Discussion:Do you like the new Discussion Forums?

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Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

17 November 2005
This discussion forum system was just added to TaxAlmanac yesterday, and we intend to improve it over time. We're very interested in your feedback. Do you like the discussion system so far? Was it easy or difficult to use? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Simply reply to this discussion and let us know what you think.

Thank you!

Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator

Rlw (talk|edits) said:

18 November 2005
Needs a "Show Preview" button as in the rest of the Wiki.

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

18 November 2005
Good idea, RLW! I'll add that to our list of feature requests and see what we can do.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks!

Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator, Tdoyle 14:35, 18 November 2005 (CST)

Mactax (talk|edits) said:

18 November 2005
I like the the way that all the replies to a discussion follow each other. I just checked Quickfinders and it is a pain to follow a thread, especially if someone replies to a reply.

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

18 November 2005
Mactax: That's great feedback, thank you. We decided to go for the simple approach and not allow for the more complex threading approach (where users can reply to any post in the thread). That type of discussion can be difficult and confusing to follow sometimes. If you can think of anything else, please let me know - we want to make it even better.

Thanks!

Tim

Jec56@rcn.com (talk|edits) said:

21 November 2005
need a way to search if question has been asked before and the answers received.

Taxlady1038 (talk|edits) said:

21 November 2005
There are pluses and minuses to both systems, but I suspect this format will work fine in this context. It can be really hard to follow in the "chatterbox cafe" when Prairie Home Companion is on live and a lot of people contribute at once.

DianeOffutt (talk|edits) said:

22 November 2005
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.

Rlw (talk|edits) said:

14 December 2005
Checking the "watch this discussion" box when replying doesn't add the page to your watchlist.

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

14 December 2005
I'm checking the box and replying to test this...

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

14 December 2005
Rlw: Great catch! Thank you - I'll report this to the developer first thing tomorrow. Thank you!

Rlw (talk|edits) said:

15 December 2005
Each forum page has a Watch this topic link at the upper right of the page which is broken. Its URL is
http://www.taxalmanac.org{{localurl/

RLMCPA (talk|edits) said:

20 December 2005
yes, I noticed the "watch this discussion" box was not working for me either. I just figured since I was a new user, I was missing something. Thanks Rlw for proving once again, I'm not losing my mind.

RLMCPA 03:57, 20 December 2005 (CST)

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

10 January 2006
The watch feature in the discussion forums should now be working properly. Please let me know if you find any further problems with it.

Thank you!

Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator

Lois (talk|edits) said:

10 January 2006
I love the fact we can ask answers with other professionals. I'm a sole practicioner and sometimes I start to second guess myself. I'll learn a lot just reading the treads of conversations.

Thanks for fixing the 'watch' feature - I am new also and thought I hadn't set the preferences correctly.

Bogie (talk|edits) said:

11 January 2006
It is great. What a comfort to know there are others 'out there' who have the same questions I have. Makes me feel like I do belong in the CPA world after all.

Brensan (talk|edits) said:

23 February 2006
This is the greatest! I am a sole practitioner out in the country with no real network of CPA's to bounce things back & forth - Until now! Now that I've discovered this site (through Lacerte), I read it 2-3 times daily. Thank you - I really value your opinions!

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