Several improvements were rolled out in the ActiveRain platform last night (actually, early this morning).
- New Search program - Can I get a huge collective "AMEN!" from the group? You'll now find a customized Google search that provides much more accurate results, and allows you to break down the search filter by Members, Blog Entries, Groups, and 'Q&A' Questions. Just enter your search term, and the filter categories will show up. Unfortunately, it does not support searching "Members Only" posts.
- Disabled Commenting- A number of our members have wanted the ability to disable the commenting feature on their blogs. Now, at the bottom of the page to 'post/edit' a blog post, there is a checkbox that will allow you to disable the ability for people to leave comments on that particular post. Personally, I think that this negates the whole intent behind conversational blogging. But hey, what do I know! We're here to serve the expressed desires of our membership!
- No Listings in the Professional Category- a constant problem we've had is members publishing their listings to the 'Professional' category. Many people felt this was inappropriate. Now when you publish a listing, and click the category that specifies it as a listing, it will automatically disable the checkboxes under the 'For Professionals' category.
These improvements were the direct result of YOUR input, the valued members of OUR community. By working together, we will help this Network reach its full potential to effect positive change in our industry!
Rich (newbie ActiveRain demi-god)