I guess I’ve always been a guy for transparency. I don’t think I would’ve written this much if my main audience was a notepad++ file either so there’s that, yay attention. Nothing here really needs to be kept private anyway in my opinion, so I guess it’s fine.
*Find out how to handle server strain / what I can do without shit breaking (because this could apparently legit break mainsite, lol.) This goes for all the stuff below that’s relevant.
*Get proper permissions for users to be able to write in the UI up more consistently, probably create a new permissions level with image upload / being able to set featpic since I’m currently duplicating work by reuploading stuff from imgur to blog proper. Likely said permission will be at second or third post (hey, people might actually feel like they’re going up the ranks as a bonus to).
**Figure out if big pictures are causing unreasonable data strain, 1mb isn’t exactly needed for a picture and goes into the cropping point below but whatever. Not that it’s likely to be a lot in the grand scheme of things but It’ll probably accumulate to the point where it’s a bit large for the server as well eventually. Maybe.
*Get philosophy, policies up in actual more formal form. This is probably done decently by actually using a certain boards, though dependence on Tay for assigning permissions is a bit meh. Forum software limitations ho! Alternatively, organize something offsite.
*Establish some kind of feedback system / people to consult about changes. Be careful to keep looking to my own vision as well though, since I actually tend to be influenced rather easily, perhaps too easily at times. Avoid these people being just yes men.
*Figure out what I want changed in general. Probably introducing more separate tabs for different kinds of content (not even sure exactly what’s up there at the moment, the current thing I’d want is home (all items), news, fuwa, project rec, potentially updates, fuwa reviews link. FIve elements might make it too busy, though. Also, an About page is probably warranted.)
*Consider increasing # of posts showing per page
Plugins – I need to get around to learning if plugins will break things and general best practices when installing them. I’ve been slacking on this point and I’ll need to know for good autonomy in the future.
*High priority: Get a stats plugin going (the jetpack without all the bells a whistles one is interesting, but there are more to consider)
*Lower priority: due to the multi-contrib nature of the blog and wordpress’ less-than-perfect handling of the Pending status, might need to get a plugin to notify me when a post moves to that status.
*Credit pictures / give source in some way. Been extremely negligent on this and might continue to be for a while, but ultimately this ups professionalism a bit (though it raises other issues if people track it to source and notify or whatever I guess, though that is possible anyway).
*I don’t think we’re that happy with the slogan. The name we’re probably stuck with. Both of them were decisions that were made because ultimately, you just have to do things in a reasonable timeframe even if they’re clearly suboptimal. On a sidenote, I find it interesting that me and Tay kinda instinctively shared this approach (I felt). I’ve actually used this method a few times in group projects elsewhere, not as a formal group leader but just instinctively taking charge I guess.
**This is technically something that could be done with a more public brainstorm + private pick. Main issue would be good ol’ drama which we’ve seen occur for minor things before.
*I’m generally not arsed processing pictures (and then they look crap like the current Harmonia one). Need to establish some kind of workflow to make proper cropping easy, also to get different sizes as post headers vs use elsewhere.
**Probably doable with some GIMP magic. Writing something up with aspect ratio guidelines etc might be useful later because me doing all the work is kind of stupid. In a perfect newspapery world someone else might do the layout. We are not in aforementioned world.