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davedarko wrote 18 minutes ago point

class is mentionInComment

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davedarko wrote 5 hours ago point

[bug] I played around with the feed settings and noticed that it won't let you select all checkboxes again, if you unchecked some of them.

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Hacker404 wrote a day ago 1 point

Hi,

    When I come to the io site to update project I am taken to the 'myfeed' page automaticly.

This is a distraction because I then have to read through the new items in 'myfeed' straight away because the little indicator above the feed icon on the top right of the page resets so if I don't read them 'now' I won't know if there are any new items in 'myfeed' at a later stage. 

It would be great if I could upload the updates to my projects first when that is what I came here to do.

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Michael O'Toole wrote a day ago point

As it stands at the moment, projects lack community involvement and that's probably fine for most, but I would much prefer a community driven development approach...

An option to invite co-developers to become part of a project might increase the community aspect of the site...

Mike

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Jasmine wrote 6 hours ago point

Hello Michael,  the ability to invite non-members to join a specific project is a great idea. We'll put it on our todo list. 
At the moment, you can add collaborators (go to Edit Project), but only if they are already members. You can invite people to join through the site http://hackaday.io/invite (you can get to this via clicking on your avatar in the top right), or by sharing links.  Thanks for your feedback. 

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 2 days ago point

Is it just me, or global feed really displays some entries from My feed, but 4 days old? My feed works as expected, I think. All checkboxes are checked, so I should get complete feed. Unchecking/rechecking again doesn’t change it.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 2 days ago point

Looks like the only messages in global feed I see are responses to my comments - and the newest is 4 days old.

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 2 days ago point

Nevermind, it's working again. But I swear it worked like I described for a few minutes, evne after I posted the comment.

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Jasmine wrote a day ago point

Well if anyone else notices it, do let us know. It may be an intermittent glitch.

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esot.eric.wazhung wrote 4 days ago point

New Idea:

It seems I'm not the only one who's work on one project leads to an entirely separate project...

Maybe if there was a check-box in a project-log that would create a new project based on that log...? E.G. I'm working on "mishmash1," which, actually, is a mishmash of various projects, but has taken on a new life, at least on that project-page, as focussing on one particular sub-project (sdramThing). So, there, This checkbox idea might be handy to create a separate project. Likewise, in working on sdramThing, I've created yet-another-tool "autoBaud" which could quite-plausibly be useful as a project-page of its own... Yet another use for this checkbox.

Looking at my feed, it seems @DainBramage has travelled down a similar path, developing an ammeter as a seperate (but apparently related) project to a power-supply/charger.

I'm thinking, checking this box (and after submission of the project-log) would just create a very very simple project-page with the project-log in the description, and maybe a reference back to the original project...?

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DainBramage wrote 4 days ago point

You hit the nail on the head, @esot.eric.wazhung.

Very astute of you! :)

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davedarko wrote 3 days ago point

You could still copy the log, create a new project and use the hashtag reference to link back. An automation of that seems not practical to me, but I see a key feature in having a "derived from/ influenced by" option, to give some credits to other creations or link to your own work that is related. This could be then reverted/expanded to show "child projects" on the master project if it is by you or show clones if it is by someone else, without any action of the "master" owner.

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esot.eric.wazhung wrote 3 days ago point

Yeah, a tree of sorts. I dig it.

The automated project-creation could be over-used... that was one concern I had. Was thinking if the logs had tags, then it could eventually recognize that a certain tag appeared in several logs, then after the 5th time it might suggest creating a new project for that tag. It's a bit of a stretch.

Thanks for reminding me about the hashtag thing, I completely forgot.

Copy-paste to a new project, though... I dunno... It sounds easy enough, but the actual implementation (by me) is less-likely to happen in real-time... I mean, the subproject that's taken over probably deserves its own project page, but I'm so dead-set on working on the project, right now, that creating a page for it, right now, seems like a lot of work. Doing a log, though... that's easy. It's just a feeling, I know it's not that difficult, just not my mind-set right now.

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DainBramage wrote 4 days ago 1 point

I have a bug to report, but since I already did so in the wrong place, I'll just link it here:

https://hackaday.io/page/788-why-do-i-have-to-log-in-to-hadio-every-single-time

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 3 days ago point

This was an issue on our end. We have resolved it and are pushing a hotfix today. Thanks for reporting!

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DainBramage wrote 3 days ago 1 point

Thanks for taking care of it so quickly! :)

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Hacker404 wrote 6 days ago 1 point

New Gallery: Hi, I like the new gallery mode for browsing but I can no longer zoom into pictures with my browser. 

On a projects main page there are some images to the left. Before I used to right click on them and select 'open in new tab' and that would give me just the image alone so that I could use by browser plugins to zoom, rotate, pan or whatever I want so that I could see the image. 

Now all the pictures only open in gallery mode and this makes it difficult for me to see. I am an older person and my sight is not the best so I have tools to assist. Is it possible to have the option to open just the image from the project page *as well as* the option to 'View Gallery' for those like me who find it a challenge to see or even for those who want to see in a little more detail?

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Christoph wrote 7 days ago 4 points

Can I have an "Add a project log" button at the top of my project logs? I don't like having to scroll down every time.

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zakqwy wrote 4 days ago 1 point

Oh man, that would be awesome. As an occasional project log adder myself, I would find this feature quite useful.

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davedarko wrote 8 days ago 2 points

Compliments for the gallery feature! I like that you've included the pictures from the logs to it!

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 7 days ago 2 points

Yep, the gallery is fantastic. 

The ability to scroll in the gallery with right/left arrows would be great.

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zakqwy wrote 6 days ago 1 point

Good idea--agreed. Overall, awesome feature--it's a fun way to revisit the early days of a big project!

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davedarko wrote 6 days ago point

@jaromir.sukuba - scrolling with the keys works when you maximize the pictures in the gallery (which is kind of a weird feature, since the pictures aren't that much larger...)

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 6 days ago 1 point

Yes, you are right, I tried it just now. Nobody expects Spanish inq... oh wait, scrolling the maximized picture, when non-maximized doesn't work.

Anyway, having the possibility of scrolling in non-maximized gallery would be fine.

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 8 days ago point

When I try to follow this project the "Follow" button changes to the "Following" button with the checkmark, but this project does not show up in my list of followed projects. This is occuring in Firefox 35.0.1 and in Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17501 both running on Windows 7(64 bit). I can provide screenshots if necessary.

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Jasmine wrote 7 days ago point

Hello Johnny,  We've tried the same setup as you and can't seem to replicate the issue. If you could provide a screenshot we'll be able to check with the same project etc. that would be great. Thanks.

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 7 days ago point

Should I just email those to somebody or is there somewhere specific I should upload them to?

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Jasmine wrote 6 days ago point

I'll PM you.

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Matt Hughes wrote 8 days ago point

Getting an error trying to update my e-mail address:

{"error":{"other":{"msg":"Error occurred while updating user profile."}}}

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Benchoff wrote 8 days ago point

Can we get a screenshot/OS/browser version? Reproduction steps?

Oh, and if you want me to change your email address, just message me or something.

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Matt Hughes wrote 8 days ago point

Sure... I'm using Firefox 36.0 on OS X Mavericks. Here's a screenshot: 

http://puu.sh/gczYd/87330a3079.png

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Jasmine wrote 7 days ago point

Hello Matt, we've been able to replicate this. There is a bug, but also I think it's because you have a duplicate account. I'll PM you. 

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 8 days ago point

Every time I put something from clipboard into comment it inserts new line

http://hackaday.com/blog/

http://hackaday.com/blog/

http://hackaday.com/blog/

Now what actually wrote was triple Ctrl+V and then enter, though the editor threw new line in before every instance I pasted. Is this feature or bug?

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Jasmine wrote 8 days ago point

Hello jaromir.sukuba, we got a ticket for this one. Thanks!

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davedarko wrote 9 days ago point

You should prevent people from naming their projects something with a backslash in it, like http://hackaday.io/project/4434-PiDP-8/I 

http://hackaday.io/project/4434

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davedarko wrote 9 days ago point

not sure how the space/   got there :D

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Jasmine wrote 9 days ago 1 point

Thanks Dave. I'll add that to the list. I think the   is another bug. 

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zakqwy wrote 13 days ago 1 point

I'm guessing this has come up previously; what are the general thoughts on reducing the size of the "Does this project spark your interest?" bar that pops up for non-logged-in viewers? It's been a source of regular confusion when I share projects with folks that don't have a HaD.io account. I understand the desire to increase user base, and having an easy signup/in option is good--maybe just dial it back a bit? As an example, this is what I see on a Samsung Galaxy S4 when I look at a project without signing in: http://imgur.com/Xt2JwvO

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davedarko wrote 13 days ago 1 point

I think this should only pop up, when somebody hits the skull or follow button on the page.

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 13 days ago 2 points

I agree that it's a bit intrusive. I guess I didn't notice it at first because I was always signed in when looking at projects, but I looked at one yesterday when I wasn't signed in and at least half the page was the "Does this project spark your interest" signup bar, and that's using a 15" notebook.

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Jasmine wrote 9 days ago 1 point

Thanks zakqwy, davedarko, and Johnny B. Goode. We do have a ticket for this. I've added your feedback to it. Cheers. 

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Steel_9 wrote 14 days ago point

The E-mail slot in account settings will not accept any E-mail address with an underscore in it.  this makes it so I cannot update my E-mail address.

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Jasmine wrote 14 days ago point

Hello Steel_9, I've PMed you for more details. 

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 15 days ago 1 point

Feedback on Hackaday Projects
posted in response to
http://hackaday.com/2015/02/18/show-me-the-data-hackaday-io-year-01/


The Good:
 The site is usable. I realize that may not sound like much, but that really is an accomplishment in and of itself. There is no shortage of collaboration and project hosting sites on the internet, and I can say from personal experience that they're mostly terrible. I have looked for collaboration tools for my own undertakings, and have found that to do what I want the (currently)best available option is a wiki. Wikis have many limitations, and to do everything I want I would have to roll my own system, which I do not have time to do.

The OK:
 The project site layout isn't terrible, despite what others may say. I wasn't too keen on it at first, but it isn't bad. I appreciate that in an effort like this the designers are trying to create a layout that works for lots of different scenarios, which is not an easy thing to do. There is also something to be said for standardization, even(especially) in layouts. If every project site is more or less the same, then when I'm browsing projects I know exactly where to look for the information I'm interested in. The same standardization can also contribute to a minimum level usability.

The Bad:
 The feed is annoying. I don't care about every comment on every project I follow(*cough* cern caption contest *cough*). I would like to know when somebody responds to my comments, or when a project owner updates a project or makes an announcement. My point is, if there is going to be a feed, it needs to be customizable. This is a project host site, so make it good at that. Don't try to add social networking stuff simply for the sake of social networking. If hackaday projects is a good project hosting site, the community will take care of the social networking stuff.
 The project recommendations that pop up after following a project are completely random. I would suggest either getting somebody to do a basic recommendation engine(or plugging one into the site), or just getting rid of the feature for now.

The Ugly:
 Off the top of my head I can't think of anything so bad as to call it ugly. On second thought, the "All Projects" page(http://hackaday.io/projects) is terrible, and for exactly one reason. Tell us how many pages of projects there are. It would also be nice to know how many projects.

Additional Observations:
 Comments in general are problematic from a project perspective. Everybody with a project on hackaday wants to see the comments of encouragement and congratulations, but for things like technical discussion and feedback a comment section isn't really ideal.
In response to the seven things outlined in http://hackaday.com/2015/02/18/show-me-the-data-hackaday-io-year-01/ under "so what's next?":

1. It is what it is. I would encourage the developers to concentrate on quality though. I personally would rather wait longer for a feature that didn't have bugs.

2. I think this is the one place where hackaday projects could really stand out. I have yet to see anything that I feel does this well. I actually spent quite a bit of time working on problems dealing with collaboration in my last job. We had a large team operating in multiple locations and working on multiple projects simultaneously. The ability to collaborate was a huge issue for us. Working on solutions for many of the problems we faced I realized that none of the currently available platforms even come close to providing everything needed.
 I would be glad to share what I learned through those experiences if there is any interest, but I do not believe this is the best medium to do so.

3. Content hosting is it's own giant can of worms, so I can sympathize. However, I disagree with the primary reason cited. "The existing ecosystem" is either a figment of somebody's imagination, or a synonym for github(and prior to that sourceforge). I think it's important to make a distinction between a project host and a code repository. Github is an OK  code repository, as was sourceforge. They are both terrible places to host a project.
 I would strongly encourage Hackaday not to become tightly coupled with github, or any other repository host for that matter. The smart thing to do would be to create a modular system that allows the use of many repository providers, and quick development of integration components to use with those providers. This same strategy can apply to other aspects of hackaday projects as well, which may become important if one were to want to link to things like https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/XXXXXX or http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:XXXXXX or similar resources from other providers.

4. I agree with the value of openness, but like all things it can cause issues. I like the given example of starting a project from scratch is a good one, because it applies to me. I recently commented on somebody else's project, and cited some things I have learned from a similar project of my own. I have not posted that project online because I do not feel that it is ready for public consumption.
 I would love to be able to have a place to host that project(and others) though, because I feel like it would help me to be more productive as I tend to jump around and sometimes waste a lot of time doing the same work because I didn't document my work well and forgot why I had done something.
 It would also make it much easier to publish projects once they are ready for the public if everything is already on the site instead of having to enter in project logs, upload files, etc.

5. I am a fan of APIs. This could be immensely valuable both to the hackaday crew and to the users of hackaday projects. APIs allow integration, and being able integrate project hosting with other things could be huge. This site attracts technically capable individuals by nature. The smartest(and in all fairness, possibly most terrible) thing hackaday could do is see what the community can make of hackaday.

6. I haven't hosted a project on hackaday yet so I don't know about this. As a user though, it would be nice to not have the BoM make the page huge, and to be able to download it as a .csv or something.

7. If there's one thing I have in abundance it's ideas. Frequently they lead to me being in a situation where I ask myself "How did I get into this situation?" or "What was I thinking?", but I digress. I would love to discuss some of these ideas, but such discussion would be quite heady and a comment section wouldn't really be the ideal medium. Perhaps there should be a forum thread(or even an entire forum) dedicated to this subject.

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 14 days ago point

Hey Johnny,

Thanks for the detailed feedback! You wouldn't believe how valuable this is to us (though that doesn't mean we'll act right away on all of it :P)

Regarding the feed - This should already be pretty customizable - you can pick what you want/don't want to show up in the feed using the menu on the right side of My Feed/Global feed selector. The problem is that it's not *persistent* at the moment, as soon as you navigate away from the page, configuration is lost. We have that fix in and it should be going out live with the next 1-2 weeks.

"All Projects" page - agree. It's terrible. To be honest, the reason for that is that it's something that has been designed when we had 0 projects in the system and never been touched since. Making it actually usable is high on our priority list and hopefully it will get better soon.

"Collaboration" side of things - your feedback and any lessons learned on this will be incredibly valuable. I'll reach out to you directly regarding this (and other ideas you might have) next week. 

thanks!

.Alek

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 8 days ago point

Thanks for the response Aleksandar. Glad to hear about the fix to make the feed selectors persistent. You and the rest of the crew keep up the good work, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Johnny B. Goode wrote 6 days ago point

It would appear that the issue of the feed selectors being persistent has been fixed. Thanks!

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Jarrett wrote 16 days ago point

I have gotten a notification email for a reply to one of my comments (here: https://hackaday.io/project/4069/log/14132/discussion-18449)

My preferences have all emails turned off.

This seems a little bit inconsistent, as I didn't get a reply to my comment below on this project. I've also gotten an email about this comment https://hackaday.io/project/3232-not-your-fathers-edm/log/13367-well-that-was-dumb/discussion-13220 on Jan 28th, so this seems to be a long-standing issue.

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Jarrett wrote 15 days ago point

Oh my. And emails for all replies to my Stack post that can't be turned off.

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Jasmine wrote 14 days ago point

Sorry about that! I'll put in a ticket regarding the email notifications getting loose when they are unwanted. 

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davedarko wrote 16 days ago point

[bug][feed][low] When pages are posted to the feed, it looks like all the elements like <hr>, <img> and new line characters are replaced with nothing (meaning ''). This way you can get some pretty bizarre texts like 'CHANGE LOG2015-02-17 FIRST DRAFTINTRODUCTIONWhile I was looking on eBay' - would be cool if they could be replaced with ' - ' instead to make it more readable.

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herrkami wrote 17 days ago point

It really happens often that changes e.g. to the description do not
apply! I write something into the description, then click 'Publish' and
it simply disappears! That is awfully annoying! I loose a lot of time by
that crap. Besides, I'm unable to update my Project... Is this a known
issue? Is there something I do wrong or at least something I can do to
make this stop? I use firefox. 

Edit: It works with Chromium
Edit Edit: It seems to be an issue with vimperator. Unabling vimperator seemingly fixes the bug. Sorry for complaining so quickly, but maybe this message helps someone else who gets trapped here.

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PointyOintment wrote 16 days ago point

You might as well install the extension Lazarus, just to avoid losing what you've typed in case anything like that happens in the future.

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esot.eric.wazhung wrote 14 days ago point

WOOT! You rock PO!

And here, I was trying to get it in my thick-skull to type these things up in a word-processing program, first, then paste...

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