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  1. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll use this thread to highlight some new features as I learn about them.

    • The first is obvious - MOBILE FRIENDLY. I know this has been requested a lot. It is a responsive design that will work on your phone, tablet, computer, etc.
    • If you are replying to a thread and someone else posts before you're finished, a little note will pop up letting you know there are new messages and it will allow you to view them without losing your reply.
    • Likes - You can now "like" a post or thread by clicking the "Like" link at the bottom right.
    • User Tagging - Type the @ symbol and username and you can select a user to tag.
    Feel free to add your own discoveries. I'll update this post as I have time.
     
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  3. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    I like the little eyeball that shows when you have replied to a thread.
     
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  4. SpecialPreskoo

    SpecialPreskoo Moderator

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    I feel so lost! LOL
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    This is going to take some getting used to!
     
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  6. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    The new layout is great! I love that it's mobile friendly :)
     
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  7. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    There is another new feature I just realized we have: User Tagging! (Some of you may not be able to use it yet due to the permissions problems I am still sorting out.)

    I am going to test it by tagging people who have participated in this thread....
    @lucybelle @smalltowngal @swansong1 @SpecialPreskoo @MrsC @Caesar753 @yellowdaisies

    To tag another member, type the @ symbol then as you type their name, a box will pop up for you to select the user.
     
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  8. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry your post got moderated. That problem should be fixed now. :)
     
  9. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Change is difficult but getting more acclimated every time I log on!
     
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  10. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Love the tag feature @Amanda !!
     
  11. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Is there an option to make the date and time on a post more visible?
     
  12. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll see what I can come up with.
     
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  13. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    @Caesar753 - What do you think of it now? I will play around with it.
     
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  14. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

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    You tucked Caesar's request in boldface next to the "New" tag in the upper right corner, didn't you, Amanda?
     
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  15. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I love it! It's much easier to see now.

    Thank you for everything you're doing for us! This place is very special to me.
     
  16. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Is there a way to add the option of including a person's grade level or content area in the details that appear to the left of the posts? Like where it shows the join date and whatnot.
     
  17. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Having difficulty copying links from searches and pasting into posts....:(
     
  18. Perfect Attendance

    Perfect Attendance Rookie

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    I'm having challenges making a posting. It says the content is not allowed.
     
  19. ChildWhisperer

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    You can't post links or emails and whatnot until you reach a certain number of posts
     
  20. Perfect Attendance

    Perfect Attendance Rookie

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    Thanks Child for the prompt response.
    What if there are no links or emails?
     
  21. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

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    Then you're fine.. For example, the 2 posts you just made on this thread.
     
  22. TeacherGroupie

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    Forum policy is that new users can't post links, including links disguised as text by spelling out punctuation or using spaces, until they've been around long enough to show that they're neither spambots nor promoting something. Perfect Attendance, let me recommend that you take your issue up with the site owner by using the Contact Us link at the bottom right of this page.
     
  23. Perfect Attendance

    Perfect Attendance Rookie

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    Thank you TeacherGroupie for responding. There's no "issue", but rather a 'seek to understand'.
    (Perhaps the issue is that the policy isn't readily publicized ;)
     
  24. TeacherGroupie

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    True: the site owner has had her hands full since upgrading to the new platform not so long ago, and reposting the forum rules has been a lower priority than making sure the forum would still work.
     

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