

It's new, and I'm not crazy about it, but it's minor enough. I was more annoyed that they messed up all the link colors in The Boxer style when they implemented it.


December 12 2008, 16:05:55 UTC 6 years ago

Hmm, nice feature, thanks for noticing that.


December 12 2008, 16:09:46 UTC 6 years ago

I'd not noticed it, but I've always used the link erm... link, which again is presumably style dependent.


December 12 2008, 16:19:04 UTC 6 years ago

I've never noticed that. I always click the comments link. Thanks.


December 12 2008, 16:31:36 UTC 6 years ago

I'm so glad that I've got my custom style that is not affected by this change.


December 12 2008, 16:42:50 UTC 6 years ago

Oh, cool, I didn't notice that. It's nice to have something to click to go to the entry page itself even when there aren't any comments yet.


December 12 2008, 17:10:09 UTC 6 years ago

Yup, it's new. It was mentioned here, just in case you want yet another place to subscribe to and learn fiddly things about what's coming.


December 12 2008, 17:45:52 UTC 6 years ago

It's most definitely not that new, at least on Expressive. Months, if not years, I've been clicking on the subject line.


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December 12 2008, 17:34:08 UTC 6 years ago

Hmmm ... I am not sure this is new, that's how I read my flist for ages now (with gazillions of open tabs) ... it just depends on which style is used, some support it, some not.

Or we're talking about different things, am a bit tired atm so I might misunderstand you.


December 12 2008, 17:43:02 UTC 6 years ago

If you used Expressive/Mixit layouts, the subjects were always links.
The feature was added to all the other S2 and S1 layouts and went live last Thursday, as previously noted. It's also caused no shortage of consternation. ;)
If you use a custom layout or are otherwise overriding Page::print_entry(), your journal wouldn't be affected.


December 12 2008, 18:52:43 UTC 6 years ago

I noticed it and I only wish I could turn it off. It makes my layout look weird.


December 12 2008, 19:37:58 UTC 6 years ago

Yeah, it turned my nice light blue, unobtrusive, coordinating with my page, header text into an orange link. Not required since I have comment links. Was not amused.


December 12 2008, 19:48:43 UTC 6 years ago

I just wish they hadn't put it into styles that already provided a nice link without any other fuss. Smooth sailing uses friends colors for the subject line, but the link doesn't obey the friends colors when that's enabled. So annoying and I haven't had time to frell with my style stuff to fix it and it's been making some of the subjects on my friends page a pain in the rear to read. *growl*


December 12 2008, 19:56:54 UTC 6 years ago

I love this, mostly because going to the reply link automatically annoys me if all I want to do is read what's behind the lj cut. (And yes, I know I can just click the lj-cut, but if I'm on a f-list reading spree, I'll open a separate entry in a new tab and move on, saving it to read in a few minutes. Since I won't have read the content before the lj-cut, it's nice to start at the top.)


December 12 2008, 20:59:29 UTC 6 years ago

It depends on the style. I have mine set up to link to it, but it's customizable.


December 13 2008, 01:08:15 UTC 6 years ago

I should've noticed that when I noticed the subject lines were underlined.

That was annoying, so I CSS'd them away.


December 13 2008, 06:08:06 UTC 6 years ago

That's cool. Never noticed the change.


December 13 2008, 11:31:52 UTC 6 years ago

Mine's been like that for a long, long time. Can't remember what layout I use.


December 13 2008, 15:37:39 UTC 6 years ago


No, really.

That's really cool!


December 13 2008, 19:06:02 UTC 6 years ago