Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#2097 closed task (fixed)

Create page for comment guidelines

Reported by: sitatara Owned by: sitatara
Priority: major Milestone: 2.1
Component: BW Profile Keywords: comments, guidelines, profile


The Safety Team has drafted guidelines for profile comments. These guidelines need a page and links from the comments pages , FAQs, and safety pages.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sitatara

  • Keywords guidelines added; guidlines removed

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by sitatara

  • Status changed from new to to_alpha

Introduced a page for comment guidelines in the about section of BeWelcome. Added links on the comment page, add/edit comment page (including checkbox to confirm that they were read), and safety FAQ page. Additionally, improved the categories for 'How long have you known' on the add/edit comment page:

Additional small fixes:

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sitatara

  • Status changed from to_alpha to testing

Required database changes to save a preference for having read comment guidelines.

INSERT INTO preferences( codeName, position, codeDescription, Description, DefaultValue, Status ) 
VALUES ('ReadCommentGuidelines', 0,  'ReadCommentGuidelines',  
'Stores if user has read the comment guidelines (at least once)', '0', 'Inactive');

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by crumbking

Hope this is the right ticket? :-)

  • Actually why do we need the link in the about area? A new user never comes to the idea to look in /about/ for the comment guidelines. The links in the forms are fine from a user's point of view
  • I also do not agree with the additional (show stopper) checkbox to agree a guideline for comments while writing comments. From personal experience I want to give my host/guests fast feedback about the hospex experience. In CS I still have 20 pending comments because the form is simply way to long. This new checkbox goes into direction to slow down comments writing. Also if I have read the guidelines once why would I agree them all the time I write comments. So -1 for these checkbox.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by crumbking

  • ohh got a mail: "The checkbox is implemented in a way that the first time a person writes a comment after the guidelines are published, the checkbox has to be ticked actively. After that it will be ticked automatically for all further edits and new comments. If we change the comment guidelines, this can be reset for everyone (by a database admin)." So forget about the last point above :-) Anyway in case it was once checked I would remove the checkbox completely. Don't get the idea behind a ticked checkbox. ;-)
  • Translation: To read the <b>Profile Comment Guidelines</b>, <a href="about/commentguidelines">click here</a>. Never use click here, read here links. How about: Please read our <a href="commentguidelines">profile comment guidelines</a> before writing comments.
Last edited 5 years ago by crumbking (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by sitatara

@crumbking: Thanks for the feedback!

  • The link has been corrected with the second commit but that is not on alpha yet. Strangely, the short link worked locally but not on alpha and I have not found out why. I am out of ideas, so the link will now go to /about/commentguidelines.
  • Why do we need the link on the about page: I agree that people will probably not go looking for the guidelines there. The main access will be through the comment pages, safety pages and FAQ. However, is it such a bad thing to have them there just in case? I think it's not such a bad idea to have all regulations in one place (terms, privacy, comment guidlines - thinking about it, I would even be for adding the forum rules there). If somebody bothers to actually read the terms, these additional regulations might interest him/her and then he/she has a link there.
  • The check box: Even if the check box is ticked it serves as a reminder that we have those guidelines. Hardly anyone will read the first sentence in the comment form - people tend to jump to the first field where they have to enter something without noticing any text above that. Several Safety Team members would actually have preferred that members have to tick the check box every time they write a comment. So this is already a compromise and I hope you can live with it.
  • Translation: Good point, I changed it as suggested.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by shevek

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from testing to closed

Everything's fine. Closed as fixed.

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