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From: Joyce Harris=20
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 11:27 AM
Subject: Sections in Slash
By restarting the slashd, I was able access standalone sections by =
url/sectionname. Can these standalone sections be used as separate =
forums or should I create virtual hosts for each separate forums? (There =
will be quite a few.)
This is the first application of this magnitude I have attempted to =
install so I've run into a few snags.=20
This isn't really about the slashcode software but more about how I might do something
on my main slash site.
Many of my users do things for our online community which aren't directly done on the slash site
eg - a bit of publicity, or emailing me a review, or giving us books, or giving us an interview,
and so on. Since I don't pay for reviews I have in my head a kind of points system instead.
Eg person W gives me lots of reviews and therefore "wins" first pick of review books as they
come in. Now this worked fine whilst there was just a few people in the community but I am
happy to say that I have loads of people saying they are doing tasks needed by the site.
Maybe I'll add in some capability to vote on articles in which case a favourable vote might also
give the author some points.
I am wondering whether people have experience of some kind of points system which they
might have used in conjunction with a slash site (or similar).
I remember hearing about the advogadro system for rating open source authors - but I can't seem
to find it now even with google searches.
I'm not afraid of writing perl cgi scripts but am a bit confused as to what is involved in
writing a slash plugin. I could perhaps create a new table for these points and an admin
interface so that I can "award points". (PS I can't pretend I have much spare time though :-(
Any pointers folks? Would this be useful to you?
Alex McLintock alex@... Open Source Consultancy in London
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