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RE: Scrap Nodes

by swiftone (Curate)
on Jun 06, 2000 at 19:05 UTC ( #16642=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Whiteboard Nodes"

Good idea! Many times people will come in with a "newbie" or very specific question, and not wish to clutter an area with it. My comments:
  • No XP are given for creating/modifying a "Scrap" node
    Makes sense to me.
  • Every (logged in) user has a "Scrap" node accessible under [Username Scrap Node]
    Again, seems pretty clear
  • These nodes would be automatically deleted by the engine - if something is worth keeping, create a different node for it and gather the XP for it ;)
    Good thought, but there should be a way to "Move" a branch from scrap to a permanent section. Cutting and pasting isn't always easy (many browsers screw formatting).
  • No links _to_ the scrap node should be possible from permanent nodes - at least, it would be unwise to do such links ;)
    Unwise I agree with. I see no practical way to prevent someone from trying though.
  • Only the creating user has write access to his/her home node.
    I disagree. The node created chould allow open comments like most nodes. Discussion in the Chatterbox is very difficult since we can't use < > [ ] characters and can't make links to un/poorly named nodes, much less offsite. It would make sense merely for the posting form to make it clear that you are posting a TEMPORARY NODE. If your info is more useful, you should post a tutorial or Q&A, and link to it in the temp node.

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RE: RE: Scrap Nodes
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Jun 06, 2000 at 19:19 UTC
    I think that only the creating user should have write access to the scrap node also due to
    the fact that if you allow everyone to write to everyone elses then you will get many splinter
    conversations carrying on in a chat room type environment. I think conversation should be carried
    out via the chatterbox so it is open to the community.
      I think conversation should be carried out via the chatterbox so it is open to the community.

      I'll go for that only if the Chatterbox will accept Href links, and will not remove all < > [ ] symbols. It's just too hard to give code examples without that. Perhaps if <CODE> tag was the only one the chatterbox accepted?

Moving nodes from Scrap to Permanent
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 06, 2000 at 19:16 UTC
    • Making Scrap Nodes permanent

      I think there is a problem with moving a complete node tree, as not everything in that tree is worth keeping - if I post something as a reply to a Scrap Node, I maybe don't want it to be kept or even voted on :). Then there also is the "problem" that one gets no XP if a Scrap node tree is made permanent. On the other side, such is life.
      As for the pasting issue, you always have access to the source of nodes created by you, so you can cutīnīpaste the source from there into the new node... This won't help if the creating user went offline before the decision for node permanentness and copying all temp nodes was made ...

      I see need for more discussion on that topic !

    • Linking into Scrap Nodes

      Well, without changes to the engine, we can't prevent people from linking into Scrap Nodes and maybe it's even helpful, for example for posting a link into the chatterbox.

    • Access to Scrap Nodes

      Your solution would be the most elegant solution I guess, by allowing replies to Scrap Nodes, we avoid the multiple-access issue completely.

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