[pmwiki-users] Pre-announcing 2.2.0 non-beta release
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 08:38:46 CST 2009
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 07:01:28PM +1300, john.rankin at affinity.co.nz wrote:
> My inclination would be to keep a first implementation simple.
> To befriend a recipe, you supply a link to your profile page and
> an optional one line message (like the summary field on an edit
> form). PmWiki adds a "Friend since date". There are many ways
> to implement this, all of them trivial, all involving some kind of
> "Friend this recipe" button or link in Cookbook.GroupHeader.
Indeed, if we go with the idea of "endorsements" , then
attaching a link to profile page along with a date is
as simple as:
This is just the "signature" markup -- it adds a link to the author's
profile page and the current date and time.
We can also come up with a customized page variable that counts
the number of endorsements on the page for various sorting and
We can also probably come up with a custom action link or form for
cookbook pages that automatically adds an endorsement (so that people
don't have to edit the recipe page to endorse the recipe). I see
arguments both for and against the automatic endorsement: for a link,
I'd like to encourage people to comment as well as endorse; for
a form, it clutters up the recipe page a bit and we have to
make sure we're protecting against spambots.
> Keep the first implementation of friending (?) as simple as
> possible, but no simpler.
I completely agree that we should start with a simple approach
and extend it. Perhaps a simple link to add an endorsement
is our best first step.
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