I have two feature requests for Plume developers:
A) Collaborative Publication Stages
Stage 1 Author writes a draft
Stage 2 (Optional) Author submits draft to peers for evaluation
- Logged in members who surf the edit queue can read the draft and give ideas as comments
- Author can accept or reject suggestions and edit article
Stage 3 Peers validate article
- Peers (instances can choose if it's logged in members of the instance or members of any instance) can see the article in the submission queue, those that support the article Heart it
- Articles that get above a certain number of Hearts are published
- After timelimit expires, articles which do not reach minimum are deleted
- Instances that want to publish all the articles of their members can leave out stage 3
You've seen Reddit where the "hottest" posts go to the Front Page, well I've got an algorithm which would take the number of Hearts that a article has, the date-time of publication and a "half-life" variable and sort articles "hottest" first. I call it Celsius.
C) That's it!
I'm a big fan of Plume already and I think that these features will give Plume wings!
I don't think I could write the code myself but I've got €€€ that I'm ready to invest in bounties, pizza or Free Beer for developers... How does that sound? What other features are needed? Discuss!
March 21, 2019 17:18
Good technology ideas. Let's see how it evolves.
March 21, 2019 18:12
March 22, 2019 05:24
I think the biggest barrier is the editor and community. So far it seems there's isn't much activity going on and there's no way to track if anyone read my blog or not? The editor itself is missing few things like image options, captions etc. for more fluent writting and the theme in my opinion is too basic. We need proper quotes and code snippet support.
Idea for "hot page" is great though - finding something to read right now is quite hard on Plume. I'd like to extend this to "tags subscription page" like one on diaspora* and language filter.
March 22, 2019 12:56
@email@example.com I can see your articles. There might not be many people browsing. A hot sort might encourage people to interact a bit more. Yes a flux with people and tags that you are following would be good!
March 27, 2019 20:32
@firstname.lastname@example.org Tracking readers should be avoided: counting the hearts should be good enough to get a feedback from readers, because they give it voluntarily. And the community... yes, that's the famous "network effect", which is not in favor of plume for now. But this effect may be countered by more features, especially federated ones, which are likely to more attract people here than XUI features: because for the latter, nothing will beat the big centralized blogging platforms out there.
March 27, 2019 20:03
@QuoiQue I'm not so sure about sorting by number of hearts: this may hinder diversity, lead writers to adopt strategies to get on top, have a few capture all visibility... Beginning to resemble too much big blogging platforms ;-)
But there are other kinds of ordering that are even more interesting, requires a bit of thinking though...
March 31, 2019 18:38
Hi @email@example.com thanks for your comment! The formula I'm suggesting would give us "trending" articles and give particularly interesting articles more prominence. I think it's a "nice" alternative to things going "viral". I think you should have several options for sorting like "trending", "top this week" and "new" for example and give users the choice.
February 13, 2020 14:49
Pay homage to you honey, who died too early, at 39, this year on February 2, 2020, following lung cancer, when he did not smoke in this world so polluted by so many things already!