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Hmmm, doesn’t seem like it’s W3TC after all, seeing as we disabled it and nothing changed. I’m totally stumped…
Yeah, also tried making new pages, same thing. But, I’m starting to think this is a caching problem. I tried to log out and see if I could see it too then, but the system actually won’t log me out when browsing the introduction page. Browsing any other child or custom page shows the login prompt, so I am indeed logged out, the website seems to forget that whenever I’m browsing a top-tier page.
We use W3 Total Cache, I’ll ask over there.
Good to know, as we also plan to deploy multisite soon. Please make sure to make a note of this fix in the changelog once it’s in
Sorry to be a pest, but is there any news about this? It’s the only thing stopping us from applying achievements to our site.
This thread needs attention. In this state the search is just broken in comparison to similar platforms. Please don’t hold this off until the bbPress plugin arrives, it’s high time this feature sees some sweet lovin’.
Thanks a lot, that sounds very manageable.
I see, nevermind it then. The competition style achievement could certainly come in handy, though I for one wouldn’t consider it high priority right now.
Oh, that’s too bad. And the implications would be the same for pretty much any timed event?
What about a notification sent to a designated admin after X time?
I don’t get what you mean by deleted. Deleted from where?
All I’m talking about is detaching a given achievement from a user. From the point that I’m “rewarded” the RTFM achievement, it would appear in my profile for exactly two weeks from that point on. Once the two weeks are up, the achievement would be automatically removed from my profile.
Doesn’t sound like something to be concerned about to me. Is there something about the way this would have to work that I don’t get?
I could swear I had a twenty lying around here somewhere…
Proper means of display in-forum is the only thing stopping me from applying this to our site now. Say, is there any place on the web where I might accidentally drop $20 behind, only to put my mind at ease with my unexpected loss by the comforting thought that a kind and wise developer out there might have picked it up and used it to make the world just a tiny bit better to live in?
Just curious is all.
Specifically in my case, it’s for the http://jmonkeyengine.org/ community website.
Simply put, I see this as the one step up from rating forum posts:
I know the goals are a little different, as forum rating is supposed to accentuate top tier posts, while nominations are more about recognizing the poster. I just never saw much value in highlighted posts for two particular reasons:
1 – In an active forum there will eventually be so many top tier threads that they don’t necessarily cover topics relevant to every user.
2 – A good internal search engine will always beat the index of 100 “must-read” articles.
So that’s the rationale. As for the use case, the idea is that when users come by a valuable post of some kind they can opt to nominate the poster for a related Achievement.
- A user posts a great bug report, I’d nominate him for the “Grooming Monkey” achievement (referring the way monkeys find and eat lice, i.e. bugs, he he).
- A user in need of help writes very meticulously and to the point, I’d nominate him for the “Gift of Speech” achievement.
- A user posts a useful piece of code, I’d nominate him for the “Code Monkey” achievement.
Nominations shouldn’t have to be done through posts though. They could just as well be done by visiting someone’s profile and pushing a button there, seeing as not all achievement-worthy contributions to our project merit a forum posting.
Lastly, I realize I might have overshot my idea for a first iteration of this feature. The privacy-part isn’t really necessary. I figure some of the workload could be cut if you just used the activity messages? At its simplest it wouldn’t even have to track the kinds and respective amount of nominations any given user has, it only has to push a message to the activity feed when any user nominates another, like:
Actually, give it a rest. I’ll try communicate with this developer instead for this particular feature:
Quite possibly this profile progression plugin could tap into yours. Is there an API of sorts available yet?
Edit: Oh I see, excellent! http://achievementsapp.com/developer/
Edit2: Request made: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-buddypress-profile-progression-integrate-with-achievements-plugin?replies=1
I think I got the idea from LinkedIn, which has this nice way of explaining to you to what degree you have used the site to your advantage.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Alright. I’ve followed your logic and I can see how it can make sense to keep it around without it getting out of scope and in the way of more important features, as was my original fear. In this case, my idea of a “site exploration meter” could apply just as well to this plugin then, and ideally I’d like to only use this plugin if I could.
Someone did indeed post a code snippet that did exactly that, though I can’t find it myself any longer. Ideally though, this would be a plugin functionality that could be enabled per-group as a check list via the WordPress backend. I’d love to engage more users to the full potential of our groups, but fact is some of our groups still exist for the sole purpose of replacing the forum board we emigrated from.
To me, a Jabber integration means a lot, because its putting more control in the users hands.
Don’t want to keep our website open in your browser window every time you wanna chat? Not a problem! Just connect with your favorite Jabber client.
ArrowChat however, just like it’s competitior CometChat, does not strike me as a very reliable solution. As an example, they have all these integrations they’re bragging about, but no in-depth explanations what-so-ever about the available features in each integration; and we’re talking about entirely different pieces of software here! Turns out their BuddyPress integration does not yet support per-group chatrooms, which is a big let-down to me.
I’m currently looking at these two:
http://im.jaxl.im – The closest you can get to a “one-click” solution for Jabber-chat on your site right now. It’s free and open source, but your chat is run by their server, not yours.
http://code.google.com/p/emite/ – I haven’t been able to entirely wrap my head around this project yet, but it looks to me like it could get anyone considering a Jabber-integration on their site off to a flying start.
Gotcha, I can relate to that Hopefully come September 15th we’ll get to put our alpha-tester-hats on.
Apparently it was caused by a bad flash install “never install other versions than apple wants you to xD”
Nothing more to report, we’re ready for stable release!
Excellent update! Support for embed in group descriptions (unrecommended as it might be) is just the thing we need to add some necessary pajazz to the landing pages of showcase-oriented groups. There just isn’t enough room for group-index customizations yet to not resort to options like this.
So, ‘partial support’ and ‘disabled by default’, what does that actually mean? I uploaded the 0.6-beta to a test install, activated it, wrote a full link into a description and bam, an embedded video No change of settings in WordPress nor BuddyPress prior to activation. If it was disabled, where would I enable it from? From your FAQ I can tell that there’s not supposed to be a settings page, yet.
Aaaw, and you even had to say it two times Sorry I missed it, will give it a try. And thanks for making it; forum extras is already an essential addition to our site
Hi dpolant. I’m also from the jMonkeyEngine project. We’re happy to see you’re extending this neat plugin.
We were up late working last night, so in case Normen didn’t make perfect sense about the forum restriction, I’ll reiterate:
What we’re looking for is a way to restrict users from creating a forum once we’ve assigned them a group. I think at its simplest, we’d want site admins to be the only ones who can enable a forum on a group. That way if group admins really think their group needs a dedicated forum, they’d just have to ask us (naturally we’d clarify the process to our users).
Our site doesn’t have open group creation, so we can easily estimate no more than 1 group every week, meaning enabling-by-request would be perfectly manageable at least in our case.
Now for something more advanced, you could consider playing with the Role Scoper plugin:
It’s definitely the most comprehensive permissions-plugin I’ve tested, and it’s actively developed. What you could do is make your plugin integrate with his, so that if both plugins are present, a simple group is created, like ‘forum creator’. Now all we as users would have to do is associate the WP usegroups that should have access to forum creation with the custom ‘forum creator’ group.
Maybe this would be easier just added directly to the role-scoper plugin though, so I’ll suggest it ^^
So yeah, enabling-by-request would suit us just fine!