Sunday, January 29, 2006

Zanby gets better...

We released Zanby Alpha 1.3 and 1.4 over the weekend.

Here are the highlights:
  • It is a lot easier to register
  • Your profile and Account Settings now make it possible to keep your age, groups and gender, private.
  • Lists are much easier to manage and view.
  • Canadians can now register
  • Hosts can remove and approve members in the group workspace/members section
  • Hosts can now fully moderate the group discussion boards
  • Many of the "Join Group" and "Start Group" interfaces have been simplified
  • The event calendar is functional, including RSVP, event invitations, publication of events to your personal calendar and attendance details.
TIP for hosts: I recommend exploring the group privileges section. Hosts can give privileges to members of their groups. If you want people to be able to post messages on your group message board, or upload photos, documents, or lists, the you must give them permission first.

We have taken the approach that it would be better to not make assumptions about what hosts want to do with their groups - So at the moment, all privileges are defaulted to "off." If the host wants to distribute privileges to the wider group, they must do so. What are your thoughts on that? When you create a public group is your assumption that all who join it may post messages, upload documents and photos, etc., or do you prefer to control that yourselves?

Thanks again for your interest, energy and continuing patience while we finish our work...

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