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Slashcode and FAQs

posted by Cliff on 02:30 PM February 11th, 2004   Printer-friendly   Email story
alexmc writes: "I keep on wanting to add lots of FAQ type information to my slash site. Is there a Slashcode compatible FAQ plugin? Should I install FAQ-O-Matic instead? or just use a Wiki? Suggestions wanted folks!" Slash has its own FAQ plugin, included in the CVS distributions, but you might be better off using something else. It would be interesting to note the experiences of those of you using that particular plugin. For those of you not running Slashcode's FAQ code, what have you been using and what have your experiences been dealing with it and its interactions with Slash?

Using Slash for Lecture Preparation

posted by vroom on 11:20 PM December 26th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I am considering using Slash as a forum for students to discuss lecture notes before the actual lecture presentation. In this way, they would understand more of the lecture when it is presented and I would receive early feedback from the forum to improve the lecture before it is presented and the notes before they are finalized.

The class has about 200 students. Would the Slash moderation mechanism work well for this purpose?

In particular, students would be expected to moderate postings of their peers. Moreover, I would need access to the moderation logs since students can get marks for moderating.

For more on the subject and the planned lecture preparation, see
Amir Michail

How to Allow Longer Subjects?

posted by jamiemccarthy on 02:34 PM August 30th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
An anonymous reader asks: "By default there is a limit on how long a poster's subject can be. Is there a way to get beyond this limitation, so that the subject lines for comments and stories can be longer?" Sure, it's easy... this is a good introduction to using MySQL to customize Slash.

How to Force Previewing?

posted by jamiemccarthy on 03:30 PM August 8th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
An anonymous user writes: "I'd like to see an option added to enable a user to force themselves to preview a post before they actually post the comment. At the moment, a user is required to preview a story submission before they post it, but there is no way for this requirement to be there for standard posts. I often find myself hitting 'submit' when I wish I'd previewed first. I know that a 'force post preview' option could be added to the options section and implemented in SLASH *very* easily, which would simply remove the 'Submit' button from the initial post screen... so could someone do it? I'd do it myself if I was able to update the CVS source :-)" This is a one-liner change... details follow...

Slash on server running Livejournal?

posted by vroom on 07:35 PM July 23rd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Maybe this is the wrong venue to ask in, and I'm sorry if it is, but this question has been nagging me for about the past week or so. I have a personal server running Slackware 8 with a custom-compiled Apache 1.3.27 (with the appropriate mod_perl) and MySQL 4.0.13. This server is currently running the LiveJournal server code and works quite well at this. I'm interested in attempting to set up slash for personal use (the Livejournal code is running for personal use as well), and herein lies the question. Can slash be run on the same server in another VirtualHost without having a separate apache installation/process and doing some fancy trick with mod_rewrite? Or am I asking too much? I will be happy to provide any further info anyone needs through e-mail (the e-mail link above is NOT spam-armored at all).
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