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This list is a compilation of Suggestions from various users. Think of it like a "wish list". These differ from feature requests in that they are projects that may require a significant amount of time to implement. A system should be developed for selecting from one, and having the community vote on which to tackle.
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This is a compilation of Suggestions from various users. Think of it like a "wish list". These differ from feature requests in that they are projects that may require a significant amount of time to implement. A system should be developed for selecting from one, and having the community vote on which to tackle.
  
 
Suggestions can currently be added via suggestions@soylentnews.org or by typing "!suggestion [your suggestion here]" in our IRC rooms. You can also just add them below. You might check the [[TodoList]] before suggesting something to see if it is already being worked on.
 
Suggestions can currently be added via suggestions@soylentnews.org or by typing "!suggestion [your suggestion here]" in our IRC rooms. You can also just add them below. You might check the [[TodoList]] before suggesting something to see if it is already being worked on.
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Teams: feel free to draw from this list and move to a todo list if you would like to tackle one (please remove from here if you do).
  
 
*SoylentNewsRoundup or SNR (best stories, comments, best of IRC)
 
*SoylentNewsRoundup or SNR (best stories, comments, best of IRC)
*Articles Revisited: correcting mistakes/expanding on articles (by +5 commenters, "revisited.soylentnews.org")
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*Articles Revisited: by +5 commenters <- Submit story for discussion
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**research, correct, expand
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**re-submit to topic "revisited.soylentnews.org"
 
*Add a "settled arguments" section to the wiki (example: the world population is out of control!)
 
*Add a "settled arguments" section to the wiki (example: the world population is out of control!)
*Create a location for SoylentNews updates on main site
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*Create topic/location for SoylentNews updates on main site
 
*RSS - enable full story (this is also logged as a bug I believe)
 
*RSS - enable full story (this is also logged as a bug I believe)
 
*Add markdown support in SoylentNews ex: http://dillinger.io/
 
*Add markdown support in SoylentNews ex: http://dillinger.io/
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*Enable Internet Archive auto-crawling (may just need to update robots.txt)
 
*Enable Internet Archive auto-crawling (may just need to update robots.txt)
 
*Allow users to mod stories down.
 
*Allow users to mod stories down.
*Allow community to submit bugs on SoylentNews like submitting a story (using slash)
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*Form to submit bugs on SoylentNews like submitting a story (using slash)
 
**Pre-populate the "story" with prompts for desired info (summary, severity, error message seen, steps to reproduce, etc.)
 
**Pre-populate the "story" with prompts for desired info (summary, severity, error message seen, steps to reproduce, etc.)
*Add ability to easily submit journal entries to the stories queue (consideration for publication on SoylentNews)
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*Add ability to easily submit journal entries to the stories queue (could just be submitted as links...)
 
*Host our own advertisements
 
*Host our own advertisements
 
**Keep them in separate areas (sidebars, boxes)
 
**Keep them in separate areas (sidebars, boxes)
 
**Keep them (mostly) static
 
**Keep them (mostly) static
 
**Keep the off-site javascript requirements for them minimal
 
**Keep the off-site javascript requirements for them minimal
*Make submitted stories headlines into hyperlinks that go to the discussion page
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*Make submitted stories headlines into hyperlinks that go to the discussion page (feature request)
 
*Would it be possible to have the RSS feed either include more than the last 10 stories (I would prefer the last 100), or include a variable in the RSS URL so that the user could specify their choice (ie. like &num=100). If a variable is used, then a minimum and maximum number should be defaulted by the server.
 
*Would it be possible to have the RSS feed either include more than the last 10 stories (I would prefer the last 100), or include a variable in the RSS URL so that the user could specify their choice (ie. like &num=100). If a variable is used, then a minimum and maximum number should be defaulted by the server.
 
*Banner ads that people can use as forum signatures, etc. to spread the word about SoylentNews. See [[Banner ads|this archived forum thread]] for more information.
 
*Banner ads that people can use as forum signatures, etc. to spread the word about SoylentNews. See [[Banner ads|this archived forum thread]] for more information.

Revision as of 05:21, 15 March 2014

This is a compilation of Suggestions from various users. Think of it like a "wish list". These differ from feature requests in that they are projects that may require a significant amount of time to implement. A system should be developed for selecting from one, and having the community vote on which to tackle.

Suggestions can currently be added via suggestions@soylentnews.org or by typing "!suggestion [your suggestion here]" in our IRC rooms. You can also just add them below. You might check the TodoList before suggesting something to see if it is already being worked on.

Teams: feel free to draw from this list and move to a todo list if you would like to tackle one (please remove from here if you do).

  • SoylentNewsRoundup or SNR (best stories, comments, best of IRC)
  • Articles Revisited: by +5 commenters <- Submit story for discussion
    • research, correct, expand
    • re-submit to topic "revisited.soylentnews.org"
  • Add a "settled arguments" section to the wiki (example: the world population is out of control!)
  • Create topic/location for SoylentNews updates on main site
  • RSS - enable full story (this is also logged as a bug I believe)
  • Add markdown support in SoylentNews ex: http://dillinger.io/
  • SoylentNews alternate logo S/N (signal/noise) (also SN = Tin atomic symbol)
  • Enable Internet Archive auto-crawling (may just need to update robots.txt)
  • Allow users to mod stories down.
  • Form to submit bugs on SoylentNews like submitting a story (using slash)
    • Pre-populate the "story" with prompts for desired info (summary, severity, error message seen, steps to reproduce, etc.)
  • Add ability to easily submit journal entries to the stories queue (could just be submitted as links...)
  • Host our own advertisements
    • Keep them in separate areas (sidebars, boxes)
    • Keep them (mostly) static
    • Keep the off-site javascript requirements for them minimal
  • Make submitted stories headlines into hyperlinks that go to the discussion page (feature request)
  • Would it be possible to have the RSS feed either include more than the last 10 stories (I would prefer the last 100), or include a variable in the RSS URL so that the user could specify their choice (ie. like &num=100). If a variable is used, then a minimum and maximum number should be defaulted by the server.
  • Banner ads that people can use as forum signatures, etc. to spread the word about SoylentNews. See this archived forum thread for more information.