Developer Profiles / file upload + New Comments features planned

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Published by Pro-Filer 19 years ago , last updated 4 years ago
I just wanted to drop a quick update regarding the Developer Profile pages. As most of you know when clicking on a developers name, you'll get a "coming soon" page. Well, that will soon change. We'll show you any info a developer wants us to show. By default for example, the email address is not shown, you can only contact a developer by mailform (if that hasn't been disabled by the developer). But the greatest thing about a developer profile is that you'll be able to check: (XXXX = is the game for the site you are on) (John Doe = is our imaginary Developer used in this example :D) - Latest 10 XXXX Files by John Doe - 10 most popular XXXX Files by John Doe - All files by John Doe - Files for other Games / FilesNetwork.com sites by John Doe (if any) - Top 5 Developers in number of files - Top 5 Developers in number of downloads - Top 5 Developers in average rating of all their files - Top 5 Developers in activity in the past 31 days. Then when that is done, I will work on the Developers section where developers can edit their info / profile. After that, every developer (currently 3,000 networkwide) will get 25 MB of non-public FTP they can use to upload their files. After that they can add the file to the site just like our staff does. Of course the file will be placed in a moderating queue. A note about the 25 MB FTP. It will only be possible to upload to this FTP, not to download from it and as I stated earlier, it's non public FTP so it cannot be used for anything else besides uploading files for this site. If you have files bigger than 25 Megs you can request a temporary quota upgrade. Anyway this is still a bit off so I'll stop talking about it now as I haven't planned out the details. Oh and if there's someone with a lot of C++ and Unix FreeBSD brains... please get in touch with me! Anyway, I'd also like to tell you a bit about what you can excpect from the comments section in the near future: [b]Member Profiles[/b] Yes, I will finally get that done and give you the ability to edit it. Oh and I'll also fix the lastvisit thingie as it sometimes doesn't work (says you've never been to the site before lol) [b]Titles[/b] Staff, V.I.P. Members, Banned users, Developers. Titles like that will be shown next to someones username. [b]Edit Comments[/b] The Edit Comments feature will be back! After it was removed about 5 months ago due to the fact that comments weren´t being pulled from the database in real time [b]Report bad post[/b] Visitors can click a simple "report this post to moderator" link next to every comment to report it to a moderator (doh). However anti-flood protection will be built in of course to prevent abuse. [b]Comments Rating[/b] Staff will have the ability to rate a comment, like "spam", "useless", "compliment", "helpful", "informative", etc. Then, visitors can choose to only show "helpful" and "informative" rated comments to weed out the useless posts. This is very helpful for files like the Jedimod or the Patch; people can filter out the comments "it´s not working aaargh" and can only have the posts by people that tell how to fix things or install it properly shown! [b]Threaded / Flat[/b] Haven't decided on this one yet but it will mean you can reply to someone else´s comment which means your comment will be threaded underneath that post (so yours will show a bit to the right). A bit hard to explain, but I think both Slashdot.org and VE3D.com use this style as well so check that out if you´re curious. [b]Easy Banning[/b] With the new behind-the-scenes additions to the comments / member database it will be 10 times easier for a staff member to ban a user, to set a 24 hour ban, a 30 day ban, etc. Well that's it for now, I'm sure I have more things planned. I actually wanted to have "Show smilies in comments" as an option in your member profile - Jos "Pro-Filer" Pro-Filer FilesNetwork.com Founder / Network Manager / Techie in Chief (TiC?)
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