This document summarizes the latest Massidea.org improvements.
New visual look
The most obvious change is the neutral white background based layout. This change is preparing the forthcoming improvement, which allows users, groups and campaigns define a personalized layout for their pages.
Groups and campaigns pages have been separated
Groups and campaigns pages are separated as individual pages.
There are now two kinds of groups: open and closed. In open group all users are accepted as group members without admin approval. In closed group becoming a member requires group admin approval.
Regardless of type, all group related contents are visible for all users. However, only group members can link content to group’s campaigns.
Group admin can delete the group. Deleting will also delete all group’s campaigns and campaign links.
Linking feature has been extended includes also groups and admin can link his/her groups to other groups.
External RSS feed can be shown in a group page.
Besides content page, discussion is also possible in group’s homepage.
Campaigns now notice the start and ending time. As a result you are able to see what campaigns are at the moment active, what campaigns have been ended and what are forthcoming. To link content to campaign requires that campaign is active (i.e. you cannot link content to forthcoming and ended campaigns).
Group admin can delete the campaign. Admin can also remove unwanted content linking from a campaign.
Linking feature includes also campaigns and admin can link his/her campaign to other campaigns.
External RSS feed can be shown in a campaign page.
Besides content page, discussion is also possible in campaign page.
In previous versions linking was only possible among contents. Now it is also possible to link groups and campaigns together.
Besides content page, discussion is now included also to group, campaign and user profile pages.
In discussion thread the real time commenting is possible (i.e. users do not have to refresh the page to see new comments in the page, since they appear automatically). This feature is very useful when running a lecture or facilitating a brainstorm session. Just show massidea.org discussion on a white board and ask participants give their comments online. All comments will become visible without pressing browsers refresh button.
When making a reply, after posting the focus is transferred to your freshly replied comment. In a longer discussion thread this is very useful, since you do not have to scroll back to right place in a thread.
User search page has been totally re-done. Now you can search users also based on group and country on the top of previous user name and hometown. The information presented in the user search result list has also improved, now including such things as statistics and last login. You can also now sort the search result based on user name, last login, joined date, number of contents, view, rating, popularity and comments.
Hall of fame
Hall of fame ranks users, groups, cities and countries based on number of contents, popularity, comments, views and rating. What makes hall of fame very interesting is the fact that you can first do a users search and then see hall of fame based on the search result. E.g. for group admin this is very useful feature, since they are able to see group member ranks.
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