What's the difference between the "Showcase" and the "Projects"?
Seems to be the same thing with 2 different names...
Seems to be the same thing with 2 different names...
Het pottz, Have you gotten confirmation that project favorites have passed permanently into oblivion or is that your best guess?sadly......yes
This is a huge disappointment - 12 years of project favorites goneOnly thread discussions can be bookmarked within the forum software.
Bumping this question...This is a huge disappointment - 12 years of project favorites gone
My understanding as of now is that project favorites are gone and will not be coming back. Am I reading your comment correctly?
Thanks for the reply Cricket!When you click on the forum node, they are in order. Over on the side, you can see the date of the most recent post.
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The current blog category (over time) will become our legacy (achieve) section. They will, of course, remain open to any new comments or questions.
New Blogs (Journals) should now be added in Showcase, within the Journal category.
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Do I need to follow a journal to get this alert?That is one of the reasons we are working to have folks start using the Journals within Showcase as it can alert members when they make changes or add to their journals.
Also - it seems like Journals should show up in the menu bar that runs the width of the pageThat is one of the reasons we are working to have folks start using the Journals within Showcase as it can alert members when they make changes or add to their journals.
You beat me to it Redoak49!I am a bit confused but this is what I understand.????
Blogs are the old blogs and at some point will be closed to new entries but open to comments.
The Showcase includes Projects, Journal and Workshops. Any new Blog type entry should be posted in the Journal section.
I think it might be a good idea to show a link to Journal in the bar that currently is at the top of the page.
Will we be able to edit past entries? I have a few blogs that I would like to at least add a Table Of Contents to enable better navigation. Better yet would be the ability to force new pages in old blogs.
IMPORTANT: The Legacy Blogging Category Will Be ArchivedThe current blog category (over time) will become our legacy (archive) section. They will, of course, remain open to any new comments or questions. New Blogs (Journals) should NOT be started in this section. Please use our Journals feature...www.lumberjocks.com
I tried to find some but my limited search skills didn't yield anything.I will look into this next week. Do we have any current reviews on those items?
Cricket answered a similar question of mine in comment #563never got an answer To this.
also, I’m now in a state wheee I’ve got the dot on my avatar telling me I have something new, plus a 1 on conversations, but when I click on that, nothing’s new.
I did stumble upon one laser reviewI will look into this next week. Do we have any current reviews on those items?
Hopefully this can be done - it would be a significant improvement!Cricket, I think that what makes this frustrating is that it seems like there is a relatively easy fix that creates a better, more usable blog archive that can be manually integrated by members with the new Journal feature we will use going forward. Here is my proposed "easy" fix:
- Delete all of the converted blogs.
- The only downside I see is that there may be a few comments that have been added after the conversion but I believe this to be minimal and I believe that most will see this as positive if we can preserve the integrity and usability of the many years worth of old blogs.
- Rewrite the conversion code to simply copy each individual blog Chapter into a separate post (rather than appending all the chapters of a series into a single forum post)
- Create the title of each converted blog posting with the "Series Name" : "sequence number"-"Chapter Name". This mimics the test blog I did last week.
- This preserves the integrity of each posting, provides a visible way to tie each blog series together in order and should actually be a simpler conversion because the concatenated title is perhaps the most complex part of the conversion.
- If bloggers want to go to the trouble of creating links between chapters, they can do it like I did in my blog test last week with just a little bit of trouble but even if they do not, a simple search using the series name, will give a a simple list of the blogs in the series.
- If someone wants to continue a converted series with the new journal feature, they can use the same series name when creating the new journal entries and they can manually provide links if desired to tie them together by editing their original post of the last converted chapter The way that they are currently created, it is not really possible to tie the last chapter of a converted series to a new Journal because the subsequent chapters are embedded into the middle of a bunch of replies in those converted series.
- Another issue that I see is that any blog favorites that might have been converted to bookmarks may not work and may need to be recreated. This may be a relatively minor issue but could be significant if anyone has a lot of converted blog bookmarks like I do.
- An alternative and perhaps preferable option would be to convert the blogs into the new Journal feature making an even more seamless blogging experience.
I just tried using a filter to find "projects" created by "sras"Will we be able to search through projects?
The current search capability is limited to forums. I tried to find evidence of this question and didn't find any.