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How can we improve your Workshop?

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Hi all,

 

Due to popular demand, we have added support for emoticons to Workshop. 

 

You can add an emoticon to a post by clicking the smiling face above the text editor. There's 30 to choose from - so there should be something to suit every mood!

 

Enjoy. 

 

Jason

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Mick0s
Established Contributor

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Here's a quick (though possibly not so easy) one.
When adding an @Jason tag to a post for alerting the user, is it possible to show a dynamic list for users whose name might not be straight forward (like that @Mick0s jerk putting a zero in his, the nerve!)
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Aren't you getting a pop-up list of options @Mick0s?

 

If you type the @ symbol, you should immediately be presented with names of people who have already participated in the discussion. Like this:

 

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If you're after someone else, you can start typing and after you have typed 3 letters you will be presented with options based on what you have typed so far. Like this: 

 

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As you keep typing the list should narrow down.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Jason 

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Mick0s
Established Contributor

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Ah, I see whats going on.

It doesn't show up on "quick reply" form.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

No, that's correct @Mick0s. Quick reply is text-only. You are not able to @ mention anyone, add images, emojis or video, or do any text formatting. You need to be using the full text editor. 

 

Jason

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BibbyKat
Experienced Contributor

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

How can we improve your Workshop?

Very simply ... COME ON OVER - you can tell me. hehehehehe
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Hi all,

 

Observant types might have noticed that we've unveiled a few changes to the site today. The changes are designed to help make it easier for new users to understand what Workshop is, how to get started, and provide everyone with easier access to other helpful discussions and inspiring photos. 

 

The changes are very much an interim step as the team works on a fully responsive version of the site, which we understand has been a long time coming. Many thanks for your patience - we are aiming to radically improve the mobile experience for users by the end of next month. 

 

As always, feel free to let me know if you ever have any feedback about how we can make Workshop more useful for you.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

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Adam_W
Super Contributor

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Hey @Jason loving the ongoing evolution of Workshop.
Makes much more sense to do things in a progessive & well thought out way than rushing in with a heap of changes that all crash-&-burn & upset everyone
One thing... don't know if this is Firefox-specific or not but I find that spellchecker doesn't work on Firefox for Mac.
Apart from that little niggle keep up the awesome work
Now if I can just find a way to tweak my 'settings' so I have more time to spend on Workshop

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How can we improve your Workshop?

Many thanks for the feedback @Adam_W.

 

We'll do some testing of the spellcheck feature for you. It works on Firefox running Windows 10 for me. But it is something that we have pondered ditching altogether in the past as most browsers now have built-in spellchecking abilities. I would be happy to hear from the community on this topic. Would you prefer to use your browser's spellcheck functionality or do you prefer our custom solution here on Workshop?

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

 

 

 

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