[etoys-dev] popups in project-info

Timothy Falconer timothy at squeakland.org
Tue Sep 1 16:34:36 EDT 2009

On Sep 1, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Karl Ramberg wrote:

> On 2009-09-01 08:25, Rita Freudenberg wrote:
>> K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
>>> On Monday 31 Aug 2009 9:10:39 pm Timothy Falconer wrote:
>>>> What does the larger group think?   Would you see "sixteen and  
>>>> older"  in the drop-down as saying "put your adults-only stuff  
>>>> here"?
>>> I am wary of using ages in Etoy projects. It is tough on children  
>>> who drop out and rejoin later. How about culturally neutral terms  
>>> like  "Levels" 1 thru 5 or multi-age groups like {primary, higher  
>>> primary, secondary, higher secondary, graduate}.
>> I think that we are mixing up two things here:
>> - projects that are meant to help teachers getting started using  
>> Etoys in the classroom, where the age category would be helpful  
>> (I'm fine with grade, age or elementary/middle/highschool), and
>> - projects that will be uploaded by the broader community, which  
>> are meant to show what someone did, where we don't need any  
>> categories at all
>> I see two different structures for these different kinds of  
>> "showcases". The "official" showcase will be the one with  
>> categories, age groups etc., because we want to help teachers  
>> getting ideas. And these projects will be selected carefully.
>> All the other projects belong to a "public" showcase, where we  
>> don't need these categories. Most of the students will not bother  
>> to think about subjects when uploading their work, and they don't  
>> have to, since categories are optional. We could even use tags for  
>> the public showcase, because this showcase serves another purpose,  
>> it is the possibility for everyone to share their work. We can pick  
>> up the best projects from the public showcase to put into the  
>> official one, "we" means all the people who apply to do that.
>> So it wouldn't be necessary to categorize every project that goes  
>> to the showcase, the categorization could be done later, when a  
>> project gets selected. And of course there are projects which are  
>> explicitly developed to be on the official showcase, but I don't  
>> think that anyone here has a problem with categorizing these  
>> projects by age, because that clearly means "target age".
>> Greetings,
>> Rita
> Yes,
> it would be nice to be able tag projects once they have been  
> uploaded. Often the project publisher can't anticipate the use/ 
> significance of the project for another user.
> Karl

The new showcase allows you to add tags both within Etoys and on the  
website, though at this point it only allows the original author to do  

My plan was to add public tagging when we add comment moderation.  We  
need tag moderation too (see Scratch for tag abuse :)

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