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GoY Update: Help around the site

peter

By peter

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Hi folks,

Well it seems that the addition of comment counts and new notifications was popular :o)

Just to keep you up to date, you might start seeing some extra help links about the site. If you’re already familiar with GoY you probably won’t need them, but we’re adding hints and tips where we sometimes see confusion.

If there’s an area of the site where you think help would be useful, please let us know.

Rather than taking you to a new screen, these tips are shown over the top of a GoY page to avoid getting disoriented.

Two of the first ones we’ve added are an explanation of why you can edit recent comments, and an explanation of how to say ‘thanks’ for an answer. If you want to see an example, look just under the answers to a question.

These are two queries we get quite often so we hope they’ll make GoY easier for new comers to the site.

Happy Gardening.

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Useful additions.
Thanks Peter. :o)

27 May, 2010

 

thanks peter I'll lookout for them

27 May, 2010

 

Hi Peter =- As newcomers to the site I am sure we will find any help at all very useful Thanks a lot. Glad & Frank

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks Peter! :)

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks Peter...

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks from me too, for all you're doing to improve what is already a brilliant site.

27 May, 2010

 

Thank you Peter for enlightening me on these new helpful additions, very much appreciated.

27 May, 2010

 

Thankyou Peter..

27 May, 2010

 

Thank you muchly...:o)

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks alot....

27 May, 2010

 

Thank you Peter,it all helps us newbies,specially me,btw it is a GREAT site...

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks for that, Jb

27 May, 2010

 

New to GOY myself, I can see the value of adding hints and tips as I have been rather confused at times! That said, it's been a pleasure perservering with all these wonderfull members around.

27 May, 2010

 

Great idea, Peter, especially the thanks explanation. I take it that it's because of all the "questions" lately that were really thanks for undecipherable help from unknown people? Anyway, I'll probably learn something, too!

27 May, 2010

 

Cheers Peter ... every little helps as they say! :o)

27 May, 2010

 

Much appreciated Peter......: ~)))

27 May, 2010

 

THanks Peter..i'm sure that will be very helpful :o)

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks Peter
I like the Comment Counts.
Linda

27 May, 2010

 

Thanks for this Peter-good ideas

27 May, 2010

 

Great ideas. Thanks!

28 May, 2010

 

Hi Guys i think its a great idea 4 new comers theyl find it much easier with these tips:)

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks folks :o)

28 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Peter ...

28 May, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Thank you Peter

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks, Peter, They should help newcomers feel at home more quickly! :-)

28 May, 2010

 

Thank you

28 May, 2010

 

Thanks

28 May, 2010

 

Can I suggest a help category for adding pictures (if there isn't already one).
I see a lot of newbies and guests saying they haven't added pictures because they don't know how :O)

29 May, 2010

 

will take a luk thanks pete

29 May, 2010

 

Thanks....Linda.

30 May, 2010

 

thanks peter

30 May, 2010

kev
Kev
 

thanks peter

30 May, 2010

 

Thank you Peter,
As a Portuguese native talker, I'll use all help availble.

30 May, 2010

 

Is there any way to attach a photo to a REPLY to a question? There's a button to the right of the question/answer page for uploading a photo but when you do this, the picture doesn't seem to appear. I'm confused.

31 May, 2010

 

Great tips Peter. Would there be a way of letting us know who is on line by maybe having a little symbol by their name for instance so we would know that we could send a message to them then.

31 May, 2010

 

Thanks Peter as a new member I'm sure it will help me a lot to find where I'm going.

1 Jun, 2010

 

Hi,

Blooming_lovely - Thanks for the suggestion.

BertieFox - There isn't a way to add photos to a reply I'm afraid, the "Add photos" link at the top left is always there and is to add photos to your photo page.

Richardpeej - We don't have plans to indicate whether someone is currently online or not.

Thanks for all the feedback :o)

1 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Peter :-)

1 Jun, 2010

 

Oh dear! The new info shows how long I've been logged on for!!! OOPs!

1 Jun, 2010

 

Wish I had spotted this before! I think May must have been a bit of a 'no no' month or something. I managed to lose 3 months' emails from Outlook Express during it. All gone from 18/ 03 - 01/ 06 at the touch of a button. Howzat?
Anyway, I've started a new folder for 'tips on GoY' and it is growing fast. Thanks.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks for the update Peter.

1 Aug, 2010

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