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Here's a list of the things being worked on for the site. They will take time to complete, but they will be done as time permits. Pheel phree to share your ideas and I'll add them to the list. Any ideas that are technically challenging are my favorites.
  • Internal mini-chat room that only displays Theban characters. ( I ALMOST got this working last night 1-30-2020 ) ( Done 1-31-2020 and here it is:   https://witches.chat/index.php?page=chat&type=room&id=theban-chat  )
  • Flash card game to help people learn Theban ( Works, but some iOS and Safari browers don't flip the cards. It's a work-in-progress )
  • Integrate The Slabs into the new site (done 12-7-2019)
  • Style the Activity section to include the picture or avatar of the person the Activity was created by (that's on the front middle of the website that shows recent site activity) (done 12-8-2019)
  • A countdown timer to the next New Moon  (to help create a New Moon Chat Meeting sort of chat night. Those used to be pretty fun) (done 12-22-2019)
  • Embed the Sigil maker into the site and allow a place to input any name (done 12-6-2019), and allow other methodologies for making Sigils (not just based on Agrippa 1531)
  • From the content the site generates, create a print newsletter (not just an online newsletter). ( done, but it's a bit messy. Next test comes on 1-31-2020 )
  • Embed a word-search game that uses only Pagan terms.
  • Transfer the Pentacles from Vassago to the site (I'd like feedback on this, as it implies Vassago won't track Pentacles if we moved them to the site. Ultimately this would be a decision we all vote on here on the site)
  • Module to list existing Clubs (done 12-16-2019)
  • Wall of Shame (list of websites found that only want your money) ( This would be too agressive. I'm about a grand into advertizing and stamps and stuff since 1-1-2019, so I'm thinking about a donate page )
  • Allow a world map that shows where everyone is, if they want to share their general location. ( Done, and it looks pretty cool 1-29-2020 )
 
  • If we move earned Pentacles from Vassago to the site, create the Pentacles Store here on the site.
  • Clean the menu up.
  • (Lachlan) Slowly replace the site's standard icons with Witchey and Paganish icons in an effort to give the site a theme that was unmistakably Pagan and Witchey.
  • (RedBeard) Add a box on the site that shows all of the active Polls. (Done a few weeks ago)
  • (Newf) Fix NST time error
  • Code a fun little screen that lets people answer question to see 'what kind of Witch are you'
  • Create more little booklets, and a solid full multi-page newsletter to mail out to folks that would rather read something on paper
Okay, there's the start of the to-do list. Note that there are all sorts of cool features available when you post to the forums, like these little icons that Lachlan suggested Select image: and you can use color and different fonts. Oh, also, you can toggle spellcheck on and off by clicking the icon that says "abc"


 
 

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malatesa, can you try to make this appear on the front page as well? <3

PS. exclamation mark and denied emoticon might come handy in the future, in means of staff :)

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Malatesa said

Here's a list of the things being worked on for the site. They will take time to complete, but they will be done as time permits. Pheel phree to share your ideas and I'll add them to the list. Any ideas that are technically challenging are my favorites.
  • Internal mini-chat room that only displays Theban characters. ( I ALMOST got this working last night 1-30-2020 ) ( Done 1-31-2020 and here it is:   https://witches.chat/index.php?page=chat&type=room&id=theban-chat  )
  • Flash card game to help people learn Theban ( Works, but some iOS and Safari browers don't flip the cards. It's a work-in-progress )
  • Integrate The Slabs into the new site (done 12-7-2019)
  • Style the Activity section to include the picture or avatar of the person the Activity was created by (that's on the front middle of the website that shows recent site activity) (done 12-8-2019)
  • A countdown timer to the next New Moon  (to help create a New Moon Chat Meeting sort of chat night. Those used to be pretty fun) (done 12-22-2019)
  • Embed the Sigil maker into the site and allow a place to input any name (done 12-6-2019), and allow other methodologies for making Sigils (not just based on Agrippa 1531)
  • From the content the site generates, create a print newsletter (not just an online newsletter). ( done, but it's a bit messy. Next test comes on 1-31-2020 )
  • Embed a word-search game that uses only Pagan terms.
  • Transfer the Pentacles from Vassago to the site (I'd like feedback on this, as it implies Vassago won't track Pentacles if we moved them to the site. Ultimately this would be a decision we all vote on here on the site)
  • Module to list existing Clubs (done 12-16-2019)
  • Wall of Shame (list of websites found that only want your money) ( This would be too agressive. I'm about a grand into advertizing and stamps and stuff since 1-1-2019, so I'm thinking about a donate page )
  • Allow a world map that shows where everyone is, if they want to share their general location. ( Done, and it looks pretty cool 1-29-2020 )
 
  • If we move earned Pentacles from Vassago to the site, create the Pentacles Store here on the site.
  • Clean the menu up.
  • (Lachlan) Slowly replace the site's standard icons with Witchey and Paganish icons in an effort to give the site a theme that was unmistakably Pagan and Witchey.
  • (RedBeard) Add a box on the site that shows all of the active Polls. (Done a few weeks ago)
  • (Newf) Fix NST time error
  • Code a fun little screen that lets people answer question to see 'what kind of Witch are you'
  • Create more little booklets, and a solid full multi-page newsletter to mail out to folks that would rather read something on paper
Okay, there's the start of the to-do list. Note that there are all sorts of cool features available when you post to the forums, like these little icons that Lachlan suggested Select image: and you can use color and different fonts. Oh, also, you can toggle spellcheck on and off by clicking the icon that says "abc"


 
 
These are all awesome ideas, I'm super excited to see them integrated into the website!  <3

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*** Transfer the Pentacles from Vassago to the site (I'd like feedback on this, as it implies Vassago won't track Pentacles if we moved them to the site. Ultimately this would be a decision we all vote on here on the site)

    I did note that Vassago sort of kept a control on that - also noted that many folks that come into the Chat Room - do not necessarily belong to the Witches Chat Web Collective…
 Just as many, also do not want to join the Witches Chat Web - there is for some, an interesting idea (reaction) of needing to stay separate from one collective to another (often due to bad experiences of the Past)  - the interaction with a Chat can be emotionally involved; does not require One to share personal info through sign up etc; and all presence of whatever they partook in, eventually disappears from screen after two hours - and thus, what is said, challenged at any one time etc remains only in the minds of those actually present … than say for those participating in what the Witches Chat Web tends to offer.

    Also - Some really like the idea of having that "positioning displayed" - it is like an attendance record for them (as well as a Vassago approved flash note to observing participants) in that they have achieved XXXX - and are well known in the Chat as a "Regular".
  That flash 'Display' often creates a dialogue with 'Newbies' - draws in others to share their achievements and converse, which can then lead to a further interest of the Newbie wanting to both "Belong" and gather "credits" within the same active process.
The idea excites some - working towards a Goal that will provide a tangible tool as the end effort…and all it takes is a committed Attendance within Chat.

This same level of "Attendance" with Vassago - certainly DOES NOT parallel with the Points system of the Witches Chat Home format…. which then begs the question/s..

*** How is the values of say 330,000 Vassago Pentacles gonna translate against 4449.39 Witches Points??? (Bito Coin conversion)
    The human mind does not always see a "fair deal", when one sum is greater than another, even IF they equal the same end result..
It is like Currency - Bito "Witch" Coin V US$ - the idea of One having 330,000 over $4449.39 gives a greater sense of appeal - even if both ends buy the same Book..


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# The Pentacles with Vassago is based on attendance for the most part - so a person can ram up the numbers, by being in and out of the Chat through log in - log out …..or just Time out - Connection Close - too swiftly return a few seconds later..

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#  The Points in the Witches Chat Home is somewhat based on (as real as it can get) a different kind of interactive level - some would say "Hard Work" - taking an interest in the sharing of Knowledge; Snippets; Images; Posts; Feedback…which really is not everyone's 'Cup of Tea'..
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** Another thought is, some folks show maybe an equal Chat attendance - for just as long as any 'Registered' high scorer - but is penalized by the factor that they are not registered within the iRC compound….
They too, may feel a certain amount of "Its Not Fair, been here longer than 'Jack' and I get nothing to show for it"…
             Sad fact of Human Nature at its best!!

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   ** Last - but least - Vassago - (and again just an important observation regarding Vassago in Chat..)
>>>If we move earned Pentacles from Vassago to the site, create the Pentacles Store here on the site.<<<

Take away something from Vassago and HE gets VERY miffed!!

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lol you are so correct...Vassago's nickname was selected very carefully, but I think he would forgive us if we moved the Pentacles from him to the site. The site's "points" could be renamed to "Pentacles" and a "Pentacles Store" could be created to hold things like bumper stickers, books, t-shirts, and other things. 'Light' you very precisely see the vision I see for the site and chat room. I can see that with the sorts of things you've observed and talked about.

Whatever happens in the future, Witches.Chat should ALWAYS be free, warm, considerate, and ever evolving.

I have considered how to move the Pentacles, and I have come up with a solution (for some time in the future when I have more focus and time). The Pentacles DO need to be balanced, like you said. The value (or ease to obtained Pentacles) in the Chat Room is easier than the website. But it's not too far off. One way to see the difference, in a rough way, is to check the number of pentacles a specific person has in the Chat Room and then check their Points on the website. This is Very rough, but if the Points are as numerous as the Pentacles for that specific person, then it's more or less tracking equally. That depends on a great many factors, but you've already thought of that. So....there is another solution I have for the future. Every 5 minutes, Vassago can reach out to the website and share the number of Pentacles for the member, and, the site would share the Points for the Member with Vassago. They would be synced and always the same (within 5 minutes of activity). I have already coded this and it works. In fact, last year, I had Vassago post in the Chat Room when someone new joined the site, or when they posted something on the site. So, it is possible to sync them to show the same value (after an initial Merge of the data). This is a TCL call using an http request using _GET and _PUT. This is exactly like Vassago does every morning when he Fetches the new daily horoscopes from Yahoo. Only difference is we'd just assemble a package with the merged data.

It's definitely on the list, but it's a big bunch of coding.
 

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** 1 I think he would forgive us if we moved the Pentacles from him to the site.
** 2 The value (or ease to obtained Pentacles) in the Chat Room is easier than the website. ….. to check the number of pentacles a specific person has in the Chat Room and then check their Points on the website. This is Very rough
** 3 Every 5 minutes, Vassago can reach out to the website and share the number of Pentacles for the member, and, the site would share the Points for the Member with Vassago. They would be synced and always the same (within 5 minutes of activity). I have already coded this and it works.
** 4 This is a TCL call using an http request using _GET and _PUT. This is definitely on the list, but it's a big bunch of coding.   
*** 1 That's a Good One - Depends on his mood and when He last ate Lunch!
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** 2 The attendance to the Chat is always gonna be greater than the interaction attendance with the Web……even if the Log in and out (Daily visits:) ) is counted as Points.
That there in itself, is also not a complete picture, as many tend to Log in and stay logged in (myself being one) - until something crashes or un-logs them.
So in theory, many days on-line, may only count as one Daily visit.
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Equally so, is the value of Membership length, in as it begins once the Member commits….and stays ??? "Active".
I will also add in here - that Members - when posting annoymous - lose the Point's Credit…

** 3 Every 5 minutes…. "Feel that - Vassago is bringing the Treasure"..
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** 4  ….big bunch of coding.
….and here you have my utter respect…All yours - have no clue!!
Way past my Upgrade Notification - Best by Due date…
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Yeah the Pentacles to Points thing is going to be solved, but it's going to be a trick of math. When we execute on the Pents-Points Merge, we'll probably gather all website Points and multiply them by some factor that makes them comparable to Pentacles. Then we'll change the equation on the site for Points to give more Points for things so that it kinda-sorta matches between Vassago and the site. Then we'll rename Points to Pentacles. Then we'll drink beer. Or, we'll drink coffee first (Rora) and then fix stuff, and THEN we'll drink beer.

Rora says, "First we drink the coffee, then we do the stuff's"

I have to be honest and say I project this merge to happen after the CompoSr update, which will happen *sometime* in 2020. Here's a little about that...

We run software called Composr. Currently we're in version 10. CompoSr makes Wordpress look like a toy, technically.

All (seriously ALL) of the color fixes we're doing on the site currently is as a result of one big mistake early on. When the site was first launched, the color theme was blue and white. As it evolved, it went to green and earthy colors. RedGreyRaven decided the color scheme one day when she sent a color pallet to me. And that was that...we had a new color scheme. But because so much customization had already been done, we had to hack the colors little by little to go from blue to RedGreyRaven's earthy colors. This is why the site colors are incorrect in some places.

But here's the good news...

When version 11 of the software comes out, Witches.Chat will move the database to v11 and start new with the v11 theme, BUT, we'll create a new theme with RedGreyRaven's color pallet that will be site-wide. So, in other words, when v11 comes out, things are going to look a lot more uniform and consistent.

I will probably take an extra day or two off work when this transition happens so I can solve any issues that come up.

There is also a new icon-set with v11, but we will slowly swap it out for a Witchey icon set.


 

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Yeah the Pentacles to Points thing is going to be a trick of math. …….Then we'll drink beer. Or, we'll drink coffee first (Rora) and then fix stuff, and THEN we'll drink beer. ……..Rora says, "First we drink the coffee, then we do the stuff's
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        It is great to see that Rora has got you sussed……!!

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  All (seriously ALL) of the color fixes we're doing on the site currently is as a result of one big mistake early on……. it evolved, it went to green and earthy colors. RedGreyRaven decided the color scheme one day…. we had to hack the colors little by little to go from blue to RedGreyRaven's earthy colors.  
  Witches Colour change.jpg    Nooo  :(  - not RedGreyRaven's mistake - it is just one of those temporal schemes, that is like Shadows in the Dark :rockon:  - can't see them, till you see them..!!

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  But here's the good news…when v11 comes out, things are going to look a lot more uniform and consistent.
   Errrr - What - you mean there may be a chance, just a small chance ??? that I will be playing the 'Glytch Wytch Finder' Role again???
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