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RonsterM (New Admin) 12/8/2004 3:53 AM EST : PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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Naturally, I love the new, member-administered Needs List content type.  I do have a couple of questions and suggestions though.

First, who can delete a "Need"?  In other words, can everyone delete everyone else's or is the ability to delete a need tied to a certain security level?

Second, I'd like to strongly suggest that you add the ability to EDIT your own "needs".  A lot of our members, in testing this, have found that they want the ability to edit a "need" to add progress information or to correct mistakes rather than having to delete and completely recreate the need.

Next, could we change the priority levels?  In typical conversation, we say, "What is your number one priority?".  In this implementation, that would indicate the lowest priority.  Can we flip the priority levels to have a priority of one (1) being the HIGHEST priority?

Also, can we add an additional view to show needs sorted by priority and THEN user submitting?  In addition to being able to see all needs, sorted by user, I'd also like to see a sort of what are the highest priorities to my members.

Finally, can we add an additional view to show a summary that would include only the User submitting, Personal Priority, For Which Character, and Ultimate Goal or Reward fields in a double-line-item format?

Again, we're so pleased to see our idea taken to the next level with this content-type!!!  Thank you SO much, Aaron!!!

A copy of this has been submitted via the support form!

 

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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/8/2004 4:03 AM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.

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I made the same suggestions in a similar post, though mine may not have been as articulate as Ronster's due to my lack of programming knowledge.One other suggestion I had was the ability for each member to place comments under another members "need". That way they can post underneath it to let the original poster know, "Hey, I have that tradeskill item you need..." or "I am available to help with that hunt".Something that I would like to see is that the oldest needs be listed first on the site, rather than getting moved all the way to the bottom as more needs are added. Perhaps that would be taken care of in the sort mechanism, but I think it would make more sense to do it this way by default. It just seems logical to me that the first person to ask to have their need met would be the first on the list, and so on.I also have wondered who can delete a need.I think it is so great that such a feature has been added to the service! I'm very pleased it has been added, and our members began using it right away. With some minor tweaking, I think it could become an even better feature.Thanks.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/9/2004 1:58 AM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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You got it!   Expect a push tonight.

For deleting a need, right now it's limited solely to roster admins.  I'll be making it so the members can, too, but... Actually, you tell me who should be able to.  I get the feeling that members might just delete them after they're met, leaving no record, and that might not be what you'd want as admins.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/9/2004 3:01 AM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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Alright, here's what's coded and ready to go live (tonight's code push):

- Members will be able to edit their needs.
- Priority levels switched (1 being highest, 5 lowest). 
- Descriptor of priority added after the number in the listing.
- Sort By options added: Newest First, Oldest First, By Member, By Priority.
- Members can now leave comments for each need.

Only thing missing is the summary view, for now.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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RonsterM (New Admin) 12/9/2004 4:35 AM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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You're terrific, Aaron!  Thank you so much for the speedy response!

The new changes will be GREAT!  I think you hit on a terrific point.  After some thought, I don't think Admins will want users to be able to delete their Needs.  I think you're right that people will simply delete them when they're completed and the record will be lost.

I see this as an opportunity for members to peruse the Completed Needs listing to find if any members have done things similar to their current needs before them.  What better source of information and assistance than someone that has done it before you.  The “Mark This Step Completed” is one of the greatest features of the Quest content.  It allows members to see who has successfully completed that step of a quest before.  They can then seek advice/assistance from them.

Yes, let's leave it so that only Roster Admins can delete needs!

Thanks, again, Aaron!!!
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Deleted User (New Admin) 12/9/2004 12:55 PM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.

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Awesome! You rock, Aaron.Maybe we could make it so that members can at least mark their need met? Or is it like that already?
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Whyah (Guild Admin) 12/9/2004 7:44 PM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.

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Might I just add (along with all the others).........YOU DA MAN AARON!!!
You have no idea how easily confused I was becoming trying to learn HTML on my own! After I FINALLY figured out that yes, I do have to [/end tag] each and EVERY command I give....and in a certain order no less, I felt the need for an 8 hour nap and 6 bowls of Wheaties! I returned begrudgingly to my computer to find that Aaron had done all the hard work for me! And then he updated it and perfected it even more! *sighs* Life is good.....
Now if we could just get Mr. Aaron 'fixed-it-all-and-fixed-it-now' Lewis on this whole 'world peace' thing......I think we'd be set for life!

Whyuh/Wyuh

Founder of
Warriors of the Crimson Keep (LotRO)
formerly Crimson Warriors (EQ)

 

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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/13/2004 3:06 PM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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I love what I'm seeing here. (Also love not having to support my code any more - better you than me, Aaron! )
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Cosmic Titan (New Admin) 12/13/2004 3:18 PM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.

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Needs list is not currently useable bu Associate Members.  Please change this.  Thanks.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/13/2004 11:51 PM EST : RE: PROBLEMS/SUGGESTIONS: Needs List Content Type.
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Aaron Lewis
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Needs list is not currently useable bu Associate Members.  Please change this.  Thanks.


Added the ability to allow associates to use/view the needs list.  Pencil at the bottom or through the control panel.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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