Kinetic wrote:It looks like this is coming down to one thing: We need a plonk button.
If we get enough people sending the admins a request, maybe they can look into it and try to make it happen.
Keep in mind that the admins are volunteers and likely have lots of other stuff going on...so patience will be required. But it sure sounds like this is what we need. And I'm sure there are admins following this thread....with enough feedback they might even act based on what they read here.
Thank you for your patience! We are just having our first post-event web team meeting tomorrow, and we've got a lot of other tasks and projects to slog through, as well.
As I said in the Feature request thread, plonkability is the highest thing on my list of improvements. It's coming, but no, I don't know when, unless one of y'all wants to come help us install it?
And SYK, there are only 3 people with admin permissions, myself, Spanky the engineer and Emily Sparkle the sysop. We all read as much as we can,
but if you have a specific request/idea/problem, please oh please let us know in the Feature Requests and Bug Reports discussions. We are vigilant about checking those.
Only Spanky and Emily have made any changes, and those were entirely based on feedback from users - adding the general discussion folder, removing a couple of pointless, hurtful flames. The admin permissions for this tool allow user management (which we haven't exercised unless someone has a problem getting their account), and folder/discussion management (starting new folders, moving threads, deleting, etc.).
The other changes that we want to make - plonking, revising the way you are notified what you have/haven't read, are bigger coding projects that will take a while longer.
So again, based on what I've read throughout the eplaya, the most important/desired changes/additions seem to be:
-add a ubiquitous "email the sysop" link, including on the pre-login homepage
-ability to plonk users and threads
-publish our own community guidelines/conduct/user agreement (the out-of-the-box one is available, but feedback is that it is not personal, specific, or Burning Man-ish
The feedback on whether to indicate/highlight posts you've read, or posts you have not, has been split down the middle, so no matter what we we'll piss people off. Such is life.
To reduce troll factor, we are also kicking around the idea of a relationship/ratings mod, where you can rate the quality of the posts.
What do you guys think?
p.s. Kinetic, I look forward to your posts, and do not want to see them reduced by artificially inflated feelings of guilt. I wish more posters would be as thoughtful before they hit the submit button.