Daniel Haynes


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How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:10

Reply to Swedboy. Do you mean that you'd like to receive email alerts when particular threads are updated? As you will have noticed, it's currently only possible if you've contributed to the thread. The easiest way to track threads on a given subject is to use the search facility at the top of each page. Once a result is returned, it is possible to filter further by content type, one of the filters being forum posts. The advantage of this method is that it would display links to all forum posts on that subject, not just one. For example, here is a search result for forum posts relating to roses:

Forum posts relating to roses

Does this help?

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Wisteria

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 17:01

Noted, sotongeoff.

Wisteria

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:52

Reply to sotongeoff. Well, the Description field is very short, so doesn't allow for much detail, and only works as a summary; in most cases it would be necessary to go into more detail within the post, anyway. (Plus, if there isn't any text in the main body of the post, it looks like an error, and people are unlikely to respond.)

It would be interesting, though, to know what other forum users think - would you find it useful for the Description text to appear within the post, as well as on the list of threads? Do let us know.

If there is a consensus that it would be useful, then I can certainly ask if it would be possible!

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Wisteria

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:46

Incidentally, everyone, here are a couple of links to our wisteria content, which you might find useful:

Wisteria-related projects, features and blogs

Forum posts relating to wisteria

Daniel

Wisteria

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:39

Hello sotongeoff. Do you mean within the actual post itself? The description is intended an optional extra to allow posters to provide a brief summary of the content of their actual post. I think in most instances the content of the description would be covered within the post itself, so it wouldn't necessarily add anything to include it again. I hope I haven't misunderstood your question!

Daniel

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:18

Reply to Gold1locks: I've posted a response over on the wisteria thread.

I'm afraid I've not been able to replicate the other problem, but it could be related to the previous issue with the 'View first unread post' link. The technical team will give that their attention.

Thanks for the alert!

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Wisteria

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:14

Hello sotongeoff. This is probably because the "buds are brown" text was input into the 'Description' field of the new thread, and not the main editing box.

Reply to John Reynolds: if you did type any further text into your message, that didn't appear, do please let me know, and I can help you repost, if necessary.

Many thanks,

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 11:53

Senior Prefect has a nice ring to it, FloBear, thank you.

gardeners world save 25 percent offer off subscriptions

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 10:10

Thanks Yvieh, I'll pass that on to the magazine team.

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 10:03

Reply to Nelliejean: I'm sorry that you've had trouble accessing the offer. I've just tested the code link and it is working. Try clicking this link directly:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/gw616/

If you can't access the link, that could be another cause. If you have any further difficulties, do please let me know.

Best,

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

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