New Website Doesn't Give Notices of New Comments for Topics Discussed Previously

I just entered the latest eLearning challenge this morning and realized (because of the new website) that the people who previously commented on the boards are no longer receiving emails informing them of new comments.

I like to see what others ideas and I like to get feedback as well, collaboration is a great thing.

Everyone is encouraged to make entries to past challenges, but if you do now, no one will even know about it and you won't get any feedback, so what's the point?

I miss private messaging too.  I don't use it often, but I tried to use it today and couldn't find it : ( 

38 Replies
Brian Gil

Hi Linda,

We did carry forward existing subscriptions to the challenges and other articles, forums, and discussions from the previous site. Users who were receiving email on new activity should still be receiving them from the new site. I will investigate whether we missed some, but that was certainly the intent.

Thanks for the feedback on private messaging. We're listening.

Brian

Jackie Van Nice

Linda - I just went back to eeeeeeevery single challenge (all 55) to be sure I was still subscribed to them, and though there might have been a couple of exceptions (maybe my own doing at some point?) they were all intact.

Brian - Since you're right on top of this stuff, I was checking every link on my own site that directs back to David's challenges. I found one link whose redirect doesn't work properly. Just sent it to David, but I'll share with you too: http://community.articulate.com/blogs/david/archive/2014/03/21/-visual-storytelling-photo-collages.aspx

Jackie Van Nice

Hi Brian - Hang in there!! You're doing great. :)

What I gave you was the old link - I've got 50+ others just like it that redirect (on your site) to the different challenges. All I'm saying is that the redirect for that one - unlike all the others - is faulty. The other brand new site redirects work just fine. 

No biggie - just trying to help. :). I did find the proper new page address and updated my stuff no prob.

Linda Lorenzetti

Thanks for looking into that Jackie.  Are the links automatically updated, or do you need to do something to transfer the updates over.

Brian please transfer the bookmarks to the new website, I'd hate to lose everything that I saved and couldn't even begin to remember what they all are.

 

Pierre Jouan

Nice layout for the new forum but I think fonts are too big and make it look like a blog, which is fine for reading short articles but not so fine for numerous answers.

Plus I miss the Yours link that showed the last posts to your discussions (so you could check if there were new posts at once) instead of showing your posts in discussions as Your Contributions now does (you don't know if there are any updates to those threads).

Thanks !

Bruce Graham

Agree - far too much white space and big text in the "Support" section. Fine for the Tom sections etc. but makes the rapid assimilation of what's going on very hard.

One other thing I have noticed is that you cannot "Quote" someone, and partially delete text. It selects the whole lot no matter what you do, and sometimes you only want to include/quote a couple of lines for example.

Jackie Van Nice

I agree with Pierre (and Bruce, I now see) about font size. Seems far too large and makes it very difficult to scan content.

Add that to the very limited number of comments per page, and again - as I brought up in another thread about the challenges - it becomes time consuming and laborious to get through it all.

This is also true on mobile devices. As with the full site, I get tired of struggling to get through it all and leave far earlier than I'd intended.

The content here is, as always, so fantastic I want to linger and explore. It just needs to be a faster and easier reading and navigation experience.

So +1 on smaller fonts. (And - ideally - infinite scroll for comments.)  

Adam Schwartz
Bruce Graham
One other thing I have noticed is that you cannot "Quote" someone, and partially delete text. It selects the whole lot no matter what you do, and sometimes you only want to include/quote a couple of lines for example.

Hey Bruce - try this. Select some text and then you'll see a "QUOTE" tooltip. Click that tooltop and it will only quote the selected text. 

This is as opposed to clicking Quote under the post which selects the entire post text.

OWEN HOLT
Pierre Jouan

Nice layout for the new forum but I think fonts are too big and make it look like a blog, which is fine for reading short articles but not so fine for numerous answers.

Plus I miss the Yours link that showed the last posts to your discussions (so you could check if there were new posts at once) instead of showing your posts in discussions as Your Contributions now does (you don't know if there are any updates to those threads).

Thanks !

I posted about that HERE.

T
he loss of that feature is particularly frustrating to me.