Posted by Orinoco, 2011-10-07 15:08 BST
I'm not worried about names. I think a lot of people put far too much emphasis on names, they will spend ages trying to come up with something that sounds $CurrentWordThatMeansGood. But in the end the name always comes to be associated with the quality of thing that is named so I'd rather spend my time hacking than brainstorming name ideas.
I would like to keep the invitation system going indefinitely, it should minimise the risk of spam accounts popping up. However, it does conflict with my desire to have comprehensive club/event/everything else listings but I will burn that bridge when I crash into it (I think that's how the saying goes).
What do you mean by a default text? If you mean a welcome screen for new users outlining features of the site then yes. I like the way the MyOpera community used to do it. You were taken to a page that listed various things that you could do in the community. Each section linked to a tutorial for that task, whenever you completed any of the tasks that particular section was faded out (but still readable & accessible if you want to revisit the tutorial).
Sorry, I didn't reply about events. Using your numbers:
1. Please tell the archivist within not to worry. New events will be created by copying not replacing the old data. Think of it like a thread with multiple posts, a recurring event will have multiple events.
2. Importing old event data would be something I'd love to do.
3. Like Dirk Gently I believe in the interconnectedness of all things. I want to implement the option to link Small Talk threads to any type of record within the Edge. So if someone posts a link to a review/photo album relating to a festival they (or a Squirrel) will be able to link it to that festival. These conversations will be accessible from the festival listing.
Noted on the HTML parsing & yes that is precisely the sort of pedantry you were enlisted for!