As many of you know, the Puako Community Forum underwent a major facelift some time ago. We replaced it’s original, outdated forum platform and moved it to a more modern blog platform offered by WordPress. The intent was not just a fresh look and feel, but perhaps more importantly, a more accessible user interface that would allow anyone from the community to enter their own posting with little or no help from puako.org support. Not that we mind helping, but the whole process was just not as fluid as we wanted it to be. Finally we had a modern blog that anyone could use on their own whenever they saw fit.
The only problem was you had to explicitly join the blog to be aware of a new posting. Sort of a Catch-22. That is a restriction of the WordPress design, but it’s not so good for those who never knew of the blog in the first place. And it’s also not so good for those who didn’t feel comfortable with navigating the steps required to join up on their own. So over the last couple of weeks we’ve been working on some changes.
We’ve developed our own cloud-based server application that allows the whole community to be notified of any new posting on the blog without having to explicitly join up beforehand. That’s how you received notice of this posting. To make your own, new posting, you’ll need to follow the forum instructions and establish an account, but to simply track the conversations you don’t have to do anything.
If you don’t want to receive these notifications, just drop us a note at email@example.com and we’ll remove you from the mail list.
Also, if you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.
2 thoughts on “Update to the Puako Community Forum”
Thank you for the update and your consideration of how to improve the process.
Will you please tell us clearly and step by step how to join the forum, not just for viewing, but for commenting ie. being part of the conversation.