The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Enigma » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:38 pm

Knowname wrote:the sad part is the vain ppl that think it really matters :o ok I'm kinda' playing with ole soupy-boy here, but really. WHY?? The site won't die, you'll just get non-argumentative ppl instead of vain assholes hanging around.

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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Arigatomina » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:44 pm

Knowname wrote:...when they can actually contribute with an actual idea (question) or service (amv) than we can acknowledge them! Sorry to say, but until then you don't really matter :) this is how the world works.

This is how the org works. Or this is how I *thought* the org worked and would continue to work. Apparently some people don't like the way the org works and that's why we have this whole section full of ideas on how we can invite non-contributing visitors into the org. Someone here wants them, and wants them badly enough to change the org so they'll come and stay and enjoy.

Anyway, back on topic. You can't introduce yourself to an empty room. If the journals are to serve as a place for people to introduce themselves, those journals must be read. If a newbie posts in their journal and no one is on the main page to see it, does it make an introduction? Of course not. It doesn't even get read because even those who are interested will never know that post was made. You can encourage people not to PM others in response to their journals, you can encourage them not to download vids and review them if they read about those vids in journal entries, you can even push people to make all their journal entries private so they really will be nothing but places to type things that no one will ever read. But that has nothing to do with introductions. You said the journals function as a place for new members to introduce themselves. They could, they might, but only if people can read those journals. At present you can only read a few of them, and then only if you happen to be on the main page at just the right moment to spot them.

Even tossing aside the intro aspect, it would be nice to be able to read journal posts made in the last week or month. It's a way to catch up on the people who are participating (or at least *using*) this website outside the forum. So I'm suggesting it in this thread.

Suggestion: Make a calendar with links to the journal entries made on each date. It should go back at least a week, but a month would be even better. A simple "more..." link under the "new journal entries" list on the main page wouldn't take up much space.
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Knowname » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:21 pm

I like reading the journals that are like 'you actually read my journal???' lol but yeah 'normal' ppl probly wouldn't stop to read those :)
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:03 pm

Enigma wrote:Also, the sad part is that not letting the freshmen introduce themselves appropriately, is what's going to kill this place eventually.

This does not compute with the common wisdom (and i believe backed up with DB queries at one point) that the vast majority of accounts have never even logged on to the forums to even know they can't do an announcement thread.
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby dokidoki » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:07 pm

Arigatomina wrote:Suggestion: Make a calendar with links to the journal entries made on each date. It should go back at least a week, but a month would be even better. A simple "more..." link under the "new journal entries" list on the main page wouldn't take up much space.

I added a history for the last thirty days, but no fancy calendar display, sorry.
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Arigatomina » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:03 pm

dokidoki wrote:I added a history for the last thirty days, but no fancy calendar display, sorry.

It's perfect. And you're awesome for doing it, thank you. ^_^
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Knowname » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:33 pm

you could also hunt down the person by screenname than look at their journal via their profile. I've done that tons of times.
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Nya-chan Production » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:10 am

OMG DOKI HAS NEW AVA D:
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Re: The Org Redesign - Social Features - Journals

Postby Kaream » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:55 am

So what about that comment system.
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