Forum update: New features (November 2019)

by aarongertler 14d9th Nov 20191 min read6 comments

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Our last update brought in a few new features, including one that we’re really excited about. Here’s the scoop!

Subscriptions

At last, the day is here!

You can now subscribe, via Forum notifications, email, or both, to any post, comment, or author. You’ll then see all replies on that post/comment, or all posts (but not comments) made by that author. (More options coming soon!)

 

Clicking here:

 

Will take you here:

 

By default, subscriptions will only send you notifications on the Forum. However, you can add or replace these with email notifications in your profile, under “Edit Account”:

 

You can also batch your notifications if you want to see updates only at certain times:

You can track your subscriptions by clicking “Manage Subscriptions” from your profile:

We hope this will make it easier to keep up with ongoing discussion and track the work of your favorite Forum authors!

 

Bookmarks

You can now save your favorite posts on a personal “Bookmarks” page:

Your bookmarks are accessible on this page, or by clicking “Bookmarks” in your drop-down menu:

Experimental feature: Pingbacks

When a post has been linked to by another post on the Forum, this feature will list all such posts at the bottom of the post page. For example, here are pingbacks on this post:

This is an experimental feature. You can opt into experimental features from your account settings

 

This feature will now display to all users. If you see a small circle next to a Forum link, you’ll be able to hover over it to learn about the post to which it links!

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Let us know if you have questions about any of these changes, or if you’d like to suggest other features that might be valuable!