Forum Activity for @researchcooperative

researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
10/26/22 02:01:05AM
690 posts

Add a private note compose button on displayed Profile Pages?


Suggestions

When I visit the profile of a someone in my network, I sometimes have the urge to send that person a private note.

To do this I have to (i) click out of the profile and into my own account menu, (ii) find the Private Notes sub-tab and open that, (iii) click on the tab to create a new note, then (iv) compose the note and (v) send.

If it is possible to have a Private Notes tab appear in the profile title, then the aim would be to be able to send a note with a direct (i) click, (ii) compose and (ii) send sequence.... without needing to leave the profile page.

Would this be a generally useful feature? Is it technically possible?
updated by @researchcooperative: 10/26/22 02:01:48AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
10/26/22 01:49:41AM
690 posts

Mailgun validations


Using Jamroom

Since multiple sites will be running off the JR mailgun account, I presume this means the validation option has to be "not enabled" as sorting out the extra cost per site would be a headache for JR. If we individually use mailgun, we can choose to pay for the validation.

Seems all good to me.

Thanks
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
10/23/22 04:43:23PM
690 posts

Profile Bio


Using Jamroom

In my network, the Bio Info field only appears on the public-facing page when info has been entered by the profile owner. Maybe that is the first thing to check. If information has been entered and it is not displayed then there may be a problem.

The profile form designer pages (create & settings) should also be checked to be sure that profile owners can see the field when looking at their profile details. In my case, the group "All logged-in users" can see this field.
updated by @researchcooperative: 10/23/22 04:44:47PM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
10/23/22 04:33:22PM
690 posts

Mailgun validations


Using Jamroom

In the "Keys" information associated with user accounts, I see the following message:

user_jrMailGun_validated{"message":"Validations are not enabled.","time":1664883697}

Since I am running off the JR mailgun account, I presume not running validation tests is a setting decision made by JR.

Is this OK?

(Are the validation tests the same thing as ping tests?)
updated by @researchcooperative: 01/30/23 07:37:31PM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
09/24/22 05:22:02AM
690 posts

A Watermarks module would be nice!


Using Jamroom

Here is what I have found so far:

1. To watermark images displayed profiles in a particular quota:

ACP->Modules->Image Support->Quota Config->Watermark-->checkbox "Watermark Images"

If this option is checked, when an image is displayed it will be watermarked using the watermark image that is active in the Image Support -> Images tab.

2. To change the watermark:

ACP->Modules->Image Support->Images tab.

Under the images tab, three default images are shown that are provided by Jamroom.

The default watermark is a transparent png with the Jamroom logo. When a Custom transparency is added, it appears in the middle column and is used if the "active" box is checked.

3. The custom watermark will not take effect until we do a cache reset: ACP-->System Tools-->Reset Image caches

4. Currently, it appears that only one watermark image can be set up for the entire social network. The same image will be shown on displayed images on all profiles in any quota for which Quota Config has been used to add a watermark.

5. In Gallery, the watermark appears on all displayed images, even in the Lightbox, but when the image is downloaded, the watermark disappears.

6. It appears that individual profile owners (in a social network with many users) cannot watermark Gallery images that they wish to keep copyright control over. This might make it difficult to set up a profile as a shopfront for selling images. In the following location, there is a checkbox to limit the watermark to images for sale:

ACP-->Modules-->Image Support-->Quota Config-->Watermark-->Only Images for Sale

This would be useful for a network with only one purpose for images (i.e. selling).

Note: A photoshop express account at /express.adobe.com/ can be used to make photos transparent and download as png (transparent). The desktop app for photoshop has transparency options thoroughly hidden.
updated by @researchcooperative: 09/24/22 05:23:57PM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
09/24/22 12:34:41AM
690 posts

A Watermarks module would be nice!


Using Jamroom

Currently it seems that:
(1) there is no JR documentation for using watermarks,
(2) the Image Support module gives little guidance,
(3) there are a few scattered Support forum threads that do not lead to much information.

It would be wonderful if Users could choose to add watermarks to images in their own profile galleries.

For a social network, it is not of much practical use to have just a single watermark that applies to all Galleries.

At a minimum, it would be useful to have instructions in the Documentation on how to manage the existing watermark system.

Please!?
updated by @researchcooperative: 12/23/22 10:23:49AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
09/16/22 09:51:29PM
690 posts

Home page vs Landing Page


Using Jamroom

Thanks for providing clues for the clueless!

Using Site Builder and the >>>Page Settings, I could change the home page URL to sitename/home and the All Services URL to sitename/

Now the main function of the network is first and foremost on the landing page, and "Home" is still there to give visitors a comfortable starting point and overall introduction.

Now it will be interesting to see if this has any positive effect.... (currently the search terms for the two words in my site name place us at the top of 1,150,000,000 results in G*gle search, so I have some hope we can be seen).
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
09/14/22 06:50:26AM
690 posts

Home page vs Landing Page


Using Jamroom

When visitors reach my network with the main site URL (sitename/) the automatically land on the Site builder "Home page".

I would like the main URL to instead redirect to a specific page URL (sitename/all-services).

If visitors land at "all services", they can still access the technical home page in the main menu at top left.

Is this a change that can only be implemented on the server of the domain name host?

Is it accepted practice have a home page and a landing page that are different?
updated by @researchcooperative: 12/17/22 12:54:37AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
06/26/22 05:55:45AM
690 posts

New poll error?


Using Jamroom

When I set up a poll, no problem.

When I return to a newly-made poll to change something, the poll options automatically expand from the number I set to a maximum list of poll options (looks like 20 in my case), with all the previous option fields deleted, without me touching the options number.

To get back to the number I set, I have to manually delete all the automatically generated option fields, one by one. This is too slow, so it is quicker to delete the entire poll and start from scratch again.

i.e. editing a poll does not seem to be practically possible.
updated by @researchcooperative: 09/24/22 11:23:31AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
05/11/22 05:40:50PM
690 posts

Is there a "Reply Order" setting as well as a "Post Order" setting?


Using Jamroom

Thanks, but...there are two problems with that.

First, it would require me as admin to manually pin posts on behalf of each member and their posts.

Second, the pin function affects the position of the whole thread (post and replies) in the forum, not the relative positions of the original post and replies to it within the thread.

Note:
Here in the JR forum, posts by different members are shown in Newest First order. Within each thread, the original (oldest) post remains at the top of the thread, and the replies are presented in Oldest First order.

What are the settings that allow you to have Newest first for different posts by different members, and Oldest first for replies within each thread?
updated by @researchcooperative: 05/11/22 05:47:03PM
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