“Add To Favorites” Feature Launch

Today on Literotica, you should start seeing the appearance of the “Add To Favorites” feature. It isn’t actually a feature on its own, but a small improvement (we hope) of the already existing Literotica Favorites feature. It may take a few days for this upgrade to appear on all story and member pages.

The already existing Literotica Favorites feature allows registered users to add Stories, Poems, and Authors to their favorites list. This allows users to share their favorite parts of Literotica with others, and also allows users to keep track of their favorite items for later reference. We then use the data from everyone’s combined Favorites to create the Literotica Favorites Portal, which will soon be re-launched with a new and improved design.

The new part of the Favorites feature which is being launched today is a simple modification of the Story and Poem pages and the Member pages that allows you to simply click a link to add a user, story, or poem to your Favorites list. In the past, you would have to go into your member admin and manually add items to your Favorites list. Now, with the new feature, you can just click on a “Add To Favorites” link directly on the item which you are interested in.

Here are two examples: An updated story page and an updated author page.

On the updated Story page, you can see the Add To Favorites link in two places: at the top of the page to add the author to your favorites and at the bottom of the page to add the story to your favorites.

On the updated Member/Author page, the Add To Favorites link appears at the top right of each tab.

Once you click on the “Add To Favorites” link, a box pops up and you are able to add the item to your Favorites without leaving the page.

Please take a look at the new upgrade and let me know what you think.

One issue I was thinking about is whether we should put the Add to Favorites option for the author at the top of each story or just on the author page? If a reader is reading a story, how would they know if they wanted to add the author to their favorites at the top of a page (seemingly before reading the story)? On the other hand, if we add it to the bottom, where we already have the option to add the Story to Favorites, will that cause confusion? For now, we’ve included the option to add the Story to your Favorites at the bottom of the page and the Author to your Favorites at the top of the page, as well as adding the Add To Favorites to every Author/Member page.

Again, please take a look and let me know your thoughts on the upgrade. Thank you! :)

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4 Responses to ““Add To Favorites” Feature Launch”

  1. LeBroz says:

    Excellent feature. Two small suggestions.

    First, since both look so similar, to avoid confusion on what is being selected, put in bold type ‘author’ or ‘story/poem’ in the line preceding the ‘Add To Favorites’ button.

    Second, how about allowing for more than just ten favorites in each category?

    Tks for great work you’re doing in the upgrade.

  2. Manu says:

    Thanks for the comment and suggestions. :)

    You’re right – for a while we have been talking about increasing the number of “Favorites” allowed per user. We don’t want to make it unlimited, because then some users might call every story on the site their “Favorite”, defeating the purpose of the feature altogether, but 10 definitely seems like a small number.

    I have the idea that there are two different ways that people use the Favorites feature – as a list of their Favorites for the public, or as a list of stories/authors that they want to keep track of for themselves. The idea behind the feature wasn’t really intended for the latter, but we’ve been working on some new Literotica features (for example Friends and Subscribe To Author) that will try to fill that need. Once those new features are launched, hopefully people will not have as much of a need to have thousands of Favorites. But, again, I agree that 10 is not enough, so we’ll definitely work on that.

    Thanks again for taking the time to contribute and please feel free to leave feedback anytime. :)

  3. wildsweetone says:

    looks great Manu!

    this part got me thinking:
    ‘One issue I was thinking about is whether we should put the Add to Favorites option for the author at the top of each story or just on the author page? If a reader is reading a story, how would they know if they wanted to add the author to their favorites at the top of a page (seemingly before reading the story)?’

    i think a reader might want the ability to use the ‘add to favourite’ on any of a number of pages of one submission. eg if i was on page 3 of a 6 page chapter and had to leave, it could be a quick way of saving that story to return to later. (perhaps that brings in the extra idea of saving at specific points in submissions, rather than ‘whole’ submissions. not sure it’s easy to achieve, but it might be worth thinking about.).

    thanks for all you do.
    wso

  4. RedHairedandFriendly says:

    I just noticed the new changes yesterday, then again I went offline on the 19th, so we’ll blame that for me not seeing the “Add Favorite” option. I love it. A great addition to an already great website. ~ Red

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