[geeklog-devel] Feature Idea...

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Thu Jan 8 17:57:56 EST 2004

Rob, I can see why you want the email sent.  Your second item about 
tying a reason to a deleted submission was one I already mentioned.

You longer term stuff makes sense but is more work so I will combine 
your ideas and mine into one feature request and the additional stuff in 
a seperate one.


Rob Griffiths wrote:
> 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?).
> -rob.
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