# Things pending to be done before we go public

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Here, please write the things pending to be done before we can go public. These include bug fixes, feature request completions, etc.

edited Mar 16, 2014

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The merge-user plugin polarkernel is writing will have to be completed. This is important, because if rep is divided across accounts, the account owners will lose access to priviledges that they deserve.

And a thread needs to be set up for account-merge requests.

answered Mar 4, 2014 by (1,975 points)
edited Mar 13, 2014

This plugin is developed and ready to use. I called it "Merge User Accounts". It is accessible only for super-administrators. Please do not yet use it until you got the usage instructions.

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Please change "Referee" section title to "Reviews". This sounds nicer.

answered Mar 5, 2014 by (7,720 points)
reshown Mar 13, 2014

Done...

Maybe you could describe the Reviews section a bit in the FAQ too, if you have time? When doing it myself, I would probably mess things up ... :-P

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The FAQ needs to be expanded.

answered Mar 7, 2014 by (1,975 points)
edited Mar 8, 2014
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The reset-account plugin polarkernel is writing will have to be completed. This is important, because imported users may eventually no more know their credentials.

answered Mar 7, 2014 by (0 points)
edited Mar 13, 2014

The plugin is deveoped and installed. Please do not yet use it until you got the usage instructions.

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Make sure that before the site goes public, there aren't any Meta questions on the main page, or "questions" page. Otherwise it lowers the general tone of the site.

If fact, why not do it now?

answered Mar 7, 2014 by physicsnewbie
edited Apr 18, 2014

The issue is that the different sections (Reviews,Q&A, and Meta) are just  different categories of the same site with only one main page, so everything has to appear at the same place ...

I have no idea if and how this could be changed in a finite amount of time without delaying the public launch of the site to the infinite future.

An advantage of the Meta stuff appearing on the front page too, is that this prevents tight knitted power driven politically motivated cliques of rep hunters who are more interested in bossing otheres around than in physics, from ganging up in Meta (or chat) without the majoritey of users who are exclusively doing physics even noticing what is happening  ...

Users who really dont want to be destracted by the Meta discussions can still press the Q&A or Reviews button in the top menu bar for example.

I disagree with this. While it is possible (@Dilaton we just would need to change the main page to the "Q&A" category, which can be done through the admin panel), I agree with Dilaton in that this allows meta to be more well-used by all users, because or else , some bad users may get control over the meta and bring downfall to the main site too.

Also, after we go public, there wouldn't be probably that many meta questions too.

Another point to be considered is that there might be people who are most interested in reviewing, so I think we should let questions of all 3 categories appear on the main page and let the users choose themself what they want to focus on.

When the site goes online, you're going to have few physics questions posted and answered. Maybe one a week if you're lucky to start with. And to make matters worse, you'll have lots of Meta questions to iron out the bugs; and the swamping of physics by Meta will put a lot of professionals off from joining.

For the site to grow, it's essential to make the home page attractive to the type of people that you want to join; and right now it looks amateurish and a mess.

@physicsnewbie That's a good point, maybe we should change the landing page temporarily, and then change it back later after there is a steady inflow of main questions.

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The reputation needed to vote must be changed to, say, 50. This prevents people from creating sockpuppets to vote theat easily.

answered Mar 8, 2014 by (1,975 points)
edited Mar 20, 2014
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We need to link to http://psiepsilon.wikia.com/wiki/PhysicsOverflow.org/tag-wikis on the /tags page.

There needs to be text, right below the "Most Popular Tags" heading, saying something like:

View the Full Tag Wikis (Tag Descriptions) here.

I would do that myself through the admin panel, but polarkernel has told me not to fill the site with javascript : )

answered Mar 11, 2014 by (1,975 points)
edited Mar 16, 2014

Use javascript, in this case it's the easiest way. Thank you for asking!