Ask SSC has had an upgrade. While nothing will look very different yet, a lot has changed behind the scenes. The site should be faster and more stable. If you find anything that’s not working, please respond to this thread or use the meta-askssc tag to report anything you come across.
The new platform gives us more freedom to grant powers according to karma levels, so some of you will find that you now have moderation powers you didn’t have before. Users with especially high karma should find that they can now approve and edit answers – powers that were previously limited to admins, but which we can now give to more people.
You can now post images and files in both questions and answers, so feel free to use screengrabs and code to help illustrate your points. Currently you can upload gif,png,jpg,jpeg,zip,tar.gz,pdf,txt, and XML files. If there are any others that are required, let me know in a reply to this post.
You can now post questions directly to Facebook and Twitter. When you select ‘settings’ from the top navigation, you should now find a tab for social media, which will allow you to connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts – any questions you post can be posted straight to your accounts on these services.
There may be some changes to badges, karma levels and response rates, as they are calculated slightly differently. If you see a very drastic change, please let us know. If you have any issues with the site update, please let us know on this post, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is hopefully just a start to the site improvements – once we’re certain that everything is running smoothly we’ll see what else we can do.
asked Jan 30, 2012 at 06:31 PM in Site discussion (meta-askssc)
Is the mail icon meaning that notifications are now going to hit that box instead of our email accounts?
On the line of notifications I noticed that area under profile settings has changed...what does "A question in my area of expertise is posted" this mean? Where is my area of expertise determined?
answered Feb 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
This is meant to be a comment but it appears that I have no way to add a comment to existing question and/or answer. Clicking on the add new comment simply refreshes the page and forces the scroll back to the top. Trying the same from compatibility view simply hides the add new comment link.
I also have the same problem as Pavel, that is I only see zeroes for the number of votes. Also, if I opt to upvote some answer then I can see the actual number of votes for a split second but then the number quickly changes back to zero. The karma points of the person whom I upvoted don't get changed.
Another problem is related to the badges, these appear to be seriously messed up.
And finally, the users view page has changed to sort the users by karma vertically rather than horizontally, that is the seconed user appears in the leftmost column of the second row, the third user appears in the leftmost column of the third row, and 15th user appears in the middle of the first row(?!) which does not make any sense.
answered Jan 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM
@DaveC It seems like my answers to some questions are not reflecting anymore. At the moment, I can remember only these two
answered Feb 01, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Does anyone else find it frustrating that when clicking on the Questions button the view is of the Newest questions rather than the Active ones? I'm pretty sure the old version was set to Active as the default ... Or am I dreaming?
answered Feb 01, 2012 at 11:25 AM