|Comment function with version control
Users of the factline Community Server (FCS) can directly add comments
to information objects ("facts"). What makes this function special is
that the version of the fact to which the comment relates is indicated.
Moreover, comments can be linked and searched for by using the function
"Factlist & Search". It is also possible to reply to comments created very
A student writes a diploma thesis. At an early stage, he/she publishes
initial concepts. Then, colleagues and lecturers give feedback using
the comment function. The student can reply to the feedback and/or
adapt his/her concept accordingly. This way, other people's expertise
is integrated at the very beginning in order to refine the concept
until the final result.
Let us use an ordinary meeting protocol as an example. First, the
meeting protocol is published online. Afterwards, all participants can
use the comment function to either accept the protocol or to demand
legitimate completions/adaptions/deletions. It is always indicated
as to which version the comment relates to, this makes it is possible to trace which
protocol version the individual participants agreed upon.