Directed Questions Removed From Question Lists
When a question is directed at a specific person (featured or not) the question will no longer appear on the “questions” list on the home page or on the subsequent pages. It will also not appear on the category question lists.
The question will appear on the person’s profile page and the person will be notified of the email as usual.
We removed the question from the lists because they were not useful to anyone but that specific person since they can only be answered by that person.
When a question is asked in a category (e.g. Valentine’s Day) the question will still appear on the home page and all featured people in that category will be notified. The only time the question is not shown on the general lists is when it can be answered by only one person.
When the question is answered it will appear on all “answered questions” lists.
Notifications for Admin and Moderators
There are two changes here:
1. Admins and Moderators will be notified of posts reported more than 3 times (frequency can be changed in settings). In previous releases these notifications only went to a single address listed in settings. Now that address is reserved for feedback only.
2. There is now an option to notify moderators/admins every time a question is asked. It defaults to “off”, so if you want to be notified of all incoming questions you’ll want to go to settings and turn it on.
Allow Others to Answer Questions for Featured Users
When someone asks a featured person a question, they have the option to allow answers from others in the community as well. This is a check box in the “ask” dialog. It was previously defaulted to being checked. Based on feedback we have changed the default to unchecked. That means people will have to deliberately open the question to the community if they’d like.
Add Recent and Requests to Profile Page
The profile page now has a “recent” tab which shows the last 10 activities for that person regardless of whether it was a question, answer or comment.
The profile page also now has a “requests” tab which shows all unanswered questions for that person.
We will be updating the profile page over the next few releases. If you have ideas on how to make it better (style, functionality, ease of use, anything) please let me know in the comments or just email us directly.