New FSDaily feature: SAVED STORIES!

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Submitted by dave on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 05:15

We've just implemented a new feature that allows you to save stories for future reference. This makes it easier to find those stories you really wanted to bookmark for later while still allowing you to vote up stories you want to support or draw attention to.

Why voting and saving?

The reason for this feature is that there are quite a lot of people who vote for stories solely based on the fact they wish to save them for future reference. As a consequence they don't vote for stories they wish to promote or draw attention to because it then becomes difficult to find the stories they wanted to save in their voted on list. Now you can have the best of both worlds. You can vote for anything you want to promote (for whatever reason) and you can save stories too.

How does it work?

If you are logged in you will see a new link under each story which says "Save". If you click on the link for a particular story it will be added to your saved stories list. You will then see the link change to "Unsave" which removes the story from your saved stories list.

You can view your saved items list by clicking on the "My Account" link in the top-right corner of any page and then clicking on the tab labeled "Saved stories".

As you will see on that page you can view all items (currently set to 25 items per page). You can order them by title, date saved, or by most recently commented on. You can also remove them from this page.

How did we do it?

For those who have Drigg sites of their own who are interested in how we implemented this feature:

We installed the Views and Flag modules available for Drupal.

Then configured them with some help from the Drupal community in the forums and that was that.