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  1. Listserv i.e. ability to submit forum posts by email

    Current behavior:
    Discussions and collaborations between members can currently only be handled online (within forum or blog pages)

    Desired behavior:
    Listserv functionality where members can mail-in comments and receive email summaries of all comments

    Notes:
    1) The biggest challenge is how to enable this without overloading our servers with email traffic. This can ramp up quickly.
    2) We are starting the work on forum email notifications, this handles this need at least partially.

    167 votes
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    • Uploading documents and photos in forum and blog posts

      Is it possible that you could correct the function of the forum and blog pages to not only allow someone to add a link, but also to add a document to the page?

      What downfall is there in providing this function?

      109 votes
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      • Managing email subscriptions to forum updates

        Current behavior:
        Members can subscribe to receive updates about forum posts by email - by going to the forum and clicking on a subscription link in that forum or topic
        However, there is no way for administrator to view their subscription status or change it.
        If administrator wants to subscribe them manually, the only way is to log in under member's profile (so he has to know the password) and subscribe to forums as if he is this member - very crude workaround.
        Admin can only remove subscriptions from member records.

        Desired behavior:
        - Allow administrator to subscribe member(s) to…

        108 votes
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        • Add moderation of new forum posts

          Current behavior:
          All posts and replies are published immediately (subject to the user having appropriate access rights on the particular forum)

          Desired behavior:
          Ability to moderate posts/comments

          Implementation ideas:

          - Administrator can specify whether forum should be moderated or not (maybe by each membership level?)
          - Administrator can assign moderators
          - All new posts/replies according to settings go into moderation list
          - Moderators receive notices (probably option: each message/daily digest)
          - Moderators have online list of messages to be moderated and can approve/reject/edit them
          - once approved, message is displayed.

          29 votes
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          • add a Q&A type forum for the user community

            WA used to have a forum on this page where users could ask questions & get feedback & suggestions from Admin and experienced users. I miss that. I used it often as a new WA users to get tip & advice on how best to setup & use WA. The Wishlist doesn't really address this as it is, as I understand it, a forum for new feature suggestions. What I am looking for is a forum where users can exchange ideas, etc on the current version of the program.

            25 votes
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            • See how many views a forum post has received

              I've had a number of our members ask if it is possible to see how many times a forum post has been viewed. All our forums are 'Member' only and this feature would be very useful to review and judge member engagement. I hope there are others who would find this a useful feature if it was deemed acceptable to be introduced.

              17 votes
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              • Easier tools to archive/manage old discussion forum threads

                Help! We're getting overrun with old discussion forum posts that never age off the forum, so admins have to go in and manually delete the oldest. This is inefficient (an hour each week for me). A better way would be to: a)have a 'best-before' option (i.e. 3 months) where anything older is automatically deleted, or b) offer an admin tool that lists all posts, allows sorting by multiple fields, and allows delete or archive of single or multiple posts.

                15 votes
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                • Customizable username for forums

                  Does anyone know how to change how members show up when they post a comment in the Forum?

                  Because we have members real names blocked, all members that post show up as "Anonymous Member" in posts.

                  When members apply for membership, they select a "Profile" Member name.

                  Is there a way for this discreet "Member / Profile" name to show up in posts instead of having to unblock their real names or only show "Anonymous".

                  Any help greatly appreciated.

                  14 votes
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                  • FORUM - include full posting text in email digest

                    Because the daily forum summary only includes topics and links, users are not willing to switch from Yahoo groups. We'd rather not maintain both systems, obviously. People want to read the post on their mobile device email instead of having to logon to see them.

                    We need to be able to specify if our daily digest will include just the topics and links, or contain the full text of the new postings. Would be nice if users could switch their individual setting from the site default if they don't want full text, for example.

                    Our forum activity isn't very high,…

                    13 votes
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                    • Default setting for forum email frequency

                      It would be useful to have a global setting for the default forum email frequency -- immediate or weekly. If this is not feasible I think that the default should be weekly. Many members object to
                      receiving too-frequent emails.

                      Gary

                      10 votes
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                      • have a list of users that are subscribed to a forum.

                        I would like a list of users that are subscribed to a forum. If not the list, maybe a count.

                        10 votes
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                        • Renaming buttons on the forum for replies and new threads

                          I have noticed that every time my forum users start a brand-new topic, they do so by adding it as a comment to a previous topic. I'm sure this is because the New Comment button is the only one they see as they are reading through the forum (unless they go back a page, which they don't know to do).

                          I would really like have a New Topic button on that page, too. I'd also like the "New Comment" button changed to Post Response which I think makes more sense to users.

                          Thanks! -Bradley

                          10 votes
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                          • Add a spell checker for members when posting to forums

                            I have been getting complaints from members saying there is no spell checker to use when they are using the message and discussion area. For months I have been telling them there was as I use it every day.

                            The problem is they were correct all the time. I have one in admin mode but when I changed to member view the spell checker was not there. This is a MAJOR problem for me. People need a spell checker to post messages. Please let me know how to fix this problem asap. The message and discussion area is the most…

                            8 votes
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                            • Order forum summary other than alphabetical

                              When using multiple forums, the forums are listed in the summary in alphabetical order. I would like my discussion forum users to see the forums in an order that I choose, not alphabetical. I would also like to leave the forum names as is, instead of re-naming with a prefix to get the correct order.

                              For example, I would like my users to see the "Rules" forum at the top of the forum summary and my "Everything Else" forum to appear at the bottom. Currently they appear within my forum summary where "R" and "E" fall in the alphabet.

                              Thanks!

                              7 votes
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                              • Customize forum notification emails

                                I'm going to have a hard time getting people to subscribe to our neighborhood association forum vs the "next door" forum that has been building over the last year here. I'm attaching visuals for reference.

                                The wild apricot email summary is visually uninviting and instead of asking people to engage by hitting "reply" it offers them a chance to "unsubscribe" first.

                                It doesn't include a picture so it's not as personal as it could be and I don't see an option for people to sign up to receive every message in a forum as opposed to a daily summary should…

                                7 votes
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                                • Allow deleting all topics older than a certain date

                                  We have some forums where there are 50 or more pages of topics - some of which go back 4 or 5 years. I know that topics can be deleted manually, but only one by one, and the way it works now, if you remove the oldest topic, it takes you back to the top of the forum.

                                  I would like to have a way of removing all topics older than a specific date. This would allow pruning of the forum backlogs in an orderly - and much more efficient - fashion.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Enable tagging or categorizing of forum posts

                                    For a forum such as a job board, it would be very useful if individual posts could be classified or "tagged" according to the type of posting - in this example, internships vs. full-time jobs. That would allow forum users to filter to only those posts that apply to them.

                                    Desired functionality:
                                    1. Add a column to forums to indicate a category for the post
                                    2. Allow admins to set default categories for each forum
                                    3. Allow forum users to add categories as needed
                                    4. Allow forum users to filter forum posts by category

                                    6 votes
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                                    • close a forum post to further comments

                                      I would like to see the ability to close a forum post to further comments without needing to delete it. The only options I presently see are edit, merge, move or delete.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Discussion forum management

                                        Enable better management of discussion boards by moving threads to different topics, etc.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Ability to see forum posts by each user/member

                                          I put this comment in a different thread (oops!) and the Chief Apricot Dmitry said "I totally agree with your point about the usefulness of seeing a particular person's posts and I would appreciate if you could create a thread on this" Thanks Dmitry! Here it is...

                                          It would be useful for us to see posts by each user - like in these WA forums when you click on the user's name and it brings you to a page with a tab that shows all of their posts.

                                          Situations when we would like to see a list of each user's…

                                          5 votes
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