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Re: User-definable custom lists of pages (based on preferred topics, flags and more)

From: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:50:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHZLcPpPMBOdZw85wfF3BLphyv+CX_JkXqZwB=LC7KMt5yMzBA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, David Kirstein <frozenice@frozenice.de>, Paul Rosenbusch <paul.rosenbusch.wpd@gmail.com>
fr0 & Paul,

Me again. Another enhancement request!

I'd like to add a property to the High Level Issues form (this much I can
do) called "Checked Out" - to indicate that a user is working on the

In your user-defined list, could you provide a way to exclude articles with
the "Checked Out" property from appearing in the list? This way users would
be prevented from editing the same article at the same time - a situation
that might otherwise happen particularly during doc sprints.

I think this needs to be configurable in the form - another check box like
"Show Summary" but which says "Exclude Checked-out Articles". The reason
for this is we will also need a way to generate a list for those articles
that are "Checked Out" - explicitly. You can bet that users are going to
leave the box checked and we'll need to go back into the article and
uncheck it for them. For that, we just pull up the form, check the "Checked
Out" High Level Issue, and uncheck the "Exclude Checked-out Articles" box.

Is this feasible?



On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> wrote:

> Fro & Paul,
> I've been working with these user-definable lists, dropping the
> Configurable_Query template in the Getting Started page to display lists of
> articles for given tasks. You can see where I'm going with this at
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Scottrowe/test.
> In order to use the Customized_Lists_Form_Header template, I'd like to be
> able to set the heading level - h2, h3, h4, etc., heading text, and have a
> free text field. So all the canned text, "Decide what is displayed... You
> can add your own..." would then be configurable and editable.
> That way I could include all the Getting Started preamble in the form
> header. Since I can't drop the _Form_Header in the Getting Started page
> without it floating to top of the page automatically, I need a way to
> incorporate the text into the form.
> In the Configurable_Query template, I'd like to make the heading level
> configurable too, and I'd like to have a free text field under the heading
> so I can describe the list of results and provide links to the Editor's
> Guide for how to do various edits.
> Can you include these tidbits?
> Also, a small boog: when I click on More results in a list, the list opens
> in a new page with three columns - adding a Page# column. Can you remove
> that column?
> Great work here, dudes!
> +Scott
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Doug, I appreciate your enthusiasm!
>> And we should be judicious of our time and resources. If time futzing
>> around with priorities would be just as well spent working on the issues,
>> then it's not worth doing. Furthermore, it's all got to be done sooner or
>> later. I think people will be capable of picking the more important issues
>> out of a list without having guidance in the form of "P0" or "P1" or
>> whatever.
>> In other news, I've created the new High-level issue property, "Needs
>> Review." (Hoo boy, did it take forever to figure out the property page name
>> for this!) So now, once an article is de-flagged or created, the editor can
>> set the "Needs Review" flag, and the issue will get listed under "Articles
>> Needing Review" in the Getting Started page.
>> I've also made a copy of the Getting Started page in my User: directory
>> and have begun tinkering with redesign.
>> See you all in the conf call!
>>  +Scott
>> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:18 AM, Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Still getting used to the public list.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
>>> Cc: wrong address
>>> > ... the process of assigning priority is going to be manual
>>> > and messy.
>>> If you insist....
>>> In my book, laziness is the mother of invention, and I've managed to
>>> eliminate or at least streamline a lot of manual processes over the
>>> years.
>>> I look forward to at least trying.
>>> DougM
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