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I am avoiding doing real work today, so you will now see “save” links under each story, which makes a story go to your saved stories list. I added this to be able to save things you want to read later and then maybe unsave them, to be separate from the list of all the things you’ve upvoted.

When you go to /saved there is also a custom RSS link (in a <link> header tag) so you can add this private feed to your RSS reader or whatever.

(The header link list was getting a bit cramped, so the tag filters link moved to your settings page since it probably isn’t accessed much.)

Also, there is a new Wiki link at the bottom which goes to the Wiki on GitHub. This is intended for the community to create and maintain to add all the things I’m too lazy to document, such as site policies/norms and whatever else.

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    Saved stories are the feature I’ve been wanting but always forgot to ask for. This is especially handy because I don’t like upvoting something because I want to read it, rather, I want to upvote something after I’ve looked at it and had the ability to judge.

    Thanks a bunch.

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        Very nice.

        Small bit of feedback: on mobile, Saved is unfortunately placed right under the logo because of how the menu items wraps on small screens. I’ve missclicked/touched a couple of times already, I apparently click the logo a lot.

        /Someone with big fingers

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          It should probably be one of those hamburger menus so the options can drop down and have big hit targets only when you need them.

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            That could work, but keeping the most commonly used links visible would save clicks. A bit larger targets would suit me well, but I’m only one data point :)

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          Thank you for this!

          Small bit of feedback: Should unlogged in users see “Saved” in the header?

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            Nope! Fixed, thanks.

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            Also, there is a new Wiki link at the bottom which goes to the Wiki on GitHub. This is intended for the community to create and maintain to add all the things I’m too lazy to document, such as site policies/norms and whatever else.

            I’m a bit confused about this. The wiki can be edited by anyone, how can I be sure that any policies/norms written down there are actually representative?

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              Yeah, this seems odd. Are angersock’s downvote guidelines somehow official now that they’re on the wiki? https://github.com/jcs/lobsters/wiki/DownvoteGuidelines It certainly gives them even more of an air of authority than was presumed in the original post.

              If some people aren’t on board with that, what happens? Edit war?

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                I put that there, though I don’t think I really added stuff to imply it was an unofficial set of recommendations. I do suppose it does mean a discussion on what the wiki is for though.

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                do you use wikipedia? what level of confidence has it for you?

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                  This is in no way comparable, sorry. Wikipedia has huge structures built around precisely that problem.

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                    Actually the structures built around wikipedia are small if existent.

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                Thank you! ❤

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                  Nice feature! Though ever since I bought my new kobo ereader, I just sync all articles with pocket. Though will be nice for multi-part tutorials and video links.

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                    …so maybe put this info into the wiki? :-)

                    Handy stuff though, thanks.

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                        That’s what I use the email gateway for.

                        Thanks, Daniel Heath

                        On 14 Jul 2017, at 4:26 pm, wildlyinaccurate wildlyinaccurate@lobste.rs wrote:

                        This seems like it would tie in nicely with the ability to pre-cache content for offline reading! Surely I’m not the only person who uses (or tries to use) Lobsters on the subway?

                        – Vote: https://lobste.rs/c/vorvjz