Suggestion: Multiple Members Editing a Map Thread For Collaboration

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Nicky, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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    If 2 or more people were collaborating on a map, it would be useful if both/all members were able to update the map thread. For example; me and @Muddy are collaborating on Itza, and it would be super handy if, lets say, she is away (sleeping, eating, etc), and I was working on the map, I could update it myself instead of waiting for her because she is the thread creator. This could be done by the thread creator being able to give certain members access/permission to editing the map thread. Similar to inviting people to a private conversation on the site, except its for being able to update a download. Its not required, but it would be useful to have. Thanks.
     
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  2. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    Adding full collab support will really help solving some problems like downloads being only able to have 1 author.
     
  3. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up before. That's a brilliant idea.
     
  4. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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  5. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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  6. RataDeOrdenador

    RataDeOrdenador L5: Dapper Member

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    Ye. It's the Steam Workshop all over again! Sort of... kind of... bleh.

    Long story short,that's a pretty good idea that I thought it got suggested. Somehow. V;
     
  7. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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    Oh shit son, you're orange a veteran now

    Good on yah
     
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  8. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    No need to insult others that rudely.
     
  9. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    I am orangist and I take offense to that statement, I will sue you now for 1 million dollars.

    I think everyone thats done a Collab thinks of this, and forgets to post their idea for it on the forums. Kutos to you for not being lazy.
     
  10. SC PL

    aa SC PL local shitposter

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    Sounds awesome for meh
     
  11. CommodoreKong

    aa CommodoreKong

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    It's possible that the software that runs this forum just isn't designed to let multiple people edit a thread like that (besides admins of course). That's not something you typically see on a message board.
     
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  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Bluth has it I'm afraid - it's been investigated in the past and found to be more trouble than it''s worth. It shouldn't matter too much - it's likely only a few hours before the other partner can come online, and for urgent matters a moderator can help out.
     
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  13. RataDeOrdenador

    RataDeOrdenador L5: Dapper Member

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    Are you sure? I think people just need some sort of "admin powers",but only for the topic they were added. The code should be easy... I THINK,AGAIN!

    It's not like I've started a PHP/HTML course or something... *cough*
     
  14. Layl

    Layl L1: Registered

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    While a simple PHP script just for this purpose may take you 'only' a week of full time work, you have to keep in mind complications. XenForo is a complex piece of software with plugins. It has been designed in a certain way with a certain use case in mind that this breaks. I would guess the SQL tables for posts just have a single "owner" field, thus a more complex multiple owner system would be difficult to add in. I don't know if you can even touch those tables in XenForo plugins. Next to that you also have to think about security, maintenance, styling, and that this is building on top of a decade of legacy code with legacy functionality that may pop up without you expecting it to.