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  1. Improved sort options

    Would be nice to be able to sort in ascending or descending order, which (unless Im missing something) isn;t possible. I have a set of docs related to an ongoing court case and would like to be able to sort so that the most recent ones are on top. By prefixing the title with the date, I can sort oldest to newest, but not the other way around.

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  2. Better e-mail address analysis needed

    E-mail address handles are not analyzed correctly, as opposed to complete e-mail addresses. For example a handle like this is in a To, From or CC line: last, first (DFG). The parenthetical acronym represents the division of an organization. The handle could as easily be "first last (DFG)". Also, consider that a To or CC line may contain mixed kinds of e-mail addresses or handles, some of which may have names embedded in ' ' or " ".

    I also note that names tend to get scrambled in the analysis, with the first name of one person mixed with the…

    4 votes
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  3. import from web url

    Any way to upload/import directly from a web url, and set the "original document link" rather than downloading and then re-uploading the file?

    9 votes
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  4. Icon to show document is queued for publishing at a later date

    It'd be nice to have a little icon that shows up next to the document to signify that it is in queue to be published at a later date.Thanks!

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  5. Create a "Publish all in Project" Button

    When dealing with lots and lots of documents associated with a project, a button to publish all is nicer than scrolling through the list and selecting all, then clicking through a series of options to publish. Thanks!

    6 votes
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  6. Delete Button Prompt

    Hello,

    Is there a chance the delete button for comments can offer a prompt such as "Are you sure.." before it deletes a comment? As journalists, we often work late in hazy environments, and I recently worked on a comment for an hour, went to make an additional edit, but accidentally hit the delete button... and you can't go back.

    2 votes
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  7. More detail in email notifications

    I often upload a batch of documents all together. It would be great if the email notifications of completion specified which documents they were referring to. (Maybe even included the status of all of my outstanding docs, or of all my uploads in the past 24 hours, etc.)

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  8. Hierarchical navigation with autocomplete

    Id like to use visualsearch, but I saw a problem: I need provide hierarchical navigation in a taxonomy thru selecting categories. I mean, what I need is:

    1 - I choose a facet, like Localization

    2 - I choose a state, like California

    3 - I wanna choose San Diego (I cant do this right now)

    Now, it puts in the same list California and San Diego.

    I could create a new facet called city. But, from faceted search technique its wrong. See:
    flamenco.berkeley.edu/demos.html

    In the visualsearch, it could appear this way:

    x localization: Califormia > San Diego x section:…

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  9. Accounts/User API

    I need to add 15 user accounts. Be nice if I could do that through the API.

    3 votes
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  10. Easier splitting of documents into separate files

    It would be helpful to have a feature allowing users to easily split up bulk document collections into smaller parts (large FOIA dumps for example) as they scan through the document viewer. Would be especially handy for secondary analysis tools like Overview.

    13 votes
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  11. Remember parameters for embedding for future embeds

    The embedding is great, but every single time we upload a new document to embed, we have to reset the parameters from the default (that is from "full page" to "fixed width" and then we have to set the size and uncheck the option to display the sidebar). Would be nice if the system just remembered what we did the last time, and used those as our own personal defaults until we decide to change them *or* if there were a feature that let us set the embed defaults. Thanks!

    4 votes
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  12. Search for draft or private notes?

    Search for notes in private or draft notes is needed to find the ones you want to use and publish in large collections. Annotations only work on public ones.

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  13. Can annotations be created via the API?

    This would be helpful, and it appears to not be possible.

    10 votes
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  14. Emailing attachments to DC

    It would be fantastic if the system could accept email forwards and rip the attachments from them. Right now, my work process is to see the email, download the doc, and then upload it. An email grabber would take one step off that process. Thanks!

    8 votes
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  15. Bug: list/thumbnail view toggle button is backwards

    The button shows list depressed when it's showing thumbnails and vice versa.

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  16. 14 votes
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  17. How about some analytics?

    Is there any plan in the works to provide statistics for the number of views for documents? Just that basic stat would be helpful, though a full analytics package would be nice too.

    16 votes
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    This is a natural idea and one we’ve certainly considered. We’re tracking some activity on our end but haven’t yet decided how to expose them to users. We’ll keep you updated as we decide!

  18. It is possible to export search results on documents as a file?

    Hi,
    I wonder is if there is a way to search across large collection of docs and get answers as export file?

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  19. Deep-link to annotation without annotation viewer popup

    I'm building an inline annotation system for the Chicago Tribune similar to work done by ProPublica (e.g. http://www.propublica.org/article/why-cant-linda-carswell-get-her-husbands-heart-back). After running our system by some users here, I'd like to be able to deep-link directly from the embedded note to the annotated location in the document without the annotation popup displaying. I can somewhat hack around this by linking to the page, but it would be very useful to target the annotation directly.

    7 votes
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  20. Administrator Privilages

    The Admin(s) of a group should be able to edit, publish/unpublish, any documents in a group

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