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      Enhanced Reputation ("Like" and "Dislike") Functionality Here on CL   07/24/2017

      With the recent software upgrade, CL now has a slightly enhanced and more descriptive "reputation" functionality. The reputation is what CL members can click in the lower right corner of each posting (forums, blogs, calendar events, etc.) to indicate their "like' or "dislike" of that posting. This functionality, previously known as a member's "reputation", has been enhanced and is now known as a member's "reaction". Instead of having only two choices ("like" or "dislike", represented by a +1 or -1), there now are seven different "reactions" that a member can express, including the simple "Like" and "Dislike". As was the case previously with reputations, Administrators of this website cannot be given reputation/reaction, however Moderators can, just as all regular members can. Here in graphic form is the complete list of options in word and emoji form, along with the associated numeric value: The "Like" and the "Upvote" and the "Downvote" are essentially the same as the prior "like" and "dislike" reputation. Those are similar to what is available on some of the larger social media, such as Facebook. As in the past with reputation, the use of reactions is optional. Reputations (now "reactions") are not favored by everyone. Prior feedback indicates approximately 30% of CL's members prefer that "reputation" [and now "reactions"] be disabled. However, the majority of CL's members prefer having the ability to indicate their "like" or "dislike" of a posting. The new, enhanced functionality means simply that CL members have more granularity as to what they can indicate to the viewers. If anyone would like to see additional "reactions", please contact CL management, and include a short discussion of what you would like to see and perhaps an emoji to suggest that reaction. Two new reactions that have already been suggested are "I agree" and "I disagree", which might be expressed respectively with green check mark (or thumbs up) and red X-mark (or thumbs down) style emoji. The reactions functionality is currently configured to display who expressed that reaction. If there is sufficient feedback, we can hide the member's Display Name, and show only the cumulative reactions.           To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.  
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      • The other theme will be community service type subject matter, such as an audio recording of a presentation at the Tuesday Talks series that are hosted by the BCP, etc.

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      This forum is "premium" content on Chiriqui.Life. To listen to or view this content you must be a registered member of Chiriqui.Life. Guests (unregistered users) will not be able to view content in this forum. Since registration is free, guests should simply sign up for an account.

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      If you have a suggestion for a new podcast, please post your request in Problems, Feedback, and Suggestions.

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    2. Chiriqui.Life Stories

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      Chiriqui Life Stories are your stories -- the people of Chiriqui. The goal of these podcasts is to introduce you to the most interesting people of Chiriqui, whether they be locals, long time residents, newcomers, or people just passing through. Everyone has a story; what’s yours?

      Have a suggestion for us? A comment? Please provide your feedback. Members will be able to read, listen to, and reply to topics (podcasts) that are posted in this forum. Only Mike and CL staff will be able to start a new topic in this forum.

      This forum is "premium" content on Chiriqui.Life. To listen to or view this content you must be a registered member of Chiriqui.Life. Guests (unregistered users) will not be able to view content in this forum. Since registration is free, guests should simply sign up for an account.

      If you have a problem with a podcast in this forum, please reply directly within that topic and we will assist in resolving the issue.

      If you have a suggestion for a new podcast for this Chiriqui Life Stories series, please contact Mike via private message to @OldMikeNY or regular email to mikeseeemail@gmail.com.

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      This forum provides a centralized place for educational and informational resources.

      Members will be able to read, listen to, and reply to topics that are posted in this forum. Only CL staff will be able to start a new topic in this forum.

      If you have a suggestion for a new educational resource, please post your request in Problems, Feedback, and Suggestions.

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      New registrants are encouraged to read the "Welcome Aboard" post in this forum. Not only is there a welcome aboard message, but also some helpful hints about the various functions available in this website and how to use the functionality.

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