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Feedback about the existing features

Feedback about the existing features

Monday 02 November 2009 10:41:26 am - 53 replies

Due to the alpha state of this portal, some features may not be working as expected. And for the ones which are working fine, they might not suit your needs accurately.

Here is the place to explain it !

Modified on Monday 19 July 2010 5:36:47 pm by Nicolas Pastorino

Monday 02 November 2009 2:10:31 pm

Three more points:

1. I think that printable version of any page shouldn't be centered (it's strange to read that).
2. There is no meta descripion and meta keywords, hmm blunk.gif Emoticon
3. Pagination also need some css

Monday 02 November 2009 2:11:25 pm

Quotes have some great CSS, very clear, but the info on whose text is being put in quote is missing.

Monday 02 November 2009 2:23:25 pm

If I reedit my post, the modified information:
Modified on Monday 02 November 2009 2:20:57 pm by Piotrek Karaś
is displayed in a completely different way and place than the creation information. I think they could be closer to each other in terms of location and stylesheets.

Monday 02 November 2009 2:23:58 pm

I think, that there is no reason for giving users access to versioning of object with their account. EditDirtyObjectAction variable should be set to 'usecurrent'.
And one more point, why if I want to edit my account, I must to select language (where only one lang is avaiable), much easier is to pass this variable as a hidden field.

Monday 02 November 2009 2:31:53 pm

If you read a blog there is no difference between headers with link and without link. This is a big mistake according to Web Accessibility Initiative.

Monday 02 November 2009 2:35:01 pm

In the forum's topics lists, the shorten function should not be used:
http://src.mediaself.pl/shareezno/share_ez_no_issue_1.gif
This makes it very difficult to scan topics. If shortening is absolutely necessary, then please provide alt/title-like tag attributes with full title text so that we don't have to enter the full view in order to read the title of the topic.

Monday 02 November 2009 2:45:36 pm

It is not possible to quote if you're adding the first reply, or is it?

Monday 02 November 2009 3:58:15 pm

It is not possible to quote if you're adding the first reply, or is it?

Hei Piotrek, and thanks for all this feedback !

We are currently working on the "OE not popping up" issue.

Cheers !

Monday 02 November 2009 5:20:08 pm

If you read a blog there is no difference between headers with link and without link. This is a big mistake according to Web Accessibility Initiative.

Actually, in most locations multiple elements carry the same color (orange) whether they are links or headers.

Monday 02 November 2009 6:23:31 pm

Finally, the editor is alive happy.gif Emoticon

  1. Paul
{ezini("Settings","UserSettings", site.ini"blunk.gif Emoticon}

Modified on Monday 02 November 2009 6:46:13 pm by Paul Forsyth

Monday 02 November 2009 6:58:36 pm

Let's check it out, PHP:

<?php
foreach ( $objectIdList as $objectId )
{
    $object = eZContentObject::fetch( $objectId );
    var_dump( $object );
}

And templates:

{def $object=''}
{foreach $object_id_list as $object_id}
    {set $object=fetch( 'content', 'object', hash( 'object_id', $object_id ) )}
    {$object|attribute( 'show', 1 )}
{/foreach}

And INI:

[ObjectSettings]
ObjectIdList[]
ObjectIdList[]=123
ObjectIdList[]=234

There's still this problem which is quite common with the new OE. When you add a code block and forget to leave an empty paragraph/line after it, you'll have no way of putting it in there... Or at least I don't know how to cope with it blunk.gif Emoticon

Modified on Monday 02 November 2009 7:00:45 pm by Piotr Karaś

Monday 02 November 2009 7:09:38 pm

It is not possible to quote if you're adding the first reply, or is it?

Hei Piotrek, and thanks for all this feedback !

We are currently working on the "OE not popping up" issue.

Cheers !

Hello,

Sorry for this number of single posts... didn't plan to report that much at first...

Seems like the OE works fine over here, that was basic, indeed.

And yet another issue illustrated with this post - nested quotations aren't too neat...

Cheers,
Piotrek

Modified on Monday 02 November 2009 7:11:11 pm by Piotr Karaś

Monday 02 November 2009 7:39:55 pm

Search form disappears in multiple locations and that's not very good, I would expect it to be available at all times...

Also, the on-hover social bookmarking tool is very annoying, especially being on the way to the key forum buttons. I'd move it to the right or make it show the dialog on-click instead of on-hover.

Another issue: in the list of forum topics, the sticky ones should be very distinct and easily separable from standard topics. Right now it is quite difficult to tell one group from the other.

Modified on Monday 02 November 2009 11:09:39 pm by Piotr Karaś

Tuesday 03 November 2009 10:15:00 am

When you add a code block and forget to leave an empty paragraph/line after it, you'll have no way of putting it in there...

Should have been fixed in some 5.0.x version, not when you copy/paste as I don't have much control over that, but should be code in there to append a temporary paragraph after the block when you insert embed/custom block tags as well as literal tag. But currently only if at end of the editor content..

Tuesday 03 November 2009 11:31:53 am

  • the 'vote' icon says on forum replies says 'thanks' when you vote, but it does not increase immediately the vote count shown
  • why have separate mechanism for 'vote' (for post replies) and 'rating' (for posts)? it makes it slightly hard to understand what they're used for...

Tuesday 03 November 2009 1:35:57 pm

When trying to publish a new reply, I got:
http://src.mediaself.pl/shareezno/share_ez_no_issue_2.gif

Also, about creating a new forum topic styles:
http://src.mediaself.pl/shareezno/share_ez_no_issue_1.gif

Hi Piotrek !

Both issues should be fixed now : the first one was due to a misconfiguration in Varnish, and the second one to OE not loading.

Cheers!

Tuesday 03 November 2009 11:59:35 pm

I was waiting for the launch of the new community portal which was announced long ago, and unfortunately I need to say I am disappointed by the features it currently offers, compared to what there was already on the ez.no forums.

I immediately see some good small approvements, like the inline WYSIWYG editor. That's a plus.

As Gaetano mentions before, it is not very clear what the voting system is intended for. I assume this is supposed to give certain people better karma when they post useful replies. However, the people directory does not seem to work at all at this moment, so it's difficult to see how that is supposed to work. Also, I even can not find my own user profile when searching for it (advanced search, class user).

Search might be using ezfind but the layout of the results is horrible imho and not usable to distinguish the results properly.

Rating might be handy to find more useful threads when searching, but there is no option to sort by rating when searching.

The user info at the right does not link to the user's profile in the people directory. No voting info is displayed there either, although this can be a better indicator than the number of posts.

And to repeat what Bruce already mentioned in a tweet: there was very less open communication with the whole community about the progress and roadmap of the website that is intented to be their future home.

Waiting for more to come... Hopefully it won't take another half a year blunk.gif Emoticon

Wednesday 04 November 2009 12:29:43 am

I have to agree with most of what Kristof wrote. It's not hard to get an impression that there's no consistent and clear vision behind the entire project and also it seems like it took very long time to reach this alpha version. Let's hope things go fast and solid from here, especially since there's a new community manager. Some major issues were taken care of immediately, let's take it for good prognosis.

Getting back to technical issues, my posting counter seems to be going crazy. Or maybe it reflects something more than post count now? I don't think I wrote 50 posts since the start and I think I was below 800 on monday...

Wednesday 04 November 2009 10:56:16 am

some questions:
Whats up here http://share.ez.no/ with the two infoboxes, none of then seem to work. Latest forum activity never seems to change, and best rated forum topics is not listing according to rating.

Also the tag cloud is inactive

and.. while this forum seems to behave normally http://share.ez.no/forums/feedback-and-ideas-for-this-portal

look at the dates on the replies here http://share.ez.no/forums/install-configuration - something is fishy. I guess something has gone wrong with the importing?

also... it seems the necessary redirecting for ez template code lookup hasnt been implemented in the docs server

My 50¢ worth happy.gif Emoticon

Modified on Wednesday 04 November 2009 11:10:12 am by John Arne Jørgensen

Wednesday 04 November 2009 5:12:15 pm

Hi,

Great idea to create a special portal for the community ... missing two important things, though:

1. RSS feeds for forums - hardly anybody is going to follow the forum opening up the website every day

2. more sophisticated forum software ... I believe using one of the two or three open source forum solutions everybody knows could have highly contributed to the usage of this forum - not sure if ez publish is the best tool for this job ... blunk.gif Emoticon

Gert

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