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@abcd-in-action
22 Jun 2021 04:47:09PM
61 posts

Completely revamping our forum categories - any easy way to "move" forum threads?


Ning To Jamroom

As part of our site redesign, we're revamping our forum categories (so excited we're doing this! they've gotten way out of control). My question is that, since we'll obviously need to "move" discussion threads from the current categories, is there any easy way to move them other than open-each-thread-one-by-one-click-on-edit-change-the-category-and-save?

Thank you.
Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 11 Oct 2021 07:25:41AM
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@abcd-in-action
22 Jun 2021 12:58:34PM
61 posts

What are your best practices, tips, tricks regarding validation/approval of new members?


Ning To Jamroom

Thanks Michael and Strumelia - Michaela, I'm going to dive into the spam blocker module and learn more about it. I was interested in this statement by you: "Whenever a new user signs up and posts anything that contains a link outside the site all admins get notified." Is that automatically set up for admins? we're setting up a Welcome Team of folks and I'm thinking about asking them if they'd be willing to keep an eye on posts. Right now, members can post in the forum, events, photos, videos without approval, private notes. Blogs need to be approved and New groups need to be approved.


Strumelia, we've been using Admin Validation... I've had a complaint from someone on our leadership team that we don't approve new members fast enough, that we should use Email validation since that allows people immediate access to posting (once they receive the email and validate it). I'm fine with that, since our team member was right... I had been operating the way you described in your link (in fact, that might be where I first got my ideas for Admin validation - thank you!). But there's only me approving new people and I don't make myself available 24/7, so people were waiting to get approved sometimes. That wasn't an issue pre-covid but now we are getting more people wanting to join.

So I want to make it as spammer-proof as possible, while not making people wait to join, and not increasing my crazy workload on this site. LOL So any/all suggestions are welcome!

I'm attaching a screenshot of the questions we use. I'm not sure how helpful the Human Check is. And the last question is of no use whatsoever given that we are trying to use Email validation. Two of the other questions - Why do you want to join and what are your gifts and talents - are there because of the focus of our site - community building by focusing on the assets of a community rather than the deficits (asset-based community development = ABCD) but we're thinking of changing those to something that ties even better into the focus of the site AND gives us something we can use to help people get more connected. (e.g., what question do you have about putting ABCD into practice? That answer will give our Welcome team members info that will help new members get more connected.)

Thank you for any and all suggestions.... I'm not that worried about our present process, unless of course we start getting more spammers... ;-)

Deb
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@abcd-in-action
16 Jun 2021 10:06:12AM
61 posts

What are your best practices, tips, tricks regarding validation/approval of new members?


Ning To Jamroom

My question is... which validation process do you use? How do you ensure that the evil ones aren't getting through. What trips or tricks do you recommend to minimize the evil ones getting through.

About two weeks ago, we switched from admin validation to email validation for new members who want to sign up for our site. (We weren't quick enough to approval them when we we had admin validation). Today I just discovered our first spammer had signed up. There appears to be a couple of issues with our sign up questions not doing what we thought they would, so I definitely need to address those...

Thanks!
Deb

FYI....
Instant Validation - The new user account and profile are activated on signup.
Email Validation - An activation email is sent on signup to activate the new account.
Admin Validation - New users will be put into the PENDING tab of the dashboard for an admin user to approve.
updated by @abcd-in-action: 11 Oct 2021 07:25:29AM
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@abcd-in-action
11 Jun 2021 02:11:22PM
61 posts

What are the possibilities with tags?


Ning To Jamroom

So here's a question about a different kind of tag... can we tag members? specifically can I tag Michael to alert him if I see a post that I think he would want to see? Does JR currently have that possibility?

Deb
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@abcd-in-action
11 Jun 2021 08:40:49AM
61 posts

What are the possibilities with tags?


Ning To Jamroom

Thank you. Not sure how to do this, so I will connect with you via a ticket for more details and/or assistance when we are ready to move forward.

Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 11 Jun 2021 08:42:02AM
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@abcd-in-action
09 Jun 2021 12:59:51PM
61 posts

What are the possibilities with tags?


Ning To Jamroom

We would like to activate the tagging module on our site. One question I have is this: I know that tagging items creates a word cloud of the tags used. Is it possible to use another method for displaying the tags? I've seen tags used in ways similar to the attached file. Can we do that with JR?

Thanks!
Deb
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updated by @abcd-in-action: 14 Sep 2021 11:50:41PM
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@abcd-in-action
18 Nov 2020 02:59:44PM
61 posts

Make moving categories in the forum easier to do


Suggestions

Thanks for your response, Paul. We're in the process of planning a redesign and trying to make this as simple to use as possible (for our members as well as me! LOL). So we are going through the categories and trying to make sense of them, see what can be combined, what can be deleted, what we're missing, etc. So there's going to be some shifting and moving going on over the next few months, I think. (we don't move that fast!) I understand why it can't be changed... it was an idea (shrug my shoulders...)

Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 18 Nov 2020 03:00:22PM
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@abcd-in-action
16 Nov 2020 05:58:59PM
61 posts

Make moving categories in the forum easier to do


Suggestions

Right now when I add a new category in a forum, my only option to rearrange the order of categories is to use the up arrow. And it.... takes.... forever...... when you have a bunch of categories.

Would it be possible to make it so you can just grab and move it? That would be so much easier and that's what I can do in so many apps now when I want to rearrange the order of something. E.g., moving the cities around on my clock on my phone (see attached screenshot). I'm not a tech person so if you try to explain how this would/wouldn't work, it wouldn't make sense to me... just thinking about something that would make it a lot easier to use.
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updated by @abcd-in-action: 13 Mar 2021 04:55:36AM
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