FanDuel - WFBC

September 08, 2003

Ponies! Remember when I suggested we have a collaborative link space? We could use Memigo for this purpose, or one of the spofi owners could implement this on the sportsfilter.com domain. With it's "Junior Authors" feature, TypePad makes this trivial, but I'm not sure I can afford the bandwidth on my personal typepad page. I've also got a Sports/Games RSS (1.0) feed as part of a larger links project of mine, so you can get a sense of how it works if you have a news reader.

posted by djacobs to feature requests at 11:34 PM - 21 comments

I like the idea of a collaborative link space. Actually, I've liked most of the ideas presented in the locker room. Is there anyway of determining if any of these suggestions are being considered? Or if any are close to being implemented?

posted by lilnemo at 01:31 PM on September 09

that was kind of what the previous locker room thread was about. sigh. I think this suggestion was received well with layout being a hurdle. rcade suggested that the current incarnation of the main page sidebar might not have any room. and that's where it was left. (djacobs, sorry for not giving you credit for the suggestion in my feature requests recap). I like the idea though, worth a try.

posted by gspm at 02:20 PM on September 09

What you need to do is say something minorly irritating to the creators of the site like "Hey Pantheon!" or "Wherefore to my earnest plea doth the Pantheon a deaf ear turneth?" Or something like that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:38 PM on September 09

You said doth.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:38 PM on September 09

I'm bored

posted by StarFucker at 03:54 PM on September 09

Is it 'doth turneth' or 'doth turnest'? I always forget.

posted by kloeprich at 06:20 PM on September 09

We're in the process of talking about the coding of SportsFilter and other possible changes. Thanks for your suggestions and your patience. Ponies for everyone.

posted by jacknose at 08:55 PM on September 09

hooray for ponies.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:01 PM on September 09

We don't *need* to do this on Sportsfilter, so I'm really interested in shouting "Hey Pantheon." Not that I have anything against them. This would take me Perl and 30 minutes to set up, or money for a basic typepad account and 30 seconds. Mefi has a couple of off shoot communities, many of which server their members sub interests better that mefi. That's nothing against mefi, it's just that a big site can't be all things to all people.

posted by djacobs at 09:40 PM on September 09

somebody start and spofi offshoot community for those that will be getting ponies. i'd like a blue one.

posted by gspm at 01:11 AM on September 10

I'm sorry but the blue one's already taken. How about a nice pink?

posted by squealy at 04:31 AM on September 10

"IT'S NOT PINK! IT'S LIGHTISH RED!" (was watching Red vs Blue last night)

posted by gspm at 05:27 AM on September 10

that was kind of what the previous locker room thread was about. sigh. We're listening to these suggestions, but we're at a bit of a crossroads on Sportsfilter because of the continued lack of ColdFusion expertise. We may migrate the whole thing to PHP/MySQL so I can work more readily on the programming side.

posted by rcade at 07:57 AM on September 10

the sigh was more for a splitting off of the same discussion into two threads rather than any comment on the flow along the suggestion/implementation pipe. i don't get what you said but it sounds complicated and i know I can't really help. err, good luck.

posted by gspm at 10:27 AM on September 10

There, there, gspm. Have a pony:

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:38 AM on September 10

We may migrate the whole thing to PHP/MySQL You just want an excuse to play with that PHP5 OO yummy goodnes, don't you? Admit it!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:53 PM on September 10

I have plenty of ColdFusion experience (enough to tell you that I don't like it). There's some pretty solid XML support in CF, but it varies insanely depending on what version (CF4, 4.5, 5, MX, 6) you're running on. I'm happy to help if SpoFi needs me. PHP/MySQL is my preference for making a mess on the web. How much more OOP is 5, Bill? Can you make things actually private now?

posted by yerfatma at 06:55 PM on September 10

yerfatma, yes: "PHP 5 introduces private and protected member variables, they allow you to define the visibility of class properties." Etc...

posted by billsaysthis at 09:36 PM on September 10

Pantheon, why do columns sit and wait to be posted? Do they go through a review process? And is it possible to get a preview on that page? Thanks!

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:48 AM on September 11

They do go through a review process -- we receive a copy of the column in e-mail when it is submitted. I try to get them approved on that day to keep them from getting stale.

posted by rcade at 09:34 AM on September 11

Ok, except I submitted mine Wednesday evening so it would be up headed into the weekend, and it ain't ... do I need to send them somewhere else?!?

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:12 PM on September 12

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