We’ve made improvements to the forum search so you can find what you’re looking for faster, see results displayed more clearly, and discover new relevant content along the way.
Posts are now rolled up into threads to help group related content. When you click ‘Show more posts’ they’ll open up in this same page.
You’ll initially see results based on the forum you’re in without having to leave that forum or being taken to an entirely new page. You can refine your search right there, expand your results out to all the forums you’ve joined, or even to all the forums on the site.
In addition to seeing results that match across topic titles and posts, you can now also search based on username and tags.
We’ve added a new tab on the top navigation for Conditions. Here, you can easily find and learn about your condition(s)—as well as about the other 2000+ conditions people are experiencing in the PatientsLikeMe community.
We’ve added treatments next to common symptoms so you can get a sense of what others are trying.
1. Seizure Meter: Quick seizure input
You can now just input the total number of seizures and how many during which you lost consciousness for a quicker update. You no longer have to enter your seizure type.
2. Seizure Meter: Seizure triggers
Want to monitor your triggers on a weekly basis? Now you can. You may also start to see patterns and trends that can help you talk to your doctor and identify things to keep an eye on.
3. Seizure Meter: Note the details
You can now add notes about your week with any details about how you’re doing, auras, seizure details—even post photos!
4. Seizure Meter: Simpler chart
See how others are doing with the new chart. We’ve copied all of your old data to your Seizure Meter journal. You can also see your old details when you roll over past dates on your charts.
5. Epilepsy: Simpler nugget
Lastly, you can see how you’ve been and how others are doing with the new nugget (the icon next to someone’s picture—short for ‘nugget of information’). Be sure to follow patients like you so that their Seizure Meter updates appear on your feed (the first page you see when you log in).
1) “LAST FORUM” FEATURE AND SIMPLIFIED SIDE MENU
When you go to the forums tab, you’ll no longer have to search through all of the forum listings to find the one you want. Now you’ll be taken straight to the last forum you were in. If you’re new to the site, we’ll pick forums for you based on what you’ve shared in your profile (i.e., primary conditions, etc). You’ll also see the number of unread posts and a preview of the latest reply.
It’s also easier to navigate between forums. Just use the simplified side menu to the left of the page. Here’s what it will look like:
2) FORUM ACTIONS
In each Forum, you’ll now be able to more take more actions on the first page at the topic level and at the tag level. Here’s a sneak peak:
3) INTRODUCING “MY TOPICS” AND “MY FORUM SETTINGS”
We’ve added a new My Topics page in each forum, so you can see all of the topics you care about in one place. This includes topics you follow (which means new posts will appear in your feed) or have an email alert for. We’ve also merged existing “favorites” into “follow,” and the option to “favorite” a topic will no longer appear.
We’ve also added My Forum Settings to more easily customize your experience. You can use My Forum Settings to join or leave a forum room, see the conditions associated with a forum room, and manage your favorite and hidden topics.
4) SAVED DRAFTS FOR FORUM REPLIES
Lastly, we’ve added the function to save a draft of your forum replies!