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Mass Action on Comments!

weather: sunny
outside: 7°C
mood: happy
I just noticed the "Select" checkbox on all the comments =) I looked at the bottom and there's a "Mass action on selected comments:" with a pulldown menu. You can Screen, Unscreen and Delete all the selected comments. That's cool =)

They're not going to be able to do "Select All" because that requires ECMAScript (Javascript). Well, at least not in a WYSIWYG way. They could have a button at the bottom that says "Apply to All", but you won't see the individual boxes get selected. That would get to be a bit confusing to support. What would happen if you selected the "All" box, but had some individual comments also selected? Does selecting "All" make selecting individual ones idempotent?

But what I really want is a "Reply to All Selected". Sometimes, everyone gives me feedback and I just want to thank them all... or there's a generic answer to several comments.


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ducks
Mar. 1st, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hey oh wise one: this is unrelated to your above post, but I was wondering... how do you make a post that stays on top of your LJ, but does not show a date? Thanks. :)
bride
Mar. 1st, 2003 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re:
I made a post and backdated it to my wedding day, then I made a new LJ Style that has that one fake entry written at the top of LASTN_PAGE (before you put in the %%events%% variable). That fake entry at the top would have the comment links pointing at the TALKPOST and TALKREAD URLs for the backdated entry =)
halkeye
Mar. 1st, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
Why can't they do Select all? its simple javascript, other pages have javascript.. they just clean out all incoming javascript.

i think the whole thing is ugly...

i don't think they'll ever really do the reply to all.. though i can see many cases when that would be good... and should be easy code todo...
bride
Mar. 2nd, 2003 12:40 am (UTC)
Re:
Why can't they do Select all?

I thought Javascript was disabled, but I've since read that it's only stripped on user entries. So, yeah, it should be do-able.

As a side note, it's funny that if you have tons of comments so that it splits the TALKREAD into separate pages, then you delete them all, the pages remain =} Like here.
halkeye
Mar. 2nd, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)
heh, you should report that to support, or probably, better yet, http://zilla.livejournal.org
bride
Mar. 2nd, 2003 11:47 am (UTC)
Re:
Hee, done =)
bride
Mar. 2nd, 2003 12:40 am (UTC)
Re:
Hmmm... interesting, replying to a screened comment doesn't unscreen it anymore. =P
pne
Mar. 1st, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC)
"Select" box next to comments
Hey, I never noticed that! Is that new?

Looks nifty.
bride
Mar. 2nd, 2003 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: "Select" box next to comments
I guess so =) I just noticed it today =)
rcantilles
Mar. 19th, 2003 06:05 am (UTC)
reply to all selected
yeah, that's something I've wanted for awhile... :P

whoosh, I was just thinking about how it sucks that the temp here has gone back down to the 30's... looking at your weather, I shouldn't complain!
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