[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6296: FR : Improve the What's New Experience

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#6296: FR : Improve the What's New Experience
 Reporter:  rosyteddy                    |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Appearance - Template Parts  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                               |

Comment (by rosyteddy):

 Thanks DJPaul.
 No, I did not say Unicode issues about @mentions. I have tested %mentions
 only with English. I said hashtag is not Unicode compliant. @mentions and
 hashtag are two *different* things.

 Justice delayed is Justice denied :)
 If it takes a long time to have that, it will mean more loss ....
 Why not then a plugin that takes care of it till 'that' time ? There is
 - Media plugins that put an upload icon around Whats New Box
 - BP activity plus can provide link thumbnails
 - there is already BP Privacy that puts Privacy selector icons around
 Whats New Box
 - there is already Location selector icon by BP checkins that puts its
 icon in the Whats New box
 - the only significant missing bit here is Events - which the Event
 Manager can provide
 - the current trend to put a post "with so and so user" can be done by
 All that we need to do is put these together in an integrated way around
 the What's new box and recommend this plugin at the BP installer screen.
 Can Automattic sponsor this? Can it be crowd-funded? If its a sticky on
 the frontpage or in the forums we will know.

 Waiting for future has serious drawbacks
 - it will mean losing more users and some of them are bound to be "useful"
 users (=contributors)
 - more platforms will come up like EasySocial, Elgg2
 - there will be more things to develop in future with moving times and the
 "lag" by BP will be even more hurting

 Hack, workaround, patch, do whatever - do it now. Code tidiness, code
 cleanup, code robustness, api goodness can follow. Iphones were released
 thus, and iterated with each release.

 Extend the Wordpress philosophy to buddypress
 ""Anyone can set up a blog on WordPress  and be up and running in a few
 hours....It’s easy enough that a hobbyist can start their own website or
 blog in a weekend. It’s easy enough that an old-school marketing firm can
 set up a website in house and, just as importantly, understand how to use
 it without reading pages of manuals.
 WordPress is committed to serving non-technical users who want to
 communicate easily and effectively. So, its appeal makes sense when you
 consider that people who go into communications fields tend not to be
 introverted technologists.
 And because of ...., WordPress never had the luxury of being able to tell
 its users to RTFM, nor could it shrug and say, “It works for me.”
 ''Rather, the features of WordPress were driven by content people, not
 techies. Every feature had to be usable by bloggers, including non-
 technical ones.''""


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