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Apr 7Liked by Projectkin Ringleader

Thank you for this great information. I've been a bit overwhelmed by substack and you cleared up some things for me. Thanks again.

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Oh, I'm so glad you found it helpful. Some of those subtle details mystified me for the longest time it was a pleasure to share what I'd learned. Feel free to reach out any time. (DMs totally work. πŸ˜‰)

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Jan 10Liked by Barbara Tien, Projectkin Ringleader

Thank you for this great tour, so helpful!

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Aw shucks, thank you, Karen. One tip I didn't even think to mention on the video but occurred to me later when referencing the demo... did you realize you could search the words in the video by simply tapping "find" in your browser? It's kind of jaw dropping.

On this page, firsts pause the video. Yeah, I know auto-play is annoying. Now, tap above on "transcript" (this causes the whole transcript to appear.) THEN, type "Malia." This is an unusual word, and I happen to know that I use it at the beginning of the sequence where I demonstrate logging in, one of the mosts confusing aspects of Substack to our members. Tap that line and the video will zip right to that spot and start playing. Take a look.

Amazing, right? (Gosh my head moves around a log πŸ™„) THAT feature lets you search any video any where by word. This is a huge win and I think will be incredibly useful to our members. What do you think?

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Jan 14Liked by Barbara Tien

Just tried it, wow such a timesaver! Easy too :)

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We shared the Pacific Edition of this Tour today and since the talk followed the same presentation, I decided not to share a second recording of it.

As it came on the heels of today's announcement on Platformer.Substack.com of coming changes announced by Substack about content moderation, I'm certainly feeling much better about the platform and time invested in it.

Projectkin subscribers can see my more detailed comments about our new guidelines my chat post https://open.substack.com/chat/replies/a9a66f21-b368-467b-af4a-3e4389fdf687

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Jan 6Liked by Barbara Tien, Projectkin Ringleader

Thanks @BARBARATIEN for this tour - really helpful slides and a great opportunity to ask questions. Looking forward to seeing the recording of the 2nd session (especially the bloopersπŸ˜‚. BTW did I @ you correctly?

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lol, maybe we need a whole post of a blooper reel πŸ€” Our cats are always willing to step into the picture to supply a few.

As for @notifications (or what Substack calls Mentions) I think they're a little inconsistent across the platform. As I mentioned in the talk ☝️I've noticed that they behave differently when used in a post as compared to a Chat reply, for example. It doesn't appear that they work at all here in comments, though the fact that I'm REPLYing to you (as opposed to just dropping another comment) probably triggers a notification to you anyway.

In the support section (I was curious) I noticed that there's a setting for disabling mentions. I suppose "fancy people" on Substack don't want to be annoyed by frequent mentions, a strategy often employed in social media like X/Twitter. (Here's the article: https://support.substack.com/hc/en-us/articles/13901211332500-How-do-I-tag-other-subscribers-in-Chat-)

Also, strangely, no pictures are allowed in comments to posts while they are in Chat. I suppose it's helpful to simply understand that each of these functions Posts, Comments, Notes and Chat behave slightly differently. Perhaps these are bugs or maybe just (in developer-speak) "unimplemented features." πŸ˜‰

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