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  1. Just collecting together things on the list to implement/look into, to make it a little easier and anybody else interested in contributing to keep an overview.

    1) Import of HoTT special year pages into the nLab. Request of Mike over email.

    2) Speed up of page loading on the nLab. Last touched on by Urs here. See also the experiments with a static frontend, discussed here.

    3) Update nForum announcements made within 30 minutes rather than post new announcements, to mirror the behaviour of the nLab. Last touched on here.

    4) Make tool for handling references in the nLab. Last discussed here.

    5) Save and display nLab page title changes in the revision history. See here.

    6) Fix bugs in the nLab’s display of the diff in mathematics the revision history. (See more or less any diff where mathematics is involved).

    7) Automatically convert links posted verbatim in the nForum to actual links rather than plain text.

    I think that’s everything that has been raised so far. Things may soon be added to the list, e.g. the thoughts Urs had in #68 and #70 here.

    Let me know if there’s anything else I should add.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018
    • (edited Apr 13th 2018)

    Thanks again for all your work! It’s amazing.

    Since you ask, I’ll point out one very minor issue:

    • When I am done with my edit cycle, and then go and write my announcement text, it is lost upon submitting if I did not remember to make a last change to the entry, for instance by adding or removing a whitespace.

    • Similarly but complementarily, if I remember to make a last edit, then write my announcment text, but forget to click the checkbox, then again the announcement text is lost.

    Clearly I can handle this myself. But if it is not too hard to make the software behave a little more forgivingly, it would be a convenience.

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018

    write my announcment text, but forget to click the checkbox, then again the announcement text is lost.

    This makes me wonder whether the checkbox is really necessary at all. Could it just be replaced by nonemptiness of the textbox?

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018

    Oh, I guess maybe we want to be able to describe trivial changes for the nLab history but not announce them at the forum?

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorRichard Williamson
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2018
    • (edited Apr 17th 2018)

    Re #2: Thanks for the suggestion! Definitely I should fix it, it is also part of what is needed for 3) in my list in #1.

    Re #3 and #4:

    Oh, I guess maybe we want to be able to describe trivial changes for the nLab history but not announce them at the forum?

    Currently actually no description is logged if one does not tick to announce! Only that a trivial edit has been made, the time of it, page name, and author is logged. Happy to change it though, if people think it best. Equally happy to change as in #3 if preferred.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2018

    I would suggest #3; does anyone have an argument for a different behavior?

  2. Just adding a couple more items to the TODO list (see here for the discussion which has led to this).

    1) Remove use of form-spam-protection plugin from all pages.

    2) Improve design of file upload/deletion, etc. E.g. after one has uploaded a pdf, one should get a link to it, without needing to change syntax. The design seems a bit clunky and unintuitive at the moment.

  3. Re #6: Removing the checkbox does prevent the possibility of indicating one’s edit without making any comments. But nobody seems to use this, and maybe we would like to enforce making a comment anyway, so this may be for the best. Otherwise I cannot think of any objection; if nobody raises an objection reasonably soon, I’ll implement it.

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTime6 days ago

    Something else to put on the to-do list: the nForum has a weird bug whereby it sometimes refuses to post a comment, saying it was unable to authenticate. Generally just clicking the “post” button again makes it work, but this is a little annoying (and may be more offputting for new users who aren’t familiar with it).

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorAlexisHazell
    • CommentTime5 days ago

    Something I’ve been meaning to ask about for a while: it seems I only get email notifications of new comments on nForum threads I’m following when I’m actively logged in to the nForum site. Is this intended behaviour?

  4. Re #9 and #10: noted! Re #10: whether or not it is intended, it seems a bit weird, so I can look into changing it unless someone objects!

    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTime5 days ago

    The precise error message in #9 is

    Some problems were encountered

    There was a problem authenticating your post information.

  5. A couple of further items for the TODO list.

    1. Analytics, e.g. number of page loads, preferably in some nice dashboard. Last discussed here.

    2. Bug with locking, last discussed here.