From Randy's Desk

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  1. milchap
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    In the fast pace of beta and now launch phases, I find it challenging to keep up with dispatches from HOM.

    Would it be possible to group announcements/proclamations/promotions under one forum? Sub forums could be for each topic.
     
  2. AmericanGirl
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    This is a great idea!
     
  3. milchap
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    thanks for asking. actually we are waiting until the software platform we are using is released as Gold and reveals their own system of communication and announcements—the current version actually does not have an announcements function. Because i love the unique manner in which things are being build on the back end, i'd rather at this point not create any workaround that would likely be a temp. I'm as anxious as anyone to see where this software platform will be in a year and hope that we can be patient. However, you do bring up an excellent point and let me give some thought to it, but again, i don't want to develop any real workaround that would later be confusing to members if discontinued.
     
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    What does Randy's Desk look like? Is it messy? How does the IN box and Out box look? [​IMG]
     
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  6. milchap
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    Thanks Randy.

    I and I suspect other milepointers don't want to miss any news.
     
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  8. scoow
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    On the little bar at the bottom of my screen is an "Announcements" icon. (Bottom, Left - next to the Chatrooms, Scroll to Top, and Translate this page icons.) There was a "welcome" announcement there during BETA, but it is now empty. Could this area be used?
     
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    Seems like a spot that will get overlooked; also, people on mobile devices will need to scroll waaaay down to see it.
     
  10. milchap
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    I feel that there is a need for a convenient and practical place to view announcements.. I hate scrolling through the what's new button to see if Randy has posted news/annoucements.
     
  11. scoow
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    This isn't a "scroll down" location. It's a bar that sits on the bottom of the screen, on top of whatever MP page/portion of the page I'm viewing. It may get overlooked, but you shouldn't have to scroll down to it.
     
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    Perhaps it should be given a slightly stronger edge shade, so it reads better.

    do you know if it works in mobile browsers?
     
  13. scoow
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    I haven't tried MP on a mobile device. But I haven't seen any other link to "chat". Either I missed the alternate chat link, this bar is visible on mobile browsers, or no one on a mobile device can use MP chat.
     
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    Gargoyle, is that your office? Are those beer bottles in the trash can? :)
     
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    Of course not. They're empty Cholula bottles.
     
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    Thanks for pointing this out. I now see all the buttons to the left!
     
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