Opened 8 years ago

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#305 accepted feature-request

PMA: Resolutions and reports page

Reported by: https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie Owned by: https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk
Priority: major Milestone: 5
Keywords: Cc:
Project: ABCs Project Area: Workshops, Groups and Online Organizing
Skill Set Required: Editorial/Copy Editing

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See #301 for reference

Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

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comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk

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comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

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I'm not sure how exactly this should be done.

If People's Movement Assemblies are going to be organized such that each assembly publishes a final version of resolutions created during that assembly - I'd be inclined to have a field for each assembly CCK type that contains the complete list of resolutions or an attachment to attach the file with the complete list. That would make data entry a lot easier.

On the other hand - we could also create a new content type call resolution that is linked to the PMA in which it was developed. That would be more flexible in terms of reporting on resolutions, but would be a lot more painful to do the data entry on.

jamie

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

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comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk

This is a crucial question, Jamie.

To answer it, we need to think of instances when there will be an event with no resolutions or resolutions presented without an event. I think neither of those cases are desirable or probably even possible.

So we should definitely include a text area for Resolutions in the CCK type. However, if the event is created anonymously, how will someone come in later and edit the entry to add resolutions?

Now, perhaps we should consider making a special view of just resolutions. That could be handy.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

Maybe we should ask Chris to get feedback from the PMA working group?

jamie

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk

It looks like PMA working group organizers are going to be placing the PMA events online, as per the organizing kit (it doesn't mention directions for putting the event information on the website).

I think we have two options for linking the events to the resolutions:

  1. we could include a node-reference field in the pma event cck type for a link to the uploaded resolutions after the fact, but that this would be up to the PMA working group members that have access to the site to update.
  2. we could include a node-reference field in the resolutions cck type for which event the resolutions are for and in the views display this (somehow?).

In either case, I think we're still unclear about the fields needed for a resolutions cck type but minimally we could just include a title, body, maybe this node reference to event and/or a text field for the location and date of the assembly.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by chris@…

I can't see the whole discussion in this history but I added a content type resolutions with a crude but functional view for other PMA Working Group folx and y'all to look at.

comment:9 follow-up: Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

Ok - cool, thanks for adding that Chris.

I think Mallory's suggestion of using node reference to link the resolution to the Assembly is the way to go (currently you have that as a free form text box). By making it a node reference, you would be linking the resolution (via the database) to the assembly that created it. That would allow you to create views per assembly showing just their resolutions.

Also - just to be clear: by using a resolution content type you are signing up the PMA for a lot of data entry! If a an assembly happens and winds up with a text document with 10 resolutions, someone will have to enter each of the ten resolutions as a separate piece of content on the site.

I think this is the best way to go - but don't want to underestimate the data entry involved.

Lastly... on Mallory's question, if we go with a content type for entering individual resolutions, seems like making the node reference on the resolution content type (that links to the assembly) would be the way to go.

jamie

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 Changed 8 years ago by chris@…

Replying to https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie:

Ok - cool, thanks for adding that Chris.

I think Mallory's suggestion of using node reference to link the resolution to the Assembly is the way to go (currently you have that as a free form text box). By making it a node reference, you would be linking the resolution (via the database) to the assembly that created it. That would allow you to create views per assembly showing just their resolutions.

Also - just to be clear: by using a resolution content type you are signing up the PMA for a lot of data entry! If a an assembly happens and winds up with a text document with 10 resolutions, someone will have to enter each of the ten resolutions as a separate piece of content on the site.

I think this is the best way to go - but don't want to underestimate the data entry involved.

Lastly... on Mallory's question, if we go with a content type for entering individual resolutions, seems like making the node reference on the resolution content type (that links to the assembly) would be the way to go.

jamie

Yes, definitely use node reference. Yes lots of data entry. Also upon reflection they should really have a theme box to facilitate logical grouping of resolutions.

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk

  • Summary changed from PMA: Resolutions- we would like a page and button where people can click to see resolutions and add them; to PMA: Resolutions and reports page

There is something in place that could probably use some tweaking. The page is here: http://abc.ussf2010.org/resolutions-list

I first noticed that it's been slammed with spam. We need to first get rid of the existing spam and make the captcha more rigorous.

comment:12 Changed 8 years ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/malloryk

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