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Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
I have had good requests for additional features.

Some of these requests I am going to hang off on adding:
  • To see what changes (if any) are being made to the core Links code
  • Just how many people would be interested in some of these changes/additions. I would be happy to create what you want on a custom basis otherwise. I want to keep the plug-in useful to all, and not site specific. I also don't want to spend days writing features which only 1 person uses!


Some of the requests I am thinking of adding right away though. I have had a lot of great feedback from users, and people trialing the plugin so far. So keep your suggestions and comments coming.

I have started work on version 1.0.5!



Please note: There is still a bug when running a Dynamic directory with this plug-in. It seems all of the funciton will work, with the exception of the hyperlinks to the editor profile pages. I am working on a fix for this, so if you do have a dynamic setup, and you are wanting this plug-in, just message me. I already have 1 user who uses the dynamic setup.


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Ian: Jun 10, 2002, 12:33 PM
 
Re: [Ian] ANNOUNCEMENT In reply to
UPDATE

EDITOR REWARDS SYSTEM

I have given this a lot of thought, as to whether or not to put this into the EM plug-in. I think the plug-in is value for money as it stands, and this is not really something I necessarily have to put into this plug-in. Having said that, there are a few features I have been asked to put in, that I may not, so I thought I would offer this as a FREE addition to my ever-growing Editors plugin. I think that it is no longer just a monitoring plug-in, but an editor enhancement plug-in. Basically an essential add on to anyone who is serious about handling editors on the Links SQL driven web site.

I use an AdCredits system, whereby editors are rewarded with credits each month, and then they can buy advertising with the credits.

By adding rewards to the plug-in, I will not be supporting every possible automated task that goes with it. I will leave that up to you. The reason for this, is the amount of work it took me to get this working on my site, and just how user specific this type of setup is. Please appreciate the amount of potential work and support each new features adds. (I may be able to help customize your setup in certain circumstances). I am adding some of the foundations to your own editor rewards setup though, so that this plug-in may assist you in doing what I am doing. Of course, if you don't wish to have a rewards system on your site, you can continue to use the plug-in with out this new feature.

More on exactly what is included shortly.

Version Update:

I am continuing to work on 1.0.5 and so far I have done:

1. Added custom tag to show the total number of times a particular editor has logged in.
2. Added custom tag to show the 2nd last date/time the editor logged in.
3. Shortend the Title produced in the TopX Editors Activity Tag to just "Top X Editors", allowing you to put in any clarification of how the top list is generated yourself. Of course it is based on the editors total activity (Sum of all validations, additions, modifications and deletions for Links and Categories).
4. Added customizable font setting for the title in the TopX Editor Activity Tag. (Required additional column in the editor settings table)
5. Added customizable font setting for the numbering in the TopX Editor Activity Tag. (Required additional column in the editor settings table)
6. EDITOR REWARDS system introduced, with too many features to list here.

Thank you for reading!Smile




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Ian: Jun 10, 2002, 5:44 PM
 
EDITOR REWARDS EXAMPLE PIC In reply to
Example of part of the Editor Rewards additions to this plug-in I am currently working on.


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REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
The user statistics now also includes the additional line:

REWARDS: Account Balance: 155 Date Last Paid: 2002-06-11 16:11:10 Amount: 15

I am almost finished the rewards system addition. It is working quite nicely on my site at the moment, and I think would be a valuable addition to any editor assissted directory system.


On a side note, even if you don't use editors in your directory, you may find this plug-in becoming more and more useful. You could use the rewards system to keep track of users' accounts for advertising etc. Perhaps this could be developed a little more if many people are interested.




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Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Boy, am I glad I purchased this plugin...it is getting more and more useful with every version. (I am the person using dynamics and can't wait for the change that will enable me to use the profile pages....no hurry, Ian! I'm still developing the pages!!! Smile)
 
Re: [rayhne] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Thanks for the great comments!!

I intend on adding many more features too.


Just for info, I have just tested the plugin on Links 2.1.1, and it worked great as expected.





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Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to


Version 1.0.5 is out.




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Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
I'm interested in this plugin!
Where can I view a demo of this?
Thanks
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)

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maxpico: Jun 13, 2002, 7:41 AM
 
Re: [maxpico] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
There is quite a scaled down version of this in your Links SQL! Just go into your admin panel, then click on Plugins. Then go to the Plug-In Download. Select the top option which takes you to the Gossamer Threads plug-in download area. Look for the EditorMonitor and download! Thats pretty much it. Don't forget to install it.

You can read through this thread to get an idea of how much more is in the latest version! The trial version is not forward compatible, so bare this in mind when trialing.

Also, it is used on my website (see signature block).

Please message me if any other questions.


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Ian: Jun 13, 2002, 8:32 AM
 
Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Ian,



Thanks for developing this plugin. The performance is great, the production excellent. This will be a great tool in assisting us with our editors in many ways. It will also be a great way to entice new editors to come on board.

Although I have only had a little bit of time with it as of yet I see a tremendous amount of flexibility in the tagging and your instructions were clear, concise and accurate.

Great Job!
 
Re: [Teambldr] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Thank you so much for the great comments/feedback! Inspires me to write moreSmile.



NOTE ON BUG:

There was a very small bug found in line 1133 of EditorMonitor.pm (Version 1.0.5):

on this line replace == with eq

This will fix the error produced in the "Repair Table" function.

There are also a few other instances of this same eq/== problem, one of which affects the font settings for the TopX editor tag. This has also been corrected.


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Ian: Jun 13, 2002, 10:21 PM
 
Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to

I will try and have 1.0.6 out within a week.




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Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Hey Ian,



What do you think the chance of a later version having the ability to upload an editor picture that can be seen on the public profile page? Kind of link About.com.



Thanks
 
Re: [Teambldr] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Certainly!

I was thinking a graphic to do with their editor status, but same thing (funny how we were both thinking of that).

I will look at what is involved for uploading pics.... ie limiting size etc.

Thanks!


EDIT: The editor input screen has to come first... i.e. the page where they can change their details... similar to what G.Forum has for users.


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Ian: Jun 15, 2002, 7:39 AM
 
Re: [Ian] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Great!



I agree on the input screen. If we can set them up and they can edit the details it would not only reduce the work on us it would empower them more. Good idea!

Maybe a picture AND a visual representation of their performance. That would be VERY cool.



Thanks!
 
Re: [Teambldr] REWARDS ADDITION UPDATE In reply to
Leave it with meWink


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NEW THREAD: Editor Activity Monitoring - Plugin - VERSION 1.0.6 In reply to
This thread was getting way too long, and Ian just posted an update, new release, so I moved that to a new thread here:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...orum.cgi?post=200939

Just trying to cut a bit of system load :)


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pugdog: Jun 16, 2002, 6:01 AM
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