fyi- APUG Homepage Update + a new forum for Industry News

Discussion in 'APUG System Announcements' started by Sean, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member Admin

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    Hi All,

    I have updated our homepage in an effort to add more live content as well as reach out to various social streams online. I believe Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are a great resource to spread the word about APUG & Traditional Photography. I have also created a new forum for Industry News:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum390/

    I could use some help in locating the latest in Traditional Photo news. As the forum fills with news I'll be "tweeting" it to the APUG homepage. With a bit of help the APUG Twitter page could be the Internet's best resource for the latest in traditional photo news. I will be emailed any time a new thread is posted in Industry News, and I'll update our news feeds right away.

    Also, if you have a twitter account then following "APUG_News" on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/APUG_News
    It is a good way to find out about site outages. If APUG is down, head to the Twitter page and I'll post status updates.

    Thanks!
    Sean
     
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    Also, as for avoiding duplicate content. What we can do is simply move Industry News content to appropriate forums and leave a permanent re-direct in the Industry News forum. So for example, Industry News could be a new film on the market. This can be made visible initially as Industry News, then we can move it from Industry News to the Film forum. The result will be a redirect link in the Industry News forum pointing to the topic now living in the film forum. So think of Industry News as a holding queue to make us aware of breaking news, then we can migrate the news items to their respective forums.
     
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    A few more homepage tweaks done such as a block now containing 15 recent posts and classifieds. If anyone has something they would like to see on the homepage let me know. Thanks
     
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    Top Stats at APUG homepage can not be re-enabled

    Hi Sean,

    About this homepage: In this block with the 15 recent posts and classifieds, there is a an option to disable or hide it (click on the topbar). If you do this, like I did, there is a message page that says something like:

    "To re-enable topstats choose "Enable Topstats" from "Quick Links" menu"

    Now, unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any "Quick Links" menu...

    There is one in the Gallery / Quick Links / Enable Top Statistics, but it does nothing for bringing back the top statistics block on APUGs homepage (in fact, this is another issue!, the option in the Gallery menu gives a blank page...)

    I suspect you have disabled another Quick Links menu in the Forum or Home menu section or something, that should take care of it.

    Maybe you could provide a link in the User Profile (My APUG / General Settings), or somewhere else, to re-enable it. Now, once it's gone, it's gone for ever...

    Marco