New Upgraded Forums, Blogs And Galleries
Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:42 PM
It has been a while since the last changes to the Explore Crete forums, blogs and galleries. However things evolve and an upgrade seemed necessary, so here are the new, upgraded Crete forums, blogs and photo albums! All of them remain 100% free for our members to use.
You will notice that there are new features available and things have become easier, more functional and more convenient. For example:
1. You do not need to register, as you can sign in with your facebook account. Click on the facebook icon inside the "sign in" box. This is a new feature and I would like to hear if it works well for all of you.
2. You can share interesting forum topics, blog posts and album pictures with your friends on facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, delicious, etc... Just look for the Share Icons at the bottom of each topic and blog post, or for the relevant menu (Share Image) on the right side of each album photo.
3. Enjoy great slideshows with photos from our members albums. It is a great feature of the upgraded gallery, but the link to start the slideshow is located in the menu at the lower part of each album and it is not easy to notice right away.
4. Better spam protection, which hopefully will make easier the work of the volunteers who moderate this forum and keep it spammer-free. This is a good chance for me to say a big Thanks to TIm, Dinny, Yvonne and anyone else who helps me with the moderation of the Explore Crete forums, blogs and galleries.
A few more words about the spam protection of the new forums: The posts of all new members will be moderated from now on, which means that their posts will not become public until one of the moderators approves them. If we get convinced that the new member is not a spammer, then his / her membership status will be upgraded and no more moderation will be required. There are also limitations for the creation of blogs and photo albums by new members, because it is a feature frequently abused by spammers.
Enjoy the upgraded Explore Crete forums and let me know if you encounter any problems.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:23 PM
I am glad your first impressions are positive. I hope more positive comments will follow.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:10 AM
Like you I'm sure all regulars appreciate the efforts of the Moderators in keeping spam at bay and i'm sure the new system for new members will sift out the spammers
Thanks to all who make visiting EXPLORE CRETE a pleasure
Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:53 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:17 PM
Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:43 PM
It's not the number of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:29 PM
Bravo, Yannis. It will be nice to connect with friends again.
I will be in Crete most of September and October.