Fix GTX0 checklist
Posted: Posted September 9thEdited Wednesday by Xhin
This is basically a rewriting of my phase I notes. The point of these changes is to make GTX0 make more sense and also be somewhat more inviting for newcomers. The end goal is to have GTX0 in a state where I can start advertising it as a platform. I'll then swing around to other projects and start fixing up those -- they have their own advertising targets.
Get OPs working with post quoting
Have a drop-down in newest posts for custom site feeds, and aggregate newest posts/hottest/replies in there as well. Then remove the old way custom site feeds (other than the main one) were working.
Edit History for OP's (mod feature)
Make sure primary usernames are being created automatically, and then hide that option in the user CP.
For reply-based images, have a "click to expand" action. Have "fullscreen" and "close" options.
Youtube videos: have "click to expand" and "close" options
Auto-draft saving. Save drafts when you submit a post as well, set to "posted" status instead of deleting. Automatically save drafts when you click any link whatsoever.
The final push to integrate the site forums, detailed here:
Fix the home page, detailing GTX0's new aims and ambitions. Aggregate some of the newest or hottest posts there as well.
Explain that GTX0 doesn't require registration in the username/password area.
Streamline the "attachments" area when making a new post. Will probably mean separating post types back out again and culling all the extraneous stuff.
Post Options menu is messy, and a bunch of those features need to be global options. Honestly the User CP settings in general need to be consolidated and/or reviewed.
Let people change the way dates/times show as well as give a timezone option. (small update but requires the above)
Let users set topics, particularly on the newpost itself (and after submitting it). The mod or a member of the "valued contributor" team can also edit things.
Kill off the old messsages user panel, migrate conversations into a new thing in the header with aggregation of old convos if there aren't any new ones.
Turn likes on by default, have an option to turn them off.
Handle the whole private message system better. Conversations need avatars,need to be sorted and categorized better, need to be automatically archived,etc.
Get an alert when someone asks you a custom question on your profile.
Aggregate profile questions somewhere into "community lists".
Social post sharing. This could potentially be a big project.
Merit system improvements. There needs to be automatic rollover at the end of the month, it needs a tiered XP system, and it needs to hook into everything.
MyCons. This will actually be a v1 -- my notes are way more streamlined than they used to be.
Honestly this list isn't that bad. The biggest projects seem to be Merit/MyCons, and I might end up skipping them.
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