[Bioc-devel] Please help us try out our new support site!

Marc Carlson mcarlson at fhcrc.org
Tue Aug 19 19:15:20 CEST 2014

Hi Stephanie,

There are two kinds of tag tracking on offer and they should be 
independent of each other.  So on the site when you log in, there is a 
tab called 'My Tags'.  That tab is supposed to list any posts that are 
tagged with your tags of interest and you can look at them whenever you 
log in.  In contrast, the 'Watched Tags" should actually email you 
whenever someone hits one of the tags you list in that field.  So you 
might want these two lists to have slightly different contents depending 
on how often you want to get emailed etc.

Also related to this, we have already retroactively tagged and imported 
the past 11+ years of older posts that mention bioconductor package 
names or biocViews terms.  So you should be able to put tags for your 
packages of interest into 'My Tags' and then see related older posts 
listed under your "My Tags" tab right away.


On 08/19/2014 09:51 AM, Stephanie M. Gogarten wrote:
> Are tags in "My Tags" automatically Watched?  Or should I enter those 
> tags in both fields?
> I really like the option to get email when my packages are mentioned.  
> I think it will mean that users get help faster, since those of us who 
> are not constantly watching the mailing list will see relevant 
> questions right away.
> Stephanie
> On 8/18/14 12:15 PM, Marc Carlson wrote:
>> Hello!
>> This is a message to announce the beta test for our new support site.
>> We hope to replace the regular Bioconductor mailing list with this
>> site soon and we have imported the past 11+ years of mailing list
>> discussion into this new site.  If you would like to help us test it
>> out you can do that by logging in here:
>> https://support.bioconductor.org
>> For those of you who have posted to the bioconductor mailing list
>> before, you will probably want to recover your well earned reputation
>> from previous posts and answers.  To do that you will need to scroll
>> to the bottom of the log in page and click the link that says 'Forgot
>> Password?'.  This should get you started with your mailing list email
>> address which will already be linked to your previous posts.
>> And if you have never posted, then you can start a new account from
>> that same page.
>> As you explore the beta, you may come across things that you would
>> like to see changed or that you feel are not working right. This site
>> is based on a fork of Biostars, and we ask that you please post such
>> questions to our github repository for this:
>> https://github.com/Bioconductor/support.bioconductor.org/issues
>> We aspire to switch over to this new site in early September, but we are
>> leaving the schedule flexible depending on how well the beta site
>> works.  Also: please note that posts made to the new site during the
>> beta will dissappear after the test period.  We want you to help us
>> test it, but this is not the live deployment phase quite yet.
>> I expect there will probably be some other questions about this big
>> transition. So please ask them as needed and we will try to answer
>> them the best we can.
>>    Marc
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