Our first impressions is that it is a great improvement and that it will make it much easier for our new members to navigate to our private wiki sites.
I haven't even looked at it yet and I already like it:
leiger | My account (10)▼
I can quickly and easily see if there is anything that requires my attention, just by looking at the top of the page. Thanks!
It's a great improvement over the previous version. I especially like the live filtering in the 'sites' section, and (as leiger mentioned above) the notification of new messages on every wikidot page. I'm looking forward to the new additions too!
Very well presented.
I agree that the number in parentheses is attention-grabbing. My login shows a (3), for old invitations and applications to join wikis. Unlike messages, it's not clear how to mark these as "read", so the (3) goes away.
You have to delete the old applications/invitations to remove the number, there is no option to mark the as read and keep them as far as I can see.
Rob Elliott - Strathpeffer, Scotland - Wikidot first line support & community admin team.
RobElliott: You have to delete the old applications/invitations to remove the number, there is no option to mark the as read and keep them as far as I can see.
Yes, I noticed this as well - those 10 notifications I mentioned above are all site applications that have been accepted.
It is easy to see which applications have been accepted and which are still pending… so I'd prefer to keep this list visible rather than deleting them. So a system similar to Private Messages (PMs) would be great - I could just mark them all as read instead of deleting them.
Alternatively, if deleting accepted applications really is the way to go, then a mass-delete option would be useful. Check-boxes and a delete button as seen on the PM Inbox page.
Assuming that I'm not the only one that wants this, I might create a wish on the feedback site later.
But there ARE new features!!! Not only is there the number of notifications beside My Account (as Shane pointed out), you integrated a live search module in the “Sites” tab!
This is much easier to use.
It looks great, and it's easier to find stuff. Well done.
One thing that could be better, maybe it is, is that if we need to send someone to a particular page, say to get their API key, we still need to say "go here and then click on such-and-such link". It would be great if there were direct links to each page.
rurwin: It would be great if there were direct links to each page.
Gabrys: That's planned, just not yet done.
The two that I would most like to see:
(in order of preference)
Well done Wikidot team!
I have translated ( see the http://translate.wikidot.com/stats ) near all german strings in the account screens… and have detected the first spelling and keying mistakes…
If someone wants - the preferred language for all acount screens is now available in "german" too.
Looks good and is easy to use. Perfect.
And if (by any chance) there is any problem with the new interface, we are here to fix it.
There's a minor typo ("Sites" -tab, side bar) alphabeticaly, should be alphabetically. Found it from the translate site also.
(_|||_) \ - Janne
EDIT: Never mind. I had skipped the part of the post that said "we are planning more improvements soon, e.g. overview of activity related to your Wikidot account and simpler profile management."
It would be nice to keep track of news from watched sites/categories/pages within the account as well, perhaps in the Messages tab?
Also, sometimes I don't want to "watch" every post in a conversation I've participated in, but still want to go back and see the conversation later. To do this, I have to go to my own profile ("View my profile as other people see it") and click "recent posts and comments." If you could add the "recent posts and comments" list somewhere in "My account," that would be cool. Ditto "recent contributions."