|Some gripes & suggestions in regards to ModDB website||Locked|
|Dec 3 2012, 5:23pm Anchor|
Been hanging around this place for a few years now. While I have to say that I find the entire concept of this network and everything that DesuraNET does for mod & game development community nothing short of amazing, I do think there is room for some improvements. Following is a list of things that I could write off top of my head.
Not expecting any immediate changes (especially in regards to point #3) or anything. Just writing my thoughts on things. Maybe some of these have been brought up before, I wouldn't know. Crawling through the forums & search results to see if that is the case does not sound very appealing to me right now.
|Dec 3 2012, 6:58pm Anchor|
Hey allow me to clarify a few things.
You cannot reply to a guest comment unless it has been approved by our community or staff. When it is red (greeen on indiedb and yellow on slidedb) that means it has yet to be approved. Once it reaches enough positive votes or "hams" then it will act like a regular comment and you can reply easily enough. Depending on how long you have been a member and how active you have been your votes on how legitimate the comment is will be more. For example when I see a good comment my singular upvote is worth the maximum 10 points (I am the most active on the site afterall) and the comment will be live after my one point. Other members will be between 1-10 points.
I do not really follow your wish to delete features what exactly are you trying to delete?
The twitter functionality is interesting as we implemented it in such a way that is not really standard. To be honest every hour we call hundreds of thousands of twitter feeds to get updates, I am not sure how we would build hashtags into that or how duplicated twitter posts would work. There is a lot more going into something so simple then you could think about on the first pass.
Most of these updates just come around because I get fed up working with the site, but we always happy to listen to any ideas the community has.
|Dec 4 2012, 12:37am Anchor|
Ah, so that's what the vote system on comments made by guests is for. I just don't remember seeing any approved guest comments, so that's probably why I wasn't really aware of such system.
What am I trying to delete? Any article that appears on the 'Features' tab of my project. I just find it little bizarre that those lack the 'Delete' button, while news stories, images etc. have that. I suppose there has to be some reason for it being the way it is.
Well I was aware that implementing hashtag filtering to the Twitter feeds could be easier said than done. I don't think it's absolutely necessary though, just something that could be useful in certain cases, like the one I outlined in my above post. That said, if the payoff is not proportional to the work & cost of implementing it, then obviously it shouldn't be done.
|Dec 5 2012, 7:32pm Anchor|
Well our twitter integration is hardly traditional given the absurd amount of API calls we do in a single hour. I deleted the two archived articles but the others were already deleted so I have no idea what you are talking about.
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