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Connect Updates (22 Aug 2012)

Created: 22 Aug 2012 • 6 comments
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User Facing: Desktop

  • Added search help page that explains the proper syntax for simple and complex search queries on Connect.
  • Added the ability to target a search on a specific support forum. The feature is context aware so if you're viewing a specific forum, your search will be focused on the posts made to that forum.
  • Added a block to each community overview page with information about who that community's Community Manager is and how to contact them.
  • Added brief product/program descriptions under each of the forum names to guide users with questions to the appropriate product/program forum.
  • Modified the automatic email that group managers receive when a user leaves their group to include the departing user's Connect username.
  • Fixed an issue with the partner badge not displaying for some partners.
  • Moved 2,600 Workflow Component articles into the Symantec Workflow group.

User Facing: Mobile

  • Fixed an issue on the mobile UI where the public checkbox was checked on content submission but the post was published as private.

Admin Facing

  • Enhanced the partner activity report.
  • Enhanced the promo tool so Community Managers could use URLs longer than 255 characters in their right-column promotions.
  • Enhanced our "merge users" script to take accreditations and certifications into account when merging two user accounts.
  • Enhanced our "merge users" script to take subscriptions to notifications into account when merging two user accounts.
  • Modified our bulk operations tool so admins could not accidentally delete or change the author of content collections en masse.

Behind the Scenes

  • Modified the crawl pages that Connect generates for Symantec's support system to streamline their indexing of Connect content.
  • Upgraded ctools module to version 6.x-1.9 - Security release
  • Upgraded pathauto_persist module to 6.x-1.2 - Maintenance release

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arangari's picture

can i reduce the emails i get due to various subscriptions?

it is possible that due to nature of settings, i might get subscribed to same posts due to various rules. however i dont want as many emails as the matching rules for a same post.


for example - post matching 'Cluster Server'  and 'VCS' should result in a single email. 

i presume it is possible.

Thanks and Warm Regards,

Amit Rangari

If this post helped you resolving the issue, please mark it as solution. _____________________________________________________________________________

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Marianne's picture

There is still a problem with badges - 'Accredited' and 'Certified' are not displayed on replies to posts.

Before 22 Aug changes it did:



Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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Kevin's picture

Thanks Marianne,

These silly badges are going to be the death of me ;)

We'll get it fixed.


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Mark_Solutions's picture


Here is an example for you ... when replying to a question i have 4 banners, atfer i have answered i have only 2.

PS - got any for Data Protection Master Specialist or Appliance Accredited Master? - probably not enough room across the top for them - LOL!

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Don't forget to "Mark as Solution" if someones advice has solved your issue - and please bring back the Thumbs Up!!.

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Marianne's picture

Thanks Kevin!

Our badges are back!

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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Kevin's picture

And we've removed product descriptions from the forum list pages in the mobile UI


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