[MG] Difference feed setup

Thomas von der Elbe ThomasvonderElbe at gmx.de
Sat Mar 12 08:33:25 EST 2011

the links at the bottom of the feed-messages should link to the cited 
message, right? But often they dont do so. Plz check!

On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:42, Michael Allan wrote:
> (a quick update)
> A rough cut of Conseo's diff feed is now running.  It's running in a
> test loop, so it isn't quite ready for users.  But it works.  For
> instance, imagine you and another drafter are discussing a difference
> here in the list, and you paste the formal diff URL into your message:
> http://u.zelea.com:8080/v/w/D/?a=4047&aR=2720&b=4044&bR=2721
> The message is then summarized and fed (twitter-like) into the theatre
> app, where it's projected by whatever map clients the users have
> enabled there: http://metagovernment.tuxfamily.org/crossforum/#c=DG
> The message summary is also linked back to the original discussion in
> the list archive, so users can easily explore the context if they
> wish.  This is the backbone of crossforum theatre.  It's what enables
> the theatre app to extend across multiple discussion sites and media.
>           Theatre app
>          /    |     \
>         /     |      \
>               |
>      Lists            Web     etc.
>              IRC     forums
>            channels
> In addition, the database behind the diff feed will support the final
> linkage (4) between the discussion media and the drafting media, via
> the intermediation of the difference bridge:
>            (1)          (2)
>            -->           -->
>     Lists       Bridge       Wikis
>      etc<--<--   etc
>            (4)          (3)
> So a visitor who happens to land on a draft in the wiki (like
> http://metagovernment.org/wiki/User:Michael_Allan/draft) is only two
> steps away from joining the discussions that inform that draft, and
> others like it.  This is the crucial entry path that Ed pointed out
> just recently, and we're now close to completing it.
> It feels great to see this working!  I really think it's a milestone.
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