Unfinished, or unimplemented, Wedge features that are currently not slated to be in the first public release. (This might change at any time, of course. Just keep an eye open.)

Features: Upcoming
 Q&A enhancement: multiple answers and multiple languages

Posted by Arantor, on May 31st, 2012, 02:32 PM   (4,209 views) « 1 2 3 »

After we had some... interesting... comments regarding the Q&A at Noisen, I figured I'd solve it once and for all.

So here's what I'm currently working on, making the anti-spam Q&A support multiple languages and support multiple answers. The UI's the first part I'm tackling and so far this is where I'm up to. It's not quite as pretty as it could be, but it certainly seems to be coming together.

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 Private tag

Posted by Nao, on May 11th, 2011, 08:07 AM   (3,492 views) « 1 2 »

Area: BBCode
Feature: Private tag
Developer: Nao
Target: users
Status: 30% (working but not committed; some features need to be added.)
Comment:

Use the 'private' tag inside a post to make sure only some people can read a portion of your message. This is different from the spoiler tag, as the portion will not be hidden, but completely removed from the message for those who can't read it.

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 Language tags

Posted by Nao, on May 11th, 2011, 03:41 PM   (3,184 views)

Area: BBCode
Feature: Language tags
Developer: Nao
Target: users
Status: 10% (nothing implemented in the code; planned feature, please discuss your preferences.)
Comment:

It's easy enough. Noisen has 'fr' and 'en' tags that allow you to write your messages in both French and English, and the end user will see the text in their default language. It works well, but it may need some reworking. Should we use something like [lang=en]? Or is it too long? How would you add to add languages to the list? Things like that.

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 Floating topics

Posted by Nao, on May 11th, 2011, 03:48 PM   (3,550 views)

Area: Miscellaneous
Feature: Floating topics
Developer: Nao (main?)
Target: everyone
Status: 10% (nothing implemented in the code; planned feature, please discuss your preferences.)
Comment:

This is one of the first features I considered for Wedge (and possibly one of the things that made me want to build Wedge at all), and unfortunately so far the only one I haven't done anything on, because we need to implement blogs and other details before we can even get started on it, so it probably won't be in the public alphas -- it may not even be in the final 1.0 release. I'm actually taking a minor risk by revealing this feature before it's even implemented, because it's likely to 'inspire' the competition. But on the other hand, I'd for one wouldn't mind seeing that in other forum systems.

Basically, the idea is that topics in Wedge are not just reserved for boards. A topic can be a blog post. It can be a media item. It can even be a profile. These special places can then benefit from some of the topic features, such as commenting on them.

So, topics get a 'type' field that represents whatever they are (profile page, blog post...), and allows Wedge to filter them out when showing only a specific type of topic. Users get to comment on floating topics, and their posts can be searched through the regular search engine, read through 'Unread posts', anything you could think of.

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 Blogs!

Posted by Nao, on May 11th, 2011, 03:39 PM   (2,729 views)

Area: Miscellaneous
Feature: Blogs!
Developer: Nao (main), Arantor
Target: everyone
Status: 70% (still a lot left to do. And even after we're done, we'll add more features in subsequent releases.)
Comment:

Adds support for creating blogs that are internally considered as special boards. Based on the blog implementation at Noisen.com. Original code by Nao, re-implemented (rewritten?) by Arantor. Create a blog over at noisen.com if you want an idea of how it all works.

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