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  • All of that is in there, and as the sysadmin, seeing who moderated what is very, very easy.

    The problem is, unless you give everyone the ability to moderate all the time, not everyone will HAVE mod points - and as a result, only some students will get the ability to moderate, which is highly unfair if grades depend on these marks.

    Conversely, giving everyone the ability to moderate cheapens the value of a mod point, and in some cases, still won't solve the problem - once a comment is as highly rated as poss

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    "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
    • The nice thing about slash moderation is that random people are selected to moderate a given comment.

      This means that one can trust the moderation to some extent and even give students marks based on how well their comments have been received by their peers.

      However, it is of course a problem that some students may not have mod points. And losing the ability to post is a serious problem.

      We have actually had major problems getting slash running at all (so I can't comment/play with your proposed solutions

      • However, it is of course a problem that some students may not have mod points.

        You could always change the default for the number of points a person starts off with, when they create their account.

        And losing the ability to post is a serious problem.

        Like I said in another post, I don't know if a person loses the ability to post when their mod points get too low. That could be the case. I've never seen this behavior in action. But, I would think, it would be easy to turn this behavior off, or modify it to fit your needs.

        does slash require a dedicated web server?

        No. Slash expects Apache and mod_perl to be setup a certain way. It's not difficult, it just means that you may have to recompile apache w/ modperl instead of using a distro's standard packages. Really, as long as you have control of the box (or whomever controls it is half-way-capable) this shouldn't be a problem.

        we have been experimenting with PostNuke as well

        bleh, stick with slash, you'll go places ;)

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        lottadot [lottadot.com]
        • It is not looking good. SS here won't give me root access and they will not put in the time to install Slash. I tried installing it without root access once but gave up since it was much more difficult to install the prerequisites.

          Moreover, I don't have a spare machine available that I can maintain myself.

          Since I am planning to make these discussions open to all and comp3141 might be of interest to open source developers, perhaps it might be possible to host them on an existing slash site?

          Amir
          • That, or if you are still interested, we could host a site like this for you for very little money. I'm always willing to work with not for profit, and educational institutions. Hell, I'm a CS student myself (at Joliet Junior College), so I could give you guys a great deal.
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            "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender