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Celebrate the latest push!

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Since the launch of the EpicSki.com on the Huddler platform, the Huddler team has been extremely responsive, and they've worked tirelessly to answer our pleas for features we missed from the previous site/platform.

Trust me, I've been one of the people in the back ground asking for some of my old toys.


I have enjoyed many of the things that Huddler offers that were not available on the old site, things that I would truly miss not that I've gotten used to them.  Thanks for that!



This most recent push for features which brings many of our old toys back to the community is truly huge!


I'd like to seize the opportunity to publicly thank the Huddler team for listening, and  responding!

More than that, I'd like to take the time to celebrate the accomplishments in the past months.  EpicSki has come a long way, Baby!!! 

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Here are some details about the new features from the latest push (in addition to more moderation tools, which are important but not apparent):


May 5 Updates

Updated Image Handling and New User Galleries

Since the launch of the Huddler platform, we've had on site image hosting.  However, with the May 5th update, image handling is very much new and improved.


  1. Each user has a gallery of images on their Profile page.  On each user's page, you'll see thumbnails of 10 images that user has uploaded and you'll have access to all their images.

  2. Within the forums, clicking an image will open it up within a lightbox, keeping you on the same page.

  3. You can now add descriptions to your images.  Now you have the option to add an image description when you are uploading photos directly to
  4. You have access to updated Image Info pages.  On the Image Info pages, you have access to information about when the photo was uploaded, who uploaded it, how big it is, etc.  Now you can view the full-size image, report the image, and generate a thumbnail of any size.  If you uploaded the photo, you can edit the description here or even delete the image completely.
  5. Tag images directly.  From the Image Info page, any user can tag the photo so that it will automatically display on any Product Page or tag page.


Talk About Wiki And Product Edits In The New Talk Forums

As Wikis are collaboratively edited articles, many users at any time will contribute to one piece. With the Wiki Talk forums, you can now discuss rationale behind editing a Wiki, what contents belongs there, what doesn't, how it should be structured, or any other editorial decisions about the Wiki.  To access these forums, simply click the "Discuss" button at the top of each Wiki article.


There are also now similar forums dedicated to the updates and editing of information on Product pages.  These forums are best used to talk about why you edited a product's description, information that would be great in the Product Wiki, etc.  To access these forums, click the "History" button above the Product description - here you'll find the "Discuss" button to access the Talk forums.


The Wiki and Product Talk forums work just like the main forums, except each one pertains to a specific Wiki or a specific Product.  Keep in mind, these forums are designed to talk about the editorial contents, not the Wiki subject or Product itself.


See Where You Have Posted In The Forums At A Glance

We've made some slight modifications to the formatting within forums. Now you'll see a slightly thicker grey bar to the left of each forum post you have posted in.  When you are within a particular forum (or on the New Posts page), you'll quickly be able to notice which threads you've actively participated in and which have new content. 



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One more BIG change for EpicSki is that there is now Facebook Connect integration.  Facebook (FB) Connect is FB's new way to help FB users share with their friends the stuff you do on other sites, like EpicSki, Netflix, etc. 


Existing EpicSki users (like Trekchick or nolo, for example) can link their EpicSki accounts to their Facebook accounts so that now they can publish any of their forum posts or reviews to their FB walls/activity feeds.  It's also a very easy way to invite your Facebook friends to join EpicSki. 


For a full tutorial on how to link your account, head over to the Facebook Connect Tutorial

Edited by TeddyG - 5/12/2009 at 10:24 pm GMT
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I just noticed that the Rich Media Toolbar (emoticons, photos, and videos) has been added back to the PM editor

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