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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 http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs3141.
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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).

Best hosting service for Slash?

posted by vroom on 09:48 AM July 23rd, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
I'm going to be doing some "big things" with Slashcode but am interested in going through someone to set up Slashcode and the server, so that I can just right in and start building the site. What are the best hosting services out there? Will they set up Slash for me? What kinds of experiences have people had?
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