Don't always want to use the same saved settings for KudoZ
Thread poster: Sheila Wilson

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Sep 21, 2008

I've customised the Kudoz settings on my home page to display questions in my languages' working areas.

From time to time, I like to have a quick look at ALL questions, particularly in monolingual English - it's unlikely that I can add anything useful to an engineering question, but who knows.

However, the only button available to display the questions also saves your selection, overwriting any customisation. This is very annoying, believe me.

Does anyone else find this a problem?

What I would like would be to have separate 'search' and 'search and save settings' buttons, as there are on the glossary search.


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Sonja Kroll  Identity Verified
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Funny, Sep 21, 2008

I have got a tab with all language pairs right beside the tab with my pairs on the top of the box. When I click it, there they are. You haven't got it?
Edit: This wasn't meant ironically, is it really not there?

[Bearbeitet am 2008-09-21 17:58]


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Sure, the tab is there, but ... Sep 21, 2008

Yes, but I have to
a) change 'my language pairs' to just one of my languages.
b) change 'my working fields' (or something similar) to all fields.

This displays all questions in that language. I do what you want to do, then
a) change back to 'my language pairs'
b) change back to 'my working fields'

otherwise, all I'll see in future on my home page is what I wanted on a one-off basis.

Unless I'm missing something?

[Edited at 2008-09-21 17:53]


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Jim Tucker  Identity Verified
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Yes, I've frequently gone through the same rigamarole Sep 21, 2008

...so maybe we're missing the same thing.

Meantime I use it as an opportunity to reset my settings every month or so and enjoy a fresh look chewing the KUDos.


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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nice play on words, Jim Sep 21, 2008

but I'm quite happy with my settings as they are.

Site staff - should I raise this as a support item, or will you consider it fom here?


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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Agree Sep 21, 2008

Yes, I know what you mean, it's rather annoying. I don't usually want to look at other langs./settings, but if I do, I just go back when I've finished looking there, to the page I was on earlier when I was in my usual settings and it resumes them from there (so I don't have to reset them). Not ideal, but still.

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Nadja Balogh  Identity Verified
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And I thought it was just me... Sep 22, 2008

I was thinking the same thing, but had assumed that I was simply missing something.

I would love to play around with the KudoZ function a bit more, just for entertainment (oh, and don't worry, I won't play around by answering questions I'm not qualified to answer)


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Me too! Sep 22, 2008

I frequently change the settings when checking something or other, and then I am never quite sure how to get them back to a default.
Sometimes I see the button, sometimes I don't!

I'm drawing staff attention to this, so we can get some clear instructions and/ or get the system to go back to default more easily!


Christine


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Jared Tabor
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Good idea Sep 22, 2008

Hello all,

At the moment there is not an option to change your search settings at http://www.proz.com/kudoz without changing your homepage settings for KudoZ questions. A "View" button which does not alter your saved settings should fix this, correct? I've added this and a similar button for the job search, http://www.proz.com/translation-jobs , for development.

Best regards,

Jared


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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That would be great, Jared Sep 22, 2008

That's just what's needed - a 'this-time-only' display that doesn't mess up your defaults.

Thanks for taking up the suggestion - I look forward to it.

Sheila


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Jared! Sep 23, 2008

That does make life easier

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Jared Tabor
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Let's try it out Sep 30, 2008

Hello again,

At http://www.proz.com/kudoz you'll now see two buttons for your searches: "View questions" and "View questions (and save settings)". By using the simple "View questions" button you should be able to perform searches without altering your saved search preferences and your homepage view of KudoZ questions. A similar button is being added at the job search page, http://www.proz.com/translation-jobs as well. Let me know how it works for you.

Best regards,

Jared


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jared - that's just what the doctor ordered Oct 1, 2008

It's exactly what I was hoping for - thanks a lot

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