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Re: Scratchpad (Edit)/Personal Nodelet (add to scratchpad) : Lost update problem

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Jun 28, 2004 at 23:17 UTC ( #370364=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Scratchpad (Edit)/Personal Nodelet (add to scratchpad) : Lost update problem

Well, I personally think that this will be a long time in coming. I lean towards a different angle: AFAIK had you been adding to the nodelet this wouldnt have happened. Thus IMO a better solution is to add some controls to Personal Nodelet Settings that allow you to export your links to the scratchpad (private or public) from there. That way you get the safety that the controlled management of the Personal Nodelet has, with the flexibility of the scratchpad.

How does that sound as an alternate?


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Re^2: Scratchpad (Edit)/Personal Nodelet (add to scratchpad) : Lost update problem
by mhi (Friar) on Jun 29, 2004 at 15:58 UTC
    It might work, but I'm not so sure that that's not just adding another level of indirection to the problem, unless it's implemented with some type of safeguard. What I experienced was the following:

    1. add stuff to scratchpad by editing and saving once in a while
    2. view a bunch of nodes and add some of them to the scratchpad via the Personal Nodelet controls
    3. before closing the scratchpad editor click on save just to be sure not to lose the last edits
    4. call the scratchpad viewer and see it only as last saved in the edit window and with none of the added links

    With your Idea, just add the Personal Nodelet Settings page as an additional step.

    Hmmm. I'm just thinking: I like the way I can see the links in the personal nodelet, but don't want to clutter it with a bunch of newly colleted links... How about this:

    • scrap the "Add to pub / priv pad" from the personal nodelet
    • change the "Hide Links In Nodelet Viewer (Only use it to capture links)" to "Hide Links In Nodelet Viewer by default" in the Settings
    • add checkboxes for "unhide" "add to priv scratchpad" "add to pub scratchpad" in the Settings
    • and add a warning to the Scratchpad Editor as suggested by castaway

    Whaddaya think?

    Update: Added form example

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