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Have an unsolicited feature request? This is the place!  Also perhaps a good place to discuss how changes should be implemented and whether they are a good idea.  
 
Have an unsolicited feature request? This is the place!  Also perhaps a good place to discuss how changes should be implemented and whether they are a good idea.  
#how bout little changes every once and a while - like google does on holidays? - we could scan in students' drawings...
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==Additions==
# Fix the WSO Student Homepages link. Seriously buggy on both IE and Mozilla Firefox. repeats people several hundred times.
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# Google-esque theme changes on holidays?
# Add a "most recently added comments" function to Factrak. It is impossible to figure out whether Factrak's even been updated at all this semester since you have to manually search by prof.
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# WSO Hot Or Not?  
# Get the menu and weather scripts working again.
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#*Unlikely that we would be allowed to run an objectifying site feature.
##Definitely should be done, but it is not as easy as one may think.
 
# Restrict RideBoard to one- or two-day listings so semester-long 'offers' don't clog the home page feed.
 
#* You mean you don't want a ride to the kingdom of Zamunda?
 
# Fix the facebook so it'll search by parts of names rather than whole/beginning of names
 
#* Search by male/female
 
# Fix the Facebook so we can search by Hot dudes or Hot babes (self nomination of course).  Also hair color.
 
#* You might as well make a WSO Hot Or No
 
#In my experience, WSO Reminders has been more unreliable than iCal.
 
# Make a preview feature on comment/blog/forum postings, to avoid the weird characters people get for cutting and pasting from Word.
 
#* But only if it works better than the one on Blackboard, which doesn't show weird characters in the preview pane.
 
# Please, please, please bring back keeping the most recently commented blogs on top. This will filter out the "COME GET DRUNK TONIGHT AT MEZZE!!!11!1!" posts and keep the real bitchfests alive longer.
 
#* I take it back. Let the bitchfests die a quick and merciful death. I'll even post more inane "WHERE'S MY IPOD?!?!?!" blogs just to kick them off the frontpage.
 
# Fix the Daily Messages feed.
 
 
# Add a Daily Advisor feed.
 
# Add a Daily Advisor feed.
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#*RSS DA/DM?
 
# Create a public archive of all WSO all campus e-mails and all campus-wide e-mails sent by the administration. Future historians will praise you!
 
# Create a public archive of all WSO all campus e-mails and all campus-wide e-mails sent by the administration. Future historians will praise you!
# Make the blogs automatically link keywords to wiki entries like some online references.  That would be amazing.
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# Make the blogs automatically link keywords to wiki entries like some online references.
# Make WSO work on my computer so that most of the pages don't show up as two words per line in a long string of what looks like poetry down my screen.
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# Add code to the Announcements section that sends an electric shock through the keyboard if a person tries to post an announcement in all caps.
#* Or, alternatively, educate the Williams population to be smart enough to use a non-shitty web-browser, like [http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/central.html Firefox] or [http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/ Safari]
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# Google Maps/Photoshare mashup a la [http://gallery.menalto.com/node/32642 Gallery], [http://maps.pixagogo.com/maps/start.aspx pixagogo], [http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/07/how_to_gps_tag.html etc.].
# In Photoshare, when you're looking at a specific picture, there's no "Next" button. So you have to go back to the thumbnails, just to get to the next photo!  That seems silly.
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# Create a personalized page function like Google News - alumni might want Willipedia on top, students might want announcements.
#* I second this.
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# Announcements/RideFinder mashup?  If you're going to Stop & Shop within a few hours and have room in your car (and are feeling charitable), you can make a posting which will disappear when you leave.
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# Change the page title back to being a random combination of words involving WSO, instead of just saying "Williams Students Online" every time.
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#Create categories within the Exchange section, like furniture, clothing, rooms, etc.
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==Fixes==
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# Add the ability to search by male/female to the facebook
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# Fix the Daily Messages feed.
 
# In the wiki login, put the "Log In" button on the same line as the dropdown menu, so that when you tab from one to the next you get to select WSO or Unix before you press the Login button, thereby not getting an error message.
 
# In the wiki login, put the "Log In" button on the same line as the dropdown menu, so that when you tab from one to the next you get to select WSO or Unix before you press the Login button, thereby not getting an error message.
 
#Work with alacrity at providing shell accounts for the use of maintaining a student organization's webpage.
 
#Work with alacrity at providing shell accounts for the use of maintaining a student organization's webpage.
  
Stuff that WSO definitely did:
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==Accomplishments==
  
# Add new 2005-06 profs to Factrak, asap!
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# In Photoshare, when you're looking at a specific picture, there's no "Next" button.  So you have to go back to the thumbnails, just to get to the next photo!  That seems silly.
#*Done! Also, if you want to help maintain the factrak databases, (it's really easy I promise, there's a really sweet admin interface) e-mail me at 06cks.  E-mail me even if you aren't in WSO, and especially if you are an underclassman, someone has got to look after this once I'm gone.   
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#* Good point. There's a "Next" button now.
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# Restrict RideBoard to one- or two-day listings so semester-long 'offers' don't clog the home page feed.
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#* Now it just shows the most recent posts.
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# Added new 2005-06 profs to Factrak.
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#*Also, if you want to help maintain the factrak databases, (it's really easy I promise, there's a really sweet admin interface) e-mail me at 06cks.  E-mail me even if you aren't in WSO, and especially if you are an underclassman, someone has got to look after this once I'm gone.   
 
# Create or [http://obiblio.sourceforge.net install] a catalog system for books & DVD's that students have (usually lying around in their common rooms) that libraries don't (comic books, course books, etc.) that other people could borrow.  Students could lend to each other and track who has what.
 
# Create or [http://obiblio.sourceforge.net install] a catalog system for books & DVD's that students have (usually lying around in their common rooms) that libraries don't (comic books, course books, etc.) that other people could borrow.  Students could lend to each other and track who has what.
 
#* Done! See [http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Books_You%27re_Welcome_to_Borrow books] and [http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/DVDs_You%27re_Welcome_to_Borrow DVDs] you're welcome to borrow.
 
#* Done! See [http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/Books_You%27re_Welcome_to_Borrow books] and [http://wso.williams.edu/wiki/index.php/DVDs_You%27re_Welcome_to_Borrow DVDs] you're welcome to borrow.
# Require log-ins to use the wiki.  
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# Require log-ins to use the wiki (to reduce wiki abuse).
#*<s>Possibly,</s> although free access is half the point of a Wiki, <s>and</s> there has<s>n't</s> been much abuse of it so far, <i>so, OK, done.</i>
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# Make a preview feature on comment/blog/forum postings, to avoid the weird characters people get for cutting and pasting from Word.
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#* Done for most everything.
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# Add a "most recently added comments" function to Factrak. It is impossible to figure out whether Factrak's even been updated at all this semester since you have to manually search by prof.
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#* Done! Check out http://wso.williams.edu/Factrak/home
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#Add a link to Peoplesoft on the WSO homepage (should be easy enough, yes?)
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#* Been around all along. Check under "williams.edu" on the left.
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# Get the menu and weather scripts working again.
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#*Definitely should be done, but it is not as easy as one may think.
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#*There's no hope for the menu, but the weather is fixed.
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# The WSO Student Homepages link is buggy on both IE and Mozilla Firefox.  It repeats people several hundred times.
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#* Not only that, the data is terrible. People were entering in their favorite web sites, instead of their personal web sites. The replacement is [[Students with web presences]].
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# Fix the facebook
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#* WSO rolled out a beta version of a new AJAX based facebook at the end of Winter Study 2007.  New features will be added throughout the term.
  
Stuff that WSO is definitely not doing:
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==Refusals==
  
 
#change the background to pink
 
#change the background to pink
 
#*Um, no.
 
#*Um, no.
 
#*but this is actually an easy fix...
 
#*but this is actually an easy fix...
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#*Not gonna happen.

Latest revision as of 19:29, June 17, 2019

Have an unsolicited feature request? This is the place! Also perhaps a good place to discuss how changes should be implemented and whether they are a good idea.

Additions

  1. Google-esque theme changes on holidays?
  2. WSO Hot Or Not?
    • Unlikely that we would be allowed to run an objectifying site feature.
  3. Add a Daily Advisor feed.
    • RSS DA/DM?
  4. Create a public archive of all WSO all campus e-mails and all campus-wide e-mails sent by the administration. Future historians will praise you!
  5. Make the blogs automatically link keywords to wiki entries like some online references.
  6. Add code to the Announcements section that sends an electric shock through the keyboard if a person tries to post an announcement in all caps.
  7. Google Maps/Photoshare mashup a la Gallery, pixagogo, etc..
  8. Create a personalized page function like Google News - alumni might want Willipedia on top, students might want announcements.
  9. Announcements/RideFinder mashup? If you're going to Stop & Shop within a few hours and have room in your car (and are feeling charitable), you can make a posting which will disappear when you leave.
  10. Change the page title back to being a random combination of words involving WSO, instead of just saying "Williams Students Online" every time.
  11. Create categories within the Exchange section, like furniture, clothing, rooms, etc.

Fixes

  1. Add the ability to search by male/female to the facebook
  2. Fix the Daily Messages feed.
  3. In the wiki login, put the "Log In" button on the same line as the dropdown menu, so that when you tab from one to the next you get to select WSO or Unix before you press the Login button, thereby not getting an error message.
  4. Work with alacrity at providing shell accounts for the use of maintaining a student organization's webpage.

Accomplishments

  1. In Photoshare, when you're looking at a specific picture, there's no "Next" button. So you have to go back to the thumbnails, just to get to the next photo! That seems silly.
    • Good point. There's a "Next" button now.
  2. Restrict RideBoard to one- or two-day listings so semester-long 'offers' don't clog the home page feed.
    • Now it just shows the most recent posts.
  3. Added new 2005-06 profs to Factrak.
    • Also, if you want to help maintain the factrak databases, (it's really easy I promise, there's a really sweet admin interface) e-mail me at 06cks. E-mail me even if you aren't in WSO, and especially if you are an underclassman, someone has got to look after this once I'm gone.
  4. Create or install a catalog system for books & DVD's that students have (usually lying around in their common rooms) that libraries don't (comic books, course books, etc.) that other people could borrow. Students could lend to each other and track who has what.
    • Done! See books and DVDs you're welcome to borrow.
  5. Require log-ins to use the wiki (to reduce wiki abuse).
  6. Make a preview feature on comment/blog/forum postings, to avoid the weird characters people get for cutting and pasting from Word.
    • Done for most everything.
  7. Add a "most recently added comments" function to Factrak. It is impossible to figure out whether Factrak's even been updated at all this semester since you have to manually search by prof.
  8. Add a link to Peoplesoft on the WSO homepage (should be easy enough, yes?)
    • Been around all along. Check under "williams.edu" on the left.
  9. Get the menu and weather scripts working again.
    • Definitely should be done, but it is not as easy as one may think.
    • There's no hope for the menu, but the weather is fixed.
  10. The WSO Student Homepages link is buggy on both IE and Mozilla Firefox. It repeats people several hundred times.
    • Not only that, the data is terrible. People were entering in their favorite web sites, instead of their personal web sites. The replacement is Students with web presences.
  11. Fix the facebook
    • WSO rolled out a beta version of a new AJAX based facebook at the end of Winter Study 2007. New features will be added throughout the term.

Refusals

  1. change the background to pink
    • Um, no.
    • but this is actually an easy fix...
    • Not gonna happen.