KiasuParents.com Upgraded

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KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:20 pm

We have been pretty busy behind the scene for the last 3 months building an entirely new portal that will house our refreshed KiasuParents.com. Come 11pm tonight, we will undergo maintenance to migrate our portal to its spanking new premises.

As this is a complete revamp, we do anticipate some teething problems in the first few days. We apologise for any inconvenience the revamp may cause. Please help us by reporting any issue that you may face with your account or with the new portal on this thread. As our engineers will be monitoring this thread, you can be assured that your reports will be acted upon expediently.

We hope you will like and enjoy our new KiasuParents.com!

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:41 pm

The following are some of the many changes that you will see:

1. Facebook integration. New users would be able to register using their Facebook accounts. Existing users can have the option of linking their Facebook account with their KiasuParents.com account and log in using their Facebook account.

2. Comments on the Portal can be made only with users' Facebook account. This is to address the problem that we have with spammers.

3. Your PMs will be ported into the PHPBB Forum software completely, allowing you to utilise the full functionality of the Forum software to manage your PMs.

4. Our entire site is now fully mobile responsive, so you can browse and get to your content quickly and comfortably using your smart phones.

5. Our portal content is properly segregated into 4 key categories: Preschool, Primary school, Secondary school and Tertiary, catering to the diverse needs of all parents, and making it easier to find information.

6. A new feature, AskQ (pronounced: Ask-Q) has been added to allow parents and students to ask questions which can then be answered by anyone else in our community. There is no charge involved at all, as we believe that the feature will help and encourage parents to teach their children themselves. AskQ will become a library dispensing reference material for students preparing themselves for examinations.

7. Our Directory of services has been revamped with geolocation to make it easier for parents to locate services near their location.

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:21 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:The following are some of the many changes that you will see:

1. Facebook integration. New users would be able to register using their Facebook accounts. Existing users can have the option of linking their Facebook account with their KiasuParents.com account and log in using their Facebook account.

2. Comments on the Portal can be made only with users' Facebook account. This is to address the problem that we have with spammers.

For those without FB accounts, we can just carry on?

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby Busybugz73 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:45 pm

Yes, I prefer to sign in by way of a username and password. However, in respect of point 2, does this mean I will not be able to post any more comments on any of the threads if I do not log in via my FB account?

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:49 pm

For those w/o FB, does this mean we cant post comments?

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby ss2 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:50 pm

Yes,chief prefer current login method.dont want to link via FB..tkq

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:14 pm

ss2 wrote:Yes,chief prefer current login method.dont want to link via FB..tkq

me too, if there is a choice, pls.
tks.

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby ngpetert » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:18 pm

Chief, perhaps you can share the extent of the problem with spammers and how FB helps

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby ChiefKiasu » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:36 pm

The Facebook login option is exactly that. Just an option. You can carry on to login and post as usual on our Forums without using Facebook if that is what you prefer. However, adding comments on our Portal articles will require you to have a Facebook account.

The reason why we are doing this is to stop spammers from insidiously inserting spam into the comments of our articles. On the average, we get about 5 of these spammers per day. If they use their FB accounts to spam, FB will take action against them.

Spammers used to reek havoc on our Forums, until we put in the 30KP$ requirement to stop them from creating fake accounts and spamming on a daily basis. It seemed to have worked generally for the Forums, but not our Portal articles.

Do let us know if you have any better solution than what we have :)

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Re: KiasuParents.com Upgraded

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:45 pm

Chief
You mentioned one can post as usual w/o FB a/c?

"adding comments on our Portal articles will require you to have a Facebook account"

So make a post and add comments to portal articles are different?

Tks.

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