Forum Activity for @garymoncrieff

gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
03 Apr 2019 03:43:32AM
865 posts

Deleted server



Hey guys I deleted my server as I have no plans to redo my site anytime soon or if at all. Lost all interest in web development currently.
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
01 Dec 2018 05:32:59AM
865 posts

Issue tracker problem?


Using Jamroom

Hey guys, not sure if this is a common problem or something I have done and forgot about but disabling the send daily report under global settings in this module doesn't seem to work, report is sent regardless of this setting.
updated by @garymoncrieff: 01 Mar 2019 10:52:30PM
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
30 Oct 2018 10:21:28AM
865 posts

can i use a new install with use my old database...


Installation and Configuration

You'll need to enable the beta channel in the marketplace
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
25 Oct 2018 01:52:48AM
865 posts

google adds


Using Jamroom

You will have to create spaces for them in other templates
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
21 Oct 2018 12:45:11AM
865 posts

forum link on top menu


Using Jamroom

You will need to do something custom if you want to remap the URL, you could always create a community profile, then the URL is site name/community/forums, depending on your site the community profile could become the main social hub!
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
16 Jun 2018 10:18:47AM
865 posts

How do The Newest Artists/Members get added to the index page on Projam 5


Design and Skin Customization

Most likely through skin settings, and you enter the profile IDs in a comma separated text box.
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
25 May 2018 11:57:38PM
865 posts

User Privacy Controls - More important now than ever


Suggestions

I saw GDRP coming back way then and knew Jamroom was pretty much ok in this area as it has the 'right to be forgotten' stuff.

I see the above as the next evolution of these rules, online bullying is a hot topic, as is restricting underage users from seeing/listening to inappropriate material. Just look at the questions being asked of Facebook right now.

I am baffled why more don't want to get involved with this discussion mind with how politicians in the west have pounced on Facebook for allowing fake news, misleading ads etc. Even Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by the EU recently about the suicide of a Northern Ireland teenager.

I appreciate everything you guys do, I am trying to get other users in on this topic as it's clear that these rules are coming. I need more perspectives on this before I can flush it out further however, only then can you guys get an idea of what path to go.

I don't know when but I would expect the US to follow suit with similar rules to GDPR soon too.

It's interesting smart home devices have stopped working since GDPR makes you wonder what data they have been gathering to be effected so much!
updated by @garymoncrieff: 26 May 2018 12:00:20AM
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
21 May 2018 03:42:33AM
865 posts

User Privacy Controls - More important now than ever


Suggestions

Age concern is something I have real concerns about, didn't see the Marr interview you're referring too but these rules are coming sooner rather than later. The age controls really are the underlying part of what I mentioned above.

I realise any system based on age can be gamed but as mentioned this can be somewhat minimised by sites making DOB on signup mandatory, if the user is under set age then this field wouldn't be editable again by that user until they turn the set age limit. Not a complete solution but it will keep the honest ones safe.

For instance, for site content

Audio
If an audio item has been marked as contained explicit language when uploading then this track shouldn't be able to be played to users under a certain age.

Images
If an image has been marked as containing some form of nudity or other inappropriate portrayal, the image, thumbnail etc should be replaced with a content blocked image if user is under a certain age.

Videos
Like audio, if a video is marked has containing explicit language or content, then the video shouldn't be able to be played for those users under the certain age.

and similar for other modules.
gary.moncrieff
@garymoncrieff
20 May 2018 11:19:00AM
865 posts

User Privacy Controls - More important now than ever


Suggestions

Hey

This was something I first raised about 3 years ago, but with gdpr and governments looking into more online controls, I.e

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-politics-44188805

I thought this would be a great time to revisit this and hopefully get more people's input this time round.

As good as Jamroom is it lacks in this area big time.

At the most basic level a new report abuse system, a simple module that puts a report abuse button on every item of content on the site, when clicked a modal window appears with a drop down with pre determined reasons and an additional comments block. This would then get submitted to admin and appear in the dashboard/ open a support ticket if module installed.

Next stage would be extend the Jamroom Profile Privacy options to allow to exclude specific members from viewing your content. The easiest way to do this would just have a blocked users area in profile settings. The additional step here could be to add a "Who Can View This" option when adding a new item of content, so any item of content could have restricting viewing privledges, but that is a bigger undertaking.

Third stage would be to add some sort of Age control based on Date of Birth, this age control would determine visibility of a users profile, and profile privacy option should be auto set to whatever the admin decides and approve followers should be auto checked. ie if a user is under 18 their profile is only visible to followers. DOB field should be hidden from this user after this, only admin can see/edit for an under 18 profile.

Fourth stage is to add some sort of parental control system. ie

Under 18 signs up, profile made private automcatically by system
Parent is concerned their child is getting bullied so can sign up and request access to their sons/daughters profile.
Consent between parties is agreed. (Admin decides what is needed for consent)
Admin grants parent access to the profile
Upon the child turning 18, access should be revoked automatically, but of course the parent can re-apply for access after this is there are reasons why they feel son/daughter's account still needs monitoring.

The fifth stage would then to be add some sort of content filter to modules, which would exclude those profiles under 18 from seeing inapropriate content.

There is no doubting this is a major job, and this is only some of the things that could be done in this area, just wish more would weigh in on this area.
updated by @garymoncrieff: 27 Aug 2018 08:15:54PM
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