Oh ActiveRain Gods....are you awake this morning? Does anyone hear me?
First of all....here is a great big thank you! We begged and you answered our pleas! We are all loving the "View Drafts" feature you recently added. You have made our time in the blogs so much easier! Thank you, oh awesome ones! Here's a kiss for each of you!
I made a public ActiveRain true confession earlier this week about an embarrassing moment for me when I accidentally posted a draft sending it live - ActiveRain True Story! A Sad Tale of Two ActiveRain Comments! I Can't Make This Stuff Up!. This resulted in a nationwide discussion group in which I realized I was not the only foolish looking Rainer with egg on my face. The 233 and counting comments resulted in a central theme...we would like to have the default option be "draft". IMHO this is not a lot to ask, it is not a selfish request, it would benefit the masses....and we would be forever grateful for a quick fix.
Now those of you who know me, know I am not a Tech Expert, I am a Tech Lover! I don't know how things work behind the giant ActiveRain program, and I don't really want to know. What I want is for it to just work, I don't need to know how or why. I may have been in the business for years before the "instant gratification generation, but I quickly joined that group! Having said that, I think this is a pretty easy fix, I may be wrong...but I am just saying, "Fix it please!"
Craig Daniels said it best in his comment - Here's two wish list items for AR. (1) the default option on a post should be draft (2) block spam comments by disallowing the same comment twice (for the copy/paste fly-by commenters). Craig is a tech expert honored and loved by many ActiveRainers, so I am adding his comment to give my request a little clout!
What a great announcement it would be if the ActiveRain Powers would announce this new feature during the Rain Camp in Dallas, Texas next week!
Come on, pretty please! Just say you will do it!
You are already our best friends...but we could give you our first born children!
A N D T H A N K Y O U I N A D V A N C E ! ! !