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New Lounge Site July 27th!

On Monday, July 27, 2020, we are launching an all new Springshare Lounge on a new forum platform with better software, a friendlier layout, better searches, and a whole lot more. We hope that this will provide a much better experience for you.

Please see the homepage more information and answers to some questions we know you’ll have around dates, the new platform, etc.

- The Springshare Team

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The New Springshare Lounge Coming July 27, 2020!

We started the Springshare Lounge in 2008 as a way to give you - our users - a place to show off your creations, talk about how you're using your Springy Apps, and both give and get help and ideas from your fellow users.

It's time to have these important conversations on a forum that is as great as you are!

On Monday, July 27, 2020, we are launching an all new Springshare Lounge on a new forum platform with better software, a friendlier layout, better searches, and a whole lot more. We hope that this will provide a much better experience for you.

Please read on for more information and answers to some questions we know you’ll have around dates, the new platform, etc.

We're very excited to move to this new platform and see where we can take this amazing community. We hope you are, too!

- The Springshare Team



Important dates:

  • The current Lounge shuts down on Friday, July 24, 2020.
  • The new Lounge opens its doors on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Why are we changing platforms?

The current platform is lacking many key features that are standard in most discussion forum platforms and has a... dated feel. We want to provide you with functionality that supports you in making these important conversations with each other easier to start, participate in, and find.

After all, couldn't we all use some improvements in 2020?

Will the content here transfer over to the new platform?

We learned that our current platform provider does not provide any exporting options, so we cannot bring any of the content here over to the new platform. We're looking at this as an opportunity - a new adventure in a great new place! - and hope you will, too.

As with any move, there are some things that must be done. Perhaps you go through your possessions and donate the things you no longer want. In this case, it's as if we've decided to donate all our possessions in favor of a backpacking trip and starting fresh somewhere new.

You know that currency of information is essential. We update our apps almost every month, too. Many of the discussions that are on this forum are outdated and end up being confusing to someone who might browse through and find references to an 8-year-old blog post or a feature that's been changed since that conversation occurred.

Starting fresh on the new platform also puts us in the unique position to reimagine how the community is structured and how it might work better, so we’re taking full advantage of this opportunity!

What if I want to keep answers/information from a discussion on this platform?

If you'd like to retain any of the conversations you've had on this platform, please copy and paste the content into a document and save it for yourself locally.

You can do this through Friday, July 24, 2020. After that, the content will no longer be available / retrievable.

Why should I be excited about this new platform?

Our new forum platform allows you to add different kinds of posts focused on your Springy Apps / experiences:

  • Create a new Discussion about... how you integrated a Springy tool into your community (or looking for feedback on how others have done it), great examples, your awesome presentation / article / book related to Springy apps, how you customized your users' Springy App experience, or anything else you think is relevant to the Springy community.
  • Create a Poll asking the community's opinion.
  • Ask a Question about how to make something happen, how to do that customization you saw (or that you're dreaming of), etc. Marking an answer as "accepted" not only awards points to the person who provided the answer, but also highlights that answer just below your initial post - allowing others to see that answer as soon as they look at the thread.

Add to that built-in features like tagging, post voting and reactions, and high caliber searching to easily find the most relevant posts - how could you not be excited?

How do I get into the new Lounge on July 27th?

On July 27th, the springsharelounge.com domain will redirect to the new site. At that point, you can use the “Create One” link on the new platform to get started!

We’re also investigating other ways we can make this an easier process for our customers, so please keep an eye out here (or on the new platform, as the case may be) for more information.

Should I keep posting things here?

We encourage you to continue to have conversations on this platform for the next few weeks. We ask, though, that you do keep an eye on responses and copy / paste any content you might want to reference later into a document saved on your computer.

If you need more input on that topic, we encourage you to pose the question again (or a modified version, based on the responses you originally got) on the new Lounge to keep the conversation going!

 
 
 

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