Am I Subscribed? [Feature]

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Email notifications are a great way to get alerted to new content on The Network. You can subscribe to any network, forum, or user. Or you can subscribe to receive all new comments added to a specific post.

Today we've upgraded this feature to display:

  1. a checkmark to show if you're already subscribed
  2. an 'edit' button to modify an existing subscription (displays when you hover over the checkmark)

Here's how it looks:

The overall effect is really handy. As you cruise through The Network, you can see in real-time whether you've subscribed to a particular section. No more checking a separate page...it's all right there. If you like something but there's no checkmark, just click to instantly subscribe.

Ready to take it for a test drive? Just look on the right side of this page and subscribe to receive new comments on this post, new posts by me, or new posts within this forum. Then click around the rest of the Network site and subscribe to your favorite areas.

Thanks to all of our users who keep suggesting features like this. Together, we're building a powerful tool for connecting about ministry.

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This is still not "User Friendly" enuf.    too hard to find things.

 

I think that is why so few use it!

I agree Chester, It's a very good starting piont but like most things it require's refinment. We are blessed with a responsible and talented people who listen to suggestions and try to make it a insturement to assist us in serving our Lord. God bless them

Admin

Chester,

Can you be more specific about what you're not finding easy enough to do or find? Or suggestions for how to improve things? The site is 'always reforming' :-) so some specifics would be great.

Regarding usage, it's actually been quite good. As of today, nearly 1,700 registered users and well over 2,000 user posts (comments and discussion topics). Of course, we'd always like more and so we're encouraging folks to help spread the word. But, compared to similar efforts, this is the most interactive the CRC has ever been online and it hasn't yet had its first birthday. Not to sound defensive, of course!

Community Builder

For instance: What does this mean?  Where do I find the 'marks' , etc.

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Today we've upgraded this feature to display:

  1. a checkmark to show if you're already subscribed
  2. an 'edit' button to modify an existing subscription (displays when you hover over the checkmark)

Here's how it looks:

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Most such sites have underlined 'go to' place one clicks on....to procede.

I never know where to find anything==I just good around and try something, but don't have a clue as to how or where anything is.

 

 

Admin

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Where do I find the 'marks' , etc.

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Here's that picture of what appear on the right side of the page:

The green checkmarks indicate active subscriptions.

Notice there is no checkmark next to "This Author". This indicates that the person has not yet activated that particular subscription. To do so, they could click the blue text which is a hyperlink.

You're right about the fact that we don't underline our hyperlinks. This was common in the early days of the web, but now most websites just make them a different color and avoid the underline.

I hope this additional explanation is helpful.

Tim, While your here , could you explain the need for subscription. I'm a 88% profile. Which is probably indicative of my thought process at times.

Admin

Ken - Wow, you noticed that profile meter right away! I just finished writing an introduction to what it is and how it works.

Yea, did you see what I wrote to Sheri, I tried to make a joke about her meter but realized  it was mine. pretty funny the joke was on me.

Thanks Tim