Okay, it's a bit long, but try to read through it.
At 12/15/02 12:07 AM, cheesemold wrote:
it would be a great idea if people could register a team account, It'd basicly be just like the current system you're planning. When someone using the team account submit's an entry, it has to get approved by everyone else in the team. so the entry would be put on hold untill the other group members approve of the work (that way someone won't submit something shitty that mis-represents the group as a whole).
Yes, this does work around the problem w/ the possible many confirmation emails, but then we lose the point of this system to begin w/. Any group of ppl can start a new account and use it as the submitter for their movies/games, but then you have to start back at level one w/ no blams or protections (which are harder to get these days), and it can cause conflicts w/ voting styles (for example: if one person hates an entry, but the other loves it).
I do, however, think that cheesemold's idea could work. What if we just make it possible to join a group with already existing members.
Grounds Gold Menu
So under "Edit" in the Grounds Gold Menu, there would be an option to "Edit your group" as well as one to "View Group Requests" and "Confirm Your Contributions". Once clicked it brings the user to a page where they can enter in multiple user names. Then, when these users sign on to their accounts, something like one of the cute little "new posts" icons will appear next to the "View Group Requests" option. Once on that page, the user can "Accept" or "Decline" the request.
If they accept, they are then put into the group list, no new accounts are started, and all points are kept. All members have the ability to invite more members and to remove themselves, but one person shouldn't be allowed to remove another.
Submit Your Flash Page
On the submit page, you can choose to submit your flash either under your own user name or under the group name. Further specification options are not necessary because they can be written in author's comments and in the movie credits.
Some people work freelance and will do one project with a group and then move on to another, so there would also have to be an "Additonal Authors" field on the submit page. This is where some earlier ideas come into play. The person submitting can choose whether the flash should be put in the portal immediately without the freelancer's name on it until they confirm, or if the submission should be held until the confirmation is recieved and then put into the portal. The freelancer will get an icon next their "Confirm Your Contribution" option when they sign in. Again, this is another "Accept" or "Decline" page. Their name will then appear on their submission's page along w/ the group/other user. This freelance system can also be used with individual users since two people might pair up once.
Changes in groups and updates
If a group of let's say Joe, Susan, Linda and Ralph do a movie, and then Linda leaves the group, and then the remaining people update the group list, we don't want Linda's name to dissapear from the list of authors for the movie they just did together. So the credit information can't be like the BBS signatures (how if you update it all previous posts change).
I think that's about as in-depth as I can get. I will try to get some pictures uploaded to this thread for those of us who are more visual and don't want to sit here and read my entier post. If anybody did, however, and cought something that doesn't make sense or wouldn't work, go ahead, write back.