My definition of a great idea is that once you have seen it, it seems like the most obvious thing in the world :)
And this particular idea would be a 1 hour job for Ning to implement (sorry if I'm over estimating anyone but I think this should be very easy to do no?)
Good point Marshall - didn't even think of suggesting they add it to their upcoming drop down menu update. Good thinking!
And thanks to you Eric for noticing :)
I have tried removing that manage tab from my horizontal navigation menu with no luck :(.
Adding my suggested drop down menu AND removing the manage tab would be the way to go.
Taking my idea from this thread by Garfield about a Lang. Ed. dashboard, I have added seven sub-tabs to my network tab (the ones I feel I use most often, i.e. appearance, tabs, layout, language editor, etc.) the others I use so seldom that having the whole list is not worth waiting for. L.E. for example uses the address for the actual search page bypassing 'choosing the language' page. So each can be set for the 'depth' needed to reach the page you use directly. The other , seldom used ones, can be reached with the extra click. ....And my old eyes and mind don't have to sort through the complete list of 34 choices.
If this is implemented I hope you consider it as an "opt-in" choice. Remember all the clamor about the shortcut icons. I would not like it to 'cover ' the sub-tabs I've created, forcing me to sort through 34 closely spaced items. .....A 'spot' (title) would have to remain on the nav board since people have many different numbers of tabs and quite possibly, arrangement of tabs, so the drop down menu would likely appear in many different locations. Thinking as I write this, I would hope that this wouldn't take priority over many other more pressing issues, i.e. bugs and tweaks in recent releases in order to save one click. Brian, you have come up with so many great ideas, maybe you need to prioritize the list. Though this could be quickly implemented it still takes someone away from some other work that may be more far-reaching and worthy. A nice option, but we seem to have many headaches yet to cure.
Thanks for your feedback but I'm not quite sure what you mean? How would a drop down menu which is only visible to you the NC and that is only activated when you hover the "Manage Your Network" in the top left corner interfere with your tabs? And like Marshall points out if you prefer to click your way through to your destination you still can. This is just a short cut that drops down when you hover the "Manage Your Network" top left corner.
Thanks for the praise of my ideas :) appreciate it, but it does not matter how I prioritize them, Ning will have their own priority list indifferent of mine lol ;)
I did make my priority list in the wishlist 2011 thread if you are curious ...of cause I could not limit myself to only 5 but I tried :)