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New stuff coming this week

By sMoRTy71 ·
Community feature development has begun ramping up again. We are going to start the Thursday "reveals" again starting this week (Feb. 17th).

This week's stuff is mostly backend infrastructure items that enable some future improvements, so don't expect to be blown away (the ****-you-away stuff will start rolling out on Feb. 24).

One item that will be added is the My Discussions link. It will be added where the "Edit my profile" link lives now. There are some more UI/look-and-feel changes (don't worry, we're not merging discussions and TQ&A) we will be rolling out by the first week in March, so the exact location of that link may move slightly (but it is back to stay).

Also, I will be sharing some mock-ups of the upcoming member search page to get everyone's feedback.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
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Will our names be back on the Peer Listings

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to New stuff coming this wee ...

Now instead of having our names if we wanted them there is only our aliases. This is one thing that I've noticed since the change. I realize that there was a problem with the names appearing on every section of the My Profile pages but the actual profile no longer has any names.

Col :)

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Still working the bugs out on this one

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Will our names be back on ...

There have been a few nagging issues around activating all of the member profiles that had previously been hidden. We defaulted to a truncated e-mail address so that we weren't opening up members to spammers. The name thing became a bit trickier considering how we were storing your participation flag in the db.

We're still trying to figure out the best way to determine that you actually chose to show your real name (so that we don't accidentally show someone's name who had opted to hide it in the past).

I'm hoping to get this resolved soon so that we could actually have real names instead of truncated e-mail addresses and site aliases.

Thanks,
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Disregard - double post

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Will our names be back on ...

Double post

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Nicely put.

by Oz_Media In reply to New stuff coming this wee ...

You mention changes and INSTANTLY jump in and say, "(don't worry, we're not merging discussions and TQ&A)"
That's pretty funny. I guess you got the hint then.

Look forward to seeing some new layouts.

I noticed that the View Profile link can be a real drag sometimes, it is fine sometimes, the rest of the site is fine but the View Profile link gets pretty hung up from tim eto time. I assume this will also be rectified by addiing My Discussions again anyway.

Thanks,
OM

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Yes, but that's not why...

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Nicely put.

We've noticed that we need to tune our caching on that page because some of you (*cough* TheChas *cough*) have SO much Discussion and Tech Q&A activity to sort through, it hangs the app server to run the live query. We think we've got our tweaking right, but we won't know until you guys break it, so keep a sharp eye out.

--Jay

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Really I was only Joking

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Yes, but that's not why.. ...

When I suggested removing Chas's TQ & A privileges, but it seems that he is hurting TR as well.

Perhaps you should post a Question and let The Chas answer it for you as to how to limit his participation.

Col ]:)

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I came upon a question last night

by Oz_Media In reply to Really I was only Joking

Where there were about 4 or 5 unsure answers, one even mentioned 'where's The Chas been, he'd know this?"

Look what yo've done you horrible ogre of a man!

Oh well, I'm sure Chas wanted or needed a reast anyway.

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OK OZ what where the questions about

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I came upon a question la ...

I'll answer them.

Col ]:)

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I dunno Col

by Oz_Media In reply to OK OZ what where the ques ...

Just one of those 'checking all new questions things', ran into it on the list of new.

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I took a week off from Q&A

by TheChas In reply to Yes, but that's not why.. ...

I guess I must be spending too much of my evenings on the site.

I took a week off from answering questions.

Did that help or hurt?

I've even cut back on discussion postings.

With any luck, my posting rate will drop significantly come late March.

Once I complete a few more "honey do's" I plan to get back to some serious physical exercise.

Chas

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