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Open Atrium/Drupal: Feature Module: New Open Atrium feature concept could use feedback?

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Howdy,
In anticipation of creating an intranet for my organization, I'm attempting to create my first group feature (and feature in general).

Fortune Cookie: Give your group the encouragement only a fortune cookie could provide.

I even made the icon yay!

Alongside the group calendar, shoutbox, blog, etc, I want to add a fortune cookie feature that shows a random fortune cookie each time the url is loaded. It's simple, and I'll blog about how it was created. I'm just fuzzy on a few things I was hoping to get guru advise on:

If I were to create a fortune cookie content type, would the fortune cookie nodes I create in dev transfer over with my feature?

I'm reading http://openatrium.com/build_a_feature . Do you see anything different with this feature than what is discussed on this page? Any additional thoughts?

My fortune cookie view may need some theming e.g. add a fortune cookie to the side of the view. How does that work with the theming of a view?

Am I missing anything? (besides a few screws?)

Thanks for your feedback in advance. I don't require much hand holding .If you had any short examples or just plain feedback I'd be super appreciative. :)
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Have a look at the following:
http://drupal.org/project/fortune


Good Luck!

Gary
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Thanks for the feedback. The fortune module gets a bit complicated with .dat files and other admin level stuff. I guess I was just trying to get some working use out of Open Atrium features without getting too detailed. Pulling 'fortune' out of the air seemed simple.

What I did instead was create a working 'glossary of terms' feature to include in the the intranet documentation group. It's practical and meets a specific need.

I appreciate your advise and wish you a fantastic afternoon!
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Glad to assist!
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