Forum Redesign - 8/12/21

Why all this talk about Artificial Insemination?? :slight_smile:

Thanks!
I love all these new categories! Makes it so much easier to follow the ones we most care about and filter out some of the “noise” that isn’t our preference a little easier. It will definitely make it easier to find stuff.

I still wish we could “follow” specific accounts though. I’d like to tell the forum to send me an alert/email/notice any time you or certain other employees make comments (and some other forum members that often have great insights, etc), but I don’t know if Discourse allows that or not. It would be at the top of my forum wishlist if it was possible though.

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It’s a really handy practice that makes breeding livestock much easier and more convenient! Cows can be pretty dangerous when it’s that time. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Last I heard, there’s a custom tool that can follow profiles like that. We discussed it but I’m currently not into the idea because of the likelihood of people using it to easily harass folks (which already happens here on occasion).

And I am so excited to hear that you like the new categories! :smiley:

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Oh yeah, that does happen sometimes. A few months ago, some guy said he was going to do it to all my posts, so I just reported the threat and either blocked or muted the account for a while, so I have no idea if the guy followed through or not as it never affected me since I executed the option to simply not engage or make the situation worse, and instead just ignore everything from that account, & trust the the mods handle whatever they deemed appropriate, I just moved on with my day and never noticed if anything happened after that. :slight_smile:

I can definitely understand the hesitation from that standpoint…though, I would like to point out that not implementing it doesn’t prevent a person from simply clicking on a profile name and looking at all of their activity and harassing them through the profile anyway.

So, not adding the option doesn’t actually prevent anything to someone intent on harassment, but it does take away a really cool tool for the responsible people who could otherwise get notifications anytime you or other employees post something. And harassers get dealt with by the mods, community flags, and mute/blocking like I did in the example I gave above where it never affected me because I leveraged the mute/block tools like others could too. Just something to consider… :slight_smile:

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I’ll mull this over, I promise. Since we’re flipping stuff around, this is a good time for the conversation!

Making it harder for people to harass does actually limit the likelihood (many people are generally lazy and a threat is easier than follow-through). If we do try it, we can remove it again if it becomes a problem. I’ll bring it up with the Mods since I was the emergency brake on this idea.

I appreciate you taking the time to discuss this with me!

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I am looking forward to the Changes. I think this is definately a step in the correct direction. Clearing out the Ask-the-community by categories and including product tags inside the categories will make it easier to see what something is about.

Any method to eliminate the noise from the actual questions or issues would be great.

Looking forward to the changes.

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I don’t see the “Captured on Wyze” section

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I was about to say the same thing… you get an oops page not found. Some of my best creative content is on there :rofl: WYZE CAR First Jump with a Jump Scare (btw, that was not intended, didn’t account for the volume and headphones) .
I also need to check in on @Antonius ’s Raccoons, Possums, and roving cats… and make sure his Jameson is well stocked :beers:

Love the redesign also, was pondering this very thing the other day how it would be much easier to navigate and assist other members if the forum was broke down by product type

@carverofchoice I really like the follow idea, primarily for those of us who frequent the Beta forum and interact with the WYZE team.

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I agree with @carverofchoice as well, the follow idea is something which would be a great benefit to the forum and individuals who interact with Wyze as @R.Good stated.

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The forum redesign is horrible. Something as clear and straightforward as “Captured on Wyze” has disappeared, now where do I post videos I’ve recorded on my V3?
My latest post has been moved to “Lifestyle” what ever that is. When I tried to change the location of the post to “Camera” it won’t let me because I need to type in a tag but nothing I type is accepted.

Be calm and have some patience it will get sorted out

I for one will be glad to have a “Cameras Only” section, I only own their cameras and I am not interested in any other Wyze product they sell. And I only can assist others on camera questions so having all the other Wyze clutter out of the camera section will be great.

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100% agree. Even though I’ve a bunch of the other stuff I waste little time on it.
I came for the cams, stayed for the cams and and the community support, plus @WyzeGwendolyn .

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Am I missing something, or is there no way to get back to the main forum page ( https://forums.wyze.com ) without editing the current url, manually typing it in, or if you have a direct link saved for it?

That was it.
Thanks.

I am logging in on a Linux box, and don’t have a little house on your post. Any other suggestions?

That got it, thank you…

I just click the Hamburger menu and ‘latest’, but of course that’s for people who want everything. I actually have a bookmark for that in my favorites menu.

But you can get specific categories from the Hamburger menu, not just the Home page (note that ‘Home’ is not the home page on the Hamburger menu, it is a group for home products, like vacuums and thermostats.)

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To get back to the main forum page just click on the word Forum at the top left , not on the dropdown list

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