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This Thread is for Version 2.0.X of Editor Monitor

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Ian: Aug 1, 2002, 12:43 AM
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Example of what is new to this version:

Editor Statistics Tag

<%Plugins::EditorMonitor::EditorStats($Username)%> Use this tag to produce statistic about a particular editor. Can be used in the the editor's browser (browser_info.html), for your own purposes, or anywhere on your web site. The graph is capped at 250, meaning any bar graph which exceeds 250 pixels in length will be automatically resized together with its partner graph to half its size. This maintains correct proportion between the two lines for comparative purposes.

Example Output:


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Ian: Jul 30, 2002, 7:22 PM
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NEW TO 2.0 !

*Added next phase of Editor Signup. Including validation/rejection system with email templates for both validation and rejection.

*Added a new custom tag. Current monthly editor activity. This tag returns the editing activity (number) for the month so far. Useful for displaying to the editor in their browser.

*Added a new custom tag: EditorStats. Graphs and compares the editor's monthly activity (broken down into all areas of editing) with the monthly averages of all editors. Great for motivating your editors and keeping a closer eye on who is perfoming, and who isn't.

*Added ability to click on an editor in the 'Who's Online' and bring up their statistics.

*Updated documentation





More on release information soon.


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Ian: Jul 31, 2002, 12:59 AM
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Re: [Ian] EM v2.0.X In reply to
Honestly, Ian, do you ever sleep???

This program just keeps getting better and better and I, for one, am very grateful for you making it. Between this, the User Monitor, and the Tool Box, you've made Links SQL even more of a joy to use. Thank you for all your hard work.
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Re: [rayhne] EM v2.0.X In reply to
Smile Thanks Rayhne. (Sleep: not really)

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Ian: Jul 31, 2002, 9:26 AM
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v2.0.0 Released In reply to

Version 2.0.0 Released


Intitial release and upgrade version are the same for 1.3.0 users.





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Re: [Ian] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Thanks IAN

wil be testing it shortly..
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
HI Ian,



How do I change the date format to the standard Month, Day, Year format?



Thanks!Wink
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Hi Brian,

Where abouts is the date you wish to change?


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
The Editor start date!

In their profile.
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Hmmm, good point!

It should follow your admin->date_settings.... looks like I may have forget to set this, I'll check it.

EDIT: What date format do you have set for: date_db_format?

Thanks


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Ian: Aug 2, 2002, 7:22 PM
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It is set to the date_db_format (%yyyy%-%mm%-%dd%)
The date_user_format is %ddd% %mmm% %dd% %yyyy%

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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Edit: hmmm, yeah I would maybe leave those the way they are.

I could change it so there is a seperate day/month/year tag for you to put in any format you like?Wink


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Ian: Aug 2, 2002, 7:25 PM
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Should it follow the date_user_format rather than the date_db_format since this is a user function?
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Yes, I would NOT change the date_db_format.... that may cause problems everywhere, not just in my plug-ins either.

I'll take a look at the code and see what works out best.....


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Coooooooooooooool!Wink
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Ok, this looks pretty easy and allows user to keep the EM_Since tag if they don't want to be bothered:

<%EM_Since_Year%> Example: 2002
<%EM_Since_Month%> 07
<%EM_SInce_Day%> 31

I will need to add these new tags to both EditorMonitor.pm (for statid profile creation) and emprofile.cgi (for dynamic profile creation).


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
So this will take the XXXX-XX-XX format data and create 3 tags to replace it?
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
Yep, so if you wanted:

dd-mm-yyyy

You would put <%EM_Since_Day%>-<%EM_Since_Month%>-<%EM_Since_Year%> in your profile template. And of course swap the order or fomating to whatever you like, for example you could then have:

04:03:2002 or 14/12/2002

or 04 (day) 03 (month) 2002 (year) if you thought your readers needed the tip. (just kidding now)

I have just put this into EM master code, but it is untested. I will test it then add it to 2.0.1.


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Ian: Aug 2, 2002, 7:47 PM
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Cool beans!Wink
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.0 Released In reply to
http://www.categories.ca/...es/4_my_clients.html

It works... your wish is my command. I can upload 2.0.1 now unless you have any other last minute requests?


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Ian: Aug 2, 2002, 7:51 PM
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v2.0.1 Released In reply to

Version 2.0.1 Released




Note: Editor Monitor (and my other plug-ins) are now available for downloadload through the Links SQL download area. Current versions will no longer be placed in my private download area. Only change is Brian's date suggestion above :)





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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Possible New Feature:


Following on from a suggestion for User Monitor, I am thinking of implementing a new set of reward automation features into Editor Monitor as follows: (the use of this feature would be optional)

Automatic deposit of rewards into Editors reward accounts as actions are performed:

Category_Add_Reward
Category_Modify_Reward
Category_Delete_Reward
Link_Add_Reward
Link_Modify_Reward
Link_Delete_Reward
Link_Validate_Reward
Editor_Reward_Multiplier <<<- allows you to increase rewards added for each particular editor on an individual bases... example one editor could have a multiplier of 2, which means they would get twice as many rewards as another with 1.

The problem with this system is that once the editor realise how rewards can be earned the couuld add and delete links or categories in a meaningless way, just to increase their rewards.


Comments?


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi IAN

Can we change the application review format to be similar to the links one.. Meaning that the Admin can change fields in case of misspilling or so.. and the reject e-mail is in the bottom so the Admin can add specific reason per applicant?
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hey Ian,

How about an Editor "Award" system that allows the admin to assign an award (maybe something as simple as a star) to their editor profile page.



Just a thought!Smile
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Re: [katabd] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I am sure it can be done katabd... i'll add it to the list, thanks for the suggestionWink!


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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Excellent idea also brian, and it looks pretty straighforward to add in also. This has gone on my todo list as well.

Keep them coming everyone... they may take a while to put in, but they will eventually get there, even if it is EM3Wink

I am going to be away for about a week (may be check in once or twice for support questions in between)... thanks very much for all the great suggestions.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
CALLING EM USERS:

I have been receiving requests for a feature list, customer comments, screenshots and example websites using EM (as well as for my other plug-ins) since I made versions 1.

You have all heard the story about me not having a lot of time, and this week is a great example of this.

Anyways, I thought I would sneak this post in tonight, as I am going to make an effort to get a page up for each plug-in starting with a future version of EM.

You can see the work in progress for EM3 here: http://www.iuni.com/custom/EM/em3.html. While I have not even begun EM3 (EM2 has only just been released), there is nothing like planning ahead, maybe my feature list on this page will become a todo listAngelic.

What I would really appreciate from anyone or a couple of people even is something to put into my "customer comments" and "sites using EM" section. Just email me at iuni, or send a pm. Also one or two really cool screen shots would be nice. I am looking for a range of things to show, something other than just my site :)

I apologise for the site being quite basic (and containing errors) at this stage, but I am going to fix it all up later this week.

Thanks very much! Smile


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Ian: Aug 4, 2002, 11:50 PM
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Editors Choice!

Have a special tag that can be assigned by an editor (one per calendar month) that gives that link an Editors Choice marking.

Should show above the Link Title:

EDITORS CHOICE August 2002
Link Title
Link Decription
Etc...

Have the tag stay on the link for full term as well. This will give a little more power to the editor.
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I'm going to (finally!) get my editor profile section up this weekend so I'll be happy to let you link to my site then. You can take whatever screenshots you wish of it as well (or just let me know what kind of screenshots you'd like).
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi IAN

My site is http://www.2muslims.com/directory/

About EM and its support by 2muslims.com webmaster:

Features:

The features you can find on IAN web site are just a portion ofd what this plug in is cabable of.

The Modifications were made easy through the editor monitor, the Globals those are built in are more than most of us will need.. although we can always use Wink

Support:

The support that IAN provides is superior, quick and exclusive so the limited support you see on his official page is just a stetment that is far from the truth...

Upgrades:

IAn has done very much all requested add ons ad mods those he was asked for in a very short time...
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,

I am not sure if this is right or not but I upgraded the plugin today to 2.0.1 and when I select the "editors online" it not only shows the editors but also the registered users and non registered users.

So if all three are showing is that right?

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Teambldr: Aug 5, 2002, 4:08 PM
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Re: [katabd] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Thanks very, very much for the kind comments katabd. I'd love to put some of them onto the site.

Cool


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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Brian, yes that is correct. Do you find that the regular users is an issue? Filtering could be added if so.Wink


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
In a high traffic site that may be a little bit much to look through. Especially if they have UM to boot.

It is just my opinion, but I think just seeing the editors in the EM would be best. Most people have stats programs that can see the other traffic *in general. And the UM would be able to see all registered users.

It also seperates the two plugins a bit more.



Just a thought!Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
A wild thought that may apply to UM as well. A way to auto spam-proof email addresses.
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Re: [rayhne] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
An internal form would work fine. Just select the member name and it sends it to the proper party. Like a dating site.Cool
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Re: [rayhne] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Yes, this is something that has been on my todo list for the longest time, I just have never reached that far down yet!

I think a form on the profile page which masks the email address or goes through a cgi file would be appropriate. A form may take up too much room on some sites though... ideas on this?


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,

I would say that a small form that uses cgi to do the mailing by accessing the users email address is the right answer.

It would take up about 3 vertical inches or so on the page and could be placed after the profile to keep it below the fold.

I like the idea, but that is just my opinion of course.Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I'm thinking more along the lines of the email that appears on the User Profile page auto 'scrambled' so robots can glean it from the page. Instead of having it appear as rayhne@fanficweb.net, have it come up as rayhneATfanficwebDOTnet.
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hey Ian,



When reviewing the editors online I noticed that it is not releaseing the data. Everyone is showing the same as they were prior. And even editors that are not online are still showing.

Any ideas?Crazy
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Brian,

Yes, this is to do with Links' session files. They seem to hang around until there is a change.

Try logging in as a user, that should clear it all out.

I am not exacty sure how to 'fix' this, as I don't know how to modify the way the session files are created or deleted through a plug-in.Unsure

It used to be a problem on my site when there were quiet periods (no log in or log outs for longer than the admin settings' session time limit), but as the traffic builds on your site, it will no longer be an issue, as the session files will be constantly changing.

What to do?


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Re: [rayhne] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Rayhne,

I am not sure what format I will put this into, but I have added a "contact the editor" into my todo list.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Thanks Ian. I believe that the site had over 5000 uniques in that directory today though. I will check it out.
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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,



I had an idea for EM.

What if there was a way to give rewards to current editors when they refer a new editor?

It asks for a reference in the new editor sign up already, so all that would need to be figured out is the reference between the application and the rewatds system.

The reference request in the application is currently a text box. Maybe a drop down with all the editors names? This will allow for an accurate submission!



Just a thought!Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hmmm, YES!

I am sure it could be done by setting a value in the form (Yes No) along with the name.

But it would be hard (for the code) to detect if someone is making it up. They could have just pulled a name from off your site, or an editor's profile page.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,



2 more ideas for EM!

1. Editor Reviews
Allow registered members to review an editors performance and post them to be seen in the editors profile section.
2. Editor Articles
Allow editors to create a newsletter article that is linked from the editor profile and can be included in the newsletter for the site as well.


EDIT: a third and forth one...Wink
3. Editor Ratings
Allow an editor to rate a site and show the editor rating on the sites detail page or within the link.html template.

4. Editor Featured Site
Allow the editor to choose one site per category as a featured listing for a calendar month. Upon choosing the site the "Editors' Featured Site" would show up on the link.html and detailed templates.


Just a thought!Cool

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Teambldr: Aug 16, 2002, 7:19 AM
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hey nice ideas Brian.

I had already added a user rating/editor rating system to my todo list, so hopefully this would help.

I like #4, that sounds like a particulary good one!


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I like idea 3 and 4 as well...:)
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Re: [rayhne] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I am going to have fun going though all these old posts when I get a computer, trying to work out whats what!

Just hang in there everyone, it may not be that soon, but I will be making EM3 (and major updates to all of the plugins for that matter).

In case you don't know already, I am without a computer right now.... I am using either my mom's computer or whatever I can get my hands on. So thats why all is quiet on the plug-in front at the moment.

Smile


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hey Ian,

Is there a place to turn off the TopXEditors "Title Only"?

Thanks!
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Brian,

I think I answered this one in a pm :) I am also going to add it to my "tips".

(I've added another poll to the EM support: Should editors be able to do a build changed?)


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,

The more I delve into the EM plugin the more I see the need for an editor to be able to add their comments and/or rating to a link. I can really see this as a big feature that not only allows a greater amount of interactivity with the editor it also adds a personal touch to the listing as well.

While an editor may find a link fits into a specific category it may need a qualifying comment to really communicate the reference and relevance.

UN would not need it as they have a review and rating system to use. It is just the editors that are left out hanging.

Thoughts?Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Yes, some kind of Editor Pick and/or rating system?


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Well, I like the Editors Choice of the Month thing as well. This is more like Editor Comments that can be attached to a link.Smile
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
I think Comments could be attached to links, for sure. This would be an Editorial type of think, where only Editors could write one? As the review system seems to cover the user based comments pretty good.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Exactly.

Users have the reviews and editors would have Editor Comments.Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Yeah, nice idea. I've added this feature several times with custom work, and it seems to work well, as long as the ediotors are happy to write the reviews Tongue

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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Hi Ian,



It is possible that this idea has came up in the past:

How about a way to allow users to suggest a new category? Like:

"Click here to create a new category"
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Re: [nt6] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
"Click here to suggest a new category" might be a better way to phrase it if this is presented to a user.

Suggest a category is something which comes up every now and then, have a suggested this one myself. I am currently using my own php file for doing this, but I may include it into EM3.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Nice. Do You have an idea of when this version 3 is palned for?
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Re: [nt6] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Yes, end of September, early October. I am planning a load of new features, enhancements etc for this one. You should see my todo listfor itShocked. The actual features that get added will depend on what works out as I go through the list, but I will try to add most of the things which have been suggested so far.


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Re: [Ian] v2.0.1 Released In reply to
Splendid. Good luck.
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v2.0.2 Released In reply to
Version 2.0.2 has been released with some improvements to the installer.

More information can be found on my support forum.


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User filter has been added and will be included with the next release of EM.

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Whoson Filter

You have the ability to filter our regular users from the 'whoson' by setting the Whoson_Filter = 1 (default is 0) in the EMSettings table. This will cause the 'whoson' function to only show you Editors online.


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Re: [Ian] User Filtering In reply to
The next upgrade of Editor Monitor will allow Editors to upload their own pictures. (Same as User Monitor)


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