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Writing a new post plus possible Safari bug

Hi, has something changed in regard to creating a new post on this P2 forum view page?

With this P2 I don’t see any box or anyway to obviously start writing a new post except going into the black side bar and doing New Post.

In the recent past I have used the keyboard shortcut of C but this doesn’t work for me in Safari my preferred browser – is this a bug?

Am I missing something obvious?

With my own P2 there is a “Hi username what’s happening” at the top with a New Post button. However the button only works when you are in Chrome. With Safari the button doesn’t open – again a bug?

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Promoting replies / demoting posts on P2?

Would anyone else find it useful to be able to promote a reply as a separate post, and to demote a post to a reply under another post? Context & explanation, plus a technical update, follow.

I see the chronological flow of posts on a P2 as being useful for tracking the evolution of projects or helping new members get up to speed. Along the way, however, people unfamiliar with the system may post replies or snippets of thoughts in a way that might fit better as replies under posts. On the flip side, a reply may be so well thought out that it seems a shame for it to be hidden from the main view under another post. So part of the issue here is another question: Is this an issue anyone else has observed?

Obviously one solution is to manually shift these as appropriate (or delete posts that are unintentional non-sequiteurs), but that introduces other problems (whoever makes the shift is the “author” and the new post/reply will have a new timestamp). So I wondered if it might be possible to have a simple way to recategorize a reply as a post, or post as reply in the flow.

I understand from Jon in an email exchange that this is not currently technically possible. So, this post is mainly to sound out whether the concept is one that makes sense to others, and thus should be considered for development.

Examples in other worlds

The simplest example of the promote/demote concept is of course a dynamic list (ordered or unordered) such as one has in a wordprocessor or many other programs like WordPress itself: typically tab to demote, and alt-tab to promote.

Another example of promotion is the feature current on LinkedIn where, upon making a long reply to another post, one is automatically given the option to “start a new conversation” by taking the reply up a level as a separate post.

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Create Your Own “What I’m Working On” Post

A colleague was inspired by the “now page” philosophy, and set out to create a personal space on his team’s P2 to track his work. I thought it might be of interest to the community here.

His habit is to add a new post to his team’s P2, and Reply each week with his tasks he plans to accomplish. These are not granular or very detailed, but the general overview of project work he needs, or hopes, to accomplish each week.

For each reply, he titles it “Week [n]: [Date range]” so he can track where he’s at in the month/year. He then broke the tasks into four sections: Meetings, Main tasks, Internal tasks, and Personal tasks. The progress bar, task block, and the changelog block come in handy so he can track progress and mark tasks that need shifted to the next week or put on hold altogether.

Derek’s What I’m working On Post
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