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  • I understand Ismayil but legal issues arose on my side for example and shouldn't be underestimated in my opinion but of course I now understand this is not technically easy to accomplish. Basically I was sharing my bad experience so to avoid... view reply
  • Thank you very much for replying iionly! Actually I think this should be something to consider for Elgg because it could be cause of legal issues. I mean, users should have total control on their content while now somebody else is able to... view reply
  • Hi all, I'm maybe missing some thread here but after searching I didn't find anything useful. We have a major problem as in this topic's subject. Is there a plugin to replace deleted content (any kind of content, initial or comment...
    • It's not technically possible, and I wouldn't want it to be technically possible in Elgg. It will create a massive headache and overhead without providing no real benefit other than being able to read out of context comments on content that has been deleted.
      For example, what would happen if a user is deleted? Or a group? We already have enough overhead with comments, and singling them out for additional deletion logic doesn't make sense to me from a maintainer perspective.

    • I understand Ismayil but legal issues arose on my side for example and shouldn't be underestimated in my opinion but of course I now understand this is not technically easy to accomplish.

      Basically I was sharing my bad experience so to avoid it to others :)

      More details: a user deleted a lot of discussion threads he started, also in groups, to which important comments were added so many others got extremely upset with him but then also with the platform because in their opinion while the right to delete initial post was granted, not the same right (keep own comments) was granted to others commenting.

    • I'm not sure if there are legal issues in either case, i.e. deleting responses from other users on deletion of the initial content or the other way round in not allowing deletion of (to some extend public) content at all. It's different with personal information (profile page stuff) which a user can request to be deleted. But the other stuff someone posts could be seen as some kind of at least shared ownership by the user and the site / site admin. But I also guess it depends on what might have been written about that in the site's terms (and it might be different in different countries depending on local law). Vanishing responses on deletion of the post they were made on shouldn't come as total surprise. It's annoying for sure but I would think that it the way it works on ANY forum or social network.

      With the code I posted above the original content (in this case the comment's content) is deleted in any case. Just in the case of deletion by the owner the comment entity is still kept - but with replaced content - and still owned by the original poster. In case of comments it wouldn't be possible to add the info by other means as you wouldn't know to which deleted commented the info would refer to and it's also important to have the info in the right order within the remaining comments or you would have even more difficulties understanding a later comment referring the deleted comment (as it might be hard enough already in some cases to understand a response without the original comment).

      I guess the ownership issue could be solved by creating a "garbage" user which gets all "deleted" content assigned to that the original owner wants to delete (e.g. transfer of groups also as fallback and of course replaced info entities showing the deletion texts instead of the original content).

      I would also think that it's not good to add such functionality to Elgg core. It can be achieved by a plugin. And as I already mentioned, some customizations might be necessary on different sites depending on the plugins used anyway.

  • Michele replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    @Ismayil, @Steve I don't understand if you're referring to my post or Tom's. If to me....well, I'd love to be able to do the initial research which technically I can't. I understand it would be a big effort but if devs join... view reply
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    Since it's a long time I haven't said something really stupid...here's a big one. I think themeing is a huge issue. Fact is designers don't want to learn about Elgg's themeing peculiarities so... would it be possible to code a plugin to convert... view reply
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic I quit the core team, here is why
    Sad Ismayil...for the whole Elgg community and especially for you. I know you love Elgg and would like to see it much better so it must have been an hard, painful decision. I'd like to do much more as customer...but everything depends on how... view reply
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic Crowdfunding plugin for Elgg based sites now available!
    Replied via PM, please don't duplicate posts... Here's my reply in case anyone else is interested: Hi Bruce, I'm not the dev but will try to reply: 1) not possible at the moment, /campaigns brings to 3-columns layout... view reply
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic SUB GROUP
    Few glitches but this great plugin is still working fine for me https://github.com/AU-Landing-Project/au_subgroups view reply
  • Michele commented on the plugin tidypics plus... more features for tidypics
    Totally understand. Maybe you could consider adding composer support for your plugins to enable everybody to use them easily but of course I understand time and resources limits ;)
  • Michele commented on the plugin tidypics plus... more features for tidypics
    Mmm I gave for granted github's version supported composer already and that you simply did not upgrade that repo. Now I see there's no composer.json file there so as it is now it can't be installed via composer. As a total dummy...
  • Michele commented on the plugin tidypics plus... more features for tidypics
    Hello Ura! I was finally ready to try this great addition to Tidypics but we're now only working through composer via github and main repository of your plugin seems outdated, am I right? Cheers!
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic WiAuction image upload
    Sorry to say but that has been one of the worst dev met here on community... view reply
  • Michele replied on the discussion topic Crowdfunding plugin for Elgg based sites now available!
    Thanks Dries, highly appreciate your comment! view reply
  • Michele added a new discussion topic Crowdfunding plugin for Elgg based sites now available! in the group Plugin Development
    Hello Elgg community! Long time haven't done anything worth for you guys here but...hopefully today I'll recover some good credits :) I'm very happy to announce that, thanks to an italian funding partner, Co-energia, working...
    • Crowdfunding functionality is bundled into Elgg plugins, so it extends core functionality, including all the user features/interactions. As you can see on Michele's website all of the tools run together and can talk to each other.

      There are several plugin for outbound/inbound email handling.

      I would suggest to familiarize yourself with Elgg a bit. You would have found answers to your questions if you just installed it.

    • Replied via PM, please don't duplicate posts...

      Here's my reply in case anyone else is interested:

      Hi Bruce,

      I'm not the dev but will try to reply:

      1) not possible at the moment, /campaigns brings to 3-columns layout "Active" campaigns page;

      2) if user signs up (this is also possible in the donation's checkout process) he will access all other Elgg's installed non-public features. Also, if you click the main menu icon in upper left corner of our site all public features are already viewable;

      3) no integration with email providers at the moment but you could fund this feature, ask @ihyredinov for a quote.

      Cheers

      Michele

    • Have to say a big thanx to Ismayil for this and the payment plugins (as well as the constant updates on other plugins at hypejunction). They give Elgg the distinct advantage of being able to run campaigns for worthy causes which makes an already great script even better if that is possible. The other plugin developers are not to be forgotten either.

  • Michele replied on the discussion topic Security Questions
    Why not formatting the whole server also? view reply