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New Forums features live today (06/30/08)!!! RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • We've just released a new build of forums with the following new features and several bug fixes:
    • Live Alert Enhancements: Email will now contain the forum name and the content body of replies so you won't have to come back to the forums system to see the message.
    • New "Top Answerers" rotator list on the forums home page that separates out the MSFT top answerers from the main top answerers list and also shows the mvp top answerers separately as well.  By having a rotator list we don't have to bombard the screen with new lists, just add them here in the future.
    • New "Moderators" list in the forums view
    • Ability to make a forum read only and moderator posting only when we need to lock a forum down

    Also we've been working on changing the thread view slightly as we've had some complaints about the alternating colors in the threads view.  Rob Johnson has been working with our community for feedback in this thread:

    http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/suggest/thread/1923c1e5-8e64-432c-899a-bb2ecea5d7ed


    We hope these new tweaks will help.  We're trying to release more often even if there are only minor features to help our customers, so keep the feedback coming.

    thanks


    Sam Jarawan Social Platform Forums - Senior Development Lead
    Monday, June 30, 2008 8:04 PM