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Connect Updates (26 Jun 2012)

Created: 26 Jun 2012 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • 10 comments • Page Views: 6
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User Facing: Desktop

  • Improved the Group List pages by:
    • Making each list community specific. (Visiting "/connect/endpoint-management/groups" will display a list of only the Endpoint Management groups, not all the groups on Connect.)
    • Moving the list of groups you are a member of to a "My Groups" tab on each of the group list pages.
    • Adding a search widget to each group list page that allows you to search Connect for a specific group.
    • Adding the number of members in each group to the group list pages.
    • Indenting child groups under their parent on the group list pages.
  • Refactored the "helpful" score on forum list pages to better represent the helpful nature of a post.
  • Addressed an issue with blank event calendars in each community.
  • Addressed the issue that was causing all forum posts to be flagged as "solved" at random intervals.
  • Addressed a few issues with errant topic tags showing up in the developer section of the create form.

User Facing: Mobile

  • Updated the mobile UI to properly handle the pop-up request forms implemented for Symantec Vision videos.
  • Fixed the groups widget on the content create form to be empty by default.

Performance Wins

  • Reviewed and modified Akamai configuration so cached files -- that seldom or never change -- can live on the caching servers indefinitely.
  • Refactored the content filters on group home pages to use our high-performance Solr engine.

Admin Facing

  • Updated user merge tool to properly merge userpoints from source account to target account.
  • Refactored the TA admin and TSE admin forms to be consistent for ease of use.

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Andy Welburn's picture

"Refactored the "helpful" score on forum list pages to better represent the helpful nature of a post"

Presumably this is what was mentioned on Chris's post ?

Can't see any change [***EDIT*** altho' *now*, an hour later, it appears to reflect the changes! ]
......apart from this which doesn't seem to be an improvement wink

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Kevin's picture

Thanks for the note about the voting widget Andy.

I'll get the devs on that ASAP.

Kevin

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Andy Welburn's picture

wrt the other 'issue' I noted & then corrected, newly implemented change doesn't appear to be across-the-board?

e.g.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/too...

has 3 replies & 2 helpful as far as the forum list is concerned, yet those 2 helpful have 2 thumbs-up each

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CRZ's picture

Is it just me or does it look ... more weird and wrong now, stylistically?

(I'm using Firefox 13.0.1)

EDIT: Sorry, I'm too wide - you'll have to right-click and View to see it!  Or maybe I can shrink it...no, I guess I can't.


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Kevin's picture

Hi CRZ,

The issue you reported with the voting widgets was reported just a few comments ahead of yours.

And, oh by the way, you can use the "file attachments" tool at the bottom of each comment form to attach an image (auto-generated thumbnail that's linked to the original) to comments.

Thanks again for reporting issues you see.

Kevin

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Marianne's picture

Seems latest updates added some text not meant for display to Connect Mobile post>

Example of opening post and reply using my BlackBerry OS 6.0.

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KSchroeder's picture

I noticed the same as Marianne on my Android 2.1 phone using the built-in browser, in fact the whole Mobile site (at least Forums) is very broken and basically unusable now.

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Thanks,
Kyle
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For Forum threads, please click "Mark as Solution" if answered.
For all content, please give a thumbs up if you agree with or support the post.

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Marianne's picture

I found 'Normal' Connect site extremely slow and unresponsive the entire weekend with 'Gateway Timeouts' at times.

As a result, I chose to comment using Connect Mobile this morning. After posting successfully, I received another 'New Comment' screen with no link back to main forum screen.

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Kevin's picture

Thanks for the notes about the mobile issues.

We'll look into those this morning.

Kevin

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Marianne's picture

All fine now - thanks Kevin!

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