[thesite] Tips on members page?

Dean Mah dmah at shaw.ca
Thu Nov 1 10:10:48 CST 2001

I think that I've replied to this message 3 times now.  Anyway....

Is there consensus on adding a list of tips on to the matched member's
evolt.org profile page similar to the way that the approved and denied
articles are listed?

It will slow the page down a bit to do the extra query and it is not
guaranteed to get all of the tips unless we expand the search from
just userid to include trying to match things like first and last name
of the given author attribute.  Making the search fuzzy will slow it
down even more as it won't be able to use the table indexes (assuming
that there are any).

Matt, how do you envision the 'list by author' feature working?  Are
you thinking of a pulldown menu of tip authors?  (As mentioned
previously, you can do a search for the author in the current setup.)
Where did you want this feature added, to the weekly page, tip detail
page, or ...?


Warden, Matt writes:

> On Nov 1, Lindsay Evans had something to say about [thesite] Tips on...
> >Not sure if this has been discussed before, but in addition to linking to
> >the mebers profile in the tip harvester, how about a listing of the tips
> >users have written on their profile page?
> >
> >Seems like it would be fairly easy to do, but I'm not very familiar with the
> >whole tip harvester thing...
> What about an additional "list by author" feature in thetips section and a
> link to it on the member/user page?
> It won't get all the tips, probably. It only links up the tips to actual
> userids if there happens to be enough information (same email address,
> etc.) in the harvested email/tip.

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