ProposalSpace users can now receive email notifications whenever there’s an update to the site.
For years, details about site updates—mostly related to new features—have been posted to the Product Blog. But the only way to know about the posts was to visit the blog periodically. Now, users can sign up to receive an email whenever a post related to site updates is published.
If you are reading this in an email, then good news—you are already signed up! (BTW, this is the first email you should have received, so don’t worry if you haven’t been getting them.)
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I’m excited to announce the initial release of multilingual support in ProposalSpace!
So far the effort has centered on a handful of pages—sign-in, sign-up, the Dashboard, and the Review Module—in French and Spanish, but that’s just the start. Soon, call admins will also be able to manage call settings—including forms—in multiple languages.
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At the heart of ProposalSpace is the ability for teams to work on proposals and to manage calls. That collaborative environment, however, has sometimes made it difficult to track down exactly who made a change or took a particular action.
So we added proposal histories.
Now, every change to a proposal is logged. Log entries include the action taken, who took it, when it was taken, and if applicable, what the value was before the change.
Continue reading New Feature: Proposal Histories
You can now register and sign in to ProposalSpace using your Google or Facebook account!
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While we would all like to imagine a world where authors submit their proposals well before the submission deadline, the harsh reality is that a good number of them wait until the very last minute to click the Submit button.
Of course, ProposalSpace displays the submission deadline prominently at the top of every proposal and, if the deadline is less than a week away, also displays a notice with the time remaining:
While this is helpful, we’ve had a few authors mention that they felt cheated out of a few minutes because their computer’s clock wasn’t in sync with the “official” clock on the server, leading them to believe they had more time than they actually did.
To make sure everyone is on the same page (er, clock), we’re making some adjustments to the time-remaining notice and adding a countdown timer so everyone knows exactly how much time is left for them to submit their proposal.
Here’s how it works:
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Most current web browsers have a helpful feature called “autocomplete” that fills in form fields for you based on information you’ve entered into similar fields in the past. You’ve probably seen this if you’ve started to fill out a form asking for something like your mailing address… You start to type something in the first field (usually your first name) and the browser displays a drop-down list with suggestions for autofilling the form. If you select one of the suggestions, the browser magically fills in all the other fields in the form (address, city, state, etc.) without you having to type anything in.
The autocomplete feature can save a lot of time and effort when you’re filling out forms… but not in all cases. Continue reading Autocomplete & Form Fields
Just a quick note to announce some improvements to the Dashboard:
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We are really excited to announce a major redesign of the proposal form!
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We’ve been adding a lot of new features to the site recently, but haven’t been updating the blog to let everyone know about them. (Sorry!)
One feature we’ve just added, though, is definitely worth mentioning: An “add yourself” option when adding users to a proposal.
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An abstract’s title, description, and learning objectives are the core of every presenter’s “sales pitch” to both reviewers and attendees. However, very few presenters have an understanding of how to sell their presentation using even the most basic marketing techniques. Perhaps as a result, 95% of meeting organizers report having to rewrite speakers’ submissions1.
Continue reading Session Titles That Shine