Author Topic: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform  (Read 2483 times)

DZM

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A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« on: June 26, 2015, 12:47:38 am »
Hey Zooniverse folks,

Just a heads-up that sometime very soon, almost certainly tonight, the Zooniverse home page is going to shift over to a new design that supports our new project platform. There may be some downtime associated with this.

Once it comes back up, you may notice a few differences; for instance, a username change may be required to access projects on the new platform if you have a space or symbol in your username. The new profile pages also may be missing some elements for a while (a week or more, even), but don’t worry: your stats and classification counts have been preserved, and they are migrating and coming back!

Please note that all current Zooniverse projects and Talks will be unaffected and should continue to operate just as they have. This will not affect this project you are currently on!

The first version of the new Talk system is also attached to the new home page, and feedback will be very important in how we move forward with it.  There is also now a central Zooniverse Talk where we hope that people from all projects will be able to mingle and discuss common topics… like, for instance, all of these changes and updates!

Finally, there should be a post from Chris Lintott on the Zooniverse Blog soon explaining these changes in more detail.

Any questions or feedback once it launches, please chime in on the Zooniverse Talk. See you there!

Onwards and upwards,

DZM

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Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 05:48:37 am »
The new home page looks good but I can't find the link to the new Talk system - how do I get to this to test it out?

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Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 01:42:45 am »
Click "Talk" on the top bar of the new home page! Does that work for you? :-)

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Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 06:36:38 am »
I can now get into the new Talk system! Had a problem signing in to the main page but have resolved that. Will play around with Talk and the new projects.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2015, 07:15:53 am by Geoff »