On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 04:28:24PM +0200, Robert Martinez (mray) wrote: > > > On 30.07.2017 07:32, Jason Harrer wrote: > > Hello, all - > > > > Sending to both Design & Dev mailing lists, as the discussion applies to > > both teams, and being that I can't make the weekly meetings (and seldom > > have time to read the minutes), I figured it best to have the discussion > > via the mailing lists. > > > > With the SASS work underway (thanks to fr33's diligent patching and iko's > > diligent updating), I began work this evening reviewing how to start > > getting the dashboard page moving forward. In particular, I wanted to > > validate that all of the requested data that is on the prototype can in > > fact be obtained. It turns out that we need to review a big elephant in > > the room once again. > > > > For reference, the prototype for the Dashboard can be viewed at > > https://snowdrift.sylphs.net/prototypes/alpha/dashboard/ I know mray is > > working on some updates here and there, but I don't think his updates > > included any plans on changing the piece that is the topic of this e-mail. > > > > Under the Matches tab is a big red box that says "Monthly Limit". This is > > apparently to reflect a user's ability to limit how much money a user is > > willing to pay out per month at the most. > > > > There are two major concerns with this part of the prototype: > > > > 1) This goes against the philosophies that Aaron has talked about numerous > > times, all the way back to when I first started on the project 3-4 years > > ago. He was strongly against the concept of applying a cap/limit at all. > > Iko thinks there was a decision change somewhere along the way in meetings > > whereby there was an agreement to create a $5 limit for each user during > > the alpha stage. Being that I haven't been involved in meetings since the > > date/time change (as it conflicts with a standing weekly meeting for my day > > job), I can't really comment on that either way. I'd like to make sure > > that everyone is in agreement that this is indeed a function that we wish > > to have, though, as that decision impacts next steps on moving forward (as > > outlined below in the summary). > > > > 2) There is currently no back-end support for a limit of any dollar > > amount. There isn't even a data element for such a limit to be stored > > within the database at all (not that I can see, anyway). Setting up such > > logic, to the best of my foresight, would most likely entail updates to > > both the website logic (allowing the user to set their limit, limiting the > > amount a user can pledge to projects, etc.) as well as crowdmatch logic > > (ensuring that the total amount we're trying to charge the user doesn't > > exceed their limit... Which theoretically should never happen if the > > website logic works properly to ensure the total we attempt to charge > > doesn't exceed their limit, but it's always good to double check just in > > case there's a bug somwhere...). Such Development work is outside of my > > comfort zone and would have to rely on another Haskeller to have time to > > make updates,. > > > > > > That being said, we need to discuss whether the Design team needs to remove > > the limit button/verbiage and adjust the meter to not reflect the limit > > from the prototype - OR - if the Development team needs to make the > > appropriate updates in order to support limit functionality. > > > > Any questions, please ask away. > > > > Thanks!! > > > > - Jason (JazzyEagle) > > > > > > I'm not well informed about the exact current status from the code side. > My latest info on that matter is: There would be a hard 5$ limit, > without any way to change that. Adding an adjustable limit would have to > be implemented later on. > > In terms of design this means a button is grayed out, and there is some > text that explains why it isn't working yet. > > If it turns out we don't have any limit whatsoever I expect a very bad > impact on our credibility due to the hypothetical case of a pledge > amount explosion. > > You say there is no hard 5$ limit. How hard is it to implement that? >
It currently *is* implemented. It is part of the manual pledge process. That pledge process goes like: 1. Check to see if the global donation amount (which is the same for everyone who is a patron) is over or under the limit. 2. If it is under, do the pledge. 3. If it is over, have a major effin' celebration, because that means Snowdrift has an income of $25,000 per month.
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