"What's New" for informing the User Community
alchemist 20844 277
When you folks make significant changes to the system, particularly as regards new functionality, it would be nice if you had a page somewhere detailing these changes so the User would not have to discover them by chance. For example, you all have recently modified the "Gear" icon functionality in the lesson and I discovered this only by accident. What does "Quick LingQ on" mean?? I wonder what else I am missing??

Please consider maintaining a "What's New" offering with a brief description of the change and the date it was applied. It could be a link at the top of the LingQ screen adjacent to the Academy and Forum links.

Thanks for listening. I hope to see this sooner rather than later. :-)
August 2014
  • jolanda 37985 23820 13845
    Super idea!
    August 2014
  • Moderator
    alex 1705 656 31848
    Hi! We do actually announce major updates like this on the "LingQ Updates and Known Issues" forum found here: http://www.lingq.com/forum/3/

    One of our reasons for updating the forum was to allow us to better announce these types of updates, as we notice there wasn't as much activity on the blog for these types of updates. You'll also see a link in our upcoming newsletter announcing the new features :)
    August 2014
    • alchemist us United States 20844 277
      I am disappointed that I was unable to communicate the need clearly. The information you provide does not represent what I was trying to suggest. Having the "What's New" link at the top of the screen makes it "easy" for a User of LingQ to find clever innovative updates. This link would not include any information other than a description of the new innovation and the date implemented. The reason for the date in this link would be to allow the user to tell where he or she finished reviewing the information. Desirably it would "light up" when new information was added. I would wish that you all would reconsider this notion. At the very least, provide a link to the Newsletters and a search capability of those Newsletters so one can find the innovation.
      August 2014
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        alex ca Canada 1705 656 31848
        I see what you mean; more like a release or version log. We'll see if this is something we might be able to do!
        August 2014
        • alchemist us United States 20844 277
          Thanks for reconsidering this option. I have attached a word file for all to see that suggests how this might look and function. I am sure LingQ may come up with a better solution. This for illustrative purposes. The document must be downloaded to open it in MS Word. It is the orange blank doc. Please excuse the typos and grammar--there are a couple of errors there. One last thought, the dates should be newest to oldest instead of oldest to newest as I show in this doc. I hope others will feel free to look at an suggest a better solution.
          http://www.screencast.com/t/MHqvZPZ3d
          August 2014
          • Moderator
            alex ca Canada 1705 656 31848
            Thanks! For starters what we might do is just include a link to the blog with the "Updates" tag selected. This should be the quickest way to implement this. Then we'll look at possibly building a custom page for this with a nice and neat interface :)
            August 2014
            • alchemist us United States 20844 277
              Sounds good to me, thanks again.
              August 2014