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TTW GUI Diigolet inconsistency suggestion

started by david-p on 18 Aug 08
  • david-p
     
    Hi forum,

    Diigo sure is great for my own web research. However sometimes (actually much more often than anything else), I'd just like to highlight and annotate a web page, and post a direct link to that annotated page in a discussion forum.

    Since Citebite doesn't allow sticky notes, and Awesome Highlighter doesn't work properly on most pages, I'd prefer to do that in Diigo.

    Any reason why Diigo doesn't offer this simple functionality?

    David.P
  • le torte
     
    I think this feature you are looking for already exists.

    Just got to your "My Bookmarks" page.
    Click on the "share this" option which is located under each bookmark.
    Choose the "get annotated link" option and diigo creates the link.


    david-p wrote:
    > Hi forum,
    >
    > Diigo sure is great for my own web research. However sometimes (actually much more often than anything else), I'd just like to highlight and annotate a web page, and post a direct link to that annotated page in a discussion forum.
    >
    > Since Citebite doesn't allow sticky notes, and Awesome Highlighter doesn't work properly on most pages, I'd prefer to do that in Diigo.
    >
    > Any reason why Diigo doesn't offer this simple functionality?
    >
    > David.P
  • david-p
     
    Thanks very much, you're absolutely right.

    David.P
  • david-p
     
    Just found out that this way, you're not taken to the point on the page where the annotations actually start!

    This way, people will not realize that, and where, the page is annotated! This really and urgently should be changed in Diigo.

    Both Awurl and Citebite have this feature!

    Thanks for a reply,

    Cheers David.P
  • Maggie Tsai
     
    david-p wrote:
    > Just found out that this way, you're not taken to the point on the page where the annotations actually start!

    ? It shows an overlay of the page that you've annotated. Please elaborate on your comment. Thanks
  • david-p
     
    Yes, It shows an overlay of the page -- but does not jump straight to the comments. Readers first have to identify the overlay, then look for and find the spot ("View Comments") to click on, and only then are they taken to the highlights...!

    This is way too complicated and I'm sure that not more than 15% of my readers will be bothered to go through all this and actually find my comments. The other 85% will be annoyed and simply close the page without ever reading my comments on it.

    Pls. therefore urgently change the standard behaviour such that readers are taken STRAIGHT to the first comment on the page -- such that I don't have to use a nested chain of Diigo and Citebite to do this, like I had to here:

    http://www.diigo.com/annotated/89dd2ac3691624481c87b0fa9bb85d7a

    Thanks, David.P
  • Maggie Tsai
     
    Thanks - good feedback. Will discuss more here.
  • Graham Perrin
     
    David expresses well what I have often thought.

    The combination of Citebite and Diigo is a very useful workaround. Thanks!
  • Joel Liu
     
    1. You can get annotated link from toolbar : Diigo toolbar ==> Diigo buttons ==> This URL ==> Get Annotated link.

    2. We will try to figure out a better way to share and interact on annotation. Stay tuned.
  • Graham Perrin
     
    Joel Liu wrote:
    > 1. You can get annotated link from toolbar : Diigo toolbar ==> Diigo buttons ==> This URL ==> Get Annotated link.

    Not possible with Diigolet, to which I'm usually restricted.

    > 2. We will try to figure out a better way to share and interact on annotation. Stay tuned.

    Thanks!
  • Graham Perrin
     
    Joel Liu wrote:

    > 1. You can get annotated link from toolbar : Diigo toolbar ==> Diigo buttons ==> This URL ==> Get Annotated link.

    I don't find that feature in Diigo toolbar in Firefox 3.0.3.

    Please, is it limited to Internet Explorer?
  • Graham Perrin
     
    Graham Perrin wrote:

    >> 1. You can get annotated link from toolbar : Diigo toolbar ==> Diigo buttons ==> This URL ==> Get Annotated link.
    >
    > I don't find that feature… 

    Confused because:

    * I was focused on 'This URL' in Diigo sidebar

    * the routine differs from what's described.

    Diigo toolbar 3.1.6.2 added to Firefox 3.0.3 requires the following routine:

    Diigo toolbar | Diigo menu | This URL | Get Annotated Link…
  • Joel Liu
     
    No, diigo Firefox toolbar also has this feature. Did you find the diigo button on Diigo firefox toolbar?
  • Graham Perrin
     
    In October, Joel Liu wrote:

    > Did you find the diigo … on Diigo firefox toolbar?

    I did indeed, thanks, and messages may have crossed paths.

    ----

    Remaining in this thread, I think that we have:

    * my suggestion that Diigolet should allow users to 'Get annotated…'

    * David P.'s suggestion that an initial view of an annotated page should be somehow anchored to the first visible annotation within that page (I'm paraphrasing).
  • Graham Perrin
     
    le torte wrote:

    > Just got to your "My Bookmarks" page.
    > Click on the "share this" option which is located under each bookmark.
    > Choose the "get annotated link" option and diigo creates the link.

    Unfortunately, not applicable to group bookmarks.

    As my Diigo toolbar appears to be broken today (a separate topic), I find no easy way to get the links that I require.

    +1 to reducing and rationalising the number of UIs to Diigo.

    +1 to improving the Diigolet.

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