#dev | Logs for 2015-02-11

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[02:09:25] <Phoenix666> Hi TheMightyBuzzard, yes, I came in to help where & how I can. Reading the wiki I'm glad to learn Perl is preferred.
[02:09:41] <Phoenix666> Do you guys talk feature sets on this channel, or another?
[02:09:54] <TheMightyBuzzard> eh, wherever. less cluttered here though
[02:10:55] <Phoenix666> I was interested in floating the notion of hashtags here on IRC to see what you guys think
[02:10:56] <TheMightyBuzzard> paulej72, ping over this way
[02:11:24] <TheMightyBuzzard> assume you're thinking comment search rather than article search?
[02:11:29] <Phoenix666> We had talked about it via posts, but thought this was the better place
[02:11:34] <TheMightyBuzzard> nod nod
[02:12:01] <Phoenix666> Well, reading the posts day to day I'm often reminded of good points and comments other users have made
[02:12:19] <TheMightyBuzzard> paulej72 is the guy what gets to make the dev decisions really, i'm just the trained monkey that bashes out most of the code, heh
[02:12:21] <Phoenix666> and it would be useful to give them a Twitter like nod
[02:12:31] <TheMightyBuzzard> yeah
[02:12:36] <Phoenix666> so that they can join in
[02:12:54] <Phoenix666> i think it could generate some good community energy
[02:13:07] <Phoenix666> and perhaps lead to a richer site/experience
[02:13:16] <paulej72> not sure what you are proposing
[02:14:01] <Phoenix666> So, if I'm referencing something, say, Thexalon said a couple days ago, I do a Twitter-like #Thexalon in my post so he gets pinged
[02:14:20] <Phoenix666> a la Twitter
[02:14:40] <Phoenix666> does that make sense?
[02:14:46] <TheMightyBuzzard> prolly better to alert when you do a @username/@#uid than on a hashtag but yeah
[02:14:55] <Phoenix666> yes, sorry, that's what I meant
[02:16:09] <TheMightyBuzzard> it's pretty doable. i can even point you to the general area to start once you get a VM up and running but i'm off on leave right now so most other help would have to come from paulej72
[02:16:21] <Phoenix666> anyway, I thought I'd raise it here and work on it if you guys think it's worth doing, or to pitch in with higher priority items
[02:16:51] <TheMightyBuzzard> should probably put a spam filter in there though so you can't annoy the crap out of someone
[02:16:57] <Phoenix666> yes, certainly
[02:17:36] <TheMightyBuzzard> right after i annoy bytram (our QA guy and head bug finder) with it anyway
[02:18:21] <paulej72> Phoenix666: since we already have the @username and @#uid working, it would be best to use this and just figure out a way to send a message for each one. just like when someone replies to a comment.
[02:18:57] <paulej72> probably would be a sperate mesage pref so someone could turn it off if desired.
[02:19:03] <Phoenix666> makes sense
[02:19:20] <Phoenix666> with friend/foe considerations?
[02:19:50] <paulej72> sure that would be nice as well
[02:19:51] <TheMightyBuzzard> good thinkin
[02:20:35] <Phoenix666> OK, my first stop is more time with the wiki and vm to lower my noob quotient
[02:20:39] <TheMightyBuzzard> going to be adding significantly to the users_prefs table sounds like
[02:21:30] <Phoenix666> more than a flag?
[02:21:44] <TheMightyBuzzard> getting it going is easy, updating the db to current from what's on the vm is a little harder
[02:21:54] <Phoenix666> got it
[02:22:23] <TheMightyBuzzard> most of the entries on that table are just flags. going to have to add several more sounds like though.
[02:22:35] <paulej72> the current vm is only one update out of date :)
[02:22:46] <TheMightyBuzzard> really? smooth
[02:23:15] <paulej72> yea it has 14_10 already installed
[02:23:25] <TheMightyBuzzard> Phoenix666, basically you find the last spot in sql/mysql/upgrades that was done to the db and enter all the lines below it from a mysql prompt
[02:23:46] <Phoenix666> OK
[02:23:49] <TheMightyBuzzard> afk a sec, putting the cat up
[02:24:05] <TheMightyBuzzard> if it gets you lost let one of us know and we'll bash it out
[02:25:16] <Phoenix666> thanks. i'm gonna go study up.
[02:29:43] -!- Phoenix666 [Phoenix666!~Phoenix66@qbdb-64-293-838-329.nyc.biz.rr.com] has parted #dev
[02:33:01] <TheMightyBuzzard> just because i know you're going to want to know, we don't access apache requests directly. we do something like my $form = getCurrentForm(); and that holds all the GET/POST variables from the apache request.
[02:35:00] <TheMightyBuzzard> you're probably going to want a github account as well to create your own fork to work from if you don't already have one.