I have been banging on the hosted version of Shapado for up to 8 hours a day.. I tweaked the widgets and layout… added CSS/JS.. created pages.. populated questions.. made/deleted users.. edited content.. etc etc.
As far as I can tell its rock solid ..there are occasionally some wonky URLs produced by the virtual hosting system.. but they are generally non fatal.. I have not seen any serious faults or loss of data/configuration… the performance is pretty much flawless.. no substantial latencies for any admin or user operations..
My only wish list features prior to going into production and inviting real users:
- editing of email alert templates
- editing of registration page ( its not clear which fields are optional)
- editing of sidebar..
- backup/archive utility for data dump download
I’m using an ugly innerhtml JS hack to modify the sidebar content now.. would be nice to be able to drop any content into sidebar as needed (as with headers, footers)
for completeness .. my list includes the previously discussed announcement options ( on every page, on just one page, users can turn off for session duration, etc)
IMO, this is a wonderful social Q/A platform already and it’s just begun !!