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Paul Merrell

Accessibility issue -- Need option for black text rather than gray - 13 views

accessibility text colour color black grey gray suggestion
started by Paul Merrell on 14 Jul 09 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Merrell
    Thanks for that tip, Graham. It should help a bunch.

    Best regards,

Paul Merrell

Feature request -- More granular permissions - 22 views

feature requests permissions suggestion list spam (electronic)
started by Paul Merrell on 24 Jun 09 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Merrell
    Thanks for the work-around, Graham, but that's not what I'm after. I don't want the comments to be on the same page as the bookmarks and don't want to have to keep adding bookmarks to a list. It really is a permissions issue, I think.
Paul Merrell

Feature request -- Related groups (group of groups) - 34 views

feature requests suggestion boolean tag search
started by Paul Merrell on 29 May 08 no follow-up yet
  • Paul Merrell
    My colleagues and I maintain several Diigo groups. Each corresponds to a more discrete facets of the broader subject addressed by our bookmarks and annotations.

    We would like to be able to associate our groups in a manner so that:

    1. NAVIGATION -- Each of our groups contains a prominent scrollable navigation block for navigating between our associated groups, preferably arrangeable in a familiar hierarchical outline view, e.g., like Firefox bookmarks.

    2. SEARCH -- We may search the content only of our associated groups or a subset of them with a single query through selection of groups from a search query equivalent of the navigation tree or some other method that offers similar granularity.

    3. GROUP ENTRY DATA RETRIEVAL -- We may retrieve entries from all of our groups by selection of tags from within any single group (there is a large degree of overlap among our groups' content and the tags used on each).

    4. CATEGORY SEARCH -- We may retrieve entries from all of our groups in a more fine-grained manner by constructing tag queries using Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT. /fn 1/

    5. We may create hyperlinks on other web sites and in emails/chat sessions using a URL that, when activated takes the user to a Diigo page that displays results of the types discussed in numbered paragraphs 2, 3, and 4.

    6. Subscriptions and settings such as notifications may be handled on a "group of groups" basis. E.g., two use cases: [i] a colleague is going on vacation and wishes to stop notifications for our entire group of groups while she is gone so that her email in-box isn't stuffed when she gets back, as well as wishing to easily turn the notifications back on after her return from vacation; and [ii] a new colleague wishes to subscribe to our collection of groups and to set each group so that she is emailed notifications of new entries.

    All by April 15, please. :-) Seriously, I realize what I have sketched is not a trivial task and would undoubtedly need to be implemented in phases over a period of time. I also do not wish to leave the misimpression that I believe Diigo is too immature to be useful. Far from it. But these features would tremendously boost Diigo productivity and utility for us and for others who maintain related Diigo groups.

    Best regards,

    Paul Merrell

    /fn 1/ My colleagues are computer-savvy enough to create such queries in plain text. However, others might benefit from an AJAX-like query interface that makes construction of such queries more transparent.

    In that regard, you might draw inspiration from the Isys desktop search dialog pictured on this web page. . Although not obvious from the screenshot, the dialog displays the query at each stage of construction in the field where the "World Wide Web" query string id repeated near the bottom. That is an excellent aid in teaching novices the basics of command line query construction.
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