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  1. Email confirmation for user profile changes

    When an email address and other user profile information is changed, it should be followed by a confirmation email to the email address owner, and when the user clicks the activation link in the email, the information should be changed.

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    • Make it easier to find uploaded files by getting the search to recognise characters such as underscores and hyphens as breaks between words

      Often files on the desktop will have filenames that are meaningful but where other characters are used instead of spaces. For example, "Important_note_about_tigers" or "Important-note-about-tigers.docx". However, at present, unless the word "tigers" is included in the actual text of the document, a search for "tigers" will not turn up such a document.

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      • 2 votes
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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…

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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.

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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

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                                • Fonctionnality / For local account (local authentication), add a "recover password" feature

                                  For local account (local authentication), add a "recover password" feature

                                  25 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.

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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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                                      • provide some way to be able to delete groups

                                        There doesn't seem to be any way to delete groups, as things stand. Groups are easy enough to create, which is nice, but I've now created lots of throwaway groups for testing or other transient purposes, and there's quite a bit of clutter I now seem to be stuck with.

                                        14 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)

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