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I have a sneeky suspicion about something... testing it out.

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Hey Andrew Boon and Mark P - So what do you think about creating another badge for Senior/Experienced members and/or highly involved members who try to help others? Maybe give us a badge so that new members can have a little confidence that there are other people outside of the "UNA Team" that are knowledgeable enough to provide accurate/valid troubleshooting/help steps. I would prefer a STAR versus a checkmark if I have any say so.. LOL

Just a thought. 

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I have seen the posts about notifications links going to a blank/wrong page so, I was testing this out myself when I realized that.. I am ONLY getting email notifications for Likes/Reactions now. I am not getting notifications for New Posts, Comments, etc. These notifications do go to the right links though ( I do not use mobile apps). 

I verified from my past email notifications that I was getting all of the email notifications before the upgrade. I also verified that new posts/comments aren't going to any spam folders.. Any ideas here?

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I just bought the Points module, set everything up.. so far so good..I do have a question though. Where can member see the types of actions that give them points and the amounts of points for each action?

Is there no way for members to the whole list of actions and points for them?


AQB Soft Alexey 

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Hey Everyone,I just upgraded to UNA 11-B1 and have started testing stuff. Wanted to get a thread going on those who have upgraded and any issues they have encountered. I will start it from what I have seen so far on my site and here. 


Timeline Posts:

If you are using the "United" post form for Timeline, there are 3 little dots to the right of block. This is extremely difficult to see via Mobile. I only have 2 items that can be used in this field (Update and Poll) on my site. Why is there dots anyway? Any way that can be changed? Also in Mobile view, the block name "Add New..." is cut off and all I can see on my site is "Add ne..." 

It was mentioned here and verified that if a user replies to a Timeline post or a discussion more than once, their Avatar shows up multiple times. Should only show the Avatars 1 time. 

On a side note: I really wished we could have gotten Giphy integration with Posts and Comments 😪 

Badges:

Pretty cool. So these are blank and you will need to "create" you own badge to start using them . I did this and noticed that the Badge only shows in the Original post on the Timeline but not in the replies. My personal opinion is that the Badge goes with them everywhere their username is displayed. Took me a moment to figure out to give these to people but, is there a way for member to "request" badges?


Froala Editor:

Looks like some changes went in for this and the style of how format buttons are shown. I see there are 3 dots stacked next to "some" of the format options. This means there are "more" options to this button. I also noticed that my emoji button has now moved in to the + button for More Rich. I will move that back myself. 


Baloo just mentioned this as well. I can also see that the blue Thumbs Up has changed to a dark grey on my site. 

https://una.io/page/view-discussion?id=4894 

 

Points Leaderboard on the Homepage here is messed up. -  I know this was reported by other users but not sure if it was ever fixed. 

More to come...


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I am still looking for a decent, user friendly way of adding "chat" to my website. I have used Chat+ before and outside of the headaches of getting it configured and running properly, it is far fetched from being any type of user friendly. So I have another Idea. Why not extend the features of Jot Messenger to accommodate "Chat" abilities. I believe this was even brought up once before with Jot "replacing" Chat+ in the future. I know that you can currently create a custom page and put the messenger block there and have somewhat of a "chat" area but....

Imagine if you would.....

General overview: So we would need a couple of new blocks to the Messenger module. 

  1. A block that would show how many users are participating in Chat (any chat room/channel). Maybe called "Current users in Chat" or something like that. This block would be available to add to any page so other members could see who is currently chatting and may go into the Chat room/channel themselves. This block could be just a 'count' of users BUT, it would be much nicer to have the Avatars/Names listed instead. Maybe 5 per block before pagination??
  2. A block for the actual Chat itself, maybe called "Jot Chat". This block would be the actual chat design itself. Site owners would need to create a custom page and put this block on it. I say this so that we can keep control of the page title, permissions, etc. ourselves. Jot Chat would give members the ability to:
  • - Add/Edit/Delete chat rooms/channels (based on membership and/or permission levels)
  • - Add privacy options when creating the room/channel (public, friends, followers, etc). So for example, if a room/channel was Public, any member of the site could enter that room/channel. 

This Jot Chat would use the existing server/configuration as the Messenger. So no need to setup anything new. 

Notifications:

Would need a site/email/push notification generated whenever a member has created a new chat room/channel.

Would need a site/email/push notification generated whenever a member has entered the "Chat". This may need to be more generic versus specifically stating "which" room/channel the member joined into since they could have entered a room/channel that has a privacy level that may not allow the notification recipient to enter. May need some input on this one. Maybe site notification only??? Ideas or suggestions here. 

In the chat/channel rooms themselves, it should display messages when a member enters the room/channel and when they leave. Maybe even a sound notification as well would be nice. 

Layout:

Web version: When viewing the Jot Chat page on a computer, the member would see something similar as we do now on the Messenger page. On the left side column, there would be a list of rooms/channels and blank on the right side column . If the member does not have the permissions to join a specific room due to the privacy level, it should show a "Lock/Pad Lock" (or not show at all). Example, if a member created a room/channel and set it to Friends, then a member who is NOT friends with the creator would see this lock or not see it at all. 

Once a user enters a room/channel, the participants of that chat would then be displayed on the left side (Name/Avatar) column while the ongoing chat comments are displayed on the right.   

 Mobile View (not mobile app): This is where it might get a little tricky. In mobile/responsive view, there would not be a "left" side panel. It would show a single block with the names of the rooms/channels. The user would click one of the rooms to enter it and begin chatting. There would need to be some way to allow these mobile users to see who all is in that room/channel though. Maybe a button called "Participants" somewhere at the top right of the chat block that when clicked, would show who all is in there??? 

Just some thought here. What do you think Alexey or Andrew Boon ? A little too much to ask?

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We have all seen those posts regarding emails not getting sent or going to spam folders. Well, there are 2 ways you can resolve but most people are not aware on how to setup reverse DNS settings with a PTR record so, thanks to Baloo for mentioning MailJet for using with your SMTP module in UNA. To me, MailJet is one of the most affordable and easy setups I have seen yet so, I figured I would give a helping hand on setting it up. 

So here is what you need to do:

  1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of the SMTP module for UNA if you haven't already. You can do a search for SMTP in your Studio > Apps Market. 
  2. Go to https://www.mailjet.com/ and click the "Sign Up for Free" button. Enter you email address and password to setup the account. 
  3. During the setup, it is going to ask you what "type" of setup you want. Make sure you choose the "Developer" and "SMTP Relay" options. This is all you will need from them since you will be using them for just a SMTP service and IF you want to send "marketing" emails to all your members, I would suggest installing Mass Mailer module and using that instead. 
  4. Once you have completed the account setup, you will be given 3 important things you will need for your SMTP module at your UNA site.
  • USERNAME (API KEY): Which is the SMTP username in UNA
  • PASSWORD (SECRET KEY):Which is the SMTP Password in UNA
  • SMTP SERVER: Which is the SMTP server name in UNA. 

By default, your account will be set to a FREE account which allows 3,000 emails per month but, limited to 200 per day. If you have a lot of activity on your website, I would suggest upgrading that to the Bronze package which give you 30,000 emails a month with no daily limits. I prefer to pay monthly and it's $9.65/month

In UNA - Go into the SMTP module and do the following:

Put a checkmark in Enable SMTP mailer and SMTP authentication (Is your SMTP server requires username and password?)

Using the 3 pieces of important info from above, enter the values you have into the fields to match. I would suggest using Port 587 and change the secure connection to TLS. See below:

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You can also update the "From" field in SMTP with that you want. From here, you can click "Test" on the left side menu in the SMTP module. You can test to make sure you have everything setup properly. Enjoy! 😎 

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I would like to make a suggestion for the Timeline module. When members post to the Timeline module, it gets displayed in the Outline/Timeline feed. Since most of my members come from Twitter, I would like to request the following:

1. To make the "cards" that hold these post in the Outline/Timeline a little bit smaller. I think they are a little too big right now. This may already be possible and if so, where can I change them at? 

2. Have a way to "click/tap" the posts in the Outline/Timeline feeds to open up so that it is easier to see the post and all comments in a single page. You can either have them open in the same page so that the members can just hit the back button to return to the Timeline or have it "pop-up" so that the post and comments are viewable that way and maybe put an X in the top right corner so you can close it and return to where you were. We need to have the ability to Like/Comment on the post from this area as well. 

Currently right now, the only way to open a post in a full page from the Outline/Timeline is to click the "date stamp" of when it was posted (see below). Most people don't even know you can do that. 

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If you would like more of how it works for #2, you can go to Twitter and see how it works there. Tapping the tweet will open it up where you can view and see all the likes, comments, AND have the ability to post your own comment there as well. 


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So I was playing around and figured I would enable the homepage submenu that displays Explore, Trends, Updates, etc. but when I click on Trends, Updates, or Explore, I just get blank pages.. 

I went in to Studio > Pages and I can see the pages there but there are no block in them. Am I missing something?

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