shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Release 02/17/2012
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Some big yet small changes today: - A user's first questions are marked in the left pane with an indicator. Welcome our new users by giving them a quick answer! - There is now an indicator with group chats to show you how many questions have been asked in that group since you last checked it. - Improvements in how we serve up stylesheets and scripts should make things load a bit faster, and should make restarts run a bit faster. Kick the tires and let us know if something broke!
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Oh, also worth mentioning, the server clock is now in line with “real” time, so timestamps around here will no longer be 4 minutes behind :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Is there a way to show approval of posts like this- i.e. a thumbs up, or +1? I could click "good question" but in fact wish to say, good job on fixing the time.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
so just click good question? New questions near chats are nice, but it would be more nicer if they would track since last session and it ability to remove some chats :P
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Yeah, we're working on the tracking-since-last-session stuff. And a good question is the way to do it :) I know it's not quite “right” for these posts, verbiage wise, but we get your point ;)
anonymous
  • anonymous
But it's not a question- he posted the release. Then later posted a reply to his own post pointing out a specific feature. I want to give kudos to the feature, not the original- which wasn't even a question.
anonymous
  • anonymous
well all posts are treated as same in question so you cant give medal for different posts and its obvious for what he would receive good question however i don't know why they always post release date and in another post describe, they could do in same post :D
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Because of the conversational nature of OpenStudy, we made a choice to make medals count for the entirety of a user's participation in a conversation. We're still debating whether it's a good idea to be able to give an asker two medals, one for their answer and one for the question itself. The feedback group is bound to some extent by the fact that the entire site is oriented towards QA, to which end our release announcements are arguably an abuse of the functionality. We just let ourselves slide on those ;)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I run into this when grading forums online. I might require a student to post one thing, and then give feedback to 2 others- but the whole thing is worth 10 pts. So i might give 6 for their post, and 2 each for their replies. Of course then they can game me by osting five repllies and no original. Have to work within the confines of the tool. However, in your case you are building the tool- so why not make it more flexible? Some obvious additional features: split a thread- like this one, that's gone beyond the original question (statement). Allow for different types- question, comment, announcement - just some kind of color/logo/banner. I'm sure you know better than to think of them as questions but rather as "things" which have properties associated with them.

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