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Limited use entitlement for Activities

: Connections
: connections, activities, notes, domino, limited, use, license
Matt Buchanan2137 - 22 2008 / (0)
Much like Sametime was introduced to R6.5, give passport customers who use Notes/Domino a limited use to the Activities part of Lotus Connections. In my (humble, of course :) opinion, Activities is a much better fit functionality wise with Notes/Domino than it is Connections anyway.

Admin interface

: Connections
: connections, administration
Urs Meli3587 - 30 2008 / (0)

There are a lot of admin-features (configure dogear, removing dogears from  users) built in connections, but they are only available through the unfriendly wasadmin interface. It would be awfully usefull if connections had a webadministration / configuration interface.


Syndicate content from an external blog to your Connections Blog

: Connections
: blog, rss
Scott Gentzen268 - 04 2008 / (0)

What I would like is have the ability for Connections to pull an RSS feed from my blog and repost it in my Connections blog.  I would set up a feed just for a particular Connections community and only send items to that feed that I think are releavnt in the ...


Activities - Dynamically sized edit-boxes on Web Interface

: Connections
: activities, connections, feature-request, userinterface, functionality, usability, interface
Alex Forbes299 - 23 2008 / (0)
Currently, when editing a Comment, To Do or other entry in the Activities web interface, you can only see about 6 or 7 lines of text in the edit box. This makes it very hard to edit entries of non-trivial length. I would like to see an option to make ...

Newsletter feature - with HTML options and distribution list mgmt

: Connections
: newsletter, lotus connections, communities, mail, email, html
Joyce Davis531 - 26 2010 / (0)
Although Lotus Connections has a "mail community" feature, it's an all or nothing proposition. A great newsletter feature would include:
  • Ability to create content in HTML
  • Editing workflow to allow review cycles prior to publishing
  • Ability for community members to opt in/out
  • Email notifications in the format the users ...

Multiple Activities Sites Abound, but only one entry in Client exists

: Connections
: multiple activities, activities
Keith Brooks6439 - 22 2009 / (1)
While I understand IBM's perspective is one Activities server to a company, what if you have more than 1? what if you belong to Bleedyellow, greenhouse, IBM's, test domain, live domain, other live domain?
sure some follow you in the location doc switching but what if you don't switch? ...

Add external blogs to the Connections list

: Connections
: blogs
Charles Salmon192 - 12 2008 / (0)
for the "hot blogs" area on the right of the blogs page, allow blogs hosted elsewhere (inside the firewall) to this list based on popularity

Redo the business partner portal

: Connections
: business partners
Lisa Whitsell515 - 28 2009 / (0)
Make it easy to get to the information you are looking for and rank partners based on search criteria. Have phone staff search this area when they take calls to ensure customers are routed to partners that can help them effectively.

Make It Easier To Post Comments

: Connections
: comments
Peter Presnell28487 - 19 2010 / (0)
IMHO any enterprise 2.0 blogging solution should include the capacity for people outside the company to identify themselves and add comments without having to have a profile registered with Connections.  To be effective this should include popular identification models including accounts from poplar public social software products such as FaceBook ...

Edit version details for Files

: Connections
: files
Peter Presnell28487 - 17 2010 / (0)
After adding a new version of a file it should be possible to edit the description assigned to a specific File

Activities - More status options

: Connections
: activities, connections, feature-request, userinterface, functionality
Alex Forbes299 - 23 2008 / (0)
Currently you can only mark a To Do or Activity  as "Complete" or "Incomplete". Having only a boolean choice between these options makes it difficult to see, at a glance, the bigger picture of the activity and makes it harder to collaborate.
I'd like to see a system where ...

Trust Public Social Networks

: Connections
: social networking, social, public, profile
David Greenstein88 - 04 2011 / (0)
I would like to see Connections give us the ability to present the user with a "Log In With (Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn)" button.  Let us utilize an existing social network instead of having to build another one.  This is obviously for public facing Connections deployments.  These existing social networks already have user ...

Number of rows

: Connections
: rows number
Urs Meli3587 - 07 2011 / (0)
Make the number of rows persistent.
If I select 50 rows in blogs, I'd like to have the 50 rows again in wikis or the search.
I personally don't like paging with only 10 entries.
Can't it be 10, 25, 50, 100 or continuous ? 

Deafult to Home Tab

: Connections
: tab home
Rob O'Donnell63 - 10 2010 / (0)
Give the user the ability to control which tab is the defaul upon sign-on.

Connections plugins for Linux

: Connections
: connections plugins
Zoltan Szabo4849 - 20 2011 / (0)
We need Connections Files and Profiles plugins for Linux also. In general, all plugins should be availabla for all platforms.
If IBM sells this technoligie as "paltform independet"

Give Administrators better control over Deletions

: Connections
: communities blogs wikis activities deletion removal
Sean Burgess6178 - 19 2012 / (0)
Currently, administrators have no control over what happens when an owner deletes a community/wiki/blog/activity. There is no soft deletion capability. There is no way of easily restoring it to the environment if the deletion was done errorneously or maliciously. There is no way to limit some owners to do everything but ...

Add Notify feature to Bookmark this!

: Connections
: dogear, bookmark, notify
Eric Larson2099 - 29 2009 / (0)
(Note: the two screenshots above are kind of mashed together and look line one. The second screenshot begins with the label Title:)
I really like the Notify other users feature in Connetions bookmark. However, i frequently find myself bookmarking a resource (usually in Foxear) and then opening up a My ...

Activities - Membership

: Connections
: activity, user
Dave Bailey63 - 05 2008 / (0)
When setting up user access to an Activity - I'd like to be able to add a group and then be able to assign todo's to any individual within that group [need the system to explode the group and add all the members in the background].  Today I can add ...

Extend field limits of forms for 4byte unicode characters (e.g. Russian).

: Connections
: encoding, field, limit, unicode
Petr Valing102 - 18 2008 / (0)

Current field limitations (for 4byte unicode ~127 symbols) are too small.


Split level taxonomy

: Connections
: taxonomy tagging
Aden Davies153 - 05 2010 / (0)
It would be useful if organisation level tags could be implemented and say highlighted red with user defined tags in blue.  Could prevent tag confusion. It would also be useful to be able to have the ability to append description to tags.


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