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It's very important that the link in the notification for a new reply to discussions take users to the discussion thread than just show them the new reply. Having to click the link to the discussion after seeing the new reply is an extra step that will kill my site as the people I'm trying to work with will not understand how to find the discussion and the people I'm trying to attract will be used to forums that show the new post in the discussion thread. 

Can this be fixed?

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What does it mean when my Conversations notifications a -1? Did someone delete a conversation? Did all participants delete the conversation?

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Send generic email notifications to recipients of new/updated conversation messages to alert them to check the site to view the message.

"You have received a new conversation post from userX on mysite.com. Click here to login and view conversation."

I am building a new communication resource for existing members of an organization who are happily creating long and cumbersome email chains. Once the email chains are abandoned, no one goes back to see the conversations we had. They're difficult to find there. But, convincing my members to use conversations instead is impossible when they aren't being alerted to check in.

Also... I need to figure out how to set up the mobile app. That may fix this problem for those members who have smart phones and are willing to download the app.

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I uploaded a file. Selected "Me Only". It is not visible on my site in the timeline or listed in resources. However, members received an email notification that I had uploaded the file. They clicked on that link, and were able to see the file.

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My members prefer Dropbox over uploading shared documents and files to our site because in Dropbox, they can create folders and keep files of relevant information together. I could create labels for them, but they want to create their own labels. They could create Channels, but I can't figure out how to add that to the fields on the file upload form. In fact, I don't know how to add labels either.

Is this explained somewhere?

Thanks for your help!

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Lucid --> Body. 

The Icons color,  Links color, and on-hover links color are changing the Home menu items as expected, however the On-hover icons color doesn't change the icons. Can this be fixed?

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My members aren't being notified when they have been invited to join a group or organization. There's no slider for "New Invitations" in notifications, as there are sliders for "New join requests".

Is there a fix for this?

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I had the chance to meet with the State Board at one of their business meetings and discuss my UNA site. Several of the members joined the site after I presented it at the convention, and all were disappointed in it. Many said they couldn't get it to work the way that I did at the convention. That, I believe, is because I demonstrated 2 different sites to them and they may have thought they were both the same. Still, here are the issues addressed concerning UNA.

They said the site was "clunky".

My site loads Header warnings across the top on the home page now, and is also preventing the use of the Discussions page. I don't understand how I messed up the Header when configuring the site.

Can you recommend a php accelerator? My site takes a long time to load and people get tired of waiting.

The board members would like to see the site become more useful to them before offering any more money to build it. Their measurement for this is simply 50 more members. I can easily gain 50 more members, however my concern is that those members will get frustrated, like my local board members, when the site doesn't perform as well as they'd like.

If I can fix these two issues this week, then I can open up the site to 200 more people, set up 3 more groups, and teach everyone how to use the site in our summer workshops.

Please direct me to the proper channels for addressing these issues. I believe UNA will provide an invaluable resource to my organization, and I'm willing to invest my own money to demonstrate to the others why it is better to have our own site than to use multiple outside sites to communicate through.

Thanks for your help in making my vision a reality!

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Here is the result of a server audit, which concerns me, but I'm not sure how to fix it.

PHP: 

  • PHP accelerator  =   - WARNING (The script can be much faster if you install some PHP accelerator)
  • PHP setup  = cgi-fcgi  - OK 

MySQL: 

  • key_buffer_size  = 805306368  - OK 
  • query_cache_limit  = 1048576  - OK 
  • query_cache_size  = 0  - FAIL (must be >= 16777216)
  • query_cache_type  = OFF  - FAIL (must be strcasecmp on)
  • max_heap_table_size  = 16777216  - OK 
  • tmp_table_size  = 16777216  - OK 
  • thread_cache_size   = 384  - OK 

I will have to contact my server support to change the failed MySQL issues. Should I request that they change the query_cache_size to 16777216? Or do I want this to be much greater so it can increase with the size of my site? 

Web-server: 

  • User-side caching for static content  - click here to check it in Google Page Speed
    If it is not enabled then please consider implementing this optimization, since it will improve perceived site speed and save the bandwidth, refer to this tutorial on how to do this.
    To apply this optimization you need to have expires_module - Array
  • Server-side content compression  - can be checked manually or in "Page Speed" tool build-in into browser.
    If it is not enabled then please consider implementing this optimization, since it will improve perceived site speed and save the bandwidth, refer to this tutorial on how to do this.
    To apply this optimization you need to have deflate_module - Array

UNA: 

  • DB cache  = On (File based cache engine)  - WARNING (installing PHP accelerator will speed-up file cache)
  • Pages cache  = On (File based cache engine)  - WARNING (installing PHP accelerator will speed-up file cache)
  • Page blocks cache  = On (File based cache engine)  - WARNING (installing PHP accelerator will speed-up file cache)
  • Templates Cache  = On (FileHtml based cache engine)  - OK 
  • CSS files cache  = On  - OK 
  • JS files cache  = On  - OK 
  • Compression for CSS/JS cache  = On  - OK 

It seems to be warning me that installing a PHP accelerator will speed-up file cache, so is that something I shouldn't do or something I should do? If I should do it, warning me about it might not be the appropriate word, perhaps the word "Attention" would alert me to the idea without making me think I'm being warned against it. Warning implies risk or danger.

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