If you’ve been reading the FamilyTreeCircles newsletter, you know that I’ve been working on some new features on FamilyTreeCircles.
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I’m happy to say that a number of them have gone live today.
Here’s an overview of what’s new.
New Journal and Comment Views
You’ll notice a new menu item called “Journals”. That brings you to a new series of pages that give different views of journals and comments:
- Newest: All of the new journals
- Unanswered: Any journal that does not have a comment
- Last Activity: All journals sorted by last activity (either a new journal or a comment added)
- QuickSearch: search in all journals, more on that below
- Latest Comments: View just the latest comments, not journals
This functionality replaces the old tried and true “Active Posts” page, which remains available if that is what you’re comfortable with.
Take a look through these menu items and see if these offer you any improvement in how to view the journals on Family Tree Circles
While you can use the search box in the upper right, the new Quick Search gives you a fast way to quickly sift through journals in the system to find keywords that you’re looking for. Looking for a surname? just start typing it in to the quick search box and you’ll immediately see any journals matching your search term.
Note: You can also search in just your own journals by accessing the quick search link from your own Journals page from your profile.
Journal “Thanks” and “Flag”
In order to reward people who are writing great journals, I’ve added a “Thank” button to the bottom of all journals.
If you like what someone wrote, just quickly click “Thank”. I’m quietly keeping track of these for now, but soon I’ll be exposing these numbers in the form of “popular journals” or people who get the most thanks. For now, just feel free to use it!
If you have any questions about these features, please drop a comment.