ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 168

30th October 2008. In this Issue: New Forum Moderation System, Registration, Logon, and Places Search, Best Place Update, and Two New Treks - Climes Track and Bay of Fires.
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Edition 168: 30th October 2008

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

This week we've introduced subtle improvements to the registration, logon and edit profile functions. Here's a quick overview;

Registration Status

Visual displays are now given in the left margin to show your registration and newsletter subscription status. Edit functions are included.

Logon Help Tips

Registration and login pages now contain help tips. Simply move your mouse or cursor over the question-mark icon to reveal a bubble with the help information.  

New Forum Rules & Moderation

Users of the Forum should note that Forum Rules have been re-documented and now available for reading in Forum Terms of Use, and is now part of the Site Terms of Use.

Our Moderation Team is also expanding with the addition of some (Member) volunteers, however our Moderation Policy only requires that moderators step in when a rule has been breached so hopefully with this new clear documented list of rules, this will be minimal.

We have also moved to a mode of "Operational Transparency", meaning that rather than posts simply disappearing, everyone will see moderation notices in place of the infringing text. The moderation notice contains the reason with a help tip showing the details of the rule so this will help everyone get to understand the expected code of conduct. Please give your attention to curbing chit chat, personal attacks and foul language especially. We hope everyone will support the growth of our wonderful Forum community and keep it friendly, professional (yet entertaining), and most of all useful and informative.

Place Search Improvement

When entering a Basic Search for a Place by name you'll notice a dropdown box that automatically suggests matches in our system - you may get a match before you've finished typing out the whole word so use it as a fast lookup.

Best Place Update

The Winner of the Best Place Update was Tim HJ61 (WA) who updated the Place reference 'Mount Malcolm'. Click to view. Don't forget to make an effort to search for a Place that you know you can update with a description and photo. To keep you motivated to contribute, we've got ExplorOz Long Sleeve Polo Shirts to give away for the best Place contribution between now and next newsletter. Go to Places
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Traverse the Climes Track to get up close & personal with Tassies wild west coast
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