My current plan wrt to what you want is to provide a way to window the users private scratchpad in a nodelet.
Don't bother. Really. I don't have a need for this. The point of what I talked about was that it is a better interface that is trivial. Just change user settings to include a link to the fancy stuff instead of inlining it.
"its too complex" (referring to two seperate patch sets comprising of 1000's of lines of code in probably 10 or so patches) then i don't think im out of line rejecting the criticism as useless
It appears the comment was "it's way too complex <demerphq tunes out here>, just use a text box". I'll try to avoid discussing your ideas in the chatterbox in future so there is a written record so you can go reread ("use a text box") later, perhaps when you've overcome the shock that someone might criticize a design that requires 1000's of lines of code by suggesting that a trivial interface would be easier to use and more powerful and do that without even looking at the 1000's of lines of code.
I have very little desire and even less time to review 1000's of lines of code. I don't think it would do anyone any good for me to review 50 of those lines (I doubt they'd make any sense being such a small part of the puzzle). We started with an under-20-line feature. I was thinking of making it easier to use and more powerful as a maybe-as-much-as-5-lines feature. "Quantity has a quality all its own." When I instead see 1000's of lines, I find "it's way too complicated" to be a quite reasonable critique. The fact that there are 1000's of lines precludes me from reviewing the code.
Thanks for explaining the "display the top/bottom N links" feature. What makes the personal nodelet unique is that it is always there. If I wanted to collect 100's of links, then I'd put them on my scratchpad or some other place where they aren't always displayed. I'm not sure what situation would lead me to want to see the last (or first) N of the links I've collected on every page, but I'm sure some will find a use for it (and some may have already enjoyed the prior '100 of my links' behavior).
Thanks again for your efforts.