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STAFF: Grouping articles together?

 
onetimeuser
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on 05/04/2012

The 'STAFF' thing is just to identify this as a site suggestion and not a tip for users :)

In the 'My Pages' section of the site, it may be beneficial to users if they can group together articles by topic, just for administrative purposes. 

For example, if in 2014 I decide that I want to write a wizzley about soccer, and I have 500 wizzes in total and 20 on soccer, it would be awesome to be able to open up my 'soccer' group to see what I already have. 

This will make interlinking easier (I intend to interlink a lot of my wizzes eventually, but my hands are tied, they are being published as and when they deindex, pain in the backside).

It will also allow people to identify their successful niches and unsuccessful niches a lot easier. For example, if I created the groups 'soccer', 'politics', 'gadgets', 'dating', and 'recipes', I could select from the current drop down on the stats page the following options:

All Pages

Drafts

Published

Trash

Soccer

Politics

Gadgets

Dating

Recipes

Perhaps an easier way of doing this would be to allow us to review the stats by Wizzley category (top level)?

Just an idea anyway, I'm not going to cry if it isn't implemented. I'm sure that you have plenty of things in the queue that you would like to tweak or develop in time, and obviously I have no idea what those things are! 

 

TerriRexson
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on 05/04/2012

I find that the search feature works pretty well for this. You can bookmark search queries if you want to check on them regularly. 


lou16
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on 05/04/2012

I've been meaning to ask if we could have something like this implemented on our dashboards too, as we publish more and more articles I think it will be invaluable to allow us to interlink all of our relevant work efficiently which should help both the platform and the author.


lakeerieartists
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on 05/04/2012

I have thought about asking for this too, but I do have to say that the search mechanism on this site is excellent.  Much better than on many other sites. 


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chefkeem
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on 05/04/2012

Thanks for the suggestion, Ryan, and thanks for y'all's feedback. We'll take it all into consideration.

Yeah, our to-do list is overflowing. Currently, we're working on a redesign of our heads ... er ... HEADER.  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Digby_Adams
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on 05/04/2012

Yes, I'd love this as well. As my number of Wizzles grows, it's getting harder to remember all of the related ones.

I've been using a spreadsheet, where I put each Wizzle into the category or group and then sorting. It's actually been pretty effective.

Marie
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on 05/04/2012

 

Digby_Adams: 04. May 2012, 11:02

Yes, I'd love this as well. As my number of Wizzles grows, it's getting harder to remember all of the related ones.

I've been using a spreadsheet, where I put each Wizzle into the category or group and then sorting. It's actually been pretty effective.

Ditto. I too use a spreadsheet system for all my articles online so I can search for anything by topic very easily and interlink whatever is relevant together. When you've written so many pages, it can be easy to forget what you've done already. Before I used a spreadsheet system, I was checking out whether anyone had written a specific topic on a writing platform only to discover that I had already done it. So it's really useful to keep track on yourarticles whether with simple text files, spreadsheets or even a database.


sheilamarie
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on 05/04/2012

All great suggestions! Thanks.

Chef, please don't rearrange your head too much. We like you as you are, and your chef hat may not fit the new design. 

(Oh, yeah. You wear that other cute little hat.)


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Simon
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on 05/04/2012

Filtering the articles by Wizzley's top level categories is definitively a good idea. It could be a simple select box.

I think, assigning arbitrary, named groups to the articles would be rather complicated in use and so, probably only very few authors would actually use it.


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Simon
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on 05/06/2012

Okay, done - As of now, articles can be filtered by category inside your account table Smile


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dustytoes
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on 05/06/2012

Awesome Simon!  I like it...


lakeerieartists
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on 05/07/2012

 

Simon: 06. May 2012, 04:46

Okay, done - As of now, articles can be filtered by category inside your account table Smile

Simon, you are just so darn cute, and awesome! 


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
Simon
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on 05/07/2012

Laughing hihi, thanks :)

 


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
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JoHarrington
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on 05/07/2012

I really like this!  Thanks!

How is everyone using this new toy to its best advantage?


redelf
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on 06/07/2012

I think what Ryan was meaning was similar to the spreadsheet idea only, conveniently, right on your Wizzley account. It would not change the Wizzley categories in which the articles are published, but just act as a tool for each individual author.

There is one such an organizational tool on another site where we both write/wrote, that allows individual authors to keep track of their own articles by grouping them into their own, self-created categories. Each article is still published in the correct Wizzley category, but each author is free to create their own categories and groupings within this tool, and ONLY to keep track of their work fro the purpose of interlinking related articles, without using a separate spreadsheet program.

I have over 300 articles on that platform, and the tool is an excellent aid to organization and interlinking. I didn't use it at first, but it's second nature now, and excellent for ease of interlinking.


RedElf
katiem2
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on 07/08/2012

Thank You Simon 


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