"proof-of-concept" Revolution Online Open Dictionary at revcoders.org

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 06:21:05 EDT 2007

In order to avoid having this written up separately, but provide a  
similar service:

Separate/side panel with search linked to the mailing list.
When searching for the item (or browsed to) it brings up relevant  
mailing list posts.
Might be worth embedding a 'star' system, where a solution (or  
solutions/workarounds) would be collated, and posted to the list with  
5 asterisks (value to be determined. Maybe 1 star for platform  
specific, 2 stars for workaround, 3 stars for performance, 4 stars  
for point clarification and 5 stars for unresolved after a set amount  
of time) and the web site search just look for these. Someone would  
need to take charge of this tho. Or maybe implement something similar  
without human intervention and just look for word cues in the message.



On 31 Oct 2007, at 07:47, Peter Alcibiades wrote:

> Its great for what it is.
> But it is still a dictionary.  For newer users trying to get  
> proficient, its
> still going to be like trying to improve your Bulgarian from a
> Bulgarian-English dictionary.  You can do it to a limited extent,  
> but its
> going about it the hard way.  And as one poster said earlier, you  
> have to
> know Bulgarian well enough to know what you are looking for before  
> you can
> find it!
> What one part of the target market needs is something quite  
> different. They
> need a dictionary of meanings, of tasks.  Then they need an entry  
> which shows
> how to combine various language elements to get the task done.   
> Without this,
> they'll have a really hard time moving from novice to proficient,  
> and will
> probably give up and go elsewhere.
> It is probably not a need which most contributors to this list  
> have, and it
> may be a target market not worth going after.  But Rev does seem to be
> targetting  such users, and this is what it will take to get and  
> keep them.
> Peter
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