Feature Request: Add a button inside the web to highlight/submit feedback about typos and spelling errors.


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    @wolfpack said in Feature Request: Add a button inside the web to highlight/submit feedback about typos and spelling errors.:

    I'm partial to the features offered by MantisBT. It shouldn't be too much for me to put something together as a demo which could then be transferred to J-Novel's servers.

    To make something work in J-Novel, you would need to make it work with existing user credentials, which is managed by NodeBB, which is node.js based system. I don't know how exactly J-Novel site is implemented, but I would assume they are implemented as NodeBB plugins, which would be the most natural way to do. MantisBT is PHP based system which would be odd ball in their environment and would be very difficult to integrate.

    EDIT

    So, if you want to demonstrate something, I would suggest put something together as NodeBB plugin.


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    @hiroto said in Feature Request: Add a button inside the web to highlight/submit feedback about typos and spelling errors.:

    NodeBB

    Good info - I'll start researching. It would definitely need to be able to integrate with the existing system.

    Being PHP based doesn't mean it can't - it just becomes a matter of reviewing available features, future maintenance requirements, effort required to integrate, etc.

    The first challenge is determining interest in such a system to begin with. There's a lot of growth potential for JNC.

    I have reached out to the staff to see if there is any interest.



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    NodeBB

    Only the forums is on NodeBB. Main site is separate and runs on LoopBack framework. Either way, I don't think there's much need to do integration unless there's a possibility from anonymous spam resulting from lack of authentification when submitting errors.

    The first challenge is determining interest in such a system to begin with.

    That's a good point because there's a possibility that a big text file is all staff need, making full-fledged bug tracker too excessive. Most of work would be probably needed on the client side anyway, unless you want to discourage readers from submitting errors even more.


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    @_08 said in Feature Request: Add a button inside the web to highlight/submit feedback about typos and spelling errors.:

    That's a good point because there's a possibility that a big text file is all staff need, making full-fledged bug tracker too excessive. Most of work would be probably needed on the client side anyway, unless you want to discourage readers from submitting errors even more.

    No, the goal is to make it as painless as possible for users to submit errors. Sometimes the backend needs to be complex in order for the interface to be simple. There are unique challenges here. I'm not aware of another publishing company collaborating with their customers to help proofread their content. At the same time, I also think it's pretty cool. As J-Novel grows, the problems with the current system will get worse.

    An ideal system would eliminate 'noise' while being almost entirely transparent to the J-novel team and customers. it also shouldn't be complicated to integrate seamlessly with the rest of the application.