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Kevin | 24 May 2011 | 7 comments
  • Refactored the forum list pages to load faster.
  • Fixed caching issue with forums that caused them to periodically malfunction.
  • Added a "Recently Updated" filter on list pages.
  • Modified the code that displays the "posted on" label to read "updated on" when an item has been updated.
  • Added the ability to force a flush of targeted pages cached by Akamai.
  • Fixed an issue with Omniture title tags that were being translated.
  • Migrated Verisign blogs from their former home at to: /connect/symantec-blogs/authentication-business /connect/symantec-blogs/authentication-user
  • Implemented an admin tool that allows us to move misplaced groups from one classification/location to another.
  • Moved Brightmail Confidential group to "Products" section.
  • Moved Las Vegas...
Kevin | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments
  • Added the ability to subscribe to Community and Symantec Blog email notifications. (User profile > notifications tab > tags subtab).
  • Removed the requirement for tagging blog posts with products.
  • Added the ability (for editors) to place targeted promotions on Symantec Blog pages.
  • Fixed an issue with group membership admin emails leading to an access denied page.
  • Added the ability for users to upload .rar and .7z file types.
  • Fixed an issue with date and time display where the timezone was displayed as an "e".
  • Removed the sidebar promos from the calendar at
  • /connect/calendar because they didn't fit.
  • Cleaned up the create forms by collapsing the poll attachment fieldset.
  • Fixed an issue where the registration system for group meetings (and other events) was allowing more people to register than the pre-determined limit.
  • Fixed an issue where URLs with a comment anchor (#comment-123456)...
Kevin | 10 May 2011 | 3 comments

Through the years we've listened as Connect users have asked for the ability to personalize the Connect experience to fit their specific needs.

In response to those requests, we're experimenting with a Connect "Dashboard" where users will be able to manage blocks of content that are selected by them and targeted to their interests.

In iGoogle and fashion, Connect users could add widgets to their dashboard and arrange them through the use of a drag and drop interface.

We need some help with ideas for page widgets that would be useful to our users.

Here are a few that the Editors came up with:

  • My unanswered forum posts.
  • My answered forum posts.
  • A feed of Connect posts by my "friends".
  • A list of my favorite "bookmarked" pages on Connect.
  • All of my posts.
  • My private messages.
  • A river of news from my community of interest.
  • A river of...
Kevin | 26 Apr 2011 | 4 comments
  • Resolved an issue where Rewards status messages were displaying user point totals.
  • Removed right sidebar promos from all edit forms (to give the forms more room).
  • Made all fields required on group membership request forms.
  • Consolidated PartnerNet group navigation into a single "PartnerNet Group" link.
  • Changed user badges from graphics to text so they could be translated.
  • Enabled revision tracking for Known Issue content type.
  • Fixed broken email formatting in "Email this page" functionality.
  • Resolved an issue where featured articles on the home page were not updating when new feature articles were added to the community subpages.
  • Updated the URLs that are distributed using the "Share" widget. URLs that are shared are now http instead of https.
  • Fixed an issue where attachments, like speaker notes, were displaying twice on Video nodes.
  • Resolved an issue where...
Kevin | 12 Apr 2011 | 16 comments
  • Added new tallies, # of Articles and # of Solutions to Trusted Advisor tab of the leaderboard widget.
  • To tighten security on our data entry forms, added a Brightcove ID field to the Video content type to avoid pasting code in the create form.
  • Resolved an issue with the Thread count on Community-level forum lists.
  • Resolved an issue with the reporting of "Me Too" votes on Known Issues.
  • Resolved an issue with Rewards messages not appearing when rewards points were earned.
  • Added Omniture tracking capability to the site search and search results pages.
  • Added Omniture tracking capability to the Connect RSS feeds.
Kevin | 29 Mar 2011 | 18 comments
  • Updated all nodes tagged with Wise Application Packaging and Wise Installation Development changing them to Wise Packaging.
  • Fixed an issue where group admins were not being redirected to the group member page after they clicked on a link in a membership request email.
  • Fixed broken "Add Members" link on group landing page.
  • Fixed text notification emails to handle encoded ampersand sign gracefully.
  • Fixed an issue with the status selector on the Known Issues content type.
  • Updated the Chaos tool suite to 6.x-1.8 (2010-Oct-29) - maintenance release.
  • Updated the Diff module to 6.x-2.1 (2010-Aug-12) - maintenance release.
  • Updated the Forward module to 6.x-1.19 (2010-Sep-17) - maintenance release.
  • Updated the Internationalization module to 6.x-1.9 (2011-Mar-14) - maintenance release.
  • Updated the jQuery UI module to 6.x-1.4 (2010-Sep-08) - maintenance release.
  • Updated the User Points module to 6....
Kevin | 21 Feb 2011 | 0 comments
  • Improved the look and feel of the user profile pages.
  • Added the ability for users to fiter content on their own profile page by the "Published/Unpublished" state. This will give users the ability to manage their unpublished content from this feed rather than the soon-to-be retired "Workspace".
  • Fixed a caching issue that was preventing the "Listings per page" feature from working properly.
  • Fixed a caching issue that was keeping user stats from updating on the user profile pages.
  • Improved the "Move discussion" functionality so it checks to see if the comment creator was subscribed to the original thread. If they were subscribed, they are automatically subscribed to the new thread that is created when their comment is moved.
  • Improved server performance by changing the way we save and store error messages (out with the database, in with the flat files).
  • Fixed a caching issue that was...
Kevin | 14 Feb 2011 | 0 comments
  • Profiled code used to log users into Connect and improved performance. Average log in time went from ~30 seconds to less than 5 seconds.
  • Profiled and improved code behind user profile edits and additions. User > Edit > Save used to take ~30 seconds and now takes less than 5 seconds.
  • Launched new "Managed Security Services Blog" at
  • Fixed an issue with PHP warnings being included in some notification emails.
  • Fixed an issue with Omniture tracking code (om.content_title meta tag) missing from pages.
Kevin | 07 Feb 2011 | 5 comments
  • Improved load time on Group pages from ~22 seconds to ~1 second.
  • Fixed an issue that was making private posts public when editors modified the posts and did not explicitly uncheck the "public" checkbox.
  • Reformatted the activity feed on Group pages to match activity feeds on the rest of Connect.
  • Fixed a formatting issue with event items on the Groups page activity feed.
  • Fixed the "wait" animation on the Groups page activity feed.
  • Fixed the group subscription form wizard (admins only) to allow additional fields.
  • Resolved an issue with the home page activity feed where deep links to comments in forum threads were not linked properly.
  • Changed Activity and Profile labels on the user profile page to make more sense. The "Activity" menu item now reads "Profile" and links to your user profile. The "Profile" menu item now reads "Edit" and links to the edit form where you edit your profile information.
  • Changed...
Kevin | 31 Jan 2011 | 3 comments
  • Added the ability to filter search results by their "Solved" or "Unsolved" status.
  • Added a feature that will give admins, editors and trusted advisors the ability to create a new discussion thread from an off-topic comment.
  • Added a "Block Reason" field to the user profile so editors can track why a user was blocked.
  • Created a report that compares a .csv list of email addresses against the Connect user list to check for overlap.
  • Fixed an issue where month names on blog pages were showing up in the wrong language.
  • Addressed an issue with "Automatic alias" checkbox not staying checked.
  • Fixed an issue where videos tagged to appear in the "screencast help" section of the site were not appearing.
  • Tweaked special character handling in node bodies so "MS Word" style quotes will render properly.
  • Eliminated locked forum threads from the "can you solve...