Hi All and Happy New Year!
Thanks ever so much to Mandy, currently our only non-staff Moderator for all the hard work you have put in helping us to moderate the Community. Much appreciated, we couldn’t do it without you!
Congratulations Jacqui on becoming the new User Advisory Group (UAG) rep for Independent Researchers. For anyone not familiar with the UAG – have a look at the web page here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/get-involved/user-advisory-group.htm
The idea of the UAG is for representatives of our various user groups (for example Family Historians, Academics, Online Users, Independent Researchers etc…) to meet regularly with management here, offering another opportunity for our users to get involved in our planning and decision making processes. The aim is that all users are able to feed in to these meeting via the reps, so it will be great to see this community used more in that process.
Thanks also for your points regarding how this community can be improved and I’m glad to see that your first ‘frivolous’ post is already up! – Here’s to lots more in the future!
It would be great to get some more opinions on how you would like to see the Community develop in the future and how it could be improved to encourage people to post more.
Jacqui – in response to your point about ‘following’ topics – this can be done as follows:
You need to log in first.
Then just go to the topic you want to follow (you can get a list of all the topics started so far by clicking ‘Forum’ on the main menu).
Then click on ‘Follow this topic’, just above the first post in the topic.
This will mean that you will receive an email whenever anyone posts in that topic.
You can always click ‘Mute this topic’ if you want to stop following it.