Newsletter Archives

  • Be watchful for scams in the forums

    FROM THE FORUMS

    Talk Bubbles

    By Susan Bradley

    Last week, there was an incident in the forums that was unexpected and of some concern.

    Someone (let’s codename the person “Rogue”) signed up for a Plus membership, then used it to send direct messages (DMs) to several other members. The DM contained a solicitation.

    I took immediate action.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.47.0, 2022-11-21).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.

  • Resolved!

    FROM THE FORUMS

    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    We’ve added a much-requested enhancement to the forums.

    Our forums exist not only because technology is annoying at times, but also because it can be very difficult to find the solution to a particular problem.

    We’ve been lacking a feature to guide you in the right direction, and now we’ve added it — the ability to post a response in a forum to indicate that the answer to your question has been found.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.46.0, 2022-11-14).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.

  • An important change to our forums

    FROM THE FORUMS

    Talk Bubbles

    We always look for ways to improve and grow our forums.

    We have been burning a lot of extra time maintaining the forums due to some customizations made years ago. The problem is that every update to the forum software wipes out the customizations, which we then need to restore manually. Besides the extra time, such a process is prone to error.

    One of the customizations allows forum visitors to post anonymously using a makeshift username (“anonymous”) and email address (“anonymous@askwoody.com”). Beginning on June 8, 2022, this option will no longer be available.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.23.0, 2022-06-06).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.