Announcing improvements on discussion sections in powwows and translation news pages
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l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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Apr 30, 2010

Dear members,

The Discussion sections in powwows and translation news pages have been standardized and improved. Similar
upgrades are planned for other site areas in the future.

Some key features of the new comment system include:

  • Composition features from the main ProZ.com forums (reply with quote, bbcode, automatic hyperlinking, etc.).
  • The option to more easily subscribe to email notifications of comments on things that interest you.
  • The ability to subscribe to RSS feeds.

    If you have questions, comments or suggestions don't hesitate to post them below.

    Best regards,

    Gastón

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  • Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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    Editing powwow postings? May 1, 2010

    Hi Gastón,

    Just like normal postings in forums, I would like to have the chance to edit my powwow postings as well. Would this be feasible?

    Erik


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    l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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    Not yet possible, but there is a trick. May 3, 2010

    Hi Erik,

    It is no possible yet to edit posts in powwows yet from the powwow page itself, but it will be soon. However, here it is a trick for now:

    At the bottom of a powwow discussion, there is a legend that says: "This discussion can also be accessed via the ProZ.com forum pages.", when you click there, you go to a forum page that contains the same discussion (the powwow discussion). You will be able to edit your postings from there, like any other forum thread.

    That does the trick for now, but as I said, I will be enabling editing options right from the powwow page in short.

    Best!

    Gastón


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    Rod Darby  Identity Verified
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    reverse order May 5, 2010

    Hi Gastón,

    would it be possible to show the comments in reverse order, i.e. so that the newest appear first? Our powwow discussion (http://www.proz.com/powwow/3145) is already so long that we need to go to page 2 to read the most recent...

    All the best,
    Rod


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    Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
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    No need May 5, 2010

    Rod Darby wrote:
    Hi Gastón,

    would it be possible to show the comments in reverse order, i.e. so that the newest appear first? Our powwow discussion (http://www.proz.com/powwow/3145) is already so long that we need to go to page 2 to read the most recent...

    All the best,
    Rod


    I disagree with this proposal.

    Some threads may have even 80 pages. So you start from the beginning to see the whole forest or go right to page 80 to see the last post.

    What's the problem about it? I don`t see any trouble at all in continuing doing so.


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    JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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    Viewing options? May 5, 2010

    Some forums give each user the opportunity to set preferences, including order of display (most recent first or vice versa). I have no idea how technically complicated that might be, but it might go a long way toward making everyone happy.


    Jane

    [Edited at 2010-05-05 19:06 GMT]


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    l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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    Thanks for your feedback. May 5, 2010

    Hi all,

    Thanks for your feedback. The forum order was something I actually thought about when implementing this feature, but I just followed the same pattern the forum does. But, as Jane says, an option could be added to set the thread order preferences.

    I will keep that in mind for future changes, and get back to you if this comes true.

    Any other thing you consider could be nice to have?

    Thanks again for your feedback.

    Gastón


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    Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
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    I know it's been a long time now... Jun 2, 2010

    ... but thanks a lot for implementing this change, this is definitely easier to use!

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    l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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    Glad to hear that. Jun 2, 2010

    Sophie Dzhygir wrote:

    ... but thanks a lot for implementing this change, this is definitely easier to use!


    Hi Sophie!

    Thanks for taking the time to leave the message. I'm glad you liked the changes =)

    Best,

    Gastón


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    l Gaston l  Identity Verified
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    Edit and sort order options implemented. Jun 3, 2010

    Hi all,

    I just want to tell you that I've implemented the EDIT option Eric suggested, and "Sort order" Rod and Jane discussed about.

    In order to change the Sort order preferences, go to the forum settings page.

    Thanks you very much for your feedback, its highly appreciated.

    Best,

    Gastón


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    Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
    Ukraine
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    still waiting for... Jun 10, 2010

    WYSIWYG interface (buttons to format text and insert links and images)...
    Something like this (simple mode)...


    or this (extended mode)...


    The same would be good for the forum too.


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