I agree with Shadow Wizard that (and unfortunately) there isn't enough space in the drop down to add a link, especially as it'd need a fair bit of wording for it to make sense.
I suggest when we join a community "Are you sure you want to join..etc", have a tick box which states "Add this site to YOUR COMMUNITIES list".
While it's only a one time chance, it would be useful in itself.
Maybe there's no one great place for this to be, so perhaps we need a few smaller options here and there.
So implement my idea above, as well as (again) Shadow Wizard's idea of:
have the current site always on top of the list when clicking "edit",
so that it's easy to add
Although I would slightly alter that and suggest the "current" site being viewed is listed (once you've pressed edit link and have your list) below the search box and above the "Add" button. As putting it at the top of the list would make it seem like it's already on the list.
Or alternative to ShadowWizard's idea, is KateGregory's idea:
change the autocomplete area so that when you haven't typed anything
yet, it shows the current site.
Once you type a letter, if that
happens to be the first letter of the current site, continue to show
the current site first in the autocomplete list. As soon as your
typing deviates from the name of the current site, stop showing it in
Both ideas would work well.
The better solution
Would be if the edit "YOUR COMMUNITIES" had another place to be managed, like in our profile somewhere. Given that there are many communities now, I think people could make better use of their list if it was easier to manage.
Perhaps leave it in the drop down as a "simple/quick add" option, and then we can go to our profile and manage it more in depth if required, with options such as:
- Sort view by
- Order list by
- Add one/bulk add
- Remove one/bulk remove
This would cater for everyone's needs :)