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August 15, 2012 at 2:51am
A Hidden Email Gem ...
I come with more good news. A whole bunch of months ago, I added a beautiful little time saver to email. Unfortunately, I tucked it away, defaulted to off... and forget to announce it really anywhere.
The good news is ... I remembered all of this tonight! While some of you may have found it on your own, here it is:
From your "Email", click to the Options tab. On that page, look for:
MouseOver Subject Show Preview
I suggest clicking to turn it on. It does what you might expect -- that is, it shows you a preview of your email message when you mouse over its subject line in the email list; no clicking preview. When you move off the subject, the preview disappears.
The feature is defaulted to off because I didn't want to overload the servers with email previews without testing it more, and then I forgot about it.
... Or don't turn it on. It's up to you! But I find it makes email browsing much more graceful and enjoyable. I apologize for forgetting about it for so long.
(By the way, this might also be a good time to consider if you're showing enough emails per page. If you find yourself going from page to page in email looking for things, consider upping your "Per Page" amount. The maximum is 200.)
August 11, 2012 at 1:49am
Group Gift Points For Rewarding!
Another popular request in our "Suggestion Box" was the ability to reward reviewers on the Public Review Page directly with Gift Points from group accounts... And, I'm happy to say, it is now available!
Members with access to spend group Gift Points can use this update. On the pop-up to reward a reviewer, a new selector menu lets you pick the group to award from. The system will remember your last selection and automatically set the last group to be the funding source. Please note that this is a session based thing and not an account preference thing -- that means if you go away and come back, it won't remember your preference and default back to your personal GP stash.
Along with this update, comes a link to show or hide reviewer rewarding within the group's Gift Point log. One issue I had with this originally was the idea it would flood the GP logs and this filter solves that issue. Based on that, we'll probably take care a few of the other "would flood the logs" requests folks have made.
Review and Reward On,
Introducing: The Blog Board
We've added a brand new item to the Things To Do & Read menu:
"The Blog Board"
The board is a new area where members and visitors can find new and interesting blogs to read on Writing.Com. Of course for them to be found, we need bloggers to post about their great content! It's already seeing a good amount of traffic since being added to the menu about two days ago. If you're a Writing.Com blogger looking for exposure, you're definitely going to want to promote your most interesting entries there!
Thanks to the folks in our "Suggestion Box" for stirring up the idea of getting more exposure for WDC bloggers!
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