IO Report # 111 (2003-10-02)

This report was submitted by HA Ari

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Internet Office Report #111

October 3, 2003

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Another day, another dollar; another week and another IO report!

So what's up with the IO you may ask? Haven't heard much from us lately? Well, that's about to change! We're entering a new era, one of sophistication and elaborate interconnectedness of fundamental EH systems - an era that may one day bring about a unified EH database. But that's a long way off.

So what does the IO have in store for you right now? Well, I just mailed the IO staff today requesting full, comprehensive proposals for new ideas, and hopefully I'll have them sorted by next week. I actually have my own that I began to work on today, an IO Poll Creation system. This will allow webmasters to dynamically create polls that they can copy and paste onto their website. Both poll creators and voters must be signed up for a MinosNIC/ELS handle. Creators can choose the color scheme and layout of their poll, as well as the way results are shown.

Out of this stemmed another idea though while I was toying with the idea of having only certain people able to vote on polls - MinosGroups, if you will, akin to YahooGroups. This idea can go in either of two ways: a) Users have their own private "address book" where they can create groups and allow certain groups/people to vote, or b) more similar to YahooGroups - have mailing lists, polls, messages, etc.

What I need from you now is your feedback: What do you want from the IO Poll Creation system? What features would you like to see put in? What kind of things should MinosGroups be able to do besides poll voting? Which option would fit MinosGroups most appropriately based on what you want to see from it? This is a rare chance when you, the members of the EH, get to shape a project based on what you want to see. Please, e-mail any suggestions or comments to!

In other news, Drako is on 2 week absence because of computer problems. Turtle is still working on Minos Enhanced, and also plans on performing some upgrades and revitalization of the EH Webring. Other staff members will report in shortly with their project proposals.

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What do you want to see in the IO Poll Creation system?
  • Graphical results (pie graph, bar graph...)
  • Optional restriction on voting to certain user groups only
  • Many layout options
  • Less code that needs to be copy & pasted
  • Make it into a SquadFirst+ plug-in
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