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wheat's picture

I decided I'm going to keep editing this same post when I add something new, so you won't have to parse all the comments to find the newest features:

Very new: Site Search powered by Google.

Recently new: I just enabled polls. I haven't tested it yet. I'm not even sure where they show up. You'll find them under "create content" link. I'm going to go try one now. If they work, Paul can use this to create a poll so we can vote on the tracks for BassIAB.

Wheat

wheat's picture

I tinkered with point values

I tinkered with point values a bit. Now you get two points for commenting on a thread (used to be one point) and three points for starting a new thread (used to be two). You get two points for creating a poll and one point for voting on one.

Wheat

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BoH's picture

Back Points!?!?

Do we get back points?!

Haha!

BoH

Bo


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wheat's picture

I knew someone would ask.

I knew someone would ask. :)

Seriously, if I could figure out a way to do it, I probably would. But things are happening so fast at BP right now, I'm doing my best just to keep up. It's cool, though. I'm enjoying it.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

Somethin' just crossed my

Somethin' just crossed my mind, now where did it go?? Hmmm.

Actually, when a poll is created does it always put it at the top of the right column? If so, does it put each poll abouve the previous or will it replace the current poll? I think I shall go find out because if it just adds and not replace then it will push the "most recents" way down.

Hazz

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Hazz's picture

Ok. I answered my own

Ok. I answered my own question.

Hazz

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wheat's picture

Google Search!

Okay, it's not perfect, but you can now search the site with Google. There's a link in the top menu (under the site title). Check it out and tell me what you think.

Wheat

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Hazz's picture

About the polls, is there a

About the polls, is there a way to not have them posted on the Home Page? Seems every time a poll is put up it gets added to the front page pushing all the "more relevant" content down. If someone new shows up and all they see are polls on the home page they MAY get turn off from the site.

Hazz

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wheat's picture

I looked for this, but can't

I looked for this, but can't find a way to do it. With any other content, I can choose the default publish settings. For example, "site news" is set "promoted to the front page" by default. Forum posts are not. Reviews and lessons are.

I can edit polls after the fact and remove the check mark by "promoted to the front page," which means you'd only see them by following the link to "older polls" on the forum page. For the moment, I was thinking that just letting them promote to the front page would encourage more votes. But it would be nice to have control over it. I could be missing something with the settings, but I'm not sure.

This is a real learn-as-you-go project, isn't it?

Short answer: by default, the get promoted to the front page. Admin can override that.

Wheat

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