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Eric Doriean

Eric Doriean

March 31 2011

After first getting first anahita site going, a few suggestions..

Hi,

I recently got my first Anahita site live @ http://cosmicfantasia.com

It's not worth going through all the things I'd like to see added, because I know your vision is awesome and have seen from your posts that you are heading in the direction I like. But...

1) Search - Instead of having a search for particular area, it needs an overall search, that just doesn't search Anahita, but however Nooku Server does or will do it searches. 1 search box for the whole site..

2) Admin config options. Not really present yet. I'm sure there are so many options people would like to see, but for me so far its:

- Options for who and how the people list is displayed. Choose to not include admins in it, options for the order like people without pics last, alphabetical ordering, etc...

- What profile fields are displayed and have customisable ones

- birthday field should allow people to not display the year

So just a few small things, that stood out in my personal experience. The future looks great...

Just a note too: I used Tachyon as the template. There is a formatting problem when running Youtube clips in the profile. Its a Rocket Theme thing and I've posted a forum post @ http://www.rockettheme.com/forum/index.php?f=460&t=127850&rb_v=viewtopic but 5 days and no reply yet. Couple of hours for easy questions.. #suggestions

Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
March 31 2011 Permalink
Congratulations on the first launch Eric!

"Search - Instead of having a search for particular area, it needs an overall search, that just doesn't search Anahita, but however Nooku Server does or will do it searches. 1 search box for the whole site."

Completely agree. There will be a search view in the social engine that will basically search all the nodes that the viewer is allowed to see. My ideal approach would something like Google. A search box, list of results, and clicking on each will open a preview of the content and clicking on the list item or preview will take you directly to the item.

We are waiting for the folksonomy API to be implemented and then we will have more parameters to search.

"Admin config options"

The idea is to use the social engine and applications for a while and build configuration options based on actual needs rather than assumptions.

"Options for who and how the people list is displayed. Choose to not include admins in it, options for the order like people without pics last, alphabetical ordering, etc..."

- we really think those should belong to the front. For the sake of simplicity we may not provide all the UI elements by default, but will provide support for it on the server side. Not everybody would like to have those options, but for those who do, they can use template over rides and add additional form elements to format and filter the search results.

"What profile fields are displayed and have customisable ones"

- Well we will be taking out the existing fields and leave only the name, bio, and possibly gender. Then fields can be injected by different social apps. It will also be possible to build custom social apps that add standard (facebook, opensocial, etc. ) or custom profile fields to different people or group profiles.

"birthday field should allow people to not display the year"

I agree

"So just a few small things, that stood out in my personal experience. The future looks great"

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your great feedback.

"Just a note too: I used Tachyon as the template. There is a formatting problem when running Youtube clips in the profile"

Next month we will be providing an update to the RocketTheme. We have build 4 birth releases in the first quarter of 2011 so we need to provide the changes to the RT team and make sure that Anahita and Tachyon work beautifully together.


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