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Maelstroem
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 09:37    Post subject: Request for feedback: new "house board" feature Reply with quote

Dear imperators,

as we are about to implement the new "house board" feature for the next version of kosmor, I'd like to aquire some feedback from you regarding functionality and ideas.

The general concept is:
* The house-board will be tightly integrated in the communications menu, and will be "on one level" with the messages (ingame-mail, or intergalactic mail)
* It should be something like a black-board, where everyone, who is allowed to do so may read and write.
* The house imperator may configure, who is allowed to read and write postings.
* Imperators of higher levels may delete postings of subordinates.
* Every posting is recorded (imperators name and time) and displayed potentially color-coded (everyone having a region on the board, like sticky notes attached to a pinboard?)
* Higher level imperators may delete postings of lower levels
* The house board should be regarded as a replacement for the quite useless Kosmor V1 house forum, which is very static and not configurable (regarding access rights).

I am very interested in your feedback. Also, new feature ideas for the house board are very welcome (especially those, which respect and take advantage of the hierarchical house structure of imperators).

Thanks,
Maelstroem
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

The house imperator should be able to manage all rights.

  • Standard could be that higher levels can delete postings of lower levels, but restricting it to own subordinates instead of all lower levels, restricting it to specific lower levels (so they can delete all levels which are at least 3 below them etc.) should be possible, too.

  • Also of course it should be possible to disable that completely, with the obvious exception of the house imperator (even if he would disable his right to delete other posts, he could enable it again obviously, so there is no point in doing so)

  • Individual exceptions should be possible, too. So i can say while usually they are not allowed to delete posting, player A is allowed to do so, like a moderator.

  • And the other way round, postings of player X can't be deleted by "ordinary" people.

  • Subforums could be useful, too, obviously with restricted access. This could include a public, free for all (even for non-members) forum.

  • Allowing specific members/usergroups of other houses could be useful too.

  • Usergroups should not necessarily be related to the level in the hierachical structure, but there could be standard usergroups configured exactly that way.

  • If you do not want people to use personal messages in the forum, because this would make spacemail obsolete, integrate on into the other.

  • So a spacemail would show up in the forum and vice versa. If possible without too much effort, obviously.

  • I also would like to be able to give people the right to change permissions for specific forums/usergroups/both.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maeli, I support each point that Aurion mentioned above!

I hope you can implement them all if it's not too much work? Bitte
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first beta will come without house board functionality, which will be activated subsequently. Otherwise, Aurions suggestions look fine, except access from players of other houses, which will be a bit difficult to realize (all permissions are handled on the house hierachy tree browser, where players from other houses are not listed, ofc).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 06:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't you allow belonging to multiple hierachy trees? Depending on what is handled by the tree, and how. Of course, you would have to keep track of which tree is the main one, which would change with integrations, whereas the "guest trees" would not be affected etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 13:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

itīs all a matter of features vs reduced complexity and ease of use. Guest trees etc are def. a power-user-feature not intended for k2 which should attract new players and not scare them away
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 06:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not like you would have to show them etc., it would just be the technically necessity for allowing guest access to the house forum (which in itself could be defined as power-user feature, but you didn't decline it with that reasoning, so..)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 14:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

mb, gotta concentrate on priority stuff first
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