jimdahl

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  1. jimdahl added a comment on a blog entry: IP.Board 3.3 Dev Update: Reputation Enhancements   

    While the all-time most popular link at the bottom is a nice step in using the reputation data to aid discovery, it would be very nice to have a sidebar widget that showed the most liked recent content.

    Getting the recently high-rep stuff could be made overly complicated, but could also be as simple as showing the highest ranked posts that have received votes within the last N days.
  2. jimdahl added a post in a topic: Feature request : popular messages list   

    I've been wanting something like this as a sidebar hook for a while. Since, as [URL= claimed here, the current reputation system is really reputation for posts, it would be nice to be able to leverage that to highlight the currently popular posts alongside the new posts, etc...
  3. jimdahl added a post in a topic: Some reputation suggestions   

    I think an option like this is very important.

    The problem with the current system is that a small group of people determined to use all their rep opportunities to move a particular person can dramatically outweigh the natural organic repping that person receives (at least on my board).

    It seems like this system was really designed for post-level reputation (e.g. for Slashdot-style filtering) but then decided to also tally the post-level rep to create user reputation. Because a person's reputation is simply the sum of the rep of all of their posts, it's easy for someone to pump themselves up (having a small group of supporters rep their posts up over and over) or exercise a vendetta to knock someone down.

    The OP is right that the solution is to have some limit to the amount one person can move another person's reputation.

    My idea would be to count only the aggregate of my rep of your posts toward your personal rep (e.g. if of the rep I've given your posts, 75% is positive and 25% negative, call my contribution to your rep +.75). This would make each person's rep the true average view of the community (and wouldn't suffer from the exponential growth of everyone toward infinity that some other rep systems suffer from).
  4. jimdahl added a record in IP.Board   

    Child skin rendering as parent, but not editing
    I'm having a problem very similar to the one we discussed [URL=http://community.invisionpower.com/tracker/issue-23983-child-skin-not-use-parent-templates/]here[/URL].

    While 3.1.2 fixed the rendering problem, trying to edit the templates still brings up the root skin's template bits instead of the parent skin's template bits for me (not true for CSS, where editing the CSS bits does correctly bring up the parent skin's CSS bits).

    This procedure reliably reproduces it for me on my 3.1.2 (upgraded directly from 2.3.6, not 3.1.x):

    Add a new skin
    Set parent to Mobile skin
    Edit the new skin
    -- CSS bits will be those of the mobile skin
    -- Template bits will be those of the root skin
    View the board with the new skin
    -- CSS and templates are correctly those of the mobile skin

    Update -- one weird thing to add. I'm not having a similar problem with the imported CleanCut skin, which I have imported and created a child that inherits from it. I've successfully made modifications to the child's template bits, which correctly inherited the CleanCut's. Makes me wonder if it's not a problem inherent in the skinning system, but instead specific to something about the mobile skin (or perhaps just on my setup?)
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  5. jimdahl added a comment: Child skin not use parent templates   

    [quote name='bfarber' date='07 July 2010 - 08:41 AM']
    Updating status to: [b]Confirmed - General[/b]

    As I'm understanding the report, if you set a skin as child of the Mobile skin, it's not showing in the dropdown.

    I haven't tested
    [/quote]
    The problem I'm having, which I think is what the parent described, is a little different from that...

    If I create a skin (e.g. "My Customized Mobile") as a child of the mobile skin, set it to visible, and then view the forum using "My Customized Mobile" skin, I don't see the mobile skin but instead a combination of the root templates with the mobile image directory.

    In short, I can't customize the mobile skin at all. I've been having the problem since 3.1.0, but haven't spent a lot of time on it and have just assumed I was missing something, but I'm really at a loss.