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Wish the feed was not topic specific
Hi Katie: The former forum the feed was not topic specific but all posts regardless of topic appeared under one thread. Now we have to actually go into the specific topic to read it and it takes a LOT of time to do that. Is it possible to revert back to the way it was previously, i.e. all posts appear in one thread regardless of topic?
MellanieSAF, April 28, 2018 12:18pm EST
As you can see from Katie's post below, "At Your Home" was the most commonly used forum. Would ya'll want it moved to the top of the list to become our default forum (and to be where you go when you click on "Go to Primary Condition Forum" on Your Dashboard)?
I know it is hard to get around to all the forums now, so perhaps choosing one as a default for most posts will get us by until the Daily Digest gives us all posts/comments in a logical order to make them easy to access. (That project is in the works.)
Thumper2, April 28, 2018 8:23am EST
I'd like to throw in my support for having "all" posts under one thread. I recall that in our StopAfib days, there indeed were other options on the main page (if I went there, but I usually didn't). I ignored them, since I found them confusing and not what I needed. Occasionally someone (Mellanie, others?) would move a post from another area into the AFib thread, saying that their question really belonged with us. That was helpful.
When I sign in here, I go to the sign-in page, then I get to "choose" where to go after that. I select "Introduce Yourself," although that always seems silly, since I've been on the AFib topic for some years. I don't know how I got to this particular topic (I was just doing a little random opening and closing of emails). But I wish it had showed up with everything else, or I could have missed it altogether.
And I'll put in my vote for getting rid of the "Read More" option -- please give us the whole thing where we find it.
CindyH9423, April 27, 2018 5:58pm EST
I have also wondered why all the topics. I only post in Introduce Yourself also. That’s not the way its done in other Afib forums. See afibbers forum. Very easy to use and you can stay logged in if you want.
AHAASAKatie, April 27, 2018 11:19am EST
Ok. Let us noddle this a bit. It might be a while before this is addressed again, but thank you for sharing. :) Katie
Jeanamo815, April 27, 2018 11:00am EST
I agree with Linda and Spencer, Katie. I think everyone would be happier with the website and find it more useful if ALL the topics were presented in ONE thread without having them separated into different groups. This will still allow everyone to read whatever seems interesting or pertinent to them. I hope this idea will be considered and "fixed". Right now all the posts seem to be in either INTRODUCE YOURSELF or TECHNICAL ISSUES. Please consider combining all the separate topics into one thread to make the navigation much quicker and easier...and we can still access all the posts we want to read or respond to.
Thanks and best wishes,
(My A-fib Experience Community Leader)
mdlagas, April 27, 2018 9:31am EST
In the previous format, the entire message would appear without having to go in and actually open it. Now nearly every message is cut off after a couple of lines. I can see cutting off the ones that got 15 or more lines but the only way to actually read all of the shorter messages is to open each one of them individually which takes too much time so for the most part isn't going to be done. Can't you lengthen how much of each message appears so that the majority of them will all be displayed without having to open each one individually? There should be a way to determine the nominal length that would do this and then for the few that would be too long, we could open those if we desire.
lmaj, April 27, 2018 9:17am EST
Yes you are correct, there were different conversational forums BUT all the posts, regardless of which converseational forum you chose to write under, appeared in one common thread. So when I logged into the forum, I could see ALL the conversations in one place. I didn't have to go a specifc conversation topic to see posts under that particular topic (although we certainly could) it was just way easier to see all the posts in one thread and then click on the ones that we identified with.
Hope this makes sense.
AHAASAKatie, April 27, 2018 9:02am EST
Good morning and happy Friday! Thank you for this thoughtful feedback. The interesting piece of this is that the original community did have individual conversation forums. I am attaching a screenshot of one of the forum access points for a reference.
So to drill down on what you are both talking about- would it be easier to have one forum, with many conversations that are not relevant to what you want to talk about such as nutrition, survivorship, medications, travel.....or have it broken down by topic and then you use the drop-down menu to navigate?
Truly, thank you for this conversation. We are dedicated to giving thoughtful consideration to all comments about the site, the migration and moving forward.
Spencer, April 27, 2018 8:51am EST
Another solution is for the owners of the website, to hide all of them except one and then rename that single silo to make it clear that all info goes there. I never used the different silos before as this amount of differentiation is not needed.
lmaj, April 27, 2018 8:49am EST
Thanks Spencer for your reply---I wasn't sure if I was making myself clear enough for others to get what I was talking about--sometimes it is all so confusing. But yes---your suggestion is a great idea if "they" can't fix it to all of us just cboose one "silo" to post under and call it a day. In OUR subject, we can identify what it is we are talking about.
Hope you are doing better! I think about you often.