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Organizing the Community train has taught me a valuable lesson.
its REALLY hard and EXTREMELY time consuming to organize a community event. no one should do it on their own.
luckily for me i had Canis and Caio volunteer and help me organize it.
but by the end of the day , the hardest thing was keeping the GA table caught up with the train . i have fell behind multiple times due to being out or asleep once even got 500 wagons behind.
so what I would suggest is to allow multiple people to edit a thread. they would be picked by the Thread Creator.
i believe this might even increase the number of events we have due to making it easier for people to organize them and how it would consume even less of their personal time.
The Liability would fall on the creator to pick people they trust. since someone could delete all of the main text and/or edit it how ever they want (that is the main point of this though)
also , this could be kept under control by limiting the number of people that could have editing powers over a single thread at any given moment.
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Allow Creaters to give edit powers to people they choose
Great suggestion, would also make life easier for all of our tireless bundle thread creators, I guess. I wonder how much of a technical challenge it would be to implement, though (designing, coding, testing, UX polish, etc).
that is the one thing i am still wondering about.
is this even possible? can it be implemented? also , if they do then would they also implement and edit history while at it too?
Can it be done? Yes!
Can it be easily done? Probably not.
This is not a minor change. Not huge, but not minor either. And It's a question of having enough time/resources to implement it.
Since I'm person who's not really keen on organizing bigger events myself, but would be happy to help other people with theirs, you get my upvote :)
suggested year ago, with no luck
I think its a good idea ^^
Hopefully it gains traction and we can get a response.
I honestly dont know if it is possible or not in the first place.
oh saw someone mention this in the train. it would be good, the fact you were 500 behind was terrible and i saw you alot saying you were struggling to catch up. Just yesterday I saw you were like 300 behind and having to go through every giveaway must be very time assuming so it would be a great idea if somehow you could get more then 1 organiser
yeah , the last 1000 were just coming soo fast non stop.
it was around 1000 GAs in 24 hours , maybe less.
You can use some tools from ESGST to speed through the train, it at times doesn't work when people don't use the word next or similar, but it can save you a lot of time
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We have enough trouble already with holding people accountable for what they have written without adding the possibility of someone else having changed it.
I was going to reply exactly with this caveat, which is very relevant.
While it is possible, it also requires adding an extra field to the DB detailing who has edited and when (and ideally, with what content). It is not as linear as it seems.
Besides the structural change, it would also mean extra work for the moderators, yes ^^'
sure sounds like private wikis
afaik impossible to implement at an individual thread level of a forum
can create a tiered subforum for each private group and then assign appropriate permissions to that subforum and it's members
meaning a subforum "events" with subforums inside it for each group, which is given mod rights to edit threads within thier subforum, membership controlled via mod rights of leader
considerable forum modding/hacking is required (100+hrs) - unless there's been some extreme changes since PHP5
And this is the exact reason which lead me to create GHWSGI userscript. It's a way to solve that issue that doesn't involve CG coding that to the site, but it got largely ignored ¯_(ツ)_/¯
This is a suggestion I thought about making, so I agree with it.
I'm sure it's possible, but probably not under current structure. Which would mean it would require a lot of work to get it implemented. That leads to question of whether or not would the usefulness and usage of the new feature justify putting in so much effort to have it implemented.
I think it's possible that it would. This feature could lead to more events and interesting and/or informative threads, which in turn would make the forum more interesting and fun place and would impact the community positively.
Hmm, I like the suggestion but it sounds hard to regulate. Also, is it easy to code?
Yes, but limit to only 1 other user to edit which is decided by the thread owner. Any sort of abuses will be given a ban
I thought about this a few times while the Community Train was going full speed. I would have been happy to step in and update the table.
Definitely +1 from me.
Would be nice to have train operators.