Rosemary O'Neill

Product Evangelist
Last Visit:
Joined:
Points: 41,406
Community Rank: #5

Activity Stream For Rosemary O'Neill

Quick Tip for SEO and Accessibility - Image Details and Alt Tag in Posts

You already know that you can insert images into your Hoop.la posts by clicking "Add Attachments." But do you know how to refine the SEO value for each image? This quick tip offers some additional options that may help optimize your post (and make it easier to read for accessibility purposes). You'll notice there's an Attachments box at the bottom of the post, which is where you can adjust the Title and Caption if you'd like to do so. The Title field will default to the filename, but it's...

Q&A with Briana Dodson, The Penny Hoarder

Today I've got a special treat---a conversation with Briana Dodson, Community Strategist for the Penny Hoarder Hoop.la community. It's always so great to hear insights from people who are "in the trenches," and Briana is growing something really special. Tell us about The Penny Hoarder and how it came to be. What’s your mission? The Penny Hoarder was founded on the idea of improving the lives of everyday people by helping them spend less time worrying about their finances and more time...

Recipe: Add Note to Member Profile when Banning/Unbanning

It's been a while since I shared a "fun with Recipes" tip. This one is useful if you have more than one admin or moderator, and want to keep share why you banned (or unbanned) a specific member. To set up this Recipe: 1. Go into your control panel and click Basics > Recipes. 2. Click "Build Custom Recipe." 3. Give it a name, like "Add Member Note When Banning." 4. For Trigger, choose "Member Banned." 5. For Action(s) to Take, choose "Add Member Note." You'll notice that you can insert an...

Use Standard Emojis in your Hoop.la

By default Hoop.la uses "Graemlins," which are Social Strata's original name for auto-converted emoticons. (Long story short, it's named after one of our members who suggested the feature back in 1999.) Now that emojis are a global phenomenon, you might want to incorporate some of the more standardized icons within your community. This tip will help you incorporate Emojis with (or instead of) your Graemlins. First, choose which Emojis you want to use. Emojipedia is a good resource . If...

10 Ideas for Sparking Peer-to-Peer Engagement in your Community

Happy Friday! I've been asked a few times about how to get community members talking to each other, so I thought I'd share some ideas here. If you've had success in your community, and want to share you own tips, please comment! Use mentions to tag in other members (like Quora's ask to answer feature). If you think a specific member has the expertise to answer a question well, tag them in. This will also help surface that feature for your other members. AMA in a forum. Invite interesting...

Embed a widget as a content block

Sometimes you want to bring widget content onto the Home page of your community, in the left column. This tip is the step-by-step on how to accomplish that! If you've done this in your community, please share your own hints for making it work here too. In this example, we're displaying forum topics, but you can do this same method with other widget content. Go to control panel, under “manage widgets.” Click the Embedded Widgets tab. Click “add embedded widget.” Select “UBB Forum” in the...

The Difference Between a Feed and a Conversation

Social networks can be depressing . Scrolling through a "feed" is a self-reinforcing loop, and you're being "fed" the pieces of content with which the algorithm has determined you will engage. You spend your time scrolling, occasionally flicking a reaction or typing a quick comment, feeling inferior because it's not your birthday, you didn't eat at Ruth's Chris last night, and your 2.5 beautiful children haven't won the gymnastics competition. Sometimes there will be a random, intrusive...

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

Hi Greg, There are a few different ways to integrate Twitter feeds into Hoop.la. If you just want to pull a general Toniic feed onto one...
Rosemary O'Neill

Online Community and GDPR - What Now?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard of GDPR by now (or at least been barraged by emails notifying you of privacy policy changes from everyone you’ve ever contacted). Here at Social Strata, our main goal is to give you the tools you can use to comply with new regulations, if they apply to your community. Back in the days of the US COPPA regulation, we provided a mechanism so that you could age-check and obtain parental consent, and with GDPR we’ve followed a similar...

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

This is an old blog post with some wording you can use on how/why Hoop.la uses cookies .
Rosemary O'Neill

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

Hi! You could consider using some CSS to make the alert bubble different color or size (although a red circle is pretty visible, perhaps...
Rosemary O'Neill

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

Hi Cissy, This is one of my favorite articles on engagement: https://cmxhub.com/article/the...ty-engagement-cycle/ (CMX Hub in general...
Rosemary O'Neill

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

Hi Emma, The searches you do in the top level Manage Content area only include top level content. You'd need to do the search inside the...
Rosemary O'Neill

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

One other thing to mention, you'll need to disable your Recipe that moderates all content. To do that, go into your control panel, click...
Rosemary O'Neill

Reply by Rosemary O'Neill

Hi, in order to allow guests (i.e., non-registered visitors) to post content, you'll need to go into the control panel. Click "Circles,"...
Rosemary O'Neill

Preparing for the GDPR (EU Privacy Regulations)

As you may (or may not) be aware, the EU last year passed a strong set of guidelines aimed at protecting individual data privacy rights. Those guidelines are called “GDPR,” or General Data Protection Regulation, and they apply to any entity who collects or processes identifiable data from EU citizens (in short, almost everyone). There are a few primary principles: Users must be notified specifically whenever data is being collected from them. Users have the right to delete or export the data...

Post

Similar Members

Loading...
×
×
×
×