Online Community Updates
Sunday 24th January 11:00am - 12:00 noon
Dear members, readers and visitors all!
We launched the Online Community in its current format just under a year ago. There was a huge rush to see what the new forums looked like and we finally settled down to around 75,000 visitors each month. Since then, there have been over 3,000 new members join our Community.
And We're Still Growing
The Community has also had new categories added to it, most notably the launch of the Coronavirus forum that was set up in the week of lockdown in March 2020.
Over 60% of all visitors come to the Online Community using either a tablet or phone. We also plan to add more categories to the Community. This all means we need to make some changes. Scrolling down an ever increasing list just makes life difficult in trying to find where to post and what to read.
By simplifying the list of categories, we hope you’ll find it easier to find your way around the community.
We’re making changes
Instead of having one long list, we are moving to having grouped categories so that discussions can now be posted in smaller sections under familiar headings. These are:
Living With Arthritis heading will contain the following categories:
- Let's Move
- Daily Life (our current Living with arthritis category)
- Work & Financial Support
- Young People's forum
- My Child has Arthritis
News and Chat heading:
- Chit Chat
- Val's Cafe
- My Triumphs
Your Community heading:
- Ideas (new category)
- How to Use
- Community Guidelines
- Technical Help and Feedback
- Community Archives
Say Hello and Talk to Helplines will stay as they are.0
A First Look
A draft version of what the front page of the new layout will look like::0
When do the changes take place?
We will be updating the Community on
Sunday 24th January 11:00am - 12:00am .
The Community will be "read only" whilst we make these changes but this should only last for a maximum of one hour.0
I have feedback
We have put these changes in to make the community easier to use, especially on mobile and tablet devices.
We’d love to hear from you if you have feedback about these changes, using the community in general or what you’d like to see in the future.
Please email us at [email protected] at any time or you can post your comments here:
- 8.9K All Categories
- 1.5K Welcome
- 4.5K Say Hello
- 16 How to use your online community
- 30 Help, Guidelines and Get in Touch
- 39.8K Our Community
- 3.4K Living with arthritis
- 13 Hints and Tips
- 198 Work and financial support
- 375 Young people's community
- 7 Parents of Children with Arthritis
- 32 My Triumphs
- 121 Let's Move
- 13 Sports and Hobbies
- 5 Food and Diet
- 254 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 15 Community Feedback and ideas
- 618 Chat to our Helpline Team
- 313 Chat and News
- 27 Val's Cafe
- 251 Chit chat
- 11 News
- 4 Tails From The Cafe