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What features should we add to this site?

asked 2010-08-18 19:18:20 -0600

As a companion to the "what's broken" question, what features should we add here?

As a start, it would be nice if there was some mechanism for auto-linking trac ticket numbers. Other auto-link ideas:

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Auto-linking of links would be convenient. (That is, if I type "http://www.sagemath.org" then it should show up automatically as a link.) Also, is there a way of linking searches on this site to sage-support so results would show from both? That would reduce the number of duplicate questions.

cswiercz gravatar imagecswiercz ( 2010-08-19 08:19:18 -0600 )edit

FAQ: Disambiguation;-) We are not a CRM support group: http://ask.sage.co.uk

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-23 10:24:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2010-08-30 07:05:54 -0600

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IMHO, when beginning any post, I think that complete escaping of the text you input should be enabled by default. I notice a lot of people posting don't notice their text being mangled. Example: Backtraces

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I'm not sure there is an easy solution for that. Input is always in markdown format. Probably the best way to go is to have site moderators fix the formatting issues - just by editing the pages directly. Maybe William can assign moderator role to some people?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-08-30 07:14:53 -0600 )edit

Thanks for the upvote. I don't know how to answer. I am very low on the totem pole, and they are very busy prof[essional]s. =)

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 07:17:58 -0600 )edit

Is it really so hard? It's just the complement problem. It might actually make it easier to delimit fields specially formatted in different ways....but I don't know the code as you do.

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 07:28:13 -0600 )edit

well, all people need to learn - is how to click the "format code button" - it looks like a few zeroes and ones bunched together. Looks like a better tooltip/help/initial orientation, etc. would be helpful.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-08-30 08:18:32 -0600 )edit

I agree. Maybe it's dependent on user preference.

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 08:48:18 -0600 )edit
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answered 2010-09-03 09:25:09 -0600

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It would be nice if the "red envelope" messages didn't disappear completely after one view. Maybe they could be queued for auto-deletion (like voicemail), something configurable (say 7-14 days after first view.) Is it a performance or storage concern? Deletion or archival doesn't bother me either way, it just would be nice to see them for a few days (since sometimes it's hard to find the same message again if one thinks of another follow-up comment/Q/A).

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I agree with that. It's not a performance concern, but an issue inherent to the design. The issue was recorded here: http://bugs.askbot.org/issues/26.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-09-03 11:27:20 -0600 )edit

this feature works now. There is no auto-delete, you have to clear messages yourself at this point.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-11-09 08:44:18 -0600 )edit

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