New DR Feature

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New DR Feature

Postby bob » 01/05/11, 11:29 pm

This is not quite ready for prime time. Still primitive, a little clunky. Need to work on the mechanics a bit. Gotta fix the styles (any comment on colors, etc?) and I need to triple check certain functions. But try it out on this mock-up:

http://www.dailyrotation.com/comments/index.php

Just click on (C-R) next to each headline

Open to any and all suggestions....

Already planning Star Rating showing next to headline, as well as number of comments. Maybe mouseover initiation.
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Postby bob » 01/06/11, 9:50 pm

no one interested?
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Postby RedRage » 01/07/11, 5:51 am

I personally have not used DR in a long ass time so i really have no opinion

I did click the link though and do not know why i stopped using it.
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Postby Gerry » 01/07/11, 10:51 am

Good start, but it's not obvious what the links are. "(C-R)" doesn't say "Comments" to me.
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Postby bob » 01/07/11, 5:55 pm

This is probably better, eh, Gerry? Just using one headline for an example because I don't have my perl in order yet)

http://www.dailyrotation.com/comments/test.php
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Postby Don_U » 01/08/11, 1:13 am

comments = internal validation != communication
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Postby bob » 01/08/11, 1:27 am

maybe -- but I think you're just screwing with concepts that don't have meaning in the context. Internal validation is communication, and the comments are not just internal. Anyone can read them. So that's communication even by your too narrow definition.


Actually, I doubt there will be much interest in comments, but I'm willing to try it. I think there may be more interest in the ratings, which is part of this current scripting process too. (I should have ratings showing next to the headlines by tomorrow.)

The reason I don't think there will be much interest in comments is the way people use Daily rotation, or at least the way I use it. I go down the list of headlines and pick the ones I find of interest, opening each in a new tab. When I've gotten everything I'm interested in, I switch to the articles and read them. I don't just pick an article, read it, and then go back to DR to continue.

But we'll see. Some think this would be a great improvement, and I trust them enough to put the work into trying it.
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Postby Gerry » 01/09/11, 3:47 am

bob wrote:This is probably better, eh, Gerry? Just using one headline for an example because I don't have my perl in order yet)

http://www.dailyrotation.com/comments/test.php


Much better bob, however is there a way to make it fit the dr theme, as it currently looks pretty ugly.
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Postby Gerry » 01/09/11, 3:52 am

Also it's losing my comment when the captcha fails which will teach people not to bother commenting.
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Postby Gerry » 01/09/11, 3:55 am

Gerry wrote:Also it's losing my comment when the captcha fails which will teach people not to bother commenting.
Same again happens if you try to post a link, it loses your entire comment.
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Postby Don_U » 01/09/11, 10:51 am

"but I think you're just screwing with concepts that don't have meaning in the context. Internal validation is communication, and the comments are not just internal. Anyone can read them. So that's communication even by your too narrow definition."

er yeah I'm glad sociology has no place in communication.

You half agreed then edited your post. Talked to Gerry
then did your edit? That does not sound like you.

"the comments are not just internal. Anyone can read them" :lol:

You knew what I was talking about...
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Postby RedRage » 01/09/11, 2:34 pm

kinda partial to the rating idea, comments I've found to be more trouble than their worth
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Postby bob » 01/09/11, 5:01 pm

Also it's losing my comment when the captcha fails which will teach people not to bother commenting.


I'll see what I can do about that.

"the comments are not just internal. Anyone can read them" Laughing

You knew what I was talking about...


really, no... please explain further, but don't twist the thread over to sociology--I'm trying to get feedback on specifics here
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Postby bob » 01/10/11, 2:40 am

Also it's losing my comment when the captcha fails which will teach people not to bother commenting.


Set up a js backpage that seems to work. if no js, users can use back button.

also got rating next to headline now.

http://www.dailyrotation.com/comments/test.php
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Postby Gerry » 01/10/11, 4:23 am

bob wrote:Set up a js backpage that seems to work. if no js, users can use back button.
Awesome, works well now. :) I would still improve the look to match dr before releasing it though.

Don_U wrote:You half agreed then edited your post. Talked to Gerry then did your edit?
Yes, we have discussions about how we should reply to your posts, Don_U. Bob stepped out of line this time by responding without consulting with me first, so it had to be rectified. HA! Wow, you feeling ok?
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