Suggested additions to NorrCompetition

1 year 2 months ago #754
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Peter Sykes's Avatar
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Suggested additions to NorrCompetition

Here's me new and already suggesting (requesting) extensions.

The idea is to have the front end option of a 'publisher' to set up Competitions.
They would only be able to set certain basic fields -

  • Title
  • Category (from existing list)
  • Description
  • Start and End Competition dates
  • Start and End Voting dates
All others would be set to the default values.

Of course the ultimate would be for the admin to be able to set which fields the 'front-end' could set/change.

Many thanks for the product and assistance.

Peter

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1 year 2 months ago #757
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for your suggestion!
I think it's possible to implement simple feature without moderation on front-end side.
Competition submission feature on front-end side will be released in next versions of NorrCompetition.


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1 year 1 month ago #792
Circolo fotografico Estate 1826's Avatar
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Hello Eugene,

I would like to suggest the possibility for a specific competition, to hide the images of the other participants before the voting starts, only showing the total count of applications. This to prevent the users 'stealing' the ideas from other users.

Best regards,

Martijn Sweers

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1 year 1 month ago #793
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Hello Martijn Sweers!

That's interesting idea and does not sound that it would be hard to implement. We will try to include it in upcoming 1.7 version.

Best regards,
Dmitry


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1 year 1 month ago #794
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Hello Dmitry,

Here are an other two suggestions that would help me using this extension:

The option to send a notification to the users when the voting starts for the competitions that received an application or/and to a specific user group. This to attract the attention and get people involved in the voting process even if they did not participate.

The option to show/hide the specific competition rules on the frontend page. Maybe in a sort of 'read more' to save space.

Best regards,

Martijn

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1 year 1 month ago #795
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Hi Martijn,

The option to send a notification to the users when the voting starts for the competitions that received an application or/and to a specific user group. This to attract the attention and get people involved in the voting process even if they did not participate.

We have a plugin called NorrCompetition Notifications . It sends notifications after various actions.
It would be nice to develop Acymailing integration plugin to send messages to the users according to the predefined rules, but it's not in our roadmap now...

The option to show/hide the specific competition rules on the frontend page. Maybe in a sort of 'read more' to save space.

The most easy way is to insert macros (shortcode) with HTML snippet in competition's full description.
For instance:
1.Rokcandy as macros manager: extensions.joomla.org/extension/rokcandy/
(you can use alternative solution, of course)

2. Use the power of framework (Bootstrap, Uikit) and create HTML snippet that contains required content (rules) with accordion widget.

3. Paste the macros (e.g. [rules 1/] ) in competition's full description.


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1 year 1 month ago #796
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Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately I'm not able (yet) to do this.

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1 year 1 month ago #809
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Another suggestion (or two)

Competition Status- is it possible to have a third competition status - "Voting Started".
This would make it easier for participants to know which competitions are open for adding entries and which are at the voting stage.

Notifications - send a notification to all members (ie enabled site members) at three stages of a competition (a) start (b) voting & (c) closed)

Thank you

Peter

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1 year 1 month ago #810
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Competition Status- is it possible to have a third competition status - "Voting Started".

It is some kind of dynamic status and that is why is not stored in the DB as a status for competition. But you can get it using this function:
CompetitionHelperExtension::isVotingStarted($startTime, $competitionStartTime);

$startTime - the start time of voting in datetime format
$competitionStartTime the start time of competition in datetime format

It returns true if voting has started.

This would make it easier for participants to know which competitions are open for adding entries and which are at the voting stage.

Where do you want to display such info?

Notifications - send a notification to all members (ie enabled site members) at three stages of a competition (a) start (b) voting & (c) closed)

Currently we are not planning to add mass mail options to notifications.

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Dmitry


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1 year 1 month ago #811
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You ask "Where do you want to display such info?" - any place which currently displays the competition statusstatus. Such as competition lists, or module.
Peter

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