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  1. Duplicate Programs etc.

    There are often duplicate entrys for one program version. this makes it hard to find out information. Maybe Deployments Tips should have a standardized name like <manufacturer> <program name> <version> <architecture>.

    Also merging should be possible. So users can merge duplicated entrys or inform staff to merge this entrys.

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

      Definitely. We have some clean up to do and are working to see if we can provide a simple way to crowd source so helpful members of the community like yourself might be able to participate. Please know that we are working to clean things up as an ongoing task right now. For a bit more on this and how it is intended to work, please see my blog post on the matter at http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/tagging-stuff-on-itninja

    • Show top contributions from user

      On the public user profile pages, I'd like to see top contributions highlighted (sorted by votes). Users should be proud of their contributions to ITNinja and be encouraged to share their profile page to show off their ninja skills.

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        planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

        Like all suggestions here, if you’d like to see this, please vote it up to see it done sooner!

      • I'd like to see highly rated content worth more

        After a certain number of people rate something, I'd like bonus points based on the rating assigned. For example, 10 people have rated my blog article and it is rated as a 4-star post, therefore I get a couple of bonus points for having posted something valuable.

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          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to format selected text as code in the comment field.

          I think it looks cleaner to be able to format text as code on the comments as well. I currently enter a new answer to keep it legible.

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            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

            We will do this, but on the back end, it is a non-trivial change and that is the reason for the delay. Right now comments are plain text so to implement this we’ll need to implement a change to all comments, converting them to HTML.

          • Add tags to someone else's question

            I have noticed some questions that don't have any tags applied to them. This will make it less likely that these questions will appear when future users search for specific content. It might be nice if others could add tags to a question or blog post to help with this categorization.

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              planned  ·  Brian LinkBrian Link responded

              We love this suggestion and are planning on implementing it. Can’t guarantee when just yet, but it’s in the works.

            • Edit Answers

              Unable to edit our answers, but we can edit our comments. May lead to excessive double posts to correct type-o's in Answers.

              Also noticed Answers do not support formatting when using Chrome.
              Example: http://itninja.com/question/unattend-error-about-oobesystem

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                planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                We will definitely be adding the ability to edit answers soon. That is very high on our list of things that didn’t make the release date ;)

              • Remove feedback buttons from site

                Remove this feedback option as it really slows down the useability of your website! The initial page loads but you are unable to click on anything whil it is still loading the feedback tab at the side...

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                  We will be removing the UserVoice widget from the site and replacing it with a standard link in the site footer.

                • Legend shown next to tags indicating meaning of colors (or at least tool tip bubbles)

                  Colors are nice, indication of what they mean would be helpful.
                  Filtering of types/colors would be nice.
                  When user selects a tag, text entered to that point should be replaced by that tag.
                  Typing more text should always reduce list of tags, sometimes it seems to grow (and rather than or).
                  Shorter tags should sort ahead of longer ones.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                    Thanks Michal. We’re thinking about that too. While tagging, yellow is a topic, green is a company, blue is a software without version number, orange is software with a major version number (Microsoft Office 2010) and pink is software with a minor/revision number (KACE Agent 5.1.1234)

                  • Add contributor of the day/week/month to keep the top contributor's list fresh.

                    What you will find is that often the same people will stay at the top of lists like this because they joined early on and your competition will go stale. Leave them there, but have a second list of top contributors in the day/week/month to get your secondary contributors going.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      planned  ·  Brian LinkBrian Link responded

                      Thank you for the suggestion, we do really like the idea of finding more enticing ways to provide top user contributions. By time period as you suggest is one way we could do this. We also like the idea of using topics as verticals so that there are subject-matter experts recognized for their contributions and knowledge.

                    • How to remove items from the activity feed

                      Question: How do I remove stuff from my Activity page that I don't care about any more. One general problem with this new site is that I can't find anything I want in the mass of too many search results or too long lists.

                      And please be specific in your answer. For example, don't say, "it's in your profile". Say, "after logging in, choose Activity, then the Interests tab, then scroll down and down until you see the heading "Questions, Blogs, and Links Followed". I think I'm doing twice as much scrolling on your site to find anything, as I…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                        We will add a “clear activity” feature, but such does not exist at the moment. You can stop following things and they will stop resulting in updates to your feed, but right now you can’t remove items from the feed.

                        We are working on a major update to the profile area that will make it easier to manage what you are following.

                        A good suggestion, thanks!

                      • show xx results setting not saving

                        If I set the option on a page to show, say, 75 results, whenever I then go into a post and return, the setting is reverted to the default 25. Is there a way to make this persistent?

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                        • Delete option

                          There should be a delete option on comment/posts which I post. If I have added something by mistake, i should be able to delete it.

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                            planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                            Yes, a key function that is indeed missing right now. As an admin I can hide content, and we will be exposing this capability to users soon. Thanks!

                          • Improve Marked As Answered Feature

                            Only the user who has asked a question should be able to mark the post as solution. There should be some more points for someone who is marking the post as solution as he has done some extra effort and should be rewarded.

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                              planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                              Agreed, we will be limiting this capability to the author and to users of a certain rank in the near future. Rating answers is worth points, as is helping draft an answer summary, but I’m not sure marking a question as answered will be worth points. If you’d like to push that aspect of your request, please post it as an individual item— otherwise, plans are as stated. Thanks!

                            • Deployment Tip has a bad filter

                              I entered a deployment tip and it stripped out all the necessary syntax leaving the post inaccurate and less than helpful. Can this be fixed?

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                                planned  ·  Brian LinkBrian Link responded

                                Thanks, we’re in the process of allowing the same html rich text editing of deployment tips that question answers and blog posts currently have.

                              • When I give feedback, etc

                                I would like all my submissions that I make when loggged in to be accessible through my profile. Today i submitted a system request through "contact" and it just went into the "ether".

                                Any "feedback", "contact" requests, "answers" , "share" , etc to please be accessible through my profile

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                                  planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                                  For now, you may look to your activity feed but the intention is to make the content counts on the profile page link to search results that will limit the items returned to the relevant data.

                                • Improve the tagging mechanism

                                  I start typing until I find a tag. I click on the tag and it is added, but then to start a new tag I have to delete my partial typing from the earlier tag.

                                  I would expect that this partially typed tag would be removed automatically.

                                  So then I complete my tagging, and I would like to hit the submit buttom, but if I hover over the tags field, it drops down covering the submit button. I am unable to submit until I click on the tags box, and press backspace.

                                  As long as I avoid hovering over the…

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                                    planned  ·  Michal SimekMichal Simek responded

                                    Yes, both removing entered text upon tag selection and a way to more easily dismiss the tag results are both in our priority backlog. Thank you for brining more visibility to these issues which definitely require attention soon.

                                  • Search results screen contrast

                                    The Google site search results could benefit from more contrast between the text color and the background colors. With the dark grey text, it almost looks as if the text is disabled or hiding under a lightbox. I guess the best way to describe it would be that it looked dead.

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