Introducing the new TechSoup Community Forums platform!
- Hi everyone--
We are excited to announce that we have just launched our new TechSoup
Community Forums platform!: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/
<http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/> We have been hard at work this
weekend (as you can see by the video of our team):
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cofoE7u4ZiE> and we have implemented a
number of great improvements.
This new platform is considered in Beta, and we need your help to
perfect the functionality. Please let us know by responding to this
<http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/t/27198.aspx> We could also use
your help with building up our tagging clouds in the forums, so please
tag your posts.
So, what is new? To start, our message boards have a new look! We've
launched a new forums platform that will have many new Web 2.0 features,
including tagging, RSS, an activity stream, an enhanced profile,
ratings, the ability to mark posts unread and read, and to make status
announcements on your profile page. All of these enhancements will help
connect our community tools with existing external communities and
resources and, more importantly, will help our community connect with
each other even more.
What is staying the same? All past posts and user profile information
will remain the same. The forums that we have will remain the same
(i.e., Hardware, Software, Networking, etc.) User login and password are
also going to remain the same.
What's coming up soon? We will be including other ways to communicate
with the community, other than just posting to the forums, including
video, images, and other media. We will soon have a feature that will
allow you to respond to a forum post right from your email and mobile
device. This response will post directly to the forums.
Following this change, we plan to continue providing further
enhancements to make the TechSoup community a robust and useful
destination for our users.
If you have any questions about how to use this new platform, please see
our FAQ: http://www.techsoup.org/community/faq/index.cfm
<http://www.techsoup.org/community/faq/index.cfm> . If you still have
questions or enhancement ideas after reading that, please post them to
the forums: http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/t/27198.aspx
<http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/forums/t/27198.aspx> or contact us,
Susan Tenby and Megan Keane, your faithful community compatriots at
Megan Keane <http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/megssokeane/>
Online Community Manager, TechSoup Global <http://www.techsoup.org/>
435 Brannan St., Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
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