Gamelust ToDo List

Jul 30, 15  | posted by xsuicidesn0wmanx (2392)

This post is for both myself so I don’t forget what tasks lie ahead, and to inform new users of the work being done and features to come. This post will be updated as features are completed and/or new features come to concept.

xsuicidesn0wmanx todo:

  1. Add hook to new post to increase user ‘awesome level’. – Done
  2. Add links to increase/decrease ‘awesome level’ when a user votes on any article, or review. – Done
  3. Build ‘balance’ system to keep users from abusing the downvote system. This will be a mathematical calculation based on the users last 20 votes, of which a limit of 10 can be downvotes. In addition the same calculation will be applied to the last 20 votes on articles posted by the same user UNLESS the author has had a minimum of 100 votes and their upvote to downvote ratio is lower than the ratio of votes from the user for that author. i.e. If the author has 30 upvotes and 70 downvotes, the user will be able to downvote up to 14 articles for every 6 upvoted from that author.
  4. Forums and Comments will have separate voting system that will not be tied to the ‘awesome level’. – Done
  5. Fix bug on IE where half the links do not work. – Done
  6. New Menu that fades in over the top/middle of the site instead of sliding from the side.- Done
  7. Lines in the menu turn into an X which can be clicked to close the menu when open. – Done, needs adjustments in firefox and IE.
  8. Optimize comment auto-update to turn off when window focus is blurred, set timer to turn off auto-update after 30 seconds of inactivity and turn it back on if the mouse moves or a key is pressed. Have auto update only work for 60 seconds upon page load, and remain inactive while comment field not in view.
  9. Turn comment auto update off if window does not have focus.
  10. Adjust gallery area to not display on game & news pages if no gallery is available. – Done
  11. Add Forum categories – Done
  12. Add update to forums to display top posters.
  13. customize forum display code so forum categories each display separate similar to how each forum displays. – In Progress
  14. re-write T&C page so it can be published. – Done
  15. Get more writers for the site.
  16. Update Retro page to list all consoles by category with image and short description.
  17. Update main menu sub nav links to more suitable color. – Removed sub links for simplicity.
  18. Update content div on platform page to align with top nav bar – Done
  19. create games page that accepts console=’xbox’ to display a list of all games on that console
  20. update news & review list pages to modern look. – Done
  21. update news & review list pages to accept console=’xbox’ to sort list by that console. – Done, ?plat={ID}
  22. open up author pages to be used to view all posts by author. – Done
  23. Add links to reviews on platform page – Done
  24. add links to news on platform page – Done
  25. add links to reviews on game page – Done
  26. add link to author page on review page & review lists – Post Launch
  27. Add ability to rate a game without having to submit a review, store scores as review w/out content so user can add a review later and scores are still the same.
  28. Update post hook so that it does not add points on update.- Done
  29. create custom author page to display user profile. – Needs to be mocked
  30. Adjust platform page so that news lists in order with most recent at the top. – Done
  31. add boxart to platform page – Done
  32. connect boxart to game. – On Going
  33. Create custom forms for adding news and reviews t0 provide users with a better, more intuitive GUI when posting new articles.
  34. Add link to game single pointing to the ‘add a review’ page. – Done
  35. Adjust the login to redirect to previous page instead of always to the home page. – Done
  36. Update Ajax Plugin to monitor how far screen has scrolled to initiate loading more content on home page, news/review list pages. – Done
  37. Update Ajax Plugin to update the boxart area of the platform pages ‘on click’ on the A-Z list.
  38. Add Ajax ‘loading’ div to all pages that use the Ajax except the real-time comments. – Done but not enabled.
  39. Add stripe on platform page with “Click to sort A-Z” that reveals hidden letters A – Z for sorting boxart into games that start with the letter clicked.
  40. Limit ‘Recent Reviews’ to 6 on platform page and 4 on game page with link to view all that redirects to the reviews page.
  41. Build ability for users to create ‘channels’ where multiple users can post under a single unified group. Channels will allow multiple users to post on a single article, and increase the chances of being featured on the main feed.- Coming Summer 2016 or earlier.
  42. Add ability for users to link their patreon account to the profile here so users here can help support them financially.
  43. Add growl-like overlay to the home page, tied to a cookie, to display a brief visual invitation to join the site and a link to the Start Here page that describes who we are and why choose us. – Done, needs work, sizing off.
  44. Add ability for users to choose custom avatars/images for the comment/forum sections. – Done, support enabled.
  45. Finish AJAX on home page. – Done
  46. Update Comments section to handle multiple levels
  47. Add missing graphics to review/news – Done
  48. Add admin only meta to update featured user data. Will allow users who have met specific criteria to automatically post to the main feed. – Done, will use custom user role instead.

User submitted features to build:

  1. Add a square in the forums that shows the latest -or- hottest topics.

Killer todo:

  1. New mock up for news page with 3 in-article featured images. – Done
  2. Create cover image for Facebook and Twitter pages.- Done
  3. Create image for Start Here modal. – Done
  4. Create featured image for Start Here page, will be used on featured post explaining how gamelust works as well. – Done
  5. Create featured image for 2015 year in review article to display mid January 2016. – Skipped
  6. Create featured image for 2016, a look ahead article for early to mid February 2016. – Skipped
  7. mock up of the secondary informative pages(contact, privacy, terms & conditions), white bg with red boxes opposite of fallback image for BG behind text.
  8. mock in product placement on news review & game pages(for our users, this is not a traditional ad, more like a custom price grabber. we hope to keep advertising as minimal as possible, with no banners of any kind),
  9. mock up PSA 1920×1080 image for deal finder section on home page, this will replace the featured article with a post that lists on-going sales from our affiliates to be updated daily.
  10. Add +/- to News & Reviews mock up, including individual posts score(i.e. 5 likes 2 dislikes). Use empty space on lower right of articles to display a pair of tetris/lumines like squares with green & red borders highlighting users who have upvoted/downvoted the article.- Done, but needs to be adjusted, doesn’t look as good as I thought it would.
  11. Add similar +/- to comment section and forums(comment section and forums are individual to each post and are not counted on the user score).- Done
  12. Mock up look and feel for the Forum Section.- Done
  13. mock up latest news & reviews list pages. – Done
  14. mock up author pages.- Post Launch
  15. create featured image for the ‘week in review’ and ‘throwback thursday’ articles. – Post Launch
  16. Mock up responsive stage(s) for articles, reviews, and games.
  17. Mock up Add Article/Review form page.
  18. Clean up new article mock(remove offensive wording).
  19. Mock up full ‘Start Here’ page(mentioned adding in small images before certain blocks of text?)

Collective todo:

  1. Adjust CSS for responsive stages 2-6.  – Stage 3 Done
  2. Throwback Thursday gameplay sessions and write-up, possible user interaction where users decide what game we play.
  3. Week in review post on Sundays(maybe build the week in review post during the week in the forums and let users create & submit articles to be featured in that post, great way to build a following.
  4. MST3k style youtube series

Comments do work, so if anyone thinks of something that can improve the site or has any questions please drop us a line. Feel free to also use the comments below as a place to report any bugs, glitches or annoyances you find while we build the site.

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