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.
As we were developing The Network, someone suggested including a "My Church" feature where you can see a list of other Network users from YOUR own congregation. It's fun to browse questions and comments from people you know in real life.
Last Wednesday we sent an email to all CRC pastors and church offices. It's something we do very judiciously — in fact, it was our first email to pastors about The Network since the launch last February. Here's a copy of the email we sent.
Linda Foster just won a fancy-schmancy Network mug! Yesterday evening, she posted her very first comment on the Network. And it just happened to be our 1,000th — so she wins!
Who said denominations are slow?Well, OK, maybe I've said that once or twice too. But not this time! Just a couple of days after it was announced, we've implemented Facebook's new "Like" button on the Network site. It feels good to be johnny-on-the-spot sometimes!
Last week we introduced the ability to follow a conversation with email alerts.Today, we've added the ability to get email alerts of all the new postings by a particular user. So you can follow postings by your friends, fellow church members, or another user you've found to be particularly insightful. Or funny. Or profound. Or just plain interesting.
Since launching The Network we've had a number of people asking for email notifications in the forums. Thanks for that suggestion and it's now live on the site.In the first post of any forum thread (including this one!), logged-in users will see two options: