Updates to the Community Center

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Updates to the Community Center

Hello everyone,

 

We have been working on some updates to the Community Center so I am pleased to inform that it is now completed. Although the majority of this update is to the inner workings of the CC and therefore is not visible to us, you will still notice quite a few changes! I am looking forward on hearing your feedback:

 

  • Advanced search: we added some additional filters to search, so now you’ll be able to better find what you’re looking for. You will also have the ability to search your Direct Messages.
  • Notifications: we added notifications to the top navigation, so you can stay up to date with the latest community activity related to you.
  • Conversations: it is now easier to follow the conversation and see who has replied. We also included more options in the text editor, including bold, italic and underline to both topics and replies.
  • Direct Messages: if you’re writing a long message or something that takes some time to write it, you will receive a confirmation messaging asking if you would like to continue so you don’t lose your draft.
  • Featured content box: we moved the position and re-designed the Featured Content box on the CC Homepage (now in the middle of the page), so you can easily see important conversations in the feed.
  • Members online: to add more liveliness to the CC, we have added a live number, so you can see how many users are online on the CC. Additionally, if you see a green dot next to someone’s profile it means they’re online.
  • Host Voice and Clubs Improvements: we have made also a few enhancements to Host Voice and Homesharing Clubs, like the photo gallery, so you can easily post and browse photos.

 

My personal favourites are the notifications alert and the direct message timeout pop-up, what is yours? We are looking forward on hearing your feedback.

 

Thanks so much,

Lizzie

 


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Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello everyone,

 

Thanks so much for all your comments, I'm so pleased that many of you like the recent updates. Just to confirm for a few days now the link to view the Airbnb Profile (from your their community profile) is back up and running. 🙂 

 

Also, Lawrene you mentioned about the date showing. I am glad it is working again for you, we are also making sure it is all showing on mobile and tablet too. 

 

Lastly, the team are finishing some last tweaks, so hopefully everything will we working as intended. 

 

Thanks again for all your comments and as you use it more, please do continue to share them, it is all really useful as the Community Center develops further. 

 

Happy holidays to you all.

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Steve143
Level 10
Limerick, Ireland

Hello,

 

It's great to see that the problem with viewing a host's profile seems to be fixed. I was able to click on a profile photo in the CC and then on the "View aribnb profile" button to sethe profile and then click on the listing to view it.

 

Steve.

Clare0
Level 10
Templeton, CA

@Lizzie I tried to look up a host's listing.  Nothing.  The link for the user profile doesn't seem to work even though I am logged in.  😞

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Clare0yes, that imperfection was allready discovered, see at start of this thread ;>)

Clare0
Level 10
Templeton, CA

@Emiel1. Just mark me down as too lazy to read all the posts.  But thank you, glad you noticed it too and for letting me know.  Really a bummer when you want to help someone!

Elianne0
Level 2
Helsinki, FI

Hi Lizzie, thank you for the additional filters! One is still missing:

Sauna for searches made to Finland. I suggest you add a

filter called SPECIAL LOCAL AMENITIES,

That would work for heitur pottur -baths in Iceland as well and what not in other countries worldwide!

Best, Elianne

Kimberly54
Level 10
San Diego, CA

Hello @Lizzie, this looks great.  I especially love the changes to Conversations and Direct Messages! 

 

"Join the Conversation" is doing some funny things as of the changes--it takes a couple of tries to get to THIS screen... the first one is small, narrow, and highlighted in green (?).  Getting in and out of it a couple of times seems to fix it, so it should just be a tiny little bug...

 

Have a LOVELY BIRTHDAY this weekend!

 

Best ever,

 

Kim
Lawrene0
Level 10
Florence, Canada

Before I could clear the cache, @Lizzie, @Emiel1, the dates/times suddenly appeared. If things were going to magically appear, I should have asked for something better. A pet fee! 

Now I shall await the bolds and underlines that are coming. Looks like it is just taking the updates a bit of time to trudge all the way to Canada. 

Emiel1
Level 10
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

@Lawrene0Your screenshot is clear about the issue ! But... I see all posting including the date and time (via desktop, browser: Firefox). I even looked up same posting as the one in your screenhost, and it has date and time on it. Maybe the problem occurs only on mobile devices ? Best regards, Emiel

 

Screenshot:

cc1.jpg

 

 

Lawrene0
Level 10
Florence, Canada

That's good to know, @Emiel1. I am in Chrome on a laptop. I will clear my cache. There are other very strange things happening as well, with both the CC and my listing. Before I disparage the developers, I will make sure I am blameless 🙂 

Edwin57
Level 10
New York, United States

Thank you 

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello @Lawrene0 and @David126,

 

Thanks for asking about this. I completely agree with you Lawrene about the dates, it is very difficult to navigate posts without this. Just to gather a little more information, what exactly are you missing, is it just a more specific time/date for recent posts or all posts in general? Perhaps you could share a screenshot if possible and I can update the team as I have already reported this back.

 

To answer your question David, we are hoping everything sorted by the end of the week, so fingers crossed. 🙂 I'm hoping at some point we will get a spell checker, we now have bold, italics and underline! 

 

It would be great to hear more about your thought in general thought.

 

Thanks to you both.

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Lawrene0
Level 10
Florence, Canada

Here is a screenshot, @Lizzie. I picked a post at random. Dates still show up in the main list ("Created 06-16-2015 | Latest activity 2 hours ago", for instance) but when I open a thread, all dates are gone, so there is no way to tell which post was from two hours ago and which were from two years ago. Where the poster is located has also disappeared, but that is sometimes misleading even when it is there, so I don't miss it. 

 

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David126
Level 10
Como, CO

Every other forum I belong to has spell checking enabled, I forget that this one does not which results in a lot of editing.

 

Is there a time line to fix the new bugs?

David
Mark26
Level 10
Melbourne Beach, FL

With the new format there is no editing aloud.

 

Scott95
Level 2
Wormerveer, Netherlands

 Very funny!

 

 
 
Lawrene0
Level 10
Florence, Canada

Will you ask the developers to put the dates back on the posts within the threads, @Lizzie? Once you open a thread, there is no way to tell whether a new post is the last one or whether it is a reply to something further up. Answers written two years ago are not always relevant, given the constant changes, and it is important to know whether they are old or new. The innocent "highjacking" of a thread by a new user desperate for an answer is lost in an undated mess.

 

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello @Valerie192 and @Emiel1

 

Thanks for your feedback here. I'm glad you like the look of it Emiel. 

 

Our team is still tweaking a few things with the update as it was quite a big one and I have reported back the things you have mentioned as they are really important. I will keep you updated on this. 🙂

 

Thanks again,

Lizzie

 

 


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello @Emiel1 and @Valerie192,

 

Happy New Year.

 

Thanks again for highlighting the lack of location displaying on a post. I just wanted to highlight that you should now see this is back displaying on every post here in the CC and I have checked and it is also showing on tablet and mobile too. 🙂

 

I hope this is music to your ears and it makes things easier for you when navigating the CC. 

 

Thanks for your help.

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Valerie192
Level 10
Inglewood, CA

Hi Lizzie - I also noticed I no longer see what city/Country members are from. This is also very helpful to reference in conversation in terms of culture, experience, etc. For example I will definitely pay more attention to members I see posting from Los Angeles, etc. Can you please advise?

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