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  1. 1 vote
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    • Add a fourth level of indentation to comments and discussions

      Sometimes it becomes hard to follow the discussion because replies to specific comments stop being shown as connected to the parent comment and are instead flattened out into a single list.

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      • Automatically clear notifications once I have seen them

        Once I've viewed the content that I'm being notified about, the notification should be cleared. This would make for a cleaner experience.

        For example, when I open an email notification, items in the email should be cleared from the notification in the OAE. So if I've read all my email notifications, the red icon in the OAE top bar should disappear.

        Also, I might go to a document that I am being notified about. Then I think the red icon should clear (if it was just showing that one item) and any email that hasn't been sent should be cancelled.

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        • Allow export of collaborative documents

          Collaborative documents are really handy when working with other researchers, but currently it's hard to do anything with the result outside of OAE. For example, a fellow student and I recently wrote an entire class paper together within OAE, but when it was time to submit the paper, our only option was copy-and-paste followed by the tedious and error-prone task of adding back all the styles, heading, etc.

          Etherpad by itself does support primitive export options, but the resulting files are of very poor quality, and I agree with the OAE's decision not to support that feature within OAE. Even…

          3 votes
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            • I want to be able to create a folder on the fly, both when adding items to a folder and when uploading items

              Otherwise, I have to create the folder first, which just gets in the way

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              • Let me get email notifications at 7am, 12 noon and 5pm

                I want to be able to keep on top of things by email during the working day.

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                • Breadcrumb Navigation Support

                  I had a discussion with Nicolaas about this earlier this year and still think this is an important feature for OAE. The current way of navigation can be quite confusing. Thanks.

                  6 votes
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                  • Being able to attach a file share associated with my comment while commenting

                    I was trying to find a way to share a file (either upload to be next to the comment or link to my uploaded file in my library), looks like I couldn't at this time. Would be nice to be able to, though.

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                    • Make it easy to clear "Narrow by Keyword" terms

                      It would be nice if there were a way to clear the contents of the "Narrow by keyword" search contents. Many search forms include a "x" on the left side to do that.

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                      • Searchable by user login ids

                        It is great to be able to search user by names, but sometime, I don't know their names but know their ids. It would be nice if I could search by user id.

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                        • Among the email notification preferences, it would be nice to include 'Never'

                          'Never email me' is a request we've received from a user or three

                          5 votes
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                          • Make it possible to attach tags or keywords to content, which could also be used to filter searches

                            Tagging is controversial, there are many rival implementations of the concept, which are not always used or useful where they appear. And yet after conceding all this there still seems to be a need to provide descriptive or classifying metadata for content, which can then be used to scaffold searches or browsing.

                            12 votes
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                            • Fonctionnality / Add a global live chat between individuals

                              Add a global live chat between individuals (without having to use an Etherpad document to do so)

                              17 votes
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                              • Navigation / Make it possible for a user to edit their comments

                                Make it possible for a user to edit their comments (within a reasonable time range: from 30 to 40s after submitting it)

                                10 votes
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                                • Administration / Make it impossible for users to edit their profiles

                                  Make it impossible for users to edit their profiles (configuration on the tenant level)

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Navigation / Add the date and time in the notifications ....

                                    Add the date and time in the notifications "popup menu" (megaphone) or simply "today", "yesterday", "One week ago", "in the past month", ...

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Navigation / When a document or a link has been removed, it remains in recent activities....

                                      When a document or a link has been removed, it remains in recent activities and if you click on it, you get a 404 = > Suggestion: make it non clickable and possibly modify the preview

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Support creative commons licenses for content, and respect those choices where content is shared/displayed on the system.

                                        Creative Commons has a nice 'license picker' interface on their website, which asks just a couple of simple questions about how you'd like your work to be available for the sharing or reuse of others. Similar sorts of choices would make a lot of sense for the OAE, and it would be especially powerful if OAE sharing/display tools honored those choices.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Allow comments to be liked

                                          It might be useful if it was possible for comments to be liked

                                          9 votes
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