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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Will you be putting the new version here as well?
 
Re: [rayhne] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
No. While I don't like leaving old versions laying around, the message in the download area is clear on what version is the current one. I think version 1.0.0 is good enough for sampling what it does anyways.Smile


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
When I attempted to use the plug-in, I got this error:

Writing Stats to file:/vol/drive2/sites/site13/web/directory/fanficdir/editors/profiles/alleditors.html...

A fatal error has occured:
unable to open File. Reason: No such file or directory at /vol/drive2/sites/site13/web/cgi-bin/fanficdir/admin/Plugins/EditorMonitor.pm line 327.


Please enable debugging in setup for more details.

unable to open File. Reason: No such file or directory at /vol/drive2/sites/site13/web/cgi-bin/fanficdir/admin/Plugins/EditorMonitor.pm line 327.
 
Re: [rayhne] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Thanks, i'll have a look...


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Re: [rayhne] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I found the problem... it was a type with build path statement.

The correction will be put into 1.0.0.c in the download area. (1.0.0.b) still contains this error.


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I am thinking of adding the following to upcoming versions:
  • Ability to see the last link or category: modified, deleleted, added or validated for each editor
  • Ability for editor to log-in and change their profile page detials
  • Additional Custom Tags


I am going to change the table structure so that this is possible in future versions. This means that version 1.0.1 onwards will be ready for these new features and forward compatible.

Smile


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Ian: Jun 4, 2002, 5:42 PM
 
Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I installed the new version and continue to get this error:



Path Editors/Profiles not found. Creating Directory.


A fatal error has occured:
Cannot mkdir newdir: No such file or directory at /vol/drive2/sites/site13/web/cgi-bin/fanficdir/admin/Plugins/EditorMonitor.pm line 334.


Please enable debugging in setup for more details.

Cannot mkdir newdir: No such file or directory at /vol/drive2/sites/site13/web/cgi-bin/fanficdir/admin/Plugins/EditorMonitor.pm line 334.
 
Re: [rayhne] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I am wondering if this has something to do with permissions.

What happens if you manually create the directory www.yoursite.com/editors/profiles ?

You can PM me if you wantSmile


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Here is a list of fixes for version 1.0.2 of the Editor Monitor:

1. Corrected the repair table function so that it removes and editor from the table instead of adding, when an editor has been deleted.
2. Mistakes corrected and information updated in the About section.
3. Release information moved out of About and into Forum.
4. Fixed install and pre-file write checks for existing editor profile directories.
5. Last 3 logins are recorded for each editor (instead of only the last).
6. Modified table structure to help cater for future features.
7. Editor Notes column in table for admin to make notes about each editor (255 chars).
8. Top 5 Editors - Based on Total Editing Activity : including in stats, and alleditors.html.
9. Top X Editors by Activity Tag, where you specify the top X number of editors to show.

This list is always being added to. Please visit my forum for more details.

Here is extract from the plug-in manual for point 9. above:



Quote:


Top Editors by Activity Tag

<%Plugins::EditorMonitor::TopXEditorActivity('NumberToShow')%> Replace NumberToShow with the number of editors you want to display in your "Top" list. If you put in a higher number than the actual amount of editors you have, the function will automatically correct this and show all of your editors. If your database does not have any editors this tag will not return any output.

Example Output:


TOP 5 Editors - Based on Total Editing Activity
1 Jackson
2 Tyler
3 Maggie
4 Dug
5 Jerry
Wink


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Version 1.0.4 has new things like Last Link deleted, being added to it. I will be putting "last xxxx deleted" for other editing functions as well.

Vicky
LOGINS: Total Logins: 432 Last Login: 2002-06-05 18:35:34 2nd Last: 0000-00-00 00:00:00 3rd Last: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
LINK EDITING: Additions: 90 Modifications: 80 Deletions: 12 Validations: 0
Last Deleted Link: http://www.test.com From Category: Regional/Ontario/Metropolitan Areas <<<< LOOK!
CATEGORY EDITING: Additions: 0 Modifications: 0 Deletions: 0
Category: Family and Personal/Personal Homepages
Category: Regional/Ontario/Metropolitan Areas/Ottawa Metro/Education
Category: Regional/Ontario



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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Very nice work Ian.Cool
 
Re: [Teambldr] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Thanks Teambldr. I am proud of my 2nd only plug-in.Cool


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Some of the new addintions for version 1.0.4:

New Features so far:

1. See the last link an editor deleted, and the category it came from.
2. NEW - Editor settings table.
3. Announcements - you can set an annoucement to be displayed to your editors, anywhere you place the announcements tag i.e. the editor browser.
4. Last build time tag. You can tell your editors the last time you performed a build, right from their browser.
5. Ability to adjust some of the FONT settings in the output.
6. more being addedWink


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Looks great Ian.



Just a thought I had though...

If you are setting up communications to the editors what will happen if they need to respond to you or another editor?


Maybe integrating the forum (private) in some way might do the trick.

GT Community might allow the editors to be assigned to a "Links Editors" group from the Links SQL editor assignment page.

Oh my, I think I am opening Pandoras Box here.Shocked

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Teambldr: Jun 6, 2002, 8:51 AM
 
Re: [Teambldr] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I have a forum dedicated to editor communication. (the plug-in is modeled on what I use on my own site).

I see you point though, for those who don't. But at this stage it is an editor monitor plugin.... maybe down the track, if enough people are interested, it could have some kind of internal messaging...and be an editor monitor and messaging plugin.

I will see how many people actualy buy my plugin rather than just download it and copy it etc.... to put in that much work, I would really want to see some paid up users for the product, so that I know it is not a wasted effort. Sorry to sound a little bitter, and commercial, but I can see what is happening with this alreadyFrown.

Thanks for the suggestion.Smile


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
My last post messed up the quote somehow. Sorry about that.



"I will see how many people actualy buy my plugin rather than just download it and copy it etc.... to put in that much work, I would really want to see some paid up users for the product, so that I know it is not a wasted effort. Sorry to sound a little bitter, and commercial, but I can see what is happening with this already"

All I can say Ian is that I pay for everything that I get. My expectations may be high on the form, functionality and longevity of the product though. But without any reserve, if the product meets my needs then I will step up to the bar.

As per people that download, install and use a "pay" program, well lets just say that I have a low opinion of people that steal. If they download it, install it, try it and find that it does not meet their needs then uninstall it this is directly relative to their use requirements and/or the functionality of the program. This is paletable.

Keep the faith knowing that there are commercial buyers out there waiting for good commercial applications such as this one. Just put in the effort and it will pay off. Especially since this is not a product that a weekend webmaster would need. It is targeted at commercial users and not-for-profits.



Thanks for your efforts so far on this project. You are doing great!

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Teambldr: Jun 6, 2002, 9:49 AM
 
Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to

Just a note for those of you upgrading from the trial version:



The newer version has a different table structure than the trial version. You will have to select "YES" when you uninstall the trial version, or the new version will not properly install.

If you have already uninstalled the trial version, you can install the new version and uninstall it, selecting YES when asked to remove the tables. You will lose all data you made, whilst trialing the plugin.

You can now safely re-install the new vesion and run "Repair Table".

Please follow these steps closely, or you may get errors returned from Links.

Thanks.



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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Quote:
You are not alone....

It's a really rough feeling. Most companies help draw the line at support. That doesn't stop people from using it, but it can make it more difficult for them to use it. It's hard to decide how to do it, but some companies use closed support forums, where registered/paid users can get help, or offer it via email to registered users.

It becomes a trade off, though. The more open the communication, the more the product grows.


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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Hey Ian,

I had a thought and wanted to know if it was something that could be added.



Let's say that a site visitor wanted to reccomend a site to a category editor or the admin in the event that an editor was not assigned to that category. Other than in an open forum or via email would there be a way of posting these reccomendations on the editors screen?

This would make a sites arsenal complete:

Additions by Admin
Additions by Editors
Additions by Site Owners
Additions Via Reccomendations
Additions Via Spider (if using the spider)

Maybe a twist on the "reccomend this site" plugin or some sort of "form to post" addition.


I think it would be cool for n editor to sign in, see their stats, view admin announcements, review site reccomendations then start editing.

Any thoughts?
 
Re: [Teambldr] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Hi,

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have already included an "Announcements" which goes to all editors when they log into their browser. There are already a few other tags which inform the editor of information when they login also.

As for the other great suggestions, I will have a look at these too, and see how hard it is to implement. I intend on increasing the number of stats and info available to each editor, making their expereince more interesting and useful to the directory.

Thanks Teambldr!

(PS. its my lady's birthday today, if she catches me on here, I am dead!)Wink


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Ian: Jun 9, 2002, 7:44 AM
 
Re: [pugdog] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Hi Pugdog,

I am one of these guys who have had bad experinces with support (have'nt we all). So my goal is to offer as much free support as I can, but I will have to limit it (in most cases) to my paying customers, so that I am not spread too thinly for them. This is the fair thing to do, don't you think. I do have a closed support forum (see link in my signature block).

I am new (I programmed over 10 years ago) to the scence again, and a lot has changed. Not just the technology, and the programming languages, but the way people are.

I still think it is exciting to be involved with people and the internet though.... and I think as long as I can keep motivated and happy about it, I can help others out, just as they have helped me. (I am diverting a little from your post, sorry).

Smile


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Ian: Jun 9, 2002, 7:41 AM
 
Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Don't make a Canadian woman mad. That is not a good idea!Wink



Get out of here and have some fun.
 
Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
Hi Ian,



Another one that I thought of was a "detail" page for the editors information to be viewed by site users.

It could link from the editor list at the bottom of the page as well as the top 5 list. This page could include all related information on the editor as well as the "suggest a site", a picture of the editor (like About does) and more. Maybe even category related stats as they relate to the editor as well. Such as:

There are 1425 new links in the __________ category
(editor name) has created 1275 (89.47%)
Site Visitors have suggested 112 links to (editor name)

Just a thought!

Have fun!
 
Re: [Teambldr] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
There is an alleditors.html produced at the moment. Its up to you if you decide to show them this page or not. This page would have to expanded on to producde the stats you are suggesting though.

Edit: You can also use the existing tags produced by the plug-in to generate your own page if you like. For example, you could put some of this information on your home page already, with the customized tags. I will be adding to the custom tags list, so that more information is available to the webmaster for placing wherever they like on their site.

Good idea though!

Thanks


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Ian: Jun 9, 2002, 8:59 AM
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