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  • Leader
    September 29, 2016

    Hello All,

    Per the suggestion of a few of you on the site, this is the Admin Noticeboard for site updates so that you're aware of how things are progressing as we continue to set up and develop the site, and just general updates on the status of maintenance.

    If you're experiencing a general bug, please use the Bug Reporting Thread. Respond to this thread if you think you are experiencing a bug that is directly related to a posted update. 

    If you have a suggestion for a site feature or module, please use the Suggestion Forum.

    Note that we will post updates when we believe work on an issue is complete; we might not be able to post every small update or edit, but major ones we will attempt to log here.


    Below is a list of issues and features we are currently working on addressing:

      • -Enhancing the activity feed and clearing out bugs and inconsistencies
      • -Enhancing discussion posting options and features for groups
      • -Upgrading photo options
      • -Upgrading the video module
      • -Upgrading menus for a top-tab navigational system
      • -Improving email notifications
      • -Acquiring a "replied" link for the activity feed
      • -Rolling out new features (badges, achievements, more to come)


    Rest assured that more updates are in the works down the road. The issues listed above are merely the ones we are looking at currently or in the very near future.

    Thanks again all for your patience while we work through these site updates and modifications! :)

  • Leader
    September 29, 2016

    Sept 29, 2016 Update

    -Video plugin testing commences.

    -As a stopgap measure for the top tab navigation, we have implemented a news feed tab on their member homepage so that users can access the main page to any group from their homepage. See images below for placement. In the coming days, we will work to make this display a little more prominently.



  • Leader
    September 29, 2016

    Sept 27, 2016 - Update 2

    A little over a month ago, Bonelord very generously offered to fund a custom plugin we desperately needed. Phil and I put our heads together to look back on coordinating with the developers on deploying the plugin over the last month or so. Here's a quick rundown of the new functionalities made possible by Bonelord:

    -Likes and Tags added to group discussions;
    -A new tab called "Posts" on the activity feed isolates all group posts only (new discussions and replies to them);
    -Discussion topics now display the title of discussions instead of generic "X replied to Y's topic in [Group].";
    -The editing tool in Group discussions and forums have been retooled to resemble customization options available in Blogs; added Insert Image, Insert/Edit Link and the code template was changed to allow easier text-wrapping;
    -The issues with editing in only half the space and clipping issues have been resolved;
    -The feed dialogue is now uniform across all sections of the site;
    -Integration of all features above with our Advanced Activity Feed Plugin.

    So anytime you tag a discussion, wrap your text, upload a content-rich discussion, or just generally enjoy scrolling down the activity feed, you can thank our friendly Forum Host. :)

    We are in the process of completing last bit of fine-tuning, but the bulk of the work has been completed.

  • Member
    September 29, 2016

    That's a lot of stuff! :D

  • Leader
    October 6, 2016

    Oct 6, 2016 Update 

    -Finalization of custom plugin complete; 
    -Badges and Achievements features are being rolled out; 
    -Video module testing continues; 
    -Troubleshooting miscellaneous site errors; 
    -Research phase of photo enhancement module underway.

  • October 6, 2016
    This is great news very positive
  • October 6, 2016

    Does a happy dance. 

  • Leader
    October 21, 2016

    Oct 21, 2016 Update

    -Research phase of photos, menus, and group functionalities completed; 
    -Appropriate plugins acquired (funders: Lis, Karver, Edana); 
    -New plugins deploying and testing this weekend; 
    -Troubleshooting miscellaneous site errors, including undeliverable PM errors; 
    -Badge testing completed. 

  • October 22, 2016

    YAY! Better peeeeechurs. 

  • Leader
    October 25, 2016

    Oct 25, 2016 Update

    -New photo plugin deployed. Functionalities include but are not limited to: full size photos, slideshows, album covers, front page featured community photos; 
    -Submenu deployed. Further testing and and code fixes required--pending; 
    -Video feature module work underway; 
    -Preparing for widgetized group plugin rollout.