[geeklog-devel] GSoC 2010 is on
joe at ThrowingDice.com
Fri Jan 29 19:46:27 EST 2010
At 01:59 AM 1/29/2010, Dirk Haun wrote:
> >And we really need to implement some social networking for Geeklog
As I see it, there are a couple of core level projects that are
absolutely necessary for social networking.
1. There needs to be support of per user (friends) and user created**
(my bridge group) groups that follow all the existing permissions
rules. This probably also requires a simplification of the
2. There should be some support for user to user messaging without
email. (adoption/integration of Blaine pm plugin might suffice)
Likewise adding comment support to user profiles might simulate some
of the thing found in social networking sites.
3. User generated content on their profile (and all the existing
profile issues that go with that). Perhaps having some way to have
private topics (per user) would make this easy with the existing
story code. Perhaps not.
The problem is that the infrastructure effects of these tasks require
deep understanding of Geeklog and some of them aren't all that sexy.
* Instead of the existing, and complicated Unix bits, you give the
user a dropdown Everyone | Logged In Users | My Friends Only |
Other... | Private. Other would allow them to pick a different
private group of theirs. For some objects there is one dropdown since
only read permissions (who can see my true name?) are meaningful. For
others there are two dropdowns (who can scribble on my profile?)
There is a forum thread somewhere in which Blaine and I discuss user
pools. A pool of users is a limitation placed on an "Admin" that says
he has root powers but only as it affects his pool of users. At the
time, the context was a corporate CMS in which you might have an
Accounting Admin who can add and remove the folk working in
accounting to the various accounting groups but he couldn't do
anything to the HR people or the HR related groups. This is basically
the same concept. The difference is the corporate CMS model has an
superadmin who can move people in and out of pool whereas in the
social network model users would just have "friend requests" and
** As alluded to above, friends have the added wrinkle that they must
be reciprocal. I can't make you my friend if you aren't mine. But a
sublist of my friends is just a group within the group of friends and
isn't reciprocal. So I can be Friends with people and I can assign
some of them for my Family group or my WoW guild.
>I'd like to see someone step forward and take responsibility for this
>idea, please. I.e. be willing to mentor and follow up on it.
I haven't had time to finish the Calendar plugin. I certainly don't
have time to help as a mentor.
Throwing Dice Games
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