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  1. Make the Topics experience more consistent

    Too many different way to browse topics (front page, topics page, topic and sub-topic pages) with different displays. Make the experience more consistent and predictable.

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      0 comments  ·  Functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • That the site allow us to put captions on the images we upload.

      Sometimes a caption is wanted, either to add credit for the image or to add a little parenthetical point. Or both.

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        1 comment  ·  Functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Completed as part of new site / relaunch of July 2015.
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        Captions can be added inline for body-area inline images using a line breaks and free text input. Image titles and alt tags can be added for any Featured Image or inline image. Alt tags are recommended on any image that you upload to aid the use of screen readers.

      • Can the text box for inputting tags be longer?

        The text field for inputting tags is fairly short - long tags (like center names, university names, conference names) get cut off, and it's hard to see what you are selecting.

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        • Add "teaser break" button to wysiwyg editor

          We need the "teaser break" button in the wysiwyg editor. It's not there at the moment, which makes it hard to control breaks.

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            0 comments  ·  Functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Completed as part of new site / relaunch of July 2015. Teasers are now automated by the site or via a summary field in certain content types.
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            This button is currently enabled only for administrators. I think we can make it available for regular users as well.

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            • Points page

              The points page for individual users is confusing. Will there be descriptions of what they're for? Also, why are there negative points being added? Needs documentation and clearer interface.

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                  • Saving drafts

                    It'd be nice to be able to save a draft post before publishing it.

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                    • Modify a principle in the Duke 21C Manifesto

                      One of the principles of the Duke 21C Manifesto is stated as follows:
                      ◾The purpose of education is to enrich lives and to help people achieve their individual and collective goals.
                      Though I do agree with this principle, I think it overlooks the posibility that a person may not have their goals, individual or collective, defined clearly, or not at all. Education, should help an individual come in contact with varying aspects of human culture, be exposed to different ways of thinking, and other knowledge/understandings/tools that will help/facilitate him/her to explore the possibilities and find the goals h/she will strive…

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                      • Make the immediate details of the site readily available to users

                        Took me a few minutes to figure out exactly what the purpose of the site was.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We’re always working to better explain HASTAC, which is an inherently complex organization. The web site seeks to balance the needs of our members with the interests of new visitors.

                          We’re open to any suggestions about how to do this more effectively. We are currently considering a splash page to greet new visitors, for example.

                        • slashdot.com style threading for conversations, with icons with topics - would make accessing all the great coversations much easier

                          slashdot.com style threading for conversations, with icons with topics and full-site searchable - would make accessing all the great coversations much easier.

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                            1 comment  ·  Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • improve Opportunities filtering/ sorting

                            could you please add an option to sort by post date so that we could view the most recent posts, and not the ones we've already read?

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                            • Make content well wider

                              Move the meta data to above the body and put embedded content into a floating DIV (allowing text to wrap) so that the body of the post can use that width.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This feature, or as close as we can currently come to it, has been added with the deployment of our new Drupal 7 site.

                                  We now offer two options for deletion:
                                  one option for the blocking (disabling) and retaining of the account, its username, content, and identifying information and another option for anonymizing the account name and details while retaining its user-generated content.

                                  For security and privacy reasons both options still require the intervention of a HASTAC site administrator.

                                • Make preview reflect that actual column width of live posts.

                                  Currently, blog preview displays something COMPLETELY different from what appears when the post goes live. This is because the preview function assumes that the post will use the entire content width, but in reality posts only get a small portion of the content column.

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                                  • An advanced search page that filters all content by all possible criteria

                                    Would like a way to do complex searches that span a variety of criteria. For example: all groups or users with a specific topic, or all wiki pages edited since a certain date.

                                    The advanced search would expose nearly all the filter available and let users do it their way.

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                                    • Allow attchment of documents & external links to posts

                                      Right now the site has a content type called "Documents and links" for posting files and URLs, but it might be easier for users if this ability was just added to other content types (ie: blog posts, events, opportunities, news, etc.)

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                                        1 comment  ·  Functionality  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This feature has been added with the deployment of our new site. Files of almost any kind can be attached using the Documents & Attachments widget in most content types.

                                      • What happened to our tag cloud? I'

                                        Hi Ruby, I think we used to have a tag cloud. I'm in a conversation now with Kirstyn Leuner , a HASTAC Scholar, about this feature. We used to have one. Did we discontinue with the new site? I know some of us loved them (moi) and others hated them (Mandy). Like me, Kirstyn finds them very useful for searching a site and I find them a great "at a glance" of knowing which topics are most important to a topic. Can we put it back up again on the next version of the site? We need a map and…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Usability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Upon investigation I found that although tag clouds were showing on individual posts, they were missing from some relevant places such as topic archives. I have restored them there and several other places. Please let me know if you find any other pages missing the tag cloud block.

                                          Thanks for catching this!

                                        • Mobile redirect and page content

                                          I tried following this link on my phone, and the result had the right page title but only showed the tapocs/tags menu (twice) and no content beyond the author's name.

                                          Link followed: http://hastac.org/blogs/nancyholliman/2011/08/25/failinglearning-failingfailing-whats-difference#comment-18154

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