I have made a significant change to the Friends Management screens… They are hopefully significantly more intuitive now – the ‘friends who choose me’ / ‘friends I choose’ idea is gone (although behind the scenes its still the same ;)) and replaced with a single list with different options for each friend in your list. People who appeared in both the old lists will now appear only once because thats all thats needed. Its difficult to explain in an entry so the best thing to do is to check it out 🙂
This change also brings in something that I overlooked when I did the original friends system and I can’t believe it took so long for someone to point it out to me – there may be occasions where you want to receive notifies from another diarist, but don’t want them to have access to your friends only entries. That is now possible with the new system.
Also, I have made a slight tweak to the entry editor so that it is possible to make the system not add BR and P tags when you post a new entry (note this does NOT apply to w.bloggar entries which will always have P and BR added). This will be a major boost to anyone pasting HTML from another diary or adding things where the BR or P tags would corrupt the text for some reason. By default this switch is OFF to maintain compatibility with the original mechanism. You’ll see the new checkbox below the entry text area.
I have taken a snapshot backup of the Friends table, just in case there are any problems but I believe it is working correctly… You’ll notice the new friends system is in keeping with the new look too 🙂