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machinari

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fyi, for those of you who are still downloading version 1.0 from this site, be aware that 1.0.2 is in the download section as well (because I can only add, not replace).

get it here. or download it from its home.

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FEATURE REQUEST

I have the plugin all installed at http://www.intotheflame.com/ without any problems, but i do have one feature request.

It would be great to have a topical index for the quotes, that would display an organized list of topics on one page so that users could get to all quotes on a topic without creating a search query. What I have in mind is something like http://www.quotegarden.com/.

The plugin as it is more than meets my needs, but this would just make it really easy for my users to find a quote on a particular topic.
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Quote by jhackwith: FEATURE REQUEST
It would be great to have a topical index for the quotes

that is an excellent idea and, in fact, very easy to implement. keep in mind that because quotes can belong to more than one category, they may be viewed under more than once while clicking thru the category index...
/me adds the request to the list

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by jhackwith] It would be great to have a topical index for the quotes

I second the motion. It all ties back into my suggestion about using the categories for quotes like Geeklog uses topics for articles. But you're right, an index page based on categories is a bit easier than the complex feature I requested, but I'm patient.

See what you did machinari? If you had never put in the categories in the first place, people wouldn't be asking for all these crazy additions.

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Upgraded to 1.0.2 without a hitch!

Also, I found a typo, in line 142 of the language file:

"Quotations" is spelled as "Quotatoins"

Just an FYI,
Jason
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nothin to see here folks.. just go on home.

thought i would add a field or two to the add form: source; and source date.
anything else that should go in there while I'm at it?

as well, I thought I would throw in some B1GA$$ quote marks to draw attention to the quotation in a centerblock or on those few dq pages that contain the random quote. but should I use CSS or images? guess i'll try both and see what happens.

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Awesome. I was just going to make another feature request for at least a source field.

Keep up the great work!
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I'd absolutely use that! Right now, I integrate the source and date into the "Quoted" field with pair of hyphens. So I had a workable solution, and no need to ask for this. But I'd certainly appreciate it. It would also mean that I wouldn't have to edit the submissions to make them all look the same.

I guess I'd prefer CSS for the quotation marks, simply to make it easier to alter to my desires. I'd be curious to see what both looks like, though.

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Quote by machinari:
thought i would add a field or two to the add form: source; and source date.
anything else that should go in there while I'm at it?


Great idea. I would like a title form as well which is different from the topic field. I've been using the topic field as a title, but if title could be added separately, then it would be easier.

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Quote by MrHyde:Great idea. I would like a title form as well which is different from the topic field. I've been using the topic field as a title, but if title could be added separately, then it would be easier.

Could you elaborate? I'm not sure what you want, and machinari might have the same problem. A title for each quote?

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Quote by shetzel:
Could you elaborate? I'm not sure what you want, and machinari might have the same problem. A title for each quote?


Yes, I would like a title for each quote. It will be a optional field and if it has no value, it is ignored. If it has a value, it is displayed in Bold before the actual quote.

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Quote by MrHyde:I would like a title for each quote.

I understand. I visited your website and saw what you did... The categories wont do what you want as we discussed earlier. But... a "title" field is easy to implement, just as the "source" and "source date" are also easy to implement. Might as well do them now while I'm on the same page(s).

In the mean time, MrHyde, try using <strong> and <br> to set your title apart from your quotation. I did leave those tags available--in case a dialog was being quoted, one could break the line between speakers. The break tag alone is available for the "quoted" field.

speakin of quotes , check out my big quotation marks and let me know what you think before I go too far with them.

and hey, where did ppmnt go to? I lost a tester

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Quote by machinari:
speakin of quotes , check out my big quotation marks and let me know what you think before I go too far with them.


I like those quotes, but not everyone will. So, it might be best to make them user options. In fact, you could make it so that users could even choose which images they want in case they want to create some fancy quotes jpgs of their own.

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This sounds like a great plugin. One that I will definately be using!

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Quote by machinari:speakin of quotes , check out my big quotation marks and let me know what you think before I go too far with them.


They look fine, just as described. But since they are so stylized some people will want to get rid of them. How did you wind up implementing them? Is it a trivial matter to disable them by commenting something out in the centerblock.thtml file?

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yup, it's all in the template file so easy to get rid of or replace. I'm really not happy with them. I'm now thinking to leave them out and if the end user wants something like that then they can adjust the template file to suit. They'll be editing the template files anyway, I'm sure.

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machinari, thanks for all your hard work, your plugin is very cool!

Ok, what am I missing?

I've installed the plugin... thought it looked fabulous, and will be a great start to my geeklog system.

Whenever I add a quote, I get an error that a SQL error has occurred. Checking out my errors.log file, I see:

---------begin log snippet-------------
Wed 10 Nov 2004 05:51:21 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '2-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='2', CID='1', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 05:54:25 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '3-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='3', CID='1', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 05:55:25 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '4-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='4', CID='1', UID='2'
Wed 10 Nov 2004 05:56:30 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '5-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='5', CID='1', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 06:00:06 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '6-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='6', CID='1', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 06:01:52 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '7-1-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='7', CID='1', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 06:27:10 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '8-3-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='8', CID='3', UID='2'

Wed 10 Nov 2004 06:39:43 PM CST - 1062: Duplicate entry '9-2-2' for key 1. SQL in question: INSERT into gl_dailyquote_lookup SET QID='9', CID='2', UID='2'
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It creates this entry for every quote added, but DOES add the quote.

I am no MySQL genius (just learning all this) but no dummy either and I don't see what's triggering the error. The keys are unique, there is no duplication in the database. The DB has only 9 or 10 records total...

Anyone have any ideas?

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machinari

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Yes that happened to me as well, but I fixed it in 0.9x -- at least I thought I had. gimme a couple of hours to compare versions and I'll let you know what I find. oh, what version are you using?

btw, everybody, 1.0.3 will be out tommorrow evening sometime and it's looking sweet.

ok, it looks the same but has more stuff.

Kev

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Thanks machinari. I am using DailyQuote_1.0.2_1.3.9.

I am also having a problem with importing a batch... it says:

ERRORS
Mime type, application/octet-stream, or extension of test not in list of allowed types.

Keep up the GREAT work!

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as far as the mime types go... the anly allowed type, txt, should have the .txt extension. It looks like, in the error you posted, that your file "test" has no extension.

I cant find where I would have fixed whatever caused your duplicate entries errors and I cant remember how I fixed it either--in fact I am just assuming that I did because it never happened again after 0.9x.

however, don't let that worry you we'll get it fixed.

first: once it happens once it'll probably keep happening. It is the result of a single error that must have occurred while adding the last quote before the one that returned the first error. So, did you notice any hesitation or error reporting or strange behaviour while adding your first and perhaps your second quote?

second: It seems as though a quote was inserted into the quotes table and never made it to the lookup table--shouldn't have happened, but a place to start anyway.
Another possibility is that you have manually deleted a quote from the lookup table without deleting it from the quotes table as well (unless done manually, this would never happen). Have you deleted any quotes and if so, using what method? for example, did you do it manually, or from the manage page, or the moderation page.

solution (i hope): start again. because you have so few quotes, i suggest you uninstall and start again. taking note of any irregularities on the first couple of inserts.

my apologies for the inconvenience. I'd sure like to track this one down. I fought with it for a couple of days, but I don't remember who won--it was a good month and a half ago.

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