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Not Planned Suggestions to make the RM more extendable to other uses

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Closed Suggestions' started by Andy.N, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    A lot of us have been anticipating the release of RM so we can use it as Reviews/Job listing/etc on our own site.

    Now, seeing the RM live here, it's the perfect opportunity to put in idea that Mike/Kier will look into and hopefully will make it into future releases.

    To make it more useful for Review
    • Allow the admin to create a list of items to be review. For example, in my case, I would be interested in reviewing graduate programs from all over the world. So I would create an Info block for program X, Y, Z, etc and members can post reviews for each of the programs in my list.
    • The Info block will have a different look. The reviews from members will use a form
    • Allow the long review to be shown up to x words with View more link to expand.
    • Allow reviews to be anonymous (for privacy reasons). Allow reviews to be submitted by guests.
    • Allow comments for each review.
    Here is an image of a mockup
    To make it more useful for Job listing
    • Admin create category Jobs
    • Allow members of certain usergroup to create new items in this category. The users will be Employers.
    • When create a job, allow a predefined form to be used
    • Allow Employers and job seekers to watch a job
    • Allow comments to be posted by employers and job seekers.
    • Allow resume (PDF) to be uploaded by job seekers and viewable only by employers.
    rafass, Digital Doctor, Alfa1 and 3 others like this.
  2. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    your mock-up is soooo small I can not see anything...... :cool:
  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Is it better now?
    erich37 likes this.
  4. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    To be honest this sounds like it should be an addon or something that somebody makes for the RM. I don't think the RM was meant to be for reviews or job listings by itself.
  5. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Similar question here: would it be possible to modify the Resource Manager add-on to make it into a review section (in my case, for music singles and albums)? I wouldn't need the attachment-based portion of it since I can't legally give MP3s without the copyright owners' permission, but having a review section would be nice, and I don't think it'd be too much work to modify the RM as such.

    Maybe that's too premature a question considering pricing hasn't been announced yet. I guess overall I'm wondering about if removing the attachment portion of the RM would be, a) possible, and b) discounted from the normal price.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Would the RM would make a better Articles Addon than a Resource Manager ?
  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I don't expect RM to be a reviews/job listings.
    Just enough options (permission/layout/etc) so that I can mold it into anything I want.

    How many people here are going to get RM to use it for the exact purpose it was built for xf.com?

    RM is still young and i'm confident it will improve and have more features. Failing that, I will just hire someone to extend it. So instead of building something from scratch, they can extend it for my need.
  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    The RM has improved a great deal since its debut and this is just a quick follow up to see how it meets what I plan to do with it on my site.

    Please comment if I miss anything.
    Already possible. The admin will act as Author and create first post, upload picture, etc. Do the same for all the programs.
    looks like the reviews are free form
    Unsure about the anonymous function. Guest review is not required. We will just allow registered members to review.
    The discussion tab takes care of this beautifully.
    Job posters will be authors of the resource
    Looks like free form only
    Job seekers can already watch a thread. Not sure if employers can watch a thread for replies.
    Yes. Employers can create updates.
    Probably permission setting where only authors can view the submission (or reviews) and file attachments.
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    are you still considering to use the RM for a job-board ?
    Uploading of Resume, CV, certificates, Job-offers in .pdf ?

    I am wondering how this might look like ?
  11. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Thread should be renamed. Thiis not about making the RM more open and flexible for different possibilities. Noer is it about a few simple tweaks in css.
    It's about sets of very specific uses - detailed specs for reviews, or classifieds.
    Please make it a more accurate title.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Suggestion threads such as this aren't really useful at all.

    As per the guidelines, it should be one suggestion per thread, not a huge list with other posters adding to it in follow up posts.

    Suggestions which follow the guidelines are more likely to be picked up by the community and subsequently noticed by the developers.
  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I think we do need a "Brainstorming"-Forum to submit ideas and share ideas and to literally do some creative brainstorming.

  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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