Crugg- I absolutely agree that renaming files is quintessential to our platform’s innovation. While it may seem trivial, part of what we need to do is filter appropriate content. For example, we cannot allow derogatory or inappropriately named assets on the site, even as a joke or “meme.” I am sure we will implement a system to prevent such issues from arising, but know this is one of the reasons we don’t have asset renaming yet. (However, I do see that people can also… inappropriately name their files before uploading.)
I believe asset renaming and deletion are two key features we should implement, but I don’t know for sure how “trivial” these are, as we would need to implement ripple effects. For example, we need a few different features:
Key Features for Asset Renaming / Deletion
- Filter for inappropriate strings -> automated discipline system?
- Detection of duplicate strings for file names -> global detection or local detection?
- For deletion: does it delete from the uploading user’s library and still exist in levels where it was used? or is it deleted in all instances? How to manage the latter?