[geeklog-devel] Feature Idea...

Rob Griffiths robg at macosxhints.com
Thu Jan 8 15:39:21 EST 2004

On Jan 8, 2004, at 11:24 AM, Dirk Haun wrote:

> Tony wrote:
>> What I am proposing is that users be able to see items they have
>> submitted while still in the queue.  Complimenting this I'd like to 
>> see
>> a generic email sent out when submission are deleted and if you are in
>> an editor when you do the delete (as opposed to moderation.php) I'd 
>> like
>> to be able to select a delete reason from a pre-determined list or be
>> able to hand enter a custom reason.
> I like that idea. Silently deleting a submission (without an email 
> being
> sent out) should still be possible, though.

i'm not necessarily as concerned that they can still see it in the 
queue (how about if they can just send a query form to the database, or 
if their submitted articles show up on their profile page??) ... what i 
would like to see is:

  - email sent when they submit the story, potentially showing the 
article's position in the queue ("Thank you for your submission; it's 
currently the 125th item in the queue.")
  - email send when deleted, but allowing a checkbox for reasons; i.e. 
"duplicate" or "irrelevant" etc.  not sure exactly how this should 
work, but I usually delete stuff because it's a duplicate or because 
it's just plain stupid, so those two should be options :).

On a longer-term bigger-picture item, what I want to do is be able to 
add assistant editors who do NOT have any publication rights. I want 
them to review and edit stories, check for duplicates, indicate 
"delete" or "publish," and then submit them to me. At that point, i 
have a submission queue that just requires my final approval over "yea" 
or "nay" on each story, and I shouldn't have any editing work to do 
(assuming I have good assistants). As assistants earn "trust," they can 
get publishing rights.  I thought about faking this by just forcing the 
"draft" flag on everyone other than my user ID, but I'm not sure that 
captures all the possible scenarios (couldn't they still delete from 
the queue?).


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