Rev 3.5 Dictionary--User contributed notes!

Benjamin Beaumont ben at
Thu Apr 16 12:42:29 EDT 2009

Good afternoon all.

I wanted to take a little time to post in relation to discussions 
regarding Collaborative Docs, one of our new features in Revolution 3.5. 
Since the launch of 3.5 we have seen a lot of you taking the time to 
post some really useful examples, hints and comments which have already 
started to recieve positive rating from others users. Thank you to all 
who have posted or left feedback up to now.

Can I start by apologising to anyone who submitted a Collaborative Docs 
comment that was declined and hasn't received an email notifying them. 
The email system was put in place towards the end of the 3.5 development 
cycle. All who submit a comment will now receive notification when it is 
approved or declined. If it is declined you will be sent your original 
post and be invited to modify it and re-submit it.

>  ...and that's the downside. It's kind of like the Microsoft approach
>  to the world: the theory is great but the implementation sucks. My
>  notes have been rejected for some reason, and once you submit them you
>  don't have a copy anymore, so you can't edit them for resubmission or
>  really even have any idea what it was you submitted. I gave up in
>  disgust. I'll be happy to read your notes, but I doubt I'll be wasting
>  my time submitting any more.

When a new Collaborative Doc entry it submitted, it is held on one of 
our servers in a 'pending' state. One of the development team will look 
at all the pending comments roughly once a day and check their content 
before approving them. They are looking to ensure that a comment is 
helpful to the wider community and ensure that it is directly related to 
the specific doc entry it has been posted against.

If a comment is not approved, an email is automatically sent to the 
person who originally posted the comment. The email contains possible 
reasons it was not approved and the original comments placed. This 
allows them to modify and re-submit the comment if they choose to.

If you are considering making a post please do! For hints and tips on 
how to structure your posts click on the "About Notes" link on the 
Collaborative Docs bar in any Revolution Documentation item.

Warm regards,



*Benjamin Beaumont . Runtime Revolution Ltd*

Revolution Product Manager

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