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Old 07-22-2005, 03:00 PM
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journals index

Sometime in between re-coding the journal software, chasing database bugs, doing backups, keeping track of messages, rescuing Ozzies and that mundane life stuff, how about adding an index to the journals? The current journal.php?action=showall page just gives name, number of entries and number of views. That doesn't tell what a journal is about. Take ZipZ28 as a random example. It's about a '41 Chevy. A single line in an index could show that. It would take several lines to summarize what's in [email protected]'s journal. In both cases, though, the summary would be more useful for browsing than any of the information currently displayed, such as name, views, entries, largest, most popular.

Maybe a form could be devised so that each journal owner could create their own index summary. This would maintain enough control to keep it useful and keep it from bloating the database, while at the same time lessening the burden of creating that index of summaries.
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