In the coming days we will be moving a few things around on the site, searching for ways to optimize the TuDiabetes experience for everyone. If you have any ideas or suggestions about ways to do this, please post them in here, so we can explore them.
Thank you so much!
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Anyone know of a diabetes site that allows you to do live chat with others? I know I read it somewhere in all of these replies that would be an excellent add to this great site.
There used to be a live chat option here, but it was very very slow and was removed. There are a few other sites that have chat, but I imagine it is expensive to install and maintain.
Many of us live-chat on Twitter -- you just have to know who to follow. There is a Diabetes Social Media Advocacy chat on Twitter each Wednesday night at 9PM Eastern (hashtag #dsma), and a corresponding Blog Talk Radio show (DSMA Live) on Thursday evenings at 9PM Eastern. The BTR show includes a chat window for registered members.
Somehow the TuAnalyze section on the main page now says something like: "Wolf CMS automatically disabled! Wolf CMS has been disabled as a security precaution. Reason: the configuration file was found to be writable. The broadest rights Wolf CMS allows for config.php are: -rwxr-xr-x".
I am very disappointed that the DHF ambassador pages have been suspended without warning. Here I have gathered and befriended with most users from Germany. In addition to that I have created a translation of German terms relevant to diabetes for new users from Germany. This information is not available in dictionaries. This is now all gone and if I will not get these pages back I will be hugely disappointed. I just need temporary access to the DHF Germany Embassy to save my work.
That's horrible! I'm sorry to hear about your lost data/ information Holger! If it is anything like Glucosurfer, I'm sure it was very useful and comprehensive. I hope someone can dig it out of whereever it's gone or, hopefully, hiding?
So far I think the account is just suspended so the data should still be available. It is not much but one page is important - sadly I will loose the contacts with the account. If the embassy program has not developed as expected then they can remove it. But at least I would have expected to be informed and warned about that. I also think that the expectations for the program were just too high. I mean what does it cost to support some ambassador accounts and what can it bring? I my view it has brought more than can be measured easily. There was an embassy for every state in the US and some countries and people could root on that. By the time we would have seen that ambassadors are planning a local Tu get-together an so forth. It still has the potential to develop momentum. This takes time and efforts and I think it is just too early to cut it now - especially by contrasting the little costs and the chances.
Now I have found the mail. It is dated from 1.12.2011 and was routed to a different mail-account than I have expected. At least I can not say that I was not informed.
I believe that we have an incorrect email for you. I had emailed you about the program and received no response. Can you please email me your correct email so that we can stay in better touch? firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make sure that you get all of the information you need from the account, and would like to continue to help you work with people in your area. We can open the account again for you to get any information that you need. Send me an email so we can discuss how best to proceed!
I am really sorry that we sent the information to the wrong address and you were not informed ahead of time! I hope it was not terribly inconvenient. And don't worry, I didn't delete any of the information!
That's awesome! I love happy endings!
Here as well Holger....got a 1 minute notice. Fortunately, I opted to stop my greeting of new members at the time of the notification, and popped over to the Canada Embassy....otherwise I would have lost a whole lot of pics and info.
There should have been a heads up long before the plug was pulled!
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are going to spend sometime thinking on ways we can incorporate as much as we can into the new redesign. Please bear with us, as we are constrained by the platform the communities run. There are some things we can’t easily do, like organizing the groups by categories (like the forum). However, we will try our best to think outside the box to see what we can come up with.
The two main goals are that we need better organization and less clutter on the home page. We will work on those to the best of our abilities, but keep in mind that the nature of TuDiabetes is pretty organic and it is not built for the kind of structure some of you would like to see. In some ways we have to embrace the Chaos ☺ However, there must be a way to make the information more accessible.
* One important feature where we plan to concentrate our efforts in on improving the Left Side Navigation (note pages by topic), we see it is possible we could archive some sense of structured content there. This is a long term project that will keep going after we finish implementing the new desigm. In the near future, we plan to revive the old Content Creating Committee, to help us recognize key information in the community and organize it by topics (type 1, type 2, etc). Join the new Content Committee to help us on this process.
* We will also work on simplifying the home page. We are evaluating options. We might take some features out, or move them around. Stay tuned!
I will proceed to close this discussion soon, if you have more feedback (something that is not currently expressed here) please write to me at email@example.com, subject: Ideas for TD redesign.
Thanks again for helping us build TuDiabetes everyday!