[Framework-Team] [Fwd: more feedback on plone.app.discussion]
davidglick at groundwire.org
Sat Dec 19 01:48:39 UTC 2009
Thought the framework team might be interested in my notes on
plone.app.discussion from a user / site admin perspective, since it
didn't really get a full review during the 4.0 PLIP process.
David Glick wrote:
> Hey Timo!
> Just spent a while playing with plone.app.discussion to evaluate it
> for use on groundwire.org and other Groundwire projects. Here's some
> feedback and questions...
> - As I mentioned before, it shouldn't specify a dependency on
> particular versions of plone.z3cform and plone.app.z3cform (though
> specifying a minimum version is okay).
> - The configuration UI works okay, but it would be nice if all the
> options relating to commenting were available in one place (including,
> e.g., things like which content types have comments enabled, whether
> or not moderation is enabled, etc.) We can always write a form
> adapter that saves these options however we like, even if the settings
> are also available in the other places they are now, like the Types
> - The migration of old comments should probably be better documented.
> It seemed to work decently when I ran it, although it reported "33 of
> 15 comments migrated," which is a little odd. One thing that would be
> necessary for Groundwire is the ability to migrate the workflow state
> recorded by qPloneComments. plone.app.discussion probably doesn't
> have to handle that, but I'm sure other folks are using qPloneComments
> too, so it would certainly be nice.
> - Currently moderation is a global setting (based on whether the
> Comment type has the comment_moderation_workflow or not). It would be
> nice to be able to configure it so that comments are moderated for
> anonymous users, but not for users with some particular permission
> (e.g. "plone.app.discussion: Skip moderation"). For users with that
> permission, comments with a moderation workflow would get
> automatically published when the comment is submitted.
> - It would be nice if comments pending moderation were visually
> distinguished from published comments in the standard comments CSS.
> - The name of a commenter who commented while not logged in should not
> appear as a link (because it doesn't function as one).
> - Old-style comments that haven't been migrated yet are showing up in
> the moderation view, which could cause confusion.
> - Is there a recommended way to provide e-mail notifications based on
> commenting (e.g. e-mail to the site owner when a new comment is
> submitted for moderation; e-mail to the commenter when it is approved;
> e-mail to the commenter when someone posts a reply...)
> - If commenter images are enabled, shouldn't no image be shown for
> anonymous commenters and users with no portrait; rather than showing a
> meaningless, blank anonymous portrait?
> Hope you find this feedback useful. I'd be happy to discuss these
> items in more detail. Can't promise to help with implementation, but
> perhaps some project will give me an opportunity soon.
davidglick at groundwire.org
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