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Additions and improvements for Paid Feature [Nov. 12th, 2009|02:11 pm]
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We've made some additions and improvements to Notes!

The Notes feature has been added to two action-taking pages:
  • You can now add a Note directly on the Add a friend page - handy if you'd like to mark down where you met them or another name you know them by!
  • On the Ban and unban users page (under Account -> Privacy) you can now add a Note, including to a group of users all banned at the same time (so that next year you won't need to ask yourself "hey, why did I ban these guys?")

Other changes:
  • When you're viewing your existing Notes they're grayed out; click in a field to activate it to change the text (this page can be found from the header by using Profile -> Manage Notes)
  • Changes to editing:
    • When you're going to create a new Note but one already exists, you'll get a warning that you're editing an existing Note
    • You can now delete a note from the "Edit note" pop-up in the hover menu
    • You can now delete notes for multiple selected users on the Manage notes page
    • When you change Notes on "Ban|unban users" page, they can be edited and saved with "Save Changes" button
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[User Picture]From: fwuffydragon
2009-11-12 10:14 pm (UTC)
Nice concise and informative post. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: redseeker
2009-11-12 10:16 pm (UTC)
People actually use these note things? :/
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[User Picture]From: marta
2009-11-12 10:24 pm (UTC)
I didn't for a long time, but then I realized that I could add a note on a user who wasn't on my friends list (I know who all of the people on my friendslist are, so I didn't feel the need to make any notes).

For instance, I can see someone who had a great post somewhere and mark down "person who wrote about the dog and the sweet potatoes" - then, when I see them post in another community or make a comment, I know where I've seen them before.
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[User Picture]From: koneko
2009-11-12 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yay?
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[User Picture]From: glowing_dragon
2009-11-12 10:48 pm (UTC)
Sweet.
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[User Picture]From: balloonpup
2009-11-12 10:52 pm (UTC)
You mean I don't have to use the console to ban users anymore? Awesome! I wonder how long it's been like that...
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[User Picture]From: mancunian
2009-11-12 10:58 pm (UTC)
Just move your mouse cursor onto someone's userpic. There will be a small pop-up window with several options, one of which is `Ban user'.
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[User Picture]From: morinen
2009-11-12 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks but I don't see Notes field for users banned in communities (even paid ones)! I think in a comm it would be more useful than in personal journals. We have a few maintainters, and if one of them bans a user, the others may want to know why when they see the list.
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[User Picture]From: dimfuture
2009-11-13 03:40 am (UTC)
Cool story.
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[User Picture]From: darkcryst
2009-11-12 11:27 pm (UTC)
Neat. Now I now a LOT more about notes - never saw the point of them before.

It's a little bit of niche feature, but could be very useful.
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[User Picture]From: trepkos
2009-11-13 12:11 am (UTC)
I have never had to ban anyone, or make secret notes on them.
I would much rather have a hit counter you could put on any page.
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[User Picture]From: mlady_rebecca
2009-11-13 12:29 am (UTC)
Love the additions to notes. It's one of my favorite new features we've gotten recently.
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[User Picture]From: torakiyoshi
2009-11-13 12:51 am (UTC)
Tiger is pleased.

-=TK
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[User Picture]From: girlgeek
2009-11-13 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had no idea Notes existed/what they were, but now I think I shall be making use of them.
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[User Picture]From: eyeslikefirefly
2009-11-13 03:32 am (UTC)
Yay~ I was just thinking it would be handy to have the notes feature on the ban page.
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[User Picture]From: girlfight
2009-11-13 04:01 am (UTC)
♥ notes.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2009-11-13 06:55 am (UTC)
I'm a Permanent Member and a manager of the davis_square community, but I don't see a way to put Notes next to our banned users.

Edited at 2009-11-13 06:56 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ladynadiad
2009-11-13 10:17 am (UTC)
I ran into this issue myself. The community has to be paid to get notes, not the maintainer of it. Really sucks because I wanted to make use of it myself on a community I maintained.
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