[Clipart] made a first start on an OCAL Admin manual
laobcunha at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 22:12:18 PDT 2010
I like your ideas, chovynz!
I have a few:
1) Actually I don't know if we have this information somewhere on the
website, but I think it would be nice to have a page with statistics like
"new images per month". It doesn't have to be a graph bar; a table would be
great for a start.
2) A better user page. I see that a lot of users have an avatar, but I can't
find how to put one myself. Maybe it was possible in the old website, I
don't know. Maybe we could have a more complete profile, where we could fill
information about ourselves, if we want to. Things like email, name, etc.,
maybe a text area field where we can write whatever we want about us.
3) I have already said this, but anyway... I think the main page should say
something about (or have a link to) the month theme, to gather more
4) I don´t know if this is already being done, but I think packages like "*Open
Clip Art Library 2.0*" should be updated from time to time, to exclude the
clipart that are being hidden/deleted due to copyright infrigement and
things like that. This would prevent people from downloading old non Public
Domain clipart from us.
What do you all think?
2010/6/23 chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com>
> To get the ball rolling, I would like to see something like this come into
> 1.) For any clipart that is tagged with "pd_issue", "copyright_violation",
> "potential copyright violation" a box would appear on the clipart detail.
> I'm imagining two scenarios with these tags. Either the warning box appears
> in a fixed position relative to the screen, so that you cannot escape but to
> notice it. I.e. it stayes on screen no matter where you scroll.
> The second scenario is to fit the box inside the website page container (as
> you see in the picture.) This would stay relative to the page itself, so it
> would be possible to scroll down and not see the warning box. However we can
> then place a "NonPD" Icon next to the download button, so that it is clearly
> seen when you come to download.
> A smaller version of the NonPD icon could appear on the gallery list, if
> the clipart in question has one of the above tags.
> What do you guys think about this?
> 2.) For clipart that is hidden, I think some visual indicator on the
> clipart detail page is needed. And we could re-use the old OCAL eye on the
> gallery page too. Ideally hidden cliparts would not be visible to anonymous
> users - even if you have the direct link. They should only be visible to
> Librarians and the Uploader.
> In case the attachments are stripped, you can see the proposal's here.
> Looking forward to your guys feedback.
> On 24/06/2010 11:10 a.m., Jon Phillips wrote:
>> This is really great Chovynz! I super suppor this move and it is
>> really up to us to make the site better!
>> I want to underline that making mockups of hopeful functionality is
>> very helpful. Also, filing bugs and feature requests are great!
>> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM, chovynz<chovynz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> @ Jon& Bassel: I decided it would be better to let everyone know now, so
>>> that we have more eyes on the project, and more awareness of what's
>>> happening and what needs doing.
>>> To everyone ; welcome to the first steps in enabling anyone to be able to
>>> join in on being a Librarian, to make methods of clipart management that
>>> work or are easily changeable, and easily understandable instructions for
>>> all users to accomplish various tasks.
>>> Right now, what I'm doing is looking at how OCAL is created using the
>>> framework. What is AIKI you ask? It makes the Library into a database
>>> "moddable" website, using PHP, MySql(?) and a database. I admit, I don't
>>> know much SQL language, but I'm finding the commands and things that are
>>> making up the site very interesting. Please understand that I am not a
>>> programmer, I'm an artist, a visual person, but I have seen what AIKI can
>>> do, and I'm very excited by it.
>>> What I need from you guys is Use Cases for how you use OCAL.
>>> What have we got? What do we need?
>>> What should the completed website look like?
>>> As an end user, how do you use OCAL? Please write and tell us your
>>> As an Artist, what do you need for uploading your work? Or
>>> How do you manage your own clipart on OCAL?
>>> As a Librarian how do you go about your work? What tools do you need?
>>> if they are obvious tools, break it down for us. I already have a fair
>>> but I'm not the be-all and end-all, and I certainly don't have the only
>>> of doing Librarian work. Are there better ways we can do things? Are
>>> things that we can do, which we aren't doing yet?
>>> Give us pictures of what you would like your interface to look like, and
>>> you want them there. The more submissions we get, the better idea of what
>>> can make OCAL to be. I'm thinking of many visuals. I'm not a fan of
>>> toggles, but we currently have them and they work. How can we make them
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