Earlier today, we published some changes to MaplePrimes in order to add some new features that have been requested by our users.
Delete as Spam
Users with a reputation score above 500 have always had the ability to remove inappropriate or spam posts using the Delete function. As of this update, a Delete as Spam feature has been added that provides some additional capabilities targeted directly at the spam messages that are posted on MaplePrimes. When this feature is used, the following occurs:
- The message is deleted
- The author's account is marked as a spam account and blocked
- All other messages from the author are removed
Since this is a powerful feature, there are also some safeguards in place to prevent accidents from occurring:
- Only users with a reputation less than 10 can be removed in this way
- In the event that content is ever inadvertently removed, MaplePrimes administrators have the ability to restore content removed in this way.
Hopefully, these features make it much more difficult for spam accounts to get traction on MaplePrimes, and also reduce the time involved in policing the spam that is posted.
You now have the ability to save a message as a draft so that you can come back to it later. All draft messages are saved in your profile and can be managed by clicking the account option at the top of every page.
Some powerful searching capabilities have been added to MaplePrimes with the addition of a new Advanced Search feature. Using this search allows you to quickly find questions or posts within a particular date range, by author and/or by tag.
Save page as PDF
We know that some of our members maintain personal archives of MaplePrimes content, and to make this easier, we have added a feature that generates a PDF copy of a page. This option is available in the More area that appears under every post and question.
View your Replies
Your MaplePrimes user profile page has always included archives of your posts, questions and answers. With today's update, replies are also available.
In addition to these, some other minor changes & fixes were made.
As always, thank you very much for your dedication to MaplePrimes and for your suggestions. We hope that you find these features useful and look forward to other ideas that you have!