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New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

  • 1.  New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 07, 2018 12:36 PM
    Edited by Marghet Hager Dec 12, 2018 08:54 AM

    Hi everyone!

    I'm excited to announce three new community features on the www.gpug.com website! Please read this blog post for all the details on the new features, and here are the highlights:

    • New reply notifications: Participants will now get a real-time email notification when there is a new reply on a discussion thread that you started or when there is a new post on a thread to which you’ve replied. If you don't want to post anything but want to get notifications anytime someone replies on a discussion that that you find interesting, you can 'favorite' a thread by clicking on the star next to the post. You can also deselect the star to stop receiving notifications on a discussion thread. Not interested in receiving reply notifications in general? You can turn these off by going to your PROFILE>MY SETTINGS>EMAIL PREFERENCES and clicking No next to Participation Emails.
    • Inline Reply: To make it easier for users to reply online, you now can make a reply within the discussion thread page which will allow you to reference the whole discussion thread when creating your reply. The 'Reply Inline' option is a quick reply option with streamlined formatting options, but you can click on the 'Use Advanced Editor' link if you want to use more formatting options (add an image, etc.) in your post.
    • Save as Draft: Ever found yourself writing a post and got pulled away? There is now a SAVE AS DRAFT option to allow you to save your message to finish later, as well as a new auto-save feature which will automatically save your post content in case you accidentally close your browser window or something crashes. Go to your profile and navigate to Contributions>List of Contributions to find your drafts waiting for you to resume typing.


    To help us address any issues as fast as possible, please create a support ticket if you are having any questions or feedback on these new features.

    Now, who's excited about these new features?

    Cheers,
    Marghet



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    Marghet Hager
    Member Community Manager, GPUG
    Dynamic Communities
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  • 2.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Dec 07, 2018 03:19 PM
    @Marghet Hager,

    ​​>> Now, who's excited about these new features? <<

    Let me be the first to say that these new features truly cause me to readjust my key goals and life aspirations! Thank you.

    Sincerely,

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    GLC Minerals, LLC - Green Bay, WI
    Co-Chair, GPUG WI (Green Bay) Chapter
    GP 2016 R2 (16.00.0579) / MR 2012 CU16
    Blog: https://www.gpug.com/blogs/steve-erbach
    Twitter: twitter.com/serbach
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  • 3.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 10, 2018 07:33 AM
    New Reply Notifications - I'm so happy!!!!​

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    Beth Cursio
    Support
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  • 4.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    GPUG ALL STAR
    Posted Dec 10, 2018 01:18 PM
    Thank you @Marghet Hager !

    This just made my day !
    There is now a SAVE AS DRAFT option to allow you to save your message to finish later, as well as a new auto-save feature which will automatically save your post content in case you accidentally close your browser window or something crashes.
    Marghet Hager,  12-07-2018 12:35 PM
    Can't say how many times I was bugged by a crashed session and lost all the text I had written for the past 10-15 min..
    Great feature! much awaited !
    Have a great day all
    B@


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    Montreal QC/Canada
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  • 5.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 11, 2018 11:52 AM
    Can reply to discussion be the default option, rather than reply in-line?

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    Bruce Strom
    Programmer Analyst
    Associated Grocers of Florida / Supervalu
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  • 6.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 11, 2018 11:59 AM
    Edited by Marghet Hager Dec 11, 2018 12:06 PM
    Hi, @Bruce Strom! The Reply Inline option will be the default for this first iteration of the reply feature release. I've have logged your suggestion for feedback for future releases. You can always click on the 'Use Advanced Editor' link as well from the 'Reply Inline' option to also bring you to the REPLY TO DISCUSSION option, although I do understand it's an additional click.

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    Marghet Hager
    Member Community Manager, GPUG
    Dynamic Communities

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  • 7.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:35 PM
    The "reply in-line" option appears to behave in the same manner as "reply to discussion" at the moment anyway, so at the moment it does not seem to make any difference.

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    Bruce Strom
    Programmer Analyst
    Associated Grocers of Florida / Supervalu
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  • 8.  RE: New Community Features: Reply Notifications, Inline Replies, Save Posts as Drafts

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 11, 2018 01:20 PM
    Edited by Marghet Hager Dec 11, 2018 01:46 PM
    Hi @Bruce Strom, that is correct. The only difference is that the inline opens within the thread view so you can see all the replies that have been added to the thread, and has a streamlined set of formatting options. If you'd like to add some images or do advanced text formatting, we'd suggest clicking on the 'Use Advanced Editor' link. That will open the REPLY TO DISCUSSION along with any message you have already created in the inline reply option.​

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    Marghet Hager
    Member Community Manager, GPUG
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