2. oktober 2009 00:20Ejer
Code Formatting Support for C++: Code formatting now includes support for C++ language.
RSS Feeds for Community Activity: We have created a few new RSS feeds for some integration scenarios with MSDN coming in a few weeks.
Most Popular Threads Brand/Locale: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/threads?sort=popularity&outputas=rss
Most Popular Threads Any Category: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/visualbasic/threads?sort=popularity&outputas=rss
Top Participants Brand/Locale: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/user/leaderboards?outputas=rss
Site Stats Brand/Locale: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/stats?outputas=rss
Recent Posts Any Category: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/visualbasic/recentposts?outputas=rss
RSS support for Forum Syndication: We have added RSS to the forum syndication options (previously we only enabled atom feeds). We have changed the default behind the syndication orange buttons in all the forums to RSS.
Answers Specific Updates: We have done a few things specific to the answers forums platforms. We have updated the Ask page for a variety of reasons, most of them usability related. We ran some usability tests on the Ask a Question page and implemented some of the suggestions from the usability folks. The page is also easier for use to maintain and enhance in the coming months. Aside from updating this page we did some additional back end work on instrumentation which ultimately helps us understand more about how users are using the application.
Error Logging and Reporting Enhancements: We have done some internal work to integrate some error handling libraries to help us more quickly address 500s and other errors some of our users have reported. We will have more accessibility into the error text being logged on the back end which should lead to a more reliable application later.
MSDN Specific "New Thread" log in text: MSDN Users asking questions when not logged in will see some additional useful information when posting explaining there are some related useful external sites and resources to get help. Prior to this change we simply showed users a link to sign in. The new text and links explains there are asp.net and other sites available, provides links and also explains to users they need both a live id and profile to participate.
New Locale Support (fi-fi, en-ie, en-sg, de-ch, fr-ch): Have added some support for a new locales. These will come online sometime in the coming weeks and months depending on the internal resources to create and maintain forums in these newly supported locales.
What about the Bridge? Users of the offline client NNTP Bridge beta will have to wait a few more weeks for an update. We simply have not been able to make enough progress on the really important bugs we think were blocking and did not want to make an update available just for the sake of making an update available. We want to address the blocking bugs and this will take a little more time.
Forums: Top Answerers Users Missing
Locale: List of Categories are not displayed in the forums category list box if there are no forums specific to that locale
Feed RSS : Thread title is not a hyperlink in RSS result page
Arrive word is misspelled in My Settings page
Text "You cannot vote again or vote on your own post" should be changed based on user signed in or not.
RSS: Feeds are generated for Private forums as well
Forums: 404s thrown from MyThreads, My Forums Threads and other multi brand views (pages and RSS)
Wrong Locales appearing in the Masthead locale dropdown
SR# 2-2914967297 : Forums:: Bug in forum eyebrow for Answers.
Forums: Default syndication urls to =rss instead of =atom
Forums: Wrong category in eyebrow
Updates to ensure the application at least functions on the mobile pocket IE.
Ensuring forum threads are only viewable in their intended brand/locales
Locale : Leaderboards failing for all of the new locales except Fi-Fi
Web.Config: The new locales should be enabled for forums and all other apps
Locale: HelpFile is not localized for new locales (fi-fi, de-ch, fr-ch)
tooltip (answers brand specific) message should be different for join a question
Locale: This user has not yet visited or participated in forums is not localized
Private search page:: Clicking on display name on Private search result page doesn’t redirect to profile page
Message View::Voting icon and text in the message for thread are close (i.e. don't have space)
Ask your question: (answers brand specific) Watermark does not disappear if user clicks on the ordered list button
A lot of German Localization bugs wrong strings in a lot of places
Locale: "Partner" key word is localized in fi-fi locale. Partner key word (used for affiliation) should not be localized
Locale: Tooltip is not localized for the text "You cannot vote again"
SR# 2-2784225228 : Forums:: Broken forum post. Illegal characters.
Forums: Voting ux region is too narrow
Forums: Search term not found
Forums: (answers brand specific) Join a question need singular versions: "1 persons" doesn't sound good
(answers brand specific) Locked thread allows users to join a question
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