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Joshua Thijssen:
My guide to commenting on joind.in
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:44:16

If you've been to any PHP conference (or attended a PHP-related online event) in recent years, you probably have heard of the speaker/event feedback site Joind.in. The concept is simple: when you attend a talk or event you go to the site, give the speaker a star rating and leave them comments. This gives the speakers direct feedback on how they did and where they can improve. There's a a trick to giving valuable feedback, though, and Joshua Thijssen has posted some helpful tips to guide you and your comments in the right direction.

The joind.in website can be considered a presenter’s portfolio: it contains a list of talks they have done in the past (and where), plus it contains reviews from attendees. [...] This is why many conferences and presenters will talk about joind.in and ask you to rate and comments on their talks: it gives them feedback on how you experienced the talk, what can be improved to make it even better, and gives the presenters more chance to get accepted on even the larger conferences, where sometimes there are only 50 slots, but over 500 people submitted talks).

[...] Even though commenting and rating talks by itself isn’t really difficult and is quick to do so, there are some common “mistakes” and pitfalls which I’d like to discuss.

He breaks it down into five main points, elaborating on each as he goes through them:

  1. Stars don’t tell you everything
  2. Rate the presentation and speaker, not your expectations.
  3. Don’t punish the presenter for external faults
  4. Comment anonymously
  5. Give suggestions on how to improve

For each one he also gives examples of good feedback versus comments that aren't as helpful to the speaker. Each one of these is an easy trap to slip in to, so remember them next time you're giving a speaker feedback (even if it's not on Joind.in!).

tagged: speaker feedback useful commenting joindin event conference guide

Link: https://adayinthelifeof.nl/2015/12/17/commenting-on-joindin.html

Script-Tutorials.com:
Creating Your Own Commenting System from Scratch
Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:30:02

Script-Tutorials.com has a new article posted today showing you how to combine PHP, some CSS, a dash of SQL and some HTML (oh, and jQuery) to create your own commenting system from scratch that could be used anywhere from a simple blog to a more complex social site.

Today I prepared new interesting article – I will tell how you can create own commenting system (AJAX) for your items (any units at your website) with PHP. For our demonstration – I prepared two SQL tables: first table will keep records of our items. It contain several fields: title, description, time of adding and comments count. Another table will keep records of comments. We will use jQuery too (for better interface behavior). One of features will spam protection (we can post no more than one comment every 10 minutes)!

The tutorial includes all of the code, markup and styling you'll need to make the system work. If you'd like to get right into the code you can download it as a package or you can try out their demo.

tagged: commenting system tutorial html mysql jquery css demo

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Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
Zip 1.4.0, let comment it!
Jun 28, 2006 @ 05:51:16

On Pierre-Alain Joye's blog today, there's a quick release note about the latest version of his PECL package, Zip, being released - 1.4.0.

I just release Zip-1.4.0. This release adds support for all kind of comments, read or write. One bug has been fixed, Windows users may had problems to add files to an existing archives. Thanks to Irokez (pear's OpenDocument project for SoC) to have catched it.

He also includes a brief code example of the commenting functionality.

tagged: zip pecl extension commenting read write windows bug zip pecl extension commenting read write windows bug

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Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
Zip 1.4.0, let comment it!
Jun 28, 2006 @ 05:51:16

On Pierre-Alain Joye's blog today, there's a quick release note about the latest version of his PECL package, Zip, being released - 1.4.0.

I just release Zip-1.4.0. This release adds support for all kind of comments, read or write. One bug has been fixed, Windows users may had problems to add files to an existing archives. Thanks to Irokez (pear's OpenDocument project for SoC) to have catched it.

He also includes a brief code example of the commenting functionality.

tagged: zip pecl extension commenting read write windows bug zip pecl extension commenting read write windows bug

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