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==Debate software proposals and modifications, ongoing list:== ==Debate software proposals and modifications, ongoing list:==
-'''Priorities:'''+'''Will and Marjan tasks:'''
-#Radio functionality.+#Move search box up to beneath the "navigation" box.
-#Taking steps to ensure that people are less likely to screw up tables:+#Create a "create new page" button in the navigation box between "editing policies" and "browsing guide". Link to [[Debatepedia:Creating new pages]].
-##Spacing at bottom of content box between content and subsequent table code (four spaces)+#Move IDEA home up.
-##Table code cues.+
#Citation templates. #Citation templates.
-#YouTube functionality +#New debate functionality should be made more clear in relation to regular debate creation function. (QuadOne or Will and Marjan capability)
 + 
 + 
 +'''QuadOne:'''
 + 
 +#Radio functionality.
#Background box pencil icon require clicking twice - Vinod. #Background box pencil icon require clicking twice - Vinod.
-#New debate functionality should be made more clear in relation to regular debate creation function.  
#The references section should be made into one box with the following arrangement of double equal sections #The references section should be made into one box with the following arrangement of double equal sections
##References ##References
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##External links ##External links
#Bet rid of subquestion background boxes? Or is there a use? #Bet rid of subquestion background boxes? Or is there a use?
-##Brooks - "I'm leaning toward getting rid of them". 
-#Debate background box flexibility - make the background boxes of debate pages more flexible, so that multiple sections can be created within them. 
#Question mark icon next to QuadOne icons (possibly in place of background box) that links to an explaination of the software. #Question mark icon next to QuadOne icons (possibly in place of background box) that links to an explaination of the software.
#Table of contents should be automatic. #Table of contents should be automatic.
 +#Search function. Is something wrong with the search function, as Noel appeared to indicate?
 +
 +
 +'''Non-technical fixes:'''
 +#Taking steps to ensure that people are less likely to screw up tables:
 +##Spacing at bottom of content box between content and subsequent table code (four spaces)
 +##Table code cues.
 +
-'''Projects:'''+'''Longer-term projects:'''
 +#Eliminate all visibility of the table code when editors click one of the pencil icons.
#Voting options. - One of the purposes of the site is to determine where users stand, or to get them to take a stand. One way of pressing this point would be to have them not just vote, but actually give the main rationales for their vote (this could be a window that pops down right under the vote circle/box); almost a test or check that individuals are actually thinking. This could then go into a new page, where all of the user’s positions/votes and rationales are presented in the respective pro/con format. #Voting options. - One of the purposes of the site is to determine where users stand, or to get them to take a stand. One way of pressing this point would be to have them not just vote, but actually give the main rationales for their vote (this could be a window that pops down right under the vote circle/box); almost a test or check that individuals are actually thinking. This could then go into a new page, where all of the user’s positions/votes and rationales are presented in the respective pro/con format.
==See Also== ==See Also==

Revision as of 07:28, 24 November 2007

The technical section of the village pump is used to discuss technical issues about Debatepedia.

Debate software proposals and modifications, ongoing list:

Will and Marjan tasks:

  1. Move search box up to beneath the "navigation" box.
  2. Create a "create new page" button in the navigation box between "editing policies" and "browsing guide". Link to Debatepedia:Creating new pages.
  3. Move IDEA home up.
  4. Citation templates.
  5. New debate functionality should be made more clear in relation to regular debate creation function. (QuadOne or Will and Marjan capability)


QuadOne:

  1. Radio functionality.
  2. Background box pencil icon require clicking twice - Vinod.
  3. The references section should be made into one box with the following arrangement of double equal sections
    1. References
    2. See also
    3. External links
  4. Bet rid of subquestion background boxes? Or is there a use?
  5. Question mark icon next to QuadOne icons (possibly in place of background box) that links to an explaination of the software.
  6. Table of contents should be automatic.
  7. Search function. Is something wrong with the search function, as Noel appeared to indicate?


Non-technical fixes:

  1. Taking steps to ensure that people are less likely to screw up tables:
    1. Spacing at bottom of content box between content and subsequent table code (four spaces)
    2. Table code cues.


Longer-term projects:

  1. Eliminate all visibility of the table code when editors click one of the pencil icons.
  2. Voting options. - One of the purposes of the site is to determine where users stand, or to get them to take a stand. One way of pressing this point would be to have them not just vote, but actually give the main rationales for their vote (this could be a window that pops down right under the vote circle/box); almost a test or check that individuals are actually thinking. This could then go into a new page, where all of the user’s positions/votes and rationales are presented in the respective pro/con format.

See Also

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