[IAEP] Remove the naming alert in 0.86

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 11:30:45 EDT 2009

The popup could work if it was accompanied by a suggestion like "write
in what you were doing to help you find this again easily."

Learners (or teachers) encountering difficulty locating Journal
entries will I think find motivation to write in metadata.

Ideally, the popup could be set in the control panel for 1) when
opening an Activity, 2) when closing an Activity, 3) Don't show at

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 09/03/2009 10:36 AM, Sascha Silbe wrote:
>> Posting to iaep only since cross-posting doesn't work for me anymore
>> (non-subscribed email addresses get rejected) and it's more than just a
>> technical issue (so sugar-devel isn't enough).
>> On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 12:21:46AM +0100, Gary C Martin wrote:
>>> Perhaps we drop this dialogue and then seriously take another look at
>>> improving the names automatically generated for new activity entries?
>> +1 on that, even though I don't have direct experience with learners
>> (other than myself) either.
>> I'd like to toss another idea into the room: Show the naming dialog
>> directly after _startup_ of a new instance. Ask the user what (s)he's
>> intending to do when the decision is fresh and the user is focussed on
>> the current activity, instead of getting in the way on closing, when the
>> user is likely to already be focussing on the _next_ activity (whether
>> real-world or Sugar).
> Not sure, the student always know in advance what it does in TA for
> example. Anyway, my main problem is the forcing, I guess. When the
> learner knows in advance about the importance if giving good names and
> descriptions and add easy to reach tools, maybe that is enough.
> I disabled the alert for tomorrows class. I can explain the Journal
> concept and the importance before starting and see if the students would
> do pay attention to naming etc then.
> Regards,
>    Simon
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